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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
$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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Free with museum admission

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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Free with museum admission

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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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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September 2014
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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Dinner and Forum: An Evening of Song & Quilts with Gee’s Bend Quilters, sponsored by Fiber College of Maine.

September 5 @ 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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