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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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August 2014
Free with museum admission

Spinning, weaving and knitting with Alice Seeger.

August 21 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Penobscot Marine Museum,
40 East Main Street, Searsport, 04974 United States
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Watch spinning on a traditional 18th century “Great Wheel”, try your hand at weaving. In the 17th and 18th centuries wool was hand-spun and cloth was hand-woven. Sponsored by Knickerbocker Group. Free with PMM admission.

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$8 members, $10 non-members

The Sea Connects All Things with Peter Neill

August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 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
On Thursday, August 21st at 7:00 pm, Peter Neill, director of the World Ocean Observatory will present The Sea Connects All Things, an illustrated talk on the ocean as an integrated global social system. Neill will suggest actions, beyond the predictable conventions, for organizations and individuals to adopt as innovative strategies for the future.

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Free with museum admission

Children’s Program: Reading Corner

August 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
PMM’s Peapod,
Church St., Searsport, 04974 United States
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Friday, August 22, 10:30 pm
Children’s Program: Reading Corner
Come listen to excerpts from the children’s classic One Morning in Maine read out loud. 
PMM’s Peapod. Free with PMM admission.

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Free

Talk and Book Signing: 1816: The Year That Summer Never Came

August 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Street Gallery,
40 East Main Street, Searsport, 04974 United States
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Saturday, August 23, 2:00 pm
Talk and Book Signing: 1816: The Year That Summer Never Came
This story, by author Mayra Donnell, is of a young girl who records in her diary what Maine life was like in the bizarre weather of the year 1816. In the summer of 1816, instead of scorching summers, they experienced ice and frozen apple blossoms in May and a snow storm in June. Learn the true story of why 1816 was a year of unusual weather. Home Schoolers’ Day PMM’s Main Street Gallery. Admission free.

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Free with museum admission

Children’s Program: Build a Wind Platform

August 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
PMM’s Peapod,
Church St., Searsport, 04974 United States
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CANCELLED
Wednesday, August 27, 11:00 am 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 how wind can generate electricity, why the ocean is a great place for a windmill, and how to build your own structure!
PMM’s Peapod. Free with PMM admission.

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Free with museum admission

Wooden boatbuilding with Cottrell Boatbuilders

August 28 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Penobscot Marine Museum,
40 East Main Street, Searsport, 04974 United States
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Cottrell Boatbuilding builds traditional small craft. Whitehalls, Wherries,Tenders, Daysailers Dories and excels in traditional plank on frame construction. Sponsored by Knickerbocker Group. Free with PMM admission.

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September 2014

Dinner and Forum: An Evening of Song & Quilts with Gee’s Bend Quilters, sponsored by Fiber College of Maine.

September 3 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Searsport Congregational Church,
Church St., Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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Wednesday, September 3, 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Dinner and Forum: An Evening of Song & Quilts with Gee’s Bend Quilters
Generously sponsored by Fiber College of Maine and the Emily and William Muir Community Fund of the Maine Community Foundation
5:00 pm dinner is prepared and served by the Women’s Fellowship of the Searsport Congregational Church. Profits from the evening will support the Interfaith Fuel Fund and the Searsport Congregational/Methodist Food Cupboard.
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, an evening of Songs and Stories shared by China Pettway, Lucy Mingo, Stella Mae Pettway and Revil Mosely of Gee’s Bend, hosted by Suzette McAvoy, director of the Maine Center of Contemporary Art. The evening of gospel singing (during which two quilts will be raffled) at the Searsport Congregational Church.
For tickets and more information call 548-6059 or go to www.fibercollege.org

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Free

Everett “Red” Boutilier Collection with PMM Photo Archivist Kevin Johnson

September 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Newcastle Historical Society,
Newcastle Fire House/Community Room on River Road, Newcastle, ME 04553 United States
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Wednesday, September 3, 7:00 pm
Historic Photography Lecture Series
Everett “Red” Boutilier Collection with PMM Photo Archivist Kevin Johnson
For more information midcoastarchaeology@roadrunner.com
Newcastle Historical Society, Newcastle Fire House/Community Room on River Road, Newcastle. Admission free.

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Free with museum admission

The Photography of Antonia Small

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Main Street Gallery,
40 East Main Street, Searsport, 04974 United States
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Tuesday, September 9
The Photography of Antonia Small
Exhibit open (Artist’s Reception September 13)
PMM’s Main Street Gallery. Free with PMM admission.

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$8 members, $10 non-members

Maine Boatbuilders Forum: Boat Builders of West Penobscot Bay, Stockton to Port Clyde

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Main Street Gallery,
40 East Main Street, Searsport, 04974 United States
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Thursday, September 11, 7:00 pm
Maine Boatbuilders Forum: Boat Builders of West Penobscot Bay, Stockton to Port Clyde
PMM’s Main Street Gallery. Tickets $8 members and $10 non-members.

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Free with museum admission

New England Lace Group (NELG) will demonstrate the historic skill of lace-making.

September 13 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Penobscot Marine Museum,
40 East Main Street, Searsport, 04974 United States
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NELG promotes the making, collecting, and studying of all laces throughout the New England area. Many 19th century portraits in Penobscot Marine Museum show women wearing hand-made lace. Sponsored by Knickerbocker Group. Free with PMM admission.

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Free

The Photography of Antonia Small

September 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Main Street Gallery,
40 East Main Street, Searsport, 04974 United States
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Opening reception Saturday, September 13, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Antonia Small’s lovely photographs bear witness to remarkable people in coastal villages doing whatever they can to keep the ancient link to fishing and to the sea alive.

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$8 members, $10 non-members

Floating Offshore Wind: Becoming a Reality with Dr. Andrew Goupee

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Main Street Gallery,
40 East Main Street, Searsport, 04974 United States
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Thursday, September 25, 7:00 pm
Thursday Night Lecture Series
Floating Offshore Wind: Becoming a Reality with Dr. Andrew Goupee
Dr. Goupee is the Libra Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maine and has performed research in the areas of solid mechanics, geophysics and marine renewable energy.

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Free

Brooklin: The Postcard View with Kevin Johnson

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Brooklin Keeping Society,
23 Bay Road, Brooklin, 04616 United States
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Thursday, September 25, 7:00 pm
Historic Photography Lecture Series
Brooklin: The Postcard View with Kevin Johnson
For more information www.brooklinkeepingsociety.org or 207-359-8880.
Brooklin Keeping Society, 23 Bay Road, Brooklin. Admission free.

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Free with museum admission

Sam Matinelli will demonstrate the making of hand-made oars

September 27 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Penobscot Marine Museum,
40 East Main Street, Searsport, 04974 United States
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Sam Matinelli will demonstrate the making of hand-made oars. Sam is an oarmaker with Shaw & Tenney, makers of oars and paddles in Maine since 1958. Sponsored by Knickerbocker Group.
Free with PMM admission.

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October 2014
Free

Exploring the Penobscot Marine Museum Photography Archive with Kevin Johnson

October 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Greater Portland Chapter Maine Genealogy Society,
29 Ocean House Rd, Cape Elizabeth, 04107 United States
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Saturday, October 4, 1:00 pm
Historic Photography Lecture Series
Exploring the Penobscot Marine Museum Photography Archive with Kevin Johnson
For more information www.gpcmgs.org.
Greater Portland Chapter Maine Genealogy Society, 29 Ocean House Rd., Cape Elizabeth. Admission free.

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$8 members, $10 non-members

Maine Boatbuilders Forum: Boat Builders of East Penobscot Bay

October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Main Street Gallery,
40 East Main Street, Searsport, 04974 United States
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Thursday, October 9, 7:00 pm:
Maine Boatbuilders Forum: Boat Builders of East Penobscot Bay
PMM’s Main Street Gallery. Tickets $8 members and $10 non-members.

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Free with museum admission

Central Maine craft group will demonstrate knitting

October 18 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Penobscot Marine Museum,
40 East Main Street, Searsport, 04974 United States
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Artisan Days: Central Maine craft group will demonstrate knitting. Sponsored by Knickerbocker Group. Free with PMM admission.

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LAST DAY Museum campus closes for the season.

October 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Penobscot Marine Museum,
40 East Main Street, Searsport, 04974 United States
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Sunday, October 19
LAST DAY Museum campus closes for the season. Museum Shop and Museum Framer remain open year-round.

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