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Maine Authors Celebrate Christmas at Penobscot Marine Museum

On Friday, December 4th, Penobscot Marine Museum will host five Maine authors and an illustrator, as part of the Town of Searsport’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting.   Maine authors Ardeana Hamlin, Douglas Coffin, Mac Smith, Mark Scott Ricketts, Mark Warner, and illustrator Russ Cox will be on hand to discuss their books, which will be available […]

Searsport’s Christmas Extravaganza

On Friday, December 4th at 5:30 pm the Town of Searsport will light its Christmas tree on the Crescent, inaugurating the holiday season with a weekend of celebrations.  On Friday from 4:00 to 6:00 pm the Penobscot Marine Museum Sea Captain’s house will be open to the public, with each room decorated for a Victorian […]

Victorian Christmas Celebrated at Penobscot Marine Museum

The holiday season will be celebrated with Victorian Christmas at Penobscot Marine Museum this year on Friday, December 4th and Saturday, December 5th. The ship captain’s house will be open to the public with each room decorated for a Victorian Christmas by community groups and businesses, including the Congregational Church Women’s Fellowship Group, Searsport Historical […]

Penobscot Marine Museum 2015 History Conference

Penobscot Marine Museum 2015 History Conference Wish You Were Here: Communicating Maine’s Unique Sense of Place Saturday October 24, 2015 8:00 am to 2:30pm University of Maine Hutchinson Center 80 Belmont Avenue Belfast, Maine For tickets click here. or call 207-548-0334 or 548-2529. SCHEDULE 8:00 to 8:45 am Registration 9:00 to 9:30 am Northeast Historic […]

The Famous Mariners of Deer Isle Discussed at Penobscot Marine Museum

The men of Deer Isle have been famous for their maritime skills for well over a hundred years.  In 1895 and 1899 the America’s Cup was won by all-Deer Isle crews, the first and last time in history a single town supplied an entire crew for the race.  At Penobscot Marine Museum onThursday, October 8 […]

Free Admission to Penobscot Marine Museum During Searsport’s Fall Festival

Admission will be free at Penobscot Marine Museum for all visitors during Searsport’s annual Fling Into Fall celebration on Friday, October 2nd and Saturday, October 3rd. In addition, the Museum Store will offer 20% off all purchases on Saturday, October 3rd. Many Searsport businesses are offering sales for the festival weekend. Grasshopper Shop is having […]

Touch-A-Truck New to Searsport’s Fall Festival

Firetrucks, a marine patrol boat, race car, Central Maine Power truck and more will all be available for kids and adults to touch and climb into at Searsport’s annual Fling Into Fall celebration on Friday, October 2nd and Saturday, October 3rd. Also new to the festival is Pasco Grove, who will be making chain-saw sculpture, […]

The Life of LIFE Photographer Kosti Ruohomaa

Many legends surround the Finish-American photographer Kosti Ruohomaa, and it is said his life was “haunted”.  Ruohomaa was an award-winning photo journalist who shot iconic portraits of working Americans which appeared in LIFE, National Geographic, and other publications from 1940 to 1960, but Maine was always his favorite subject.  Deanna S. Bonner-Ganter, Curator of Photography at […]

Meet the Fishermen from Port Clyde Fresh Catch

Building boats and fishing occupied every coastal town in Maine during the 1800’s. By 1855 Maine was building 35% of all of America’s ships, and its fisheries fed much of the country. Today Maine has only 20 miles of working waterfront left, and 80% of the seafood eaten in America is imported. In 2007 Port […]

Have Your Tintype Taken Again!

The tintype photography booth at Penobscot Marine Museum was so popular in July that the museum has arranged for the booth to return, giving everyone another opportunity to have their tintype taken. The tintype booth is run by the AgNO3 Lab, which specializes in formal tintype portraits. The tintype process will be demonstrated to visitors during […]

Northern Maine 100 Years Ago in Film at Penobscot Marine Museum

Isaac Walton Simpson was born in 1874 in Amity, Maine near the Canadian border.  To support his family of thirteen children he worked as a blacksmith, barber, musician, woodsman, mechanic, and photographer.  Over his lifetime Simpson took thousands of photographs.  The photographs, mostly glass negatives, were stored in the attic of the family home until […]