The Maine Prison Outreach Program

The Gallery at Somes Sound is a proud sponsor and supporter of the Maine Prison Outreach Program organized by The New Hampshire Institute of Furniture Making (NHIFM).

For 12+ years, the New Hampshire Prisons system has included a fine woodworking program. Recently, through the efforts of Brian Reid and other Maine members of NHFMA, they have been given the opportunity to create a fine woodworking program in the Maine State Prison. The primary goal of this program is education; to teach students the skills necessary to design and make fine furniture to the highest standards of craftsmanship.