Thursday Night Film and Lecture Series Mid-Coast Fisherman’s Co-op, Port Clyde September 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm “The Port Clyde harbor shelters the last small-boat groundfishing fleet between Port Clyde and the Canadian border. In 2009, a group of area fishermen developed the Port Clyde Fresh CatchTM brand to preserve their heritage, their community and the resources they depend on. Using environmentally conscious methods to harvest fish, lobster shrimp and crab, they pioneered the country’s first Community Supported Fishery program in 2007.” Meet the members and join us for an illustrated panel discussion. Read More…
Thursday Night Film and Lecture Series Close to the Land & Close to the Sea: The Photography of Kosti Ruohomaa September 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Many legends surround the Finnish-American photographer Kosti Ruohomaa, the award-winning photo journalist who shot iconic portraits of working Americans which appeared in LIFE, National Geographic, and other publications from 1940 to 1960.
Lecturer: Deanna S. Bonner-Ganter, Curator of Photography, Art, and Archives, Maine State Museum, her biography of Ruohomaa will soon be published by Down East Books. 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