From Interstate 95, take exit 133 to Route 201 North. It is fourteen miles to Skowhegan. Once in town, turn right at the first light, cross the two Margaret Chase Smith bridges over the Kennebec River, and circle counterclockwise through downtown by continuing to follow the signs for Route 201 North (Madison Avenue). Turn left at the first traffic light heading out of downtown. From this point, the library is at the top of the hill about one-half mile on the left.
Skowhegan may also be reached from the east or west via Route 2. Once in Skowhegan, follow the signs for Route 201 North (Madison Avenue) to either Pleasant or Elm Streets, opposite Hight Chevrolet. The roads merge into Norridgewock Avenue. The library is located on the left at the crest of Neil Hill, one half mile west of either junction.
Maine’s Own “Mr. Republican” Has Passed Away
The Margaret Chase Smith Library is deeply saddened to report the passing of Merton G. Henry. He was not only our leader as either vice president or president of the Margaret Chase Smith Foundation for many decades, committed supporter of the Margaret Chase Smith Library from its earliest formulation in 1973, and personal attorney to Senator Smith as founding partner of the law firm of Jensen Baird Gardiner and Henry, but also a dear friend to all.
The Library staff extends its condolences to his family, particularly his children Donald Douglas, who will continue the Henry legacy on the board of the Margaret Chase Smith Foundation, and Martha.