Salted Tales: Stories From the Sea Told Live at Colonial Theater on March 29
Penobscot Marine Museum and Colonial Theater invite you to Salted Tales: Stories From the Sea Told Live at Colonial Theater on Sunday, March 29, 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Hear working seamen and women tell hair-raising real-life sea stories of amazing experiences on the water from fending off Somali pirates to putting out aircraft carrier fires. Each fast-paced story will be eight minutes long. Story tellers’ backgrounds range from the U.S. Navy to tug boat captain to commercial fisherman. Read More
Benefit in Memory of Mike Stein
In memory of Penobscot Marine Museum’s beloved Board Member Dr. Mike Stein, and to celebrate his love of the water and boating, Jerri Finch has donated her beautiful painting West Fork to raise funds in his memory. The painting is oil on board, 9 1/2″ x 14 1/2″, and has a lovely wooden frame. Purchase your raffle tickets or make a donation in Mike’s memory online here.
Due to the closing of the Museum Shop and Framer in October, we have extended the raffle. The drawing has been rescheduled to Friday, August 28, 2015 at the museum.
The Museum campus is closed October 20, 2014 through May 22, 2015 and re-opens for the season on Saturday, May 23, 2015. The Museum Framer and Museum Shop are currently closed for renovation and relocation and will re-open in the spring. Read More
Gigantic Walk-in Camera Planned for Penobscot Marine Museum’s 2015 Season
A huge walk-in camera is one of the many inter-active exhibits planned By 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.
The camera obscura is the precursor of our modern camera. Its principles were used by the ancient Greeks to observe solar eclipses. Inside the museum’s camera obscura, light sensitive paper will be available for visitors to take their own “photographs” from the projected image, and paper and pencils will be available for sketching the image, a technique used Leonardo da Vinci in the Renaissance. Read More
For a complete listing of events click here
To view selected videos of past events click here.
The Museum is closed for the season, thank you for a great 2014!
Coming May 23, 2015
Exploring the Magic of Photography – Painting with Light
Penobscot Marine Museum
Member Special Offer!
PMM members will receive free admission Monday, March 30 through Sunday, April 5, 2015 to the Portland Museum of Art’s exhibit The Coast & the Sea: Marine and Maritime Art in America. Not a member? Join today! Read more…
Thank you Hamilton Marine and JC Holcomb Photography for providing the Virtual Tour