Past Exhibits

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 […]

History Chests: Exhibit Designed by the Sophomore Class of Searsport District High School

Saturday, May 24 through Sunday, October 19 Opening Reception Thursday, May 22, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm This exhibit is in Merithew and Fowler True Ross Houses. Nine sea captain chests, which contain specific artifacts showing the different aspects of the impact the Penobscot Bay has on the Midcoast region, were assembled and documented by […]

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 & […]

Penobscot Marine Museum’s Kevin Johnson Kicks Off Maritime Month Lecture Series at Camden Public Library

Searsport, Maine, March 28, 2014 – “The Coastwise Photography Collection of Ed Coffin” is the subject of Kevin Johnson’s talk on Tuesday, April 1 at 7:00 pm at Camden Public Library. Ed Coffin spent seventy years building this collection of photographs which document Maine’s maritime culture from Boothbay to Stockton Springs from the 1890’s to […]

Penobscot Marine Museum’s Rare Historic Photographs of Down East On View at Mount Desert Island Historical Society

Searsport, Maine, January 8, 2014 – The Mount Desert Island Historical Society is hosting Penobscot Marine Museum’s exhibit “Hancock County through Eastern’s Eye,” a collection of rare photographs of towns and villages in Hancock County, Maine taken in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The exhibit features images that have never been exhibited in […]

Traveling Exhibits

May 1 through July 7 Washington County Through Eastern’s Eye Generously sponsored in part by National Endowment for the Arts Beautiful historic photographs of interesting places and people taken throughout Washington County from 1909 to 1947, from PMM’s Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co. Photography Collection. For more information call 207-853-4650. Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington […]

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. May & June Friendship Town Office 6 Harbor Rd., Friendship, ME Open to Public Mon-Fri 9:00am – 3:00pm and Tuesdays until 7:00pm July & August North […]