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, September 25
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.

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

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

October Speaker Series on Zoom: Marine Art by the Buttersworth Family with Educator Sarah Cole

Zoom

October 22
6pm
Free, registration required

PMM Museum Educator Sarah Cole will present a look at master paintings of marine art by the Buttersworth family. Using the advantages of an entirely digital presentation, she will take her time exploring the paintings and zooming in to closely examine the minute details these men spent the time to include in their images. She will also explore a little bit of the events and places these paintings depict. Register

October Speaker Series on Zoom: Stories from the Spirits of Sea-goers

Zoom

October 29
6pm
Free, registration required

As the Penobscot Marine Museum winds up its season and readies the buildings to over-winter, the spirits associated with the artifacts and stories tend to awaken. In this Zoom edition of PMM’s annual event, you can hear their stories of tragedy and adventure from the comfort of your home! Family friendly, but may be scary for young viewers. Register