Lectures, Workshops, Events
Advance tickets may be purchased in the Museum Store, online, or by phone at 207-548-0334 or 207-548-2529. For more information call us at 207-548-0334 or 207-548-2529.
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At Waldo County libraries throughout the month of August
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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 SeriesFind out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
With AgNO3 Lab
Saturday, Aug 13, tintypes taken between 10 am and 4 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.
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.Find out more »
With authors Michael Closen and John Brunkowski
Thursday, August 25, 7 pm, Carver Memorial Gallery, 11 Church St.
Hear the fascinating story of this impressive collection of over 350 postcards of the lighthouses, harbors, ships, railroads, wildlife, forests and lakes of Maine.Find out more »
With authors Earle Shettleworth, Jr., William H. Bunting, and Kevin Johnson
Thursday, September 22, 7 pm, Carver Memorial Gallery, 11 Church St.
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.
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.
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.Find out more »