BETHEL — The Maine Mineral and Gem Museum at 99 Main St. plans to host two free events on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23-24.

On Sept. 23, a mineral identification day will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Research technologist and experimental chemist Al Falster will provide free visual identification of three specimens.

Specimens should be less than 30 pounds, according to a news release from the museum.

On Sunday, Sept. 24, admission to museum is free for all Maine residents. Proof of residency is either a Maine driver’s license or Real ID.

The museum will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, call 207-824-3036 or visit

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