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Volunteer Day & Yale Day of Service

Saturday, May 10, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Come join the Yale alumni and their friends and family taking part in the annual YaleDayofService at Penobscot Marine Museum this May. Help us clean the boat barns, wash the windows, touch up the railings, and get ready for opening! We will feed you a delicious lunch. […]

Boat Builders of Mount Desert Island at Penobscot Marine Museum Boat Builders Forum

Thursday, May 8, at 7:00 pm the Maine Boatbuilding Forum will host boat builders of Mount Desert Island. Boat builders Hank Hinckley, Chummy Rich and Rich Helmke from Bass Harbor Boats, and Ralph and Richard Stanley, will talk about building everything from high-end yachts to lobster boats and traditional sloops for their diverse set of […]

Photography News

Boothbay Railway Village in Boothbay, Maine Saturday, May 3 from 1:30 – 3:00 pm The Boothbay Railway Village in partnership with the Boothbay Region Historical Society will host Kevin Johnson, photo archivist for the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, Maine for an illustrated talk entitled Boothbay: The Postcard View; Selections from the Eastern Illustrating & […]

Cash Mob at Penobscot Marine Museum

Saturday, April 26 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Come join the Cash Mob! Mob the Museum Store, 40 E. Main Street. Spend $20 and you will be entered into a raffle held by Bangor Savings Bank for something wonderful from a Bucksport area business (thank you Bangor Savings Bank!) AND a Museum Store raffle for […]

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,, 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,, 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.