Past Exhibits

Photography Exhibit Brings History to Life at Penobscot Marine Museum

Penobscot Marine Museum opens its 2015 season on May 23 with four major exhibitions of historic photography under the umbrella title Exploring the Magic of Photography: Painting with Light.  The campus will be filled with hands-on activities.  Museum visitors will be able to walk into a huge camera, step inside an historic darkroom, watch a […]

Disorganized and Defeated: The Battle for Penobscot Bay 1779

In PMM’s Main Street Gallery, 40 East Main Street. The newly acquired court-martial papers of Commodore Dudley Saltonstall will be displayed for the first time in this exhibit examining the effects of the Revolutionary War on the citizens of Penobscot Bay.  This exhibit coincides with  replica of the Revolutionary War period frigate L’HERMIONE’s arrival in […]

Penobscot Marine Museum’s Historic Photography Exhibit Now in Deer Isle

Penobscot Marine Museum’s historic photography exhibit Hancock County Through Eastern’s Eye is now at the Island Heritage Trust barn, in Deer Isle, Maine.  The photographs in Hancock County Through Eastern’s Eye are of places people loved a century ago, when the owner of Eastern Illustrating sent his crews with their box cameras into tiny towns […]

Fish, Wind and Tide: Art and Technology of Maine’s Resources

Saturday, May 24 through Sunday, October 19 Opening reception Friday, May 23, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Penobscot Marine Museum’s Main Street Gallery, 40 East Main Street Using interactive displays and photographs, Fish, Wind and Tide: Art and Technology of Maine’s Resources explores the history of Maine’s fisheries, historic coastal tide mills, and wind […]

Eric Hopkins: Shells – Fish – Shellfish

Monday, June 16 through Sunday, October 19 Opening reception Friday, July 25, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm This exhibit is in Penobscot Marine Museum’s Douglas and Margaret Carver Memorial Art Gallery, 11 Church Street Capturing Eric Hopkins’ life-long fascination with life from the sea, this major retrospective includes paintings, monotypes, and glass and wood sculpture, […]

“Do It Your Way”: Gee’s Bend Quilts & Quilters in Maine

Saturday, August 2 through Sunday, September 7 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. To view the complete lineup of our Gee’s Bend events, click here. Gee’s Bend quilts have been hailed […]

Photography exhibits in the Main Street Gallery

Maritime Muse – Inspired By the Sea Saturday, May 24, through Thursday, June 26 Opening reception Friday, May 23, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm This historically significant group of silver gelatin photographs by Dean Kotula offers an exciting and rare glimpse of foreign factory ships fishing in U.S. waters. After 1975, every foreign vessel fishing […]

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 & […]