Making a Tintype Portrait July 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Come have your tintype portrait taken, or learn how a tintype is made. Tintypes are a type of photograph, popular in the 1860’s and 1870’s, taken on a piece of metal. Portraits will be made on a first come first served basis or you may reserve a time for your portrait by calling the museum at 207-548-0334 or 207-548-2529.
Artist: AgNO3 Lab is a mobile lab specializing in formal tintype portraits and event tintype photo-booth installations. Read More…
Stereo Views of New England July 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm A look at the fascinating world of 19th -century 3-D photography with Bernard Fishman, Director of the Maine State Museum. Historic stereoview images of Maine and New England in actual 3-D will be projected as the views were originally meant to be seen. People, landscapes, work at home and in industry, entertainments, communities, maritime and agricultural scenes will be among those featured, in this first such public show ever given in Maine. It will bring you to closer to history than you’ve ever been before. Read More…
Hamilton Learning Center Boat Launch Hamilton Marine presents the 2015 boat launching for Searsport High School, ME & Penobscot Marine Museum’s student boat building program. Learn how the program succeeds by connecting classroom learning concepts with hands-on boat building in the Hamilton Marine Learning Center.
Gigantic Walk-in Camera Planned for Penobscot Marine Museum’s 2015 Season
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A huge walk-in camera, designed by John Bielenberg and built by John Bielenberg and Richard Mann, is one of the many inter-active exhibits on display at The Penobscot Marine Museum for this summer’s Exploring the Magic of Photography: Painting with Light. This is the first major exhibition to feature the museum’s extensive historic photography collection of over 140,000 negatives, prints, slides, postcards and daguerreotypes. Read More
Disorganized and Defeated: The Battle for Penobscot Bay 1779 The newly acquired court-martial papers of Commodore Dudley Saltonstall will be displayed for the first time in this exhibit examining the effects of the Revolutionary War on the citizens of Penobscot Bay. This exhibit coincides with replica of the Revolutionary War period frigate L’HERMIONE’s arrival in Castine harbor.
Memoirs of War: A Soldier’s Seabag The story of ten Maine veterans’ wartime experiences from WW II to the present, as told through their mementos and souvenirs. This exhibit was designed and curated by the Senior Class of Searsport District High School.
Thank you Hamilton Marine and JC Holcomb Photography for providing the Virtual Tour
Trip Advisor Reviews
“Recommend!” “Local Gem” “Best local museum I’ve been to this year” “GREAT place for kids” “We loved the history” “A wonderful walk thru the maritime history of Maine” “A great place to visit and learn about the area’s past.” Read more reviews at Trip Advisor