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April 2018
Free

Student Designed Mobile Tour Launch

April 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Penobscot Marine Museum, 40 East Main Street
Searsport, 04974 United States
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Searsport District Middle School has a good number of students enrolled in the National Junior Honor Society. NJHS president Max Provencher approached the Museum to devise some projects for his fellow students. Working with curator Cipperly Good, the students have picked their favorite objects on exhibit. The mobile tour of their favorites will feature labels about what intrigued the students about the object and photographs that allow visitors to virtually climb into our boats, spin objects 360 degrees, or open up cabinet doors. Those in the area are welcome to attend the launch and interact with the student designers. Bring your smart phone!

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May 2018
Free

A Salty Upbringing: Tales of Maritime Mothers

May 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Merithew and Fowler True Ross Houses, Church St.
Searsport, 04974 United States
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A Midcoast Maine mother reared her children at sea or at least close to the water’s edge. In later years, she sent her sons off to be captains and crew and her daughters to be captain’s wives. Hear our troop of young actors tell the tales of the mothers depicted in portraits from the Museum collection and tour our Sea Captain’s home. This program is in partnership with the Searsport District Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society.

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Free

Sailing Small: Small Boats, Big Ideas Opening Reception

May 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Main Street Gallery, 40 East Main Street
Searsport, 04974 United States
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May 25; 5pm-7pm
Sailing Small: Small Boats, Big Ideas Opening Reception
Main Street Gallery
Cost: Free, donations welcome

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June 2018

Father’s Day Model Race

June 16 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
PMM Model Pond, 2 Church St.
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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Cost: Free with Museum Admission

Celebrate Father’s Day by digging out your remote control or sailing pond model and take it for a spin on our model pond. Pick up races with other families out for a day with good old Dad!

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TinkerCAD & 3D Printing Demonstration

June 21 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Main Street Gallery, 40 East Main Street
Searsport, 04974 United States
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Main Street Gallery
Cost: Free with Museum Admission

In the past models were made of wood and other organic materials. Today we can design models on computers and print them out in 3-D. Students from the Searsport District Middle School will demonstrate how the computer aided design software “TinkerCAD” works and print out their inspirational designs for all to see. Join them on the model pond afterwards to see if their creations float, sail, and who will win the race!

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Sources of Inspiration: Rob Eddy, Modelmaker

June 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Admissions Center, 5 Church St
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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Admissions Center
Cost: $5 for members, $8 for non-members

Rob Eddy, model maker from Camden, Maine, shares his inspiration for building models. Eddy’s models are known for their use of the silver, gold, and precious gems, in addition to traditional wood.

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Free

Music at the Museum: Leaky Boot Jug Band

June 22 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
PMM Boat House, 2 Church Street
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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Boat House
Free 

The music of the Leaky Boot Jug Band ranges from rock to country, blues to folk, with some old time favorites and original tunes jumbled together for a whale of a good time.  Bring a picnic or stop by on your drive home!

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Soling Remote Control Model Demonstration

June 23 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
PMM Model Pond, 2 Church St.
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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Model Pond
Cost: Free with Museum Admission

The Soling racing yacht is a popular one-design class. This miniature version is one of the most popular classes and has the largest number of registered models within the American Model Yachting Association racing class system.

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Sources of Inspiration: David White, Antiques Dealer

June 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Admissions Center, 5 Church St
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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Cost: $5 for members, $8 for non-members

David White, an antiques dealer and model restorer from North Yarmouth, shares what inspires model collectors to acquire their next ship or pond model and the intricate work it takes to restore these boats in miniature.

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July 2018

Fourth of July Model Race

July 4 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
PMM Model Pond, 2 Church St.
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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Cost: Free with Museum Admission

Celebrate Independence Day by bringing your Remote Control and Sailing Pond Models to our pond. Pick up races with other models.

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Remote Control Lobster Boat and America’s Cup Sailboat Model Races

July 7 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Penobscot Marine Museum, 40 East Main Street
Searsport, 04974 United States
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Cost: Free with Museum Admission
Museum Crescent and Searsport Town Dock

It is race day down at the Searsport Town Dock, as the models of Lobster boats and America's Cup Yachts race for glory.  Stop by and cheer them on!

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E.B. White’s Birthday and Stuart Little Model Race

July 11 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
PMM Model Pond, 2 Church St.
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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Cost: Free with Museum Admission

Celebrate E.B. White’s 119th birthday with us! There will be cake, tintype photo sessions by E.B. White’s sailing dinghy FAINT ENDEAVOR, and a chance to make a clothespin Stuart Little and model boat to sail on our pond and take home afterwards.

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Sources of Inspiration: Ken Weeks, Canoe model maker

July 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Admissions Center, 5 Church St
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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Admissions Center
Cost: $5 for members, $8 for non-members

Ken Weeks builds canoes in the traditional manner in Blue Hill. He will compare the building of a birch bark canoe in miniature with the 42 foot model currently under construction.

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Sources of Inspiration: Nic Damuck, Model Business Owner

July 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Admissions Center, 5 Church St
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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Admissions Center
Cost: $5 for members, $8 for non-members

Nic Damuck owns BlueJacket Shipcrafters Inc. in Searsport. He will discuss his background as a model maker and what inspires others to build.

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A Yankee Expeditioner’s Thoughts on the Penobscot Expedition

July 26 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Admissions Center, 5 Church St
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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Cost: $5 for members, $8 for non-members

The Penobscot Expedition, during the Revolutionary War, was the worst naval disaster in American history until Pearl Harbor. David Middleton, a costumed interpreter, will discuss the failures of the assault on Magabigaduce (Castine) and the consequences to the Mid-coast and Penobscot regions of Maine.

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$250

Half Model and Lines Drawing Class

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hamilton Learning Center, 89 East Main St (Route One)
Searsport, 04974 United States
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July 27-28; 10am-3pm

Boatbuilder Greg Rossel will teach participants how to make templates from an existing set of plans and build a half model. Day two will show how to take lines from a model and start a second half model. Class materials will include a selection of woods.

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August 2018

Gala & Auction 2018

August 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Penobscot Marine Museum, 40 East Main Street
Searsport, 04974 United States
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Friday evening, August 3

Dinner with silent and live auctions
On the Penobscot Marine Museum campus
For more information call 207.548.2529 or email skettell@pmm-maine.org

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Searsport Heritage Days Homecoming Model Display

August 4 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
PMM Model Pond, 2 Church St.
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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Cost: Free with Museum Admission

Searsport celebrates its maritime history this weekend, join us to see models built and used by our maritime forefathers and foremothers. Call ahead to reserve your spot.

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Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean

August 8 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Admissions Center, 5 Church St
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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Cost: $5 for members, $8 for non-members

Join author Jonathan White as he explores sea level rise, tide-generated electricity, the relation of sea- and land-creatures (including humans) to the tides and the moon, how tides are slowing the earth’s rotation and making the day longer, and why scientists have been maddened by the problem of explaining the tides for thousands of years.

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The “Great War” in Review

August 16 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Admissions Center, 5 Church St
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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Cost: $5 for members, $8 for non-members

In 2018, we commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the end of the “Great War”. Historian Paul Biddle provides insights into what led the United States to enter the war and how that influenced the outcome of the war.

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