Events

Summer 2013 Activities and Events (May)

Summer 2013 Activities and Events

May

Thursday, May 9, 7:00 pm
Historic Photography Lecture Series
Union: The Postcard View” illustrated talk by PMM Photo Curator Kevin Johnson.
Free. At The Old Townhouse, Town House Rd.(north of common), Union, ME. For more information (207) 785-4733 Vose Library, or 207-785-5444 Union Historical Society.

Friday, May 10, 1:00 pm
Historic Photography Lecture Series
Machiasport: The Postcard View” illustrated talk by PMM Photo Curator Kevin Johnson.
Free. At Fort O’Brien School, 492 Port Rd, Machiasport, ME 04655
For more information (207) 255-4575

Saturday, May 11, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Volunteer Day at Penobscot Marine Museum!
Help us get the Museum ready to open! We need you and your friends, your rake, your shovel, your paintbrush, your huddled masses yearning to clean, and weed and paint. At Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, Maine. For more information call 207-548-2529

Monday, May 13, 5:30 pm
Historic Photography Lecture Series
Ellsworth: The Postcard View” illustrated talk by PMM Photo Curator Kevin Johnson.
Free. At Jasper’s Restaurant, 200 High St., Ellsworth, ME
For more information (207) 667-5318

Tuesday, May 14, 7:00 pm
Historic Photography Lecture Series
A Peek into the Josh Curtis Collection” illustrated talk by PMM Photo Archivist Matt Wheeler.
Free. At the Congregational Church, Church St., Searsport, ME. For more information call 207-548-2529

Friday, May 24, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Opening Reception: For Those In Peril: Shipwrecks, Memorials, and Rescues
Join us for an opening party to celebrate Penobscot Marine Museum’s 2013 season, and our exhibit: For Those In Peril. This exhibit explores the shipwrecks and near misses; the perfect storms and sudden squalls; those lost at sea and the families left behind; and the brave lifesavers and brilliant marine equipment innovators. Through the Museum’s collection of marine art, portraits, photographs, lifesaving equipment, original manuscripts and logbooks, small watercraft, models, and navigational instruments, the stories of “those in peril” will come alive in the summer of 2013. Admission Free. At PMM’s Museum Gallery, 40 East Main Street, Searsport. For more information call 207-548-2529.

Thursday, May 30, 4:00 to 7:00 pm
Wine Tasting Fundraiser at Good Kettle!
Sample delicious wines, eat delicious hors d’oeuvres and stock your wine cellar for the summer. You will receive ten percent discount on all cases purchased or ordered during the tasting. Ten percent on all wine sold will be donated to the Penobscot Marine Museum. At The Good Kettle, Route One, Stockton Springs, Maine. Call 207-567-2035 for more information.

Summer 2013 Activities and Events

For more information call 207-548-2529. PLEASE NOTE: Not all activities are on campus. Please check location in each listing.

Series tickets

Complete Garden History Lecture Series: Four lectures, $24 members, $30 non-members.
Complete Thursday Night Lecture Series: Eight lectures, $48 members, $60 non-members.
Call 207-548-2529 ext. 216


September

Thursday, September 5, 7:00 pm
Thursday Night Lecture Series
Filmmaker David Conover will show and discuss his hour-long film documentary Wreck of the Portland. Known as the “Titanic of New England,” the loss of the SS Portland is one of the greatest maritime disasters to occur off the Northeast coast of the United States. On Nov. 26, 1898, the passenger ship, SS Portland, on route from Boston to Portland, was caught in a fierce blizzard. Struggling through the night with raging seas and 90-mile-per hour winds, the Portland finally sank with all 190 passengers and crew on board. Little of the shipwreck and few victims were ever recovered, and the exact location of the tragedy was a mystery. During the summer of 2002, using a Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV), the wreck of the Portland was found, 104 years after her disappearance. This film was produced for the Science Channel series “Science of the Deep.” David Conover’s company is Compass Light Productions in Camden, Maine. At PMM’s Stephen Phillips Memorial Library, 11 Church Street, Searsport. Tickets in advance $8 members, $10 non-members, or at the door $12 members, $15 non-members. Buy tickets over the phone at 207-548-2529.

Monday, September 9, 7:00 pm
Garden History Lecture Series
Seed Saving Primer, and Genetic Engineering and Food Security
People have saved and propagated seed from plants in their gardens and from wild plants for over ten thousand years. Since the beginning of agriculture people traded or bartered seed. Selling seed commercially began at the beginning of the 19th Century and by the 1850s many commercial horticulture operations sold seeds. Today, much of the world still saves seed as a necessity. Especially in developing countries, saving seed is an essential part of farming. Diana will offer practical seed saving tips for the home gardener, including information on which plants from which seed may be saved, as well as harvesting and storage advice. Learn how the progressive technology of GMO threatens the ages-old practice of saving seed, how to protect yourself from the hidden health dangers of genetically modified food and how to protect your right to grow life-giving, nutritious food in your own garden. At PMM’s Stephen Phillips Memorial Library, 11 Church Street, Searsport. Tickets in advance $8 members, $10 non-members, or at the door $12 members, $15 non-members. Buy tickets online or call 207-548-2529.

Thursday, September 12, 7:00 pm
Thursday Night Lecture Series
Buzz Scott, founder of OceansWide, will talk about “Historic Antarctic Exploration – Shackleton, Scott and Amundsen”. Raised on Matinicus Island, Maine, Buzz fished commercially for 17 years in the Gulf of Maine. He spent four years as a Navy Seabee and another seven years with the United States Antarctic Program as a marine projects coordinator, sailing on scientific research ships around Antarctica. At PMM’s Stephen Phillips Memorial Library, 11 Church Street, Searsport. Tickets in advance $8 members, $10 non-members, or at the door $12 members, $15 non-members. Buy tickets online or call 207-548-2529.

2013 History Conference

Fish, Wind and Tide: Maine’s Future Resources?
Saturday, November 2, 8:15 am to 5:00 pm
Hutchinson Center, Belfast, Maine
80 Belmont Avenue
Belfast, Maine

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For generations the resources of fish, wind and tide played key roles in Mainers’ lives. The Industrial and Technological Revolutions dramatically changed our use of these resources. What is the current state of our fisheries? Is there a new vision for Maine’s working waterfront? Can Maine lead the way in wind and tidal power development? This year we examine Maine’s history and future with regards to our resources of fish, wind and tide.

Watch The Video

Schedule:

8:15-9 am Registration
9-9:45 am Historic Tide Mills of Maine: What is a tide mill? Who built the 200 tide mills in North America and what role did they play in our economic history? Historian Bud Warren explains tide mill technology, tells the history of tide mills along the Maine coast, and discusses contemporary tide mill activity.
Bud Warren, co-founder of Tide Mill Institute and marine historian
10-11 am Maine’s Tidal Power Development: Can tidal power change Maine’s energy and economic outlook? This panel will discuss tidal energy device technology and the environmental, social and economic issues surrounding tidal power.
Gayle Zydlewski, Assistant Professor of Marine Science, Univ. of Maine, Orono
Teresa Johnson, Assistant Professor of Marine Policy, Univ. of Maine, Orono
Richard W. Kimball, Associate Professor of Engineering, Maine Maritime Academy
Richard S. Armstrong, Executive Director of Tidal Energy Demonstration & Evaluation Center, Maine Maritime Academy
11:15 am-12:15 pm Gulf of Maine Fisheries: An Historic Overview: Exactly why, how and when were our fishing stocks depleted? Karen Alexander and Bill Leavenworth study the historic fisheries of the Gulf of Maine and will speak on the effect of fossil fuels and other twentieth century technologies on the fisheries.
William Leavenworth, Senior Research Fellow, Environmental Conservation Department, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Karen Alexander, Historic Fisheries Scientist, Univ. of New Hampshire
12:15-1 pm Lunchtime talk Sail Making The Old Fashioned Way: Eben Wilson, lobsterman and sail maker, will talk about traditional sail making techniques which have remained unchanged for centuries, and the important role working sailing vessels played in Maine’s history.
Eben Wilson, Apprentice Sailmaker at Nathaniel Wilson Sailmaker Inc.
1:15-2:15 pm Planning Maine’s Coastal Resources: What impact do wind and tide energy turbines have on fisheries, recreation and other waterfront commercial uses? Hear different points of view from government planners, fishermen, environmental advocates and community development organizations as this panel explores multiple uses for Maine’s waterfront.
Matthew Nixon, Maine Coastal Program, Maine Dept. of Conservation
Richard Nelson, Friendship Lobsterman
Caitlin Cleaver, Marine Programs Associate, Island Institute
Robin Just, Ocean Program Communications, Conservation Law Foundation
2:30-3:30 pm Maine’s Wind Power Development: Maine has been identified as a potential major wind energy supplier for the Northeast corridor from both on-shore and off-shore wind turbines. Our panel will discuss how universities and industry professionals are collaborating to study, plan and build wind energy in Maine.
Larry Parent, Assistant Director, Advanced Structures and Composites Center, University of Maine, Orono
Paul Williamson, Director and Industry Coordinator of the Maine Ocean & Wind Industry Initiative
3:30-5pm Beer tasting: from Marshall Wharf Brewing Company in Belfast and Networking Time.

2013 History Conference
Fish, Wind and Tide: Renewable or Finite Resources?
Saturday, November 2, 8:15 am to 5:00 pm
Hutchinson Center, Belfast, Maine
80 Belmont Avenue
Belfast, Maine

Register online or call us:
Online at https://historyconference.eventbrite.com/
Call 207-548-2529

Conference Tickets:
$50 Museum Members
$60 Non-members
$50 Teachers
$30 Students

Conference price includes lunch if registration is received by Monday, October 28.

Volunteer Day 2013

Volunteer Day is coming
Bring your oxcart, wear your best hat and…
Volunteer-Day-2013Help us clean the campus!
We need you and your friends, your rake, your shovel, your paintbrush, your huddled masses yearning to clean, and weed and paint.
Save the date, Saturday, May 11, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Keeping Warm Winter Lecture and Workshop Series, March-April

Saturday, March 23, 9am – noon,

twist_collective_cinquefoilStranded Knitting Traditions Workshop
Mary Jane Mucklestone, teacher
Join us for this exciting PMM fundraiser and explore the wonderful, colorful world of stranded knitting. This beautiful folkloric knitting tradition occurs all around the world from Fair Isle and the Shetland Islands to Scandinavia and throughout Central Asia. Stranded knitting is using more than one color in each round of knitting. Bring yarn and needles, please call for details. At PMM’s Stephen Phillips Memorial Library, Church Street, Searsport. $30 non-members, $25 members. All funds donated directly to PMM. Register online at http://knittingstranded.eventbrite.com or call 207-548-2529.
Mary Jane Mucklestone is known for her colorful and inventive stranded colorwork designs featured in Interweave Knits, Twist Collective. Her most recent book is 200 Fair Isle Motifs. Mary Jane has a BFA from Pratt Institute and studied and Textiles and Historic Costume at the University of Washington.

 

Saturday, April 6, 2pm
Dyes From Your Garden: The Natural Colors of Our Lives
Talk by Astrig Tanguay
Learn about bringing color into your home and to your clothing with plants from the garden and the shore. Lots of samples and many recipes will be provided. At PMM’s Main Street Gallery, 40 East Main Street, Searsport. Admission free.
Astrig Tanguay is the director of Fiber College of Maine, the largest annual event dedicated to Fiber Arts Education on the Eastern Seaboard. She has over forty gardens at Searsport Shores Ocean Campground, which she owns and runs with her husband in Searsport, Maine.

Knox County Through the Eastern Eye

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A selection of photographs from the Eastern Illustrating Collection featuring every town in Knox County with descriptive captions based on information received from the local historical societies and historians.

Now-April 28 2013

Vose Library
PO Box 550
Union ME 04862

Preview Online

Washington County Through the Eastern Eye

Washington-CountyA selection of photographs from the Eastern Illustrating Collection featuring every town in Washington County with descriptive captions based on information received from the local historical societies and historians.

Now through April 1 2013
Cherryfield Public Library
35 Main Street
Cherryfield, ME 04622

April 1-26
Jeanne Benedict
Henry D. Moore Library
Steuben, ME 04680

Preview Online

National Fisherman Photography Exhibit

From the Files of National Fisherman: A Photography Exhibit

National-FIshermanApril 1 – 30 2013
A first look at the newest collection to arrive at PMM. The National Fisherman photo archive of more than 20,000 photographs and negatives cover the 1950’s to the 1990’s. This exhibit is part of the Camden Library’s Maritime Month.

Camden Public Library
55 Main Street
Camden, Maine

Talk by Matthew O’Malia of G O Logic

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Join us Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 2:00 PM (Re-scheduled to Thursday, July 11, 7:00pm) for another fantastic PMM Fundraiser!

How To Keep Warm and Stay Green

Matthew O’Malia, architect and partner of the award-winning Belfast firm G O Logic, will discuss the concepts and details of the highly-insulated passive house building.

 
 
 
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About the G O Home pictured above: “With a super-tight envelope that earned it a rare Passive House designation-the 12th in the U.S.-this compact SIPs home is expected to save up to $170,000 in energy costs over 30 years, almost what it cost to build. …the GO Home’s ultra-insulated shell and passive solar design lowered space heating demands by 86% compared to code-compliant construction, allowing for a drastically simplified mechanical system…

Architect Matthew O’Malia and builder Alan Gibson created the project as a prototype to demonstrate that near-zero-energy homes are possible at costs comparable to standard construction.” From Eco Building Pulse

G O Logic designed the Belfast Area Co-housing Community and TerraHaus, a dormitory at Unity College. Their many awards include the Citation for Excellence in Architecture from AIA New England. G O Logic provides a comprehensive problem-solving approach to the design and construction of quality, sustainable, zero-energy buildings.

At PMM’s Stephen Phillips Memorial Library, 11 Church Street, Searsport. Tickets in advance $10 non-members, $8 members, or at the door, $15 non-members, $12 members. Buy tickets online at http://gologic.eventbrite.com or call 207-548-2529.