Exhibits

Penobscot Marine Museum’s Rare Historic Photographs of Down East On View at Mount Desert Island Historical Society

Searsport, Maine, January 8, 2014 – The Mount Desert Island Historical Society is hosting Penobscot Marine Museum’s exhibit “Hancock County through Eastern’s Eye,” a collection of rare photographs of towns and villages in Hancock County, Maine taken in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The exhibit features images that have never been exhibited in public, with captions researched by more than twenty historical societies, libraries, and individuals.

Art Building, Bar Harbor, Photo Courtesy Penobscot Marine Museum

Art Building, Bar Harbor, Photo Courtesy Penobscot Marine Museum

This exhibit is taken from the Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Collection, which was given to the Penobscot Marine Museum in 2007, after it was rescued from a flood at its previous home in Rockport, Maine. Now approaching 50,000 negatives, the Eastern collection includes scenes not only of Maine but of the rest of New England and upstate New York as well. In 2011, PMM launched its online database making this collection and others available for research, education, genealogical research and fun!

Watering Tub, Seal Harbor

Watering Tub, Seal Harbor, Photo Courtesy Penobscot Marine Museum

The exhibit will be on display at the Sound School House, 373 Sound Drive/Route 198, Mount Desert, Maine, beginning with an opening reception from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm on Thursday, January 9, 2014. The exhibit will be open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday and runs through February 28, 2014.

Traveling Exhibits

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May 1 through July 7
Washington County Through Eastern’s Eye

Generously sponsored in part by National Endowment for the Arts
Beautiful historic photographs of interesting places and people taken throughout Washington County from 1909 to 1947, from PMM’s Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co. Photography Collection.
For more information call 207-853-4650.
Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington St, Eastport. Admission free.

June 1 through June 30
Hancock County Through Eastern’s Eye

Generously sponsored by National Endowment for the Arts and Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation. Beautiful historic photographs of interesting places and people taken throughout Hancock County from 1909 to 1947, from PMM’s Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co. Photography Collection.
For more information contact gdaleyjr@gmail.com.
Gouldsboro Peninsula School, 71 Main St, Prospect Harbor. Admission free.

June 30 through August 31
Waldo County Through Eastern’s Eye

Beautiful historic photographs of interesting places and people taken throughout Waldo County from 1909 to 1947, from PMM’s Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co. Photography Collection.
Kingdom Schoolhouse, Montville, Maine, Admission free.

July 1 through July 31
Hancock County Through Eastern’s Eye

Generously sponsored by National Endowment for the Arts and Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation. Beautiful historic photographs of interesting places and people taken throughout Hancock County from 1909 to 1947, from PMM’s Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co. Photography Collection.
For more information contact anned@freshwaterstone.com
Sedgwick Town Meeting House, 574 North Sedgwick Rd, Sedgwick. Admission free.
Hours: Wed. 9-12, Thurs. 2-7, Sat. 9-2, Sun. 2-4

August 1 through August 31
Hancock County Through Eastern’s Eye

Generously sponsored by National Endowment for the Arts and Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation. Beautiful historic photographs of interesting places and people taken throughout Hancock County from 1909 to 1947, from PMM’s Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co. Photography Collection.
For more information go to http://dis-historicalsociety.org or call 207-348-6400.
Deer Isle-Stonington Trust, 420 Sunset Rd, Deer Isle. Admission free.

September 1 through September 30
Hancock County Through Eastern’s Eye

Generously sponsored by National Endowment for the Arts and Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation. Beautiful historic photographs of interesting places and people taken throughout Hancock County from 1909 to 1947, from PMM’s Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co. Photography Collection.
Swans Island. Admission free.

October 1 through October 31
Hancock County Through Eastern’s Eye

Generously sponsored by National Endowment for the Arts and Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation. Beautiful historic photographs of interesting places and people taken throughout Hancock County from 1909 to 1947, from PMM’s Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co. Photography Collection.
For more information call 207-326-4560.
Brooksville Free Library, One Town House Rd, Brooksville. Admission free.

February 1, 2015 through March 31, 2015
Hancock County Through Eastern’s Eye

Generously sponsored by National Endowment for the Arts and Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation. Beautiful historic photographs of interesting places and people taken throughout Hancock County from 1909 to 1947, from PMM’s Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co. Photography Collection.
For more information call 207-374-5515.
Blue Hill Public Library, 5 Parker Point Rd, Blue Hill. Admission free.

Underfoot: Footwear, Hooked Rugs, In the Cellar and Below Decks

Left: Victorian Shoes, Right: Hooked Rug

Left: Victorian Shoes, Right: Hooked Rug

Opens on Friday, December 4th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Main Street Gallery with a holiday party including Christmas gingerbread houses, a book signing with five Maine authors, and the town of Searsport’s Holiday Tree Lighting.

This exhibit explores what is on your feet and what is under your feet.  Antique shoes from around the world, Maine hooked rugs, and a re-created nineteenth century ship’s cabin will all be on display.  The museum’s own cellar will be open to show the world of food storage before refrigeration.

Underfoot: Footwear, Hooked Rugs, In the Cellar and Below Decks runs through Saturday, February 22.  Museum Gallery, Shop and Framer hours are 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, Thursday through Saturday.  Museum Gallery, Shop and Framer, 40 East Main Street, Searsport, Maine.

Knox County Through the Eastern Eye

Knox-County-ExhibitA 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.
May & June
Friendship Town Office
6 Harbor Rd., Friendship, ME
Open to Public Mon-Fri 9:00am – 3:00pm and Tuesdays until 7:00pm
July & August
North Haven Historical Society Archive Building
P.O. Box 322 77 Pulpit Harbor Road, North Haven, ME 04853
207-867-4752
September & October
Maine Lighthouse Museum
One Park St., Rockland, ME 04841
(207) 594-3301

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For Those In Peril: Shipwrecks, Memorials, and Rescues

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Saturday, May 25 through Sunday, October 20, 2013

Explore with us 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.

This exhibit is funded in part by the Davis Family Foundation and the Maine Humanities Council.

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.
April
Henry D. Moore Library
22 Village Rd., Steuben, ME
(207) 546-7301
May
Fort O’Brien School
492 Port Rd PO Box 37, Machiasport, ME 04655
(207) 255-4575
June & July
Art Gallery at University of Maine in Machias
116 O’Brien Avenue
Machias, Maine 04654
Phone: (207) 255-1200

 

August
Jonesport Historical Society
Sawyer Building 1st Floor
21 Sawyer Square, Jonesport, ME
October
Lubec Memorial Library
55 Water Street, Lubec, Maine 04652
(207) 733-2491
November & December
Washington County Community College
One College Drive, Calais, ME 04619
(207) 454-1000, (800) 210-6932

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