Searsport Christmas Extravaganza!
Friday, December 4th and Saturday, December 5th
Admission free unless otherwise indicated

Friday, December 4

5:30 pm – Town of Searsport Tree Lighting on the Crescent
4 pm to 6 pm – Open House at Penobscot Marine Museum’s Fowler-True-Ross Sea Captain’s House
Rooms beautifully decorated for a Victorian Christmas by community groups and businesses:

• Bangor Savings Bank
• Blue Jacket Shipcrafters
• Congregational Church Women’s Fellowship Group
• Friendship Quilting group
• Nautical Scribe Books
• Searsport Antique Mall
• Searsport Beautification Committee
• Searsport Historical Society

4 pm to 6 pm – Meet the Authors at Penobscot Marine Museum Store
Meet Maine Authors:

• Ardeana Hamlin, Abbott’s Reach, The Havener Sisters
• Douglas Coffin, One Maine Christmas Eve
• Mac Smith, Mainers on the Titanic
• Mark Scott Ricketts, A Flatlander’s Guide to Maine, Adventures in Vacationland
• Mark Warner, The Tragedy of the Royal Tar
• Russ Cox (illustrator), Merry Moosey Christmas
• Christmas Gingerbread display
• “White Christmas” dress on display
• Refreshments

7 pm – Variety Show at Union Hall at Searsport Town Office

• Holiday Season Variety Show! Something for everyone of all ages – Songs, Stories, Music and a whole lot of fun!  Adults $8, Kids 12 and under $4.  Refreshments for sale.


Saturday, December 5

10 am to 4 pm – Open House at Penobscot Marine Museum’s Fowler-True-Ross Sea Captain’s House (Searsport Historic Society House Tour),
10 am to noon – Live music: Ralph Stanley and his fiddle group
2 pm to 3 pm – Live music: ensemble from the Pen Bay Singers
1 pm and 3 pm – Christmas readings from 19th century Christmas favorites Read by Katie Hessler, Librarian Carver Library

10 am to 4 pm – Holiday Displays at Penobscot Marine Museum Store

• Christmas Gingerbread display
• “White Christmas” dress on display

10 am to 4 pm – Tours of First Congregational Church

• Historical tours of this 19th century church with gorgeous stained glass windows
• Refreshments served in Fellowship Hall

10 am to 4 pm – Searsport Historical Society House Tour
Tickets are $10, and are for sale now at Searsport Antique Mall and on the day of the tour at Searsport Historical Society’s Coleman House

• Beautifully decorated for Christmas, the homes are: Dawn & Ritchie house, Suzanne & Joel Ploszaj house, George Kerper’s house, Janet William’s house, Marie Underwood’s house, Bruce Probert’s house and the Fowler-True-Ross house at the Penobscot Marine Museum.
• Refreshments served at Searsport Historical Society’s Coleman House
• Decorated Penobscot #1 Fire Truck in the barn doorway of Coleman House

10 am to 1 pm – Carver Memorial Library Gift Book Sale
Rare and first edition books on sale to support the Library
Carver Memorial Library, 12 Union Street

2 pm – Christmas Concert at Searsport District High School
Tempo, The Eastern Maine Pops Orchestra Christmas Cheer Concerts, traditional and modern arrangement of carols.

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To view selected videos of past events click here.


Thank you for a great 2015 season!

Museum exhibits are closed for the season and re-open Saturday, May 28, 2016.
See Events for special winter exhibits.

Museum Store and Museum Framer Hours
October 19 – November 21, 2015
Wednesday – Friday, 11 – 4

Closed Veteran’s Day, November 11
Closed November 22 – November 28, 2015

November 29 – December 19, 2015
Wednesday – Saturday, 11 – 4

Closed December 20, 2015 – April, 2016



Thank you Hamilton Marine and JC Holcomb Photography for providing the Virtual Tour

Trip Advisor Reviews

“Local Gem”
“Best local museum I’ve been to this year”
“GREAT place for kids”
“We loved the history”
“A wonderful walk thru the maritime history of Maine”
“A great place to visit and learn about the area’s past.”
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Belfast Harbor Inn

10% discount on lodging (must be booked directly with the motel and not valid with any other discounts)

Colonial Gables Oceanfront Village

10% off a hotel room May through October

Lowell’s Boat Shop

2 for 1 admission upon presentation of PMM membership card.

The Mount Battie Motel

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