Past Exhibits

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 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 […]

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 […]

For Those In Peril: Shipwrecks, Memorials, and Rescues

Saturday, May 25 through Sunday, October 20, 2013 Explore with us the shipwrecks and near misses; the perfect storms and sudden squalls; those lost at sea and the families left behind; and the brave lifesavers and brilliant marine equipment innovators. Through the Museum’s collection of marine art, portraits, photographs, lifesaving equipment, original manuscripts and logbooks, […]

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. April Henry D. Moore Library 22 Village Rd., Steuben, ME (207) 546-7301 May Fort O’Brien School 492 Port Rd PO Box 37, Machiasport, ME 04655 (207) […]

Winter Exhibit: Keeping Warm

Travel back to a time when snow banks towered over Main Street, Penobscot Bay froze over, and groups gathered for winter outdoor recreation and indoor quilting bees. This exhibit explores how Mainers worked and played in the harsher winters of our past. It showcases Penobscot Marine Museum’s collection of beautiful 19th century quilts, winter clothing, […]