To tell the story of innovation and ingenuity in New England and America through the early development of the automobile.
To be the premiere brass era automobile museum in America.
To be a lasting commemoration of the genius of Richard Paine Jr., as a pioneer automobile collector.
To be a dynamic educational resource that inspires, enlightens and entertains visitors of all ages.
To be a knowledge center on brass era automobiles, their designers, and manufacturers.
We are committed to upholding professional standards in the maintenance of the Museum and its collections.
We are dedicated to educating the American public-- especially our youth-- about our nation’s early automotive history and its relevance to today.
We value the study and teaching of automotive history and how it affects the present and the future.
We are committed to maintaining high standards of professional and ethical museum practices and historical scholarship.
We are dedicated to the highest level of conduct in our relationships with each other and in our governance of the Museum.
We strive to be an educational and cultural resource for the citizens of the State of Maine and beyond.