Community Conversations & Formal Presentations

Thank you for your interest in a Penobscot Marine Museum presentation. We welcome the opportunity to share more information about our museum and pass along our knowledge of the maritime culture of the Penobscot Bay region and beyond. Our staff can come to your site for an in-person program or we can do a Zoom program. For more information please contact Jeana Ganskop, Education Director, at or 207-548-2529 ext. 213. To schedule your program please complete the request form and submit it to Jeana.

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We offer two different types of presentations:

Community Conversations: Our staff can describe our work at the Penobscot Marine Museum, dig deeper into one of our signature collections, or share a series of photographs of your community. During the presentation, we welcome stories and insights from the audience to help us fill out the history and culture of your community and our region.

Fee: The cost for a Community Conversation presentation is a minimum of round-trip mileage at the federal rate ($0.625/mile in 2022). We welcome an additional honorarium to support our work.

Formal Presentations: Our Curatorial, Photo Archives, and Education Department staff members are experts in their fields and can speak more formally on a number of topics.

Fee: The cost for formal presentations is $100 ($50 for small non-profits and schools) plus round-trip mileage at the federal rate ($0.625/mile in 2022). Some programs may have additional materials costs. We welcome an additional honorarium to support our work.

Community Conversations Presentations:

  • Penobscot Marine Museum: An Overview
  • Penobscot Marine Museum Photo Archives: An Overview
  • Kosti Comes Home: A Glimpse into the Black Star Collection
  • The Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Company—with a focus on specific Maine towns and regions
  • The Net Result: Our Evolving Fisheries and the National Fisherman Collection

Formal Presentations:

  • Maine in the China Trade
  • Working the Penobscot Bay
  • Maine’s Windjammers
  • Women at Sea
  • Through Her Lens: Women Photographers
  • From Mission to Outreach: How a Museum Works

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