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July 2016

Volcanoes, Iron, and Phytoplankton in the Antarctic

July 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Penobscot Marine Museum’s Douglas and Margaret Carver Memorial Art Gallery,
11 Church St.
Searsport, 04974 United States
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Professor Mike Coffin, Executive Director of IMAS (Intstitute for Marine and Antarctic Studies) at the University of Tasmania.
Thursday 7th April 2011
Picture by Peter Mathew

Cost: $8; $5 Members

Phytoplankton in the ocean produce half of the oxygen in the Earth’s atmosphere. Iron supply limits the growth of phytoplankton in Antarctic waters. Hydrothermal systems cooling active submarine volcanoes may be adding iron to the Southern Ocean. Oceanographer, Maine native, and University of Tasmania (Australia) Professor Mike Coffin will present initial findings arising from a two-month Antarctic research voyage he led earlier this year, including a 15-minute documentary film featuring an erupting volcano.

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Free

Communicating Maine: Maine Women Authors Of The 1950’S

July 14 @ 8:00 am - August 16 @ 5:00 pm
Waldo County Libraries
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At Waldo County libraries throughout the month of August
Admission free.

Penobscot Marine Museum is collaborating with Waldo County libraries offering book discussions for the month of August on Maine Women Authors of the 1950s and how they communicate Maine’s sense of place. Each library will focus on a specific author to read and discuss.






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The Oyster Industry

July 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Penobscot Marine Museum’s Douglas and Margaret Carver Memorial Art Gallery,
11 Church St.
Searsport, 04974 United States
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With Smokey McKeen
Thursday, July 14, 7 pm, Carver Memorial Gallery, 11 Church St.
Cost: $8; $5 Members

Smokey McKeen founded Pemaquid Oyster Company on the Damariscotta River in 1986 and now raises over a million oysters a year. He has been written up in the New York Times and Yankee Magazine, and is featured in Mario Batali’s America Farm to Table: Simple, Delicious Recipes Celebrating Local Farmers. PMM’s Maine Maritime Icons Series.






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Why The Ocean Matters: The Once And Future Ocean

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Penobscot Marine Museum’s Douglas and Margaret Carver Memorial Art Gallery,
11 Church St.
Searsport, 04974 United States
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With Peter Neill
Wednesday, July 20, 7 pm, Carver Memorial Gallery, 11 Church St.

This talk provides a persuasive argument for how sustainability and careful use can establish a new paradigm for adaptation to a changing climate, and around which to build a new post-industrial, post-consumption based global community. Peter Neill, author of The Once and Future Ocean, discusses why the ocean matters and the necessity for a new, sustainable paradigm away from unrestricted growth based on fossil fuel-driven consumption.  Neill will discuss new solutions, emerging recommendations for change, and specific ideas for preserving the health of the ocean.   Peter Neill is founder and director of the World Ocean Observatory (worldoceanobservatory.org) and served 20 years as President of the South Street Seaport Museum, New York. 
Cost: $8; $5 Members






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Historic Maine: A Postcard View

July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Main Street Gallery,
40 East Main Street
Searsport, 04974 United States
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With PMM Photo Archivist Kevin Johnson  
Thursday, July 21, 2 pm, Main Street Gallery
Admission free with museum admission.

Hear fascinating behind-the-scenes stories about our postcard collection in this in-depth look at our exhibit.  The postcard craze in America, roughly 1905 to 1915, prompted the founding of many postcard companies.  In Maine photographers shot otherwise overlooked small towns and rural life, creating a highly personal and intimate portrait of our state.






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Maine Women Authors Of The 1950’S

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Penobscot Marine Museum’s Douglas and Margaret Carver Memorial Art Gallery,
11 Church St.
Searsport, 04974 United States
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With Sandy Phippen
Thursday, July 28, 7 pm, Carver Memorial Gallery, 11 Church St.
Cost: $8; $5 Members

What do the novels of Mary Ellen Chase, Elizabeth Ogilvie, Ruth Moore, Miriam Colwell, and Louise Dickinson Rich tell us about Maine’s sense of place? Author and University of Maine lecturer Sandy Phippen will look at these authors and their rich portraits of Maine’s landscape and way of life. This is the keynote talk for a series of book discussions taking place at five Waldo County Libraries, which will culminate in a panel discussion at PMM on August 18.






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2016 Gala & Auction

July 30 @ 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Point Lookout Resort’s Hedge’s Hall,
67 Atlantic Highway
Lincolnville, ME 04849 United States
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The Board of Trustees and the Gala Committee request the pleasure of your company at the 2016 Penobscot Marine Museum Gala, Saturday, July 30 in Northport at Point Lookout’s Hedge’s Hall.

We are delighted to honor Hodgdon Yachts and the Hodgdon Family in their 200th year of boat building in East Boothbay. The five generations of Hodgdon boat builders is the longest history of a family of boat builders in the USA. 

Cocktails and the silent auction start at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the live auction at 7:00 p.m. The event is dinner attire with limited reservations.






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August 2016

Tugboats

August 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Penobscot Marine Museum’s Douglas and Margaret Carver Memorial Art Gallery,
11 Church St.
Searsport, 04974 United States
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John Worth

With Captain John Worth
Thursday, August 4, 7 pm, Carver Memorial Gallery, 11 Church St.
Cost: $8; $5 Members

Captain John Worth of Maine Maritime Academy has worked and taught students aboard tugs on Penobscot Bay over the course of his exciting career. He will share his experiences and discuss the history of assisting cargo ships in the navigation of the Penobscot Bay and River.

PMM’s Maine Maritime Icons Series






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Sea Shanties & Maritime Demonstrations

August 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Penobscot Marine Museum,
40 East Main Street
Searsport, 04974 United States
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Bennett-Konesni

With the Duckback Farm Worksongers
Saturday, Aug 6, concerts every hour on the hour from 10 am to 1 pm
Admission free with museum admission.

Sing rousing sea shanties, see capstan and halyard demonstrations, and learn about fo’c’sle songs and shipboard fiddle tunes with Edith Gawler, Bennett Konesni, and the Duckback Farm Worksongers. Edith & Bennett are musicians and worksong scholars who play old-time fiddle and banjo tunes and hollers with musician friends. Edith Gawler grew up in Maine as a member of the legendary Gawler Family Band. A Searsport Heritage Day event.






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Sea Captains’ House Tour

August 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Penobscot Marine Museum,
40 East Main Street
Searsport, 04974 United States
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Saturday, Aug 6, 1 pm to 4 pm, Fowler-True-Ross Sea Captain’s House & throughout Searsport
Tickets $10, $5 for members.

Searsport is famous for shipbuilding and ship captains. In collaboration with PMM, the owners of the historic houses built by the Captains and shipbuilders between 1860 and 1900 are opening their homes to the public for this very special Historic House Tour. Hear stories about the houses and the captains from the owners themselves. A Searsport Heritage Day event.

For more information and to buy tickets, call Museum Store at 548-0334.






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How To Research Your Genealogy

August 9 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
PMM’s Stephen Phillips Memorial Library,
11 Church St
Searsport, 04974 United States
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Betsy-Paradis

With Betsy Paradis, Reference and Special Collections Librarian, Belfast Free Library
Tuesday, August 9, 2 pm to 5 pm, Museum Library, 11 Church St.
Cost: $8; $5 Members

Using PMM genealogical reference materials, you will learn how to research your own family history. Betsy Paradis is the Reference and Special Collections Librarian at the Belfast Free Library and has taught genealogy courses and presented on the topic at libraries around the state and at genealogy conferences.






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Create Your Own Tintype

August 12 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Penobscot Marine Museum,
40 East Main Street
Searsport, 04974 United States
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With AgNO3 Lab
Saturday, Aug 12, tintypes taken between 10 am and 5 pm.

Create your own beautiful family heirloom by having your “antique” tintype taken.
Tintype portraits are $40 per tintype, which includes a 2-for-1 museum admission. Space limited, call 207-548-0334 to reserve a time.






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Maine Women Authors Of The 1950’S

August 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Penobscot Marine Museum’s Douglas and Margaret Carver Memorial Art Gallery,
11 Church St.
Searsport, 04974 United States
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With Cathleen Miller, and Melissa Hayes
Thursday, August 18, 7 pm, Carver Memorial Gallery, 11 Church St.
Cost: $8; $5 Members

Cathleen Miller, Curator of the Maine Women Writers Collection at UNE, Elizabeth Ogilvie biographer, Melissa Hayes, Ruth Moore Days organizers, Muriel Davisson and Miram Colwell, and devotee Jane O’Rourke will discuss how the novels of Mary Ellen Chase, Elisabeth Ogilvie, Ruth Moore, Miriam Colwell and Louise Dickinson Rich provide different portraits of the people and the state of Maine. This is the culminating event of Book Talks on Communicating Maine: Maine Women Authors Of The 1950’​s​.






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Free

Maine Memories: A Vintage Picture Postcard Tour, Book Signing & Talk

August 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Penobscot Marine Museum’s Douglas and Margaret Carver Memorial Art Gallery,
11 Church St.
Searsport, 04974 United States
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Maine-Memories

With authors Michael Closen and John Brunkowski
Thursday, August 25, 7 pm, Carver Memorial Gallery, 11 Church St.
Admission free.

Hear the fascinating story of this impressive collection of over 350 postcards of the lighthouses, harbors, ships, railroads, wildlife, forests and lakes of Maine.






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September 2016
Free

Maine On Glass, Book Signing & Talk

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Penobscot Marine Museum’s Douglas and Margaret Carver Memorial Art Gallery,
11 Church St.
Searsport, 04974 United States
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With authors Earle Shettleworth, Jr., William H. Bunting, and Kevin Johnson
Thursday, September 22, 7 pm, Carver Memorial Gallery, 11 Church St.
Admission free.

Hear fascinating in-depth historical commentary on the Maine photographs from Penobscot Marine Museum’s Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Company Collection. Maine State Historian Earle Shettleworth, Jr., Maine historian and author William H. Bunting, and Penobscot Marine Museum Photo Archivist Kevin Johnson collaborated on this book about the unique Belfast-based postcard company of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Maine On Glass is published by Tilbury House.






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October 2016

Framing II: And How Am I Going To Frame This?

October 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
PMM’s Stephen Phillips Memorial Library,
11 Church St
Searsport, 04974 United States
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Frame-shop

With Museum Framer Lin Calista
Saturday, October 1, 9 am to noon, Museum Library, 11 Church St.
Cost: $20, $10 for members.

A demonstration, with some hands-on examples, on how to frame delicate and three-dimensional items, best ways to mount needlework, and framing with front and back exposure. Limited to 15, please register or purchase advance tickets in the Museum Store, online at www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org, or by phone at 207-548-0334 or 207-548-2529.






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Last Night At The Museum

October 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Merithew and Fowler True Ross Houses,
Church St.
Searsport, 04974 United States
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Last-night

Sat, Oct 15, 5 pm to 7 pm, tours every 15 minutes, Fowler-True-Ross Sea Captain’s House
Tickets $5 adults, $3 children.

Bring your flashlight for a family-friendly spooky good time. Hear the hair-raising stories and meet the spirits of sea captains lost at sea, the widows waiting for the husbands to return, and young boys who left as crew never to return. Walk through the Sea Captain’s House one last time before the night watchmen close it up for the winter.






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November 2016
Free

How To Make A Gingerbread House

November 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
PMM’s Stephen Phillips Memorial Library,
11 Church St
Searsport, 04974 United States
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With Lin Calista
Thursday, November 10, 6:30 pm to 8 pm, Museum Library, 11 Church St.
Admission is free.

Learn how to construct a gingerbread masterpiece! Ideas, templates, recipes, and tips.
Demonstration only.






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December 2016
Free

Victorian Christmas

December 2 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Merithew and Fowler True Ross Houses,
Church St.
Searsport, 04974 United States
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Friday, December 2, 4 pm to 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday, December 3 & 4, 10 am to 4 pm,
Fowler-True-Ross Sea Captain’s House & Museum Store
Admission is free.

Our Ship Captain’s house is beautifully decorated for the holidays and filled with live music and holiday-themed readings. Join us in our Museum Store for book signings and a holiday gingerbread house display, and more. Town of Searsport’s Tree Lighting And Carol Sing are on Friday night.






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$10

Searsport Historical Society House Tour

December 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Merithew and Fowler True Ross Houses,
Church St.
Searsport, 04974 United States
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Saturday, December 3, 1 pm to 4 pm, Fowler-True-Ross Sea Captain’s House & throughout Searsport

See Searsport’s beautiful homes lovingly decorated for the holidays. Tour includes Penobscot Marine Museum’s Ship Captain’s House.

Tickets $10, and are sold at PMM’s Museum Store, Searsport Antique Mall, and participating homes.






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