Augusta, Maine: Statue of America's Little Ambassador

In 1982, ten-year-old Samantha Smith wrote to the Soviet Union urging peace. She became an instant role model, then a celebrity, then died in a plane crash three years later. Samantha is shown releasing a dove while a sentient teddy bear looks on.

Address:
230 State St., Augusta, ME
Directions:
Just south of Maine's capitol building, in front of the Maine State Museum.
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Statue of America's Little Ambassador.

Statue of America's Little Ambassador

Located on the left side of the museum entrance.

[Vicky, 08/02/2021]

Youngest Ambassador.

Statue of America's Little Ambassador

This is one statue among many others at the state capital building. Lots of local history to learn if you take the time to explore.

[Becky, 07/29/2011]

"America's Youngest Ambassador" was Samantha Smith, a 10-year old girl who wrote a letter to the Soviet Union urging peace. She died in a plane crash three years later. The statue shows Samantha releasing a dove, while a living teddy bear sits at her feet... the Russian Bear in its cuddly post-Cold War form?


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