Hand-painting Black & White Photographs August 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Create an extraordinary work of art by transforming your black and white photographs using the historic technique of hand-painting. This intensive workshop explores traditional methods for applying pigments to black & white images. Suitable photos will be provided by the museum or bring your own black & white, matte surfaced, images. Painting materials will be provided. Read More…
Make a Pinhole Camera August 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Take beautiful photographs with cameras you’ve made from boxes off the kitchen shelf. It’s pure magic! The beautiful, soft-focus images will amaze you. A pinhole camera is a camera without a lens and with a single small aperture, a pinhole. Light from a scene passes through this single point and projects an inverted image on the opposite side of the box where a piece of film or photographic paper is wedged or taped into the other end. 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