Summer 2013 Activities and Events (June)

June

Monday, June 3, 7:00 pm
Garden History Lecture Series
“Early American Garden Design: Popular Landscaping in Colonial and Victorian America”
An illustrated talk by Diana Chapin of The Heirloom Garden of Maine on how gardening has changed over the course of American history. Her slides depict popular landscape design techniques of the Colonial and Victorian Eras and will help anyone with an old home or an interest in heirloom gardening to develop their landscape using traditional design techniques At PMM’s Stephen Phillips Memorial Library, 11 Church Street, Searsport. Tickets in advance $8 members, $10 non-members, or at the door $12 members, $15 non-members. Buy tickets online or call 207-548-2529.

June 4, 9 and 16
Schooner HERITAGE Fundraiser!
“The best vacation you will ever have.” We are happy to offer Penobscot Marine Museum members a 10% discount on the Schooner HERITAGE this summer! If you book the Schooner HERITAGE for a multi-day sail on June 4th, 9th or 16th, you will receive the 10% discount, and the Museum will receive 5% of your ticket price as a donation. For more information please call 800-648-4544 or go to www.schoonerheritage.com.

Saturday, June 8, 2:00 pm
Children’s Story Hour and book signing
Connie and Peter Roop, authors of Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie, will tell us the story of Abbie Burgess who manned the light on Matinicus Island for four weeks while her father the lighthouse keeper was stuck on shore during a storm. Join us afterwards for a book signing. Free with PMM Admission. At PMM’s Peapod, Church Street, Searsport. For more information call 207-548-2529.

Mondays and Tuesdays: June 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
U.S.C.G.A. “About Boating Safely” Course
Darrell Gilman, U.S. Coast Guard Axillary, teacher. This ten hour course teaches specific laws and regulations, handling boating emergencies, safety practices, navigation rules, general boat maintenance and more. The last class is the exam for the Boating Safely Course Certificate. The course runs from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on June 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25. Register online or call 207-548-2529. At PMM’s Stephen Phillips Memorial Library, 11 Church Street, Searsport. The course is $40 for members and $50 for non-members. For more information call 207-548-2529.

Thursday, June 13, 11:00 am
Children’s Story Hour
Hear exciting stories of life in a Maine lighthouse, told by lighthouse keeper Ernie DeRaps and his daughter who grew up in lighthouses! Admission Free. At PMM’s Peapod, Church Street, Searsport. For more information call 207-548-2529.

Thursday, June 13, 7:00 pm
Thursday Night Lecture Series
Ernie DeRaps, lighthouse keeper at four Maine lighthouses, will present a slide show illustrating the life of a lighthouse keeper. He and his wife wrote a book about lighthouse-keeping and light housekeeping. At PMM’s Stephen Phillips Memorial Library, 11 Church Street, Searsport. Tickets in advance $8 members, $10 non-members, or at the door $12 members, $15 non-members. Buy tickets online or call 207-548-2529.

Friday, June 28, 7:00 pm
Thursday Night Lecture Series (on Friday this week only)
An illustrated talk by bestselling author Michael Tougias about his exciting new book A Storm Too Soon: A True Story of Disaster, Survival and Incredible Rescue. Hear his vivid account of the disaster: seventy-foot waves battering a torn life raft with three men on it 250 miles out to sea; and the amazing rescue by four brave Coast Guardsmen who battle hurricane-force winds in their Jayhawk helicopter in a race to save them. Michael Tougias will sign books after the talk. At PMM’s Stephen Phillips Memorial Library, 11 Church Street, Searsport. Tickets in advance $8 members, $10 non-members, or at the door $12 members, $15 non-members. Buy tickets online or call 207-548-2529 to buy tickets.

Saturday, June 29, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Maine 2013 Antique Paper Shows: Postcards & Paper Collectibles
Over forty exhibitors, thousands of vintage postcards, old maps, paper ephemera, and Penobscot Marine Museum historic photographs. Hosted by Penobscot Marine Museum at Searsport Town Hall, 1 Union Street, Searsport. Admission $2. Call 207-749-1717 for more information.

Sunday, June 30th, 2:00 pm
Historic Photography Lecture Series
“Rockport, Maine: The Postcard View” illustrated talk by PMM Photo Curator Kevin Johnson. At Rockville Chapel, Old Rockland Rd., off Rt. 17, Rockport, Maine. More information

Sunday, June 30, 6:30 pm
Historic Photography Lecture Series
Bristol: The Postcard View” illustrated talk by PMM Photo Curator Kevin Johnson.
Free. At Old Bristol Historical Society, McKinley School, 653 Harrington Rd., Pemaquid Falls, Bristol, ME