Oriental's History Museum is delighted to announce its new exhibit featuring mermaids of all types, shapes, and sizes. Mermaids became popular because of Hans Christian Anderson's story "The Little Mermaid." However mermaids, sirens, and mermen have been around since the time of ancient Greece. Visit the museum and learn about mermaids in mythology, literature, and film while taking a look at the mermaid collections from several area residents. The mermaid pictured was crafted especially for Grace Evans by Laura Turgeon.