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Small Wooden Boats Forum at Penobscot Marine Museum

Searsport, Maine, April 1, 2014 – Small Wooden Boats is the topic of April’s Maine Boatbuilding Forum at Penobscot Marine Museum on Thursday, April 10th at 7:00 pm. Maine’s small wooden boat builders are known for superb craftsmanship and they play a key role in preserving Maine’s maritime culture and making that culture an important […]

Maine Boatbuilding Forum Launches in March

Searsport, Maine, February 11, 2014 – Boat building is an important part of Maine’s cultural and economic life, bringing millions of dollars into the state and providing thousands of jobs. This March Penobscot Marine Museum launches the Maine Boatbuilding Forum, a monthly conversation with boat builders about the “how” and “why” of the boats they […]

Holiday Party and Underfoot Opening at Penobscot Marine Museum

Media Contact: Kathy Goldner, kgoldner@pmm-maine.org, 207.548.2529 x216 Searsport, Maine, November 18, 2013 – Penobscot Marine Museum’s winter exhibit Underfoot: Footwear, Hooked Rugs, In the Cellar and Below Decks opens on Friday, December 6th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm with a holiday party including Christmas gingerbread houses, a book signing with five Maine authors, and […]

Are Maine Scientists Changing America’s Energy Future?

Media Contact: Kathy Goldner, kgoldner@pmm-maine.org, 207.548.2529 x216 SEARSPORT, ME, October 18, 2013 – Maine scientists are leading the way nationally in wind and tide energy development, and important strides are being made in fisheries research. This year Penobscot Marine Museum’s history conference Fish, Wind and Tide: Maine’s Future Resources? on November 2 at Belfast’s Hutchinson […]

July 2013 Signal Flags

Pen Bay Day! Join the party on Saturday, July 6th! Penobscot Marine Museum celebrates our wonderful community and the summer season with a gigantic celebration. Come see an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle from OceansWide, watch Revolutionary War re-enactors fire their muskets and cook over an open fire, try your hand at weaving and spinning, hear […]

May 2013 Signal Flags

For Those in Peril: Shipwrecks, Memorials, and Rescues Celebrate Penobscot Marine Museum’s 2013 season! Join us for the opening reception of this exciting exhibit, share delicious victuals and ale. Stories of “those in peril” will come alive for visitors to the Penobscot Marine Museum this season. Through exciting interactive exhibits designed by English theater designer […]

Nathan Carver Award

PMM Object of the Month, March 2013 The Emperor of Japan awarded Nathan Carver of the bark Abbie Carver this beautiful medal of the red ribbon and a citation for his rescue of thirteen shipwrecked Japanese fishermen in September of 1881. The Emperor expressed his “high appreciation of [Carver's] humane action toward the unfortunate Japanese […]

Volunteer Day 2013

Volunteer Day is coming Bring your oxcart, wear your best hat and… Help us clean the campus! We need you and your friends, your rake, your shovel, your paintbrush, your huddled masses yearning to clean, and weed and paint. Save the date, Saturday, May 11, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Allen Insurance and Financial and Schooner Heritage

Thank you for your Business Memberships at the Commodore Level! Allen Insurance and Financial and Schooner Heritage support Penobscot Marine Museum in its mission to preserve, interpret and celebrate the maritime culture of the Penobscot Bay Region and beyond. Allen Insurance and Financial is an employee-owned, community-minded company offering insurance, employee benefits and financial planning […]

For Those In Peril: Shipwrecks, Memorials, and Rescues

Join us for the Opening Reception Friday, May 24, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Saturday, May 25—Sunday, October 20, 2013 Throughout history, shipwrecks have been the subject of legends, music, books, paintings, and performance. Disasters at sea, whether from storms, collisions, fires, war, vessel failure, or disease, have impacted life around the world. In Maine, […]

Knox County Through the Eastern Eye

A selection of photographs from the Eastern Illustrating Collection featuring every town in Knox County with descriptive captions based on information received from the local historical societies and historians. Now-April 28 2013 Vose Library PO Box 550 Union ME 04862 Preview Online

Washington County Through the Eastern Eye

A selection of photographs from the Eastern Illustrating Collection featuring every town in Washington County with descriptive captions based on information received from the local historical societies and historians. Now through April 1 2013 Cherryfield Public Library 35 Main Street Cherryfield, ME 04622 April 1-26 Jeanne Benedict Henry D. Moore Library Steuben, ME 04680 Preview […]