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Learn How to Make a Camera

Make a pinhole camera using a box from the kitchen shelf and take beautiful soft-focus photographs in the Make a Pinhole Camera workshops offered at Penobscot Marine Museum this summer.  A pinhole camera is a camera without a lens and with a single small aperture, a pinhole. Light from a scene passes through this single […]

Maine’s Lobster Boat Racing Film at Penobscot Marine Museum

Maine’s Lobster Boat Racing season is here. Lobsterboat racing has been happening in Maine for over a century, and began casually. Today the races are not for the faint of heart; they are highly, excitingly, competitive. On Thursday, July 9, at Penobscot Marine Museum, videographer and lobsterman David Osgood of Vinalhaven will show his film […]

Historic Photographs from Penobscot Marine Museum at Maine’s 2015 Antique Paper Show

Historic images from Penobscot Marine Museum’s collection of over 140,000 photographs will be available at the Maine 2015 Antique Paper Show on Saturday, June 27, from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at the First Congregational Church Vestry, 8 Church Street, Searsport. This show complements the museum’s photography exhibit Exploring the Magic of Photography: Painting with […]

Three Forgotten Women Photographers Brought to Light

Between 1900 and 1940 many Maine photographers made “real photo” post cards of local scenes and events. At a time when most professional photographers were men, three women largely forgotten today created memorable artistic images which provide rich insights into how Maine people lived and worked in inland towns and coastal villages a century ago.  In […]

Searsport High School Students Discuss Moving Stories of Maine Veterans

This winter five Searsport District High School seniors, Connor Fraser, Dylon Grant, Kevin Keniston, Anthony Powers, and Bartley Santos, curated an exhibit, Memoirs of War: A Soldier’s Seabag, which opened this spring at the Penobscot Marine Museum. Working with PMM assistant curator Cipperly Good and SDHS teacher Kathleen Jenkins, the students chose objects from Penobscot […]

Award-winning Maine Boat Builder in Film at Penobscot Marine Museum

Ralph Stanley: An Eye for Wood is a moving documentary on the extraordinary life of world-renowned Maine Master Boat Builder Ralph Stanley. Stanley, the son of a lobsterman, grew up on Mt. Desert Island and began building wooden boats in the early 1950’s. He has built more than 70 fine wooden boats including working lobster […]

Maiden Voyage for Searsport Student Creations

“It’s the town’s DNA, so it really works especially well for Searsport,” says boat building instructor Greg Rossel. Boat building and sea fairing is the heart of the town’s long history. High schoolers from Searsport District High School continued that tradition with the launch of three shellback dinghy’s they built themselves.The boat-building class is made […]

Bizarre Chair on Exhibit at Penobscot Marine Museum

A bizarre cage-chair on wheels, built in 1896 as a deterrent to Maine’s hobos, will be on display as part of Penobscot Marine Museum’s 2015 exhibit Exploring the Magic of Photography: Painting with Light.  The chair, which is on loan to the Penobscot Marine Museum from the Bangor Historical Society, was designed and apparently used […]

Seasonal Assistant Store Manager Position

Job Description: Penobscot Marine Museum is seeking an Assistant Store Manager for the 2015 season, mid-May to late October. This position will handle daily museum operations including admissions, museum shop and membership sales, security, light housekeeping, and opening and closing the museum. The Assistant Store Manager will be the lead staff person on weekends working […]

Searsport Farmers Market Opens May 26th

The Searsport Farmers Market will begin its second season on Tuesday, May 26th, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The market is hosted by Penobscot Marine Museum on the Crescent on Route One, and will be open every Tuesday through mid-October. New vendors to the market this year include Stone Fox Farm Creamery who will be […]

Searsport High School Students Launch Boats at Town Dock

At noon on Thursday, May 21, two Shellback Dinghies made by students at Searsport District High School will be launched into Searsport Harbor at the Town Dock.  The students have spent the past eighteen weeks building the dinghies with master boat builder Greg Rossel for their class Building a Shellback Dinghy: An Integrated Field Approach […]