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Mondays and Saturdays
Schooner GUILDIVE
Searsport Town Dock
Sailing tours of Searsport Harbor. Check here for schedule, reservations, and additional information.

Tuesdays 2:30 to 5:30
Searsport Farmers’ Market
Route One, on the Crescent
Locally grown fruit, vegetables, meat, eggs, and plants, and locally made baked goods and crafts.

Thursdays in July and August, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Saturdays in September and October, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Artisan Days
Demonstrations of 19th-century crafts, starting Thursday, July 10.
Generously sponsored by Knickerbocker Group: Designers, Builders, Cabinetmakers, Caretakers

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June 2014
Free

Eric Hopkins: Shells – Fish – Shellfish

June 16 @ 10:00 am - October 19 @ 5:00 pm
Penobscot Marine Museum’s Douglas and Margaret Carver Memorial Art Gallery,
11 Church St., Searsport, 04974 United States
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Monday, June 16
Eric Hopkins: Shells – Fish – Shellfish
Exhibit open (Artist’s reception Friday, July 25, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm)
Douglas and Margaret Carver Memorial Art Gallery, 11 Church Street

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July 2014
Free with museum admission

Children’s Program: The Mighty Cod

July 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
PMM’s Peapod,
Church St., Searsport, 04974 United States
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Wednesday, July 23, 11:00 to noon
Children’s Program: The Mighty Cod
A hands-on program with Mayra Donnell. Uncover the secrets of cod, how the early colonists fished, preserved and cooked this unique fish. Discover the mysteries of the fishing grounds and why explorers risked their lives looking for cod.
PMM’s Peapod. Free with PMM admission.

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Free with museum admission

Children’s Program: Reading Corner

July 25 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
PMM’s Peapod,
Church St., Searsport, 04974 United States
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Friday, July 25, 10:30 am
Children’s Program: Reading Corner
Come listen to excerpts from the children’s classic The Little Fisherman read out loud.
PMM’s Peapod. Free with PMM admission.

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Free

Eric Hopkins: Shells – Fish – Shellfish

July 25 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Penobscot Marine Museum’s Douglas and Margaret Carver Memorial Art Gallery,
11 Church St., Searsport, 04974 United States
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Opening reception Friday, July 25, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Capturing Eric Hopkins’ life-long fascination with life from the sea, this major retrospective includes paintings, monotypes, and glass and wood sculpture, much of which has not been seen before.

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Free

Talk and Book Signing: Sea of Liberty

July 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Street Gallery,
40 East Main Street, Searsport, 04974 United States
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Sea of Liberty is the third book in a series of historical novels based on the storied maritime history of Kevin Mills’ ancestors. It comes from years of research on his family history, which include privateer Eligood Mills. Family legend states that he sailed on the vessel Grand Turk and was captured by the British. Kevin Mills grew up in Gorham, Maine and is an award-winning sports writer and journalist who has written for the Boston Globe and Portland Press Herald. PMM’s Main Street Gallery. Admission free.

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Children’s Program: Build a Wind Platform

July 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
PMM’s Peapod,
Church St., Searsport, 04974 United States
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Wednesday, July 30, 11:00 to noon
Children’s Program: Build a Wind Platform
A hands-on program with an educator from the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center. Learn to design, build, implement and test wind power technology components similar to those being used in an extensive UMaine research program in deep water offshore wind power.
PMM’s Peapod. Free with PMM admission.

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$8 members, $10 non-members

The Gulf of Maine – It’s a Habitat First with Mark Dittrick

July 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Street Gallery,
40 East Main Street, Searsport, 04974 United States
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Thursday, July 31, 7:00 pm
Thursday Night Lecture Series
The Gulf of Maine – It’s a Habitat First with Mark Dittrick
Mark Dittrick is the Founding Conservation Chair of the Atlantic Canada Chapter of Sierra Club Canada and Spokesperson for North Atlantic Right Whale BEACON (Binational Early Alert Coastal Network), a joint Sierra Club U.S./Sierra Club Canada initiative that monitors coastal activities from Florida to Atlantic Canada.

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August 2014
Free with museum admission

Children’s Program: Art in the Gallery

August 1 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
PMM’s Peapod,
Church St., Searsport, 04974 United States
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Friday, August 1, 10:30 am
Children’s Program: Art in the Gallery
Bring your children and join Heather Davis in making an art project based on an object in the PMM collection.
PMM’s Peapod. Free with PMM admission.

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Free

“Do It Your Way”: Gee’s Bend Quilts & Quilters in Maine

August 2 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Main Street Gallery,
40 East Main Street, Searsport, 04974 United States
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Opening reception Saturday, August 2, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Generously sponsored by Fiber College of Maine and the Emily and William Muir Community Fund of the Maine Community Foundation

Gee’s Bend quilts have been hailed by the New York Times as “some of the most miraculous works of modern art America has produced”. Gee’s Bend is a tiny remote town in rural Alabama. For decades the women of Gee’s Bend made quilts to keep their families warm, creating their own designs in isolation.

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Free

Stonington-Deer Isle: The Postcard View with PMM Photo Archivist Kevin Johnson.

August 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Island Heritage Trust,
420 Sunset Rd, Deer Isle, ME 04683 United States
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Monday, August 4, 6:30 pm
Historic Photography Lecture Series
Stonington-Deer Isle: The Postcard View with PMM Photo Archivist Kevin Johnson.
For more information go to www.dis-historicalsociety.org or call 207-348-6400.
Island Heritage Trust, 420 Sunset Rd, Deer Isle. Admission free.

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$25

Workshop for teachers & local history enthusiasts sponsored by the Massachusetts Historical Society and Penobscot Marine Museum: Old Towns/New Country: The First Years of a New Nation

August 6 @ 8:30 am - August 7 @ 3:30 pm
Penobscot Marine Museum,
40 East Main Street, Searsport, 04974 United States
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Wednesday, August 6 and Thursday, August 7, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

This two-day workshop will explore how to use local resources—documents, artifacts, landscapes, and the rich expertise in every town—to examine historical issues with a national focus. In Searsport, Maine. The workshop is open to teachers, librarians, archivists, members of local historical societies, and all interested local history enthusiasts.

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Free with museum admission

Children’s Program: The Herring Are In!

August 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
PMM’s Peapod,
Church St., Searsport, 04974 United States
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Wednesday, August 6, 11:00 am
Children’s Program: The Herring Are In!
A hands-on program about weir fishing with Mayra Donnell. Discover the excitement of being woken up at 3:00 am when the moon and the tides are right for the herring to be in.  You have waited a long time to fill the dories and take the fish to the cannery. Fill that dory, and compete to be fastest canner on the line.  Your pay depends on how many cans you fill in a day. PMM’s Peapod. Free with PMM admission.

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$8 members, $10 non-members

Maine Boatbuilders Forum: Draggers, Carriers and Smacks; Larger Commercial Boat Builders

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Street Gallery,
40 East Main Street, Searsport, 04974 United States
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Thursday, August 7, 7:00 pm
Maine Boatbuilders Forum: Draggers, Carriers and Smacks; Larger Commercial Boat Builders
With boatbuilders Mike Crowley, David Andrews, and Maynard Bray.
PMM’s Main Street Gallery. Tickets $8 members and $10 non-members.

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Children’s Program: Reading and Art

August 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
PMM’s Peapod,
Church St., Searsport, 04974 United States
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Friday, August 8, 1:00 pm
Children’s Program: Reading and Art
Join author Lucinda Hathaway for a fun filled afternoon of high seas adventure and travel-inspired art. She will lead a workshop teaching children how to make a watercolor travel journal, and she will read from her two children’s sailing adventure books, one of which has a chapter set in Searsport!
PMM’s Peapod. Free with PMM admission.

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Children’s Program: Weave a Wristband

August 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
PMM’s Peapod,
Church St., Searsport, 04974 United States
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Wednesday, August 13, 11:00 am to noon
Children’s Program: Weave a Wristband
A 19th century craft program with Alice Seeger. Spinning sheep’s wool and weaving warm coverlets was an essential task for fending off Maine’s winter chill. Join us in learning about the process of spinning yarn, then use a simple loom to weave your own colorful wristband. PMM’s Peapod. Free with PMM admission.

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8 members and $10 non-members

Knowing Their Place: Two Stories (and the truth) About an African-American Settlement in Troy

August 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Main Street Gallery,
40 East Main Street, Searsport, 04974 United States
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African-Americans have been in Maine since the very beginning of settlement. In the 19th Century many lived side by side with their Euro-American neighbors, but some were settled together in their own communities. People in the rural town of Troy have traditions about such a settlement, said to have been large and self-sufficient at one time but now vanished. What was the reality of the place, and what was its fate? Unity College students interviewed Troy residents, sought out old records, and excavated the site of the original settlement to discover the stories–and the truth–about what happened to the African-Americans of rural Waldo County. Chris Marshall is professor of anthropology at Unity College. He researches the ecology and historical archaeology of early Euro-and Afro-American settlers in the Central Maine back-country, with emphasis on land-human interaction and landscape archaeology. PMM’s Main Street Gallery. Tickets $8 members and $10 non-members.

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Free with museum admission

Children’s Program: Art in the Gallery

August 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
PMM’s Peapod,
Church St., Searsport, 04974 United States
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Friday, August 15, 10:30 am
Children’s Program: Art in the Gallery
Bring your children and join Heather Davis in making an art project based on an object in the PMM collection. PMM’s Peapod. Free with PMM admission.

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Free with museum admission

Children’s Program: The Herring Are In!

August 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
PMM’s Peapod,
Church St., Searsport, 04974 United States
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Wednesday, August 20, 11:00 am
Children’s Program: The Herring Are In!
A hands-on program about weir fishing with Mayra Donnell. Discover the excitement of being woken up at 3:00 am when the moon and the tides are right for the herring to be in.

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Free

Exploring the Diana Marston Woods Collection with PMM Photo Archivist Kevin Johnson

August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sedgwick-Brooklin Historical Society,
Sedgwick Town Meeting House, 574 North Sedgwick Rd. (Rte. 172), Sedgwick, ME 04676 United States
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Wednesday, August 20, 6:00 pm
Historic Photography Lecture Series
Exploring the Diana Marston Woods Collection with PMM Photo Archivist Kevin Johnson

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$8 members, $10 non-members

The Sea Connects All Things with Peter Neill

August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Main Street Gallery,
40 East Main Street, Searsport, 04974 United States
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Thursday, August 21, 7:00 pm
Thursday Night Lecture Series
The Sea Connects All Things with Peter Neill
Peter Neill, director of the World Ocean Observatory, sees the ocean as an integrated global social system. Neill was President of the South Street Seaport Museum from 1985 to 2005.
PMM’s Main Street Gallery. Tickets $8 members and $10 non-members.

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