Events

Lectures, Workshops, Events

For more information or to register for any of these programs, contact Jeana Ganskop, Education Director, at 207-548-2529 ext. 213 or jganskop@pmm-maine.org.

This programming has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these programs, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit the National Endowment for the Humanities website here https://www.neh.gov.

Peek into Paintings on Facebook Live

Facebook.com/Penobscot https://www.facebook.com/Penobscot

Friday, October 2
Noon
FREE

Join us at Facebook.com/Penobscot as Museum Educator Sarah Cole uses high resolution images of our paintings to zoom in on all the details. See our paintings as never before! Learn about the artist and the history and geography behind the subject of the painting. Post your questions and comments during the live session.

Member Mondays on Zoom

Zoom

Monday, October 5
Noon and lasts around 20 minutes
FREE, Members Only

Join Penobscot Marine Museum Curatorial Staff for live lunchtime Zoom presentations. Rotating between Curator Cipperly Good, Photo Archivist Kevin Johnson, and Digital Collections Curator Matt Wheeler, each week a different staff member will focus on one of their favorite artifacts or collections. Enjoy close up views and interesting stories, plus an opportunity to ask your own questions and chat with PMM staff!

Facebook Live Puppet Show

Facebook.com/Penobscot https://www.facebook.com/Penobscot

Tuesday, October 6
11am
FREE

Penobscot Marine Museum’s weekly puppet shows make history fascinating. Join us every Tuesday in October at 11am at Facebook.com/Penobscot. This series will mainly use shadow puppetry to illustrate exciting true stories from the sea. The puppet show programs will be hosted by the cat puppet Mr. Ropes and will feature a 3-5 minute shadow puppet show plus additional conversation and fun facts. Catch up on our summer puppet shows here.

October Speaker Series on Zoom: Kosti Ruohomaa and Maine’s Bygone Log Drives with Digital Collections Curator Matt Wheeler

Zoom

October 8
6pm
Free, registration required

In the early days of interior commercial logging, passage by river was the sole means of moving timber from stump to sawmill. By the time photojournalist Kosti Ruohomaa photographed a series of Maine log drives in the 1950s, river driving was only used on remote stretches of water where roads had not yet been built or improved for large trucks. It was labor intensive: skilled crews ushered logs downstream with hand tools, relying on strength, agility, mettle, and “keeping your head in the game”. The work was a spectacle and made for dynamic photographs; this was good fodder for Ruohomaa's camera.

Using a selection of these images, PMM Digital Collections Curator Matt Wheeler will give us a glimpse of a lost enterprise; the subculture that grew up around it has made a lasting image in our historical mind’s eye. Register

Peek into Paintings on Facebook Live

Facebook.com/Penobscot https://www.facebook.com/Penobscot

Friday, October 9
Noon
FREE

Join us at Facebook.com/Penobscot as Museum Educator Sarah Cole uses high resolution images of our paintings to zoom in on all the details. See our paintings as never before! Learn about the artist and the history and geography behind the subject of the painting. Post your questions and comments during the live session.

Member Mondays on Zoom

Zoom

Monday, October 12
Noon and lasts around 20 minutes
FREE, Members Only

Join Penobscot Marine Museum Curatorial Staff for live lunchtime Zoom presentations. Rotating between Curator Cipperly Good, Photo Archivist Kevin Johnson, and Digital Collections Curator Matt Wheeler, each week a different staff member will focus on one of their favorite artifacts or collections. Enjoy close up views and interesting stories, plus an opportunity to ask your own questions and chat with PMM staff!

Facebook Live Puppet Show

Facebook.com/Penobscot https://www.facebook.com/Penobscot

Tuesday, October 13
11am
FREE

Penobscot Marine Museum’s weekly puppet shows make history fascinating. Join us every Tuesday in October at 11am at Facebook.com/Penobscot. This series will mainly use shadow puppetry to illustrate exciting true stories from the sea. The puppet show programs will be hosted by the cat puppet Mr. Ropes and will feature a 3-5 minute shadow puppet show plus additional conversation and fun facts. Catch up on our summer puppet shows here.

October Speaker Series Zoom: Quintessential Maine Boats with Curator Cipperly Good

Zoom

October 15
6pm
Free, registration required

Cipperly Good, PMM Curator, will present a look at three quintessential Maine boats: the Wabanaki birchbark canoe, Matinicus double-ender, and Jonesporter lobsterboat. Each of these boats are designed for fishing in Maine's coastal waters. The ocean-going birchbark canoes had higher bows and sterns for navigating the ocean waves, and a round belly to act as a stable platform for spearing fish. The Matinicus double-ender, a full-bellied rowing boat, which cut through the waves and provided a stable platform for lobstermen, found its genesis in the Wabanaki birchbark canoe. The Jonesporter lobsterboat had its origins in a double-ender adapted into a pumpkinseed shape to accommodate an engine.  Come learn more how Maine geography influenced the design of these unique boats. Register

Peek into Paintings on Facebook Live

Facebook.com/Penobscot https://www.facebook.com/Penobscot

Friday, October 16
Noon
FREE

Join us at Facebook.com/Penobscot as Museum Educator Sarah Cole uses high resolution images of our paintings to zoom in on all the details. See our paintings as never before! Learn about the artist and the history and geography behind the subject of the painting. Post your questions and comments during the live session.