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.

Lobster Days at Penobscot Marine Museum

Penobscot Marine Museum 2 Church StreetSearsport,

Friday, August 20
10am-5pm
Included with Museum Admission

Come to the museum on Fridays this summer and meet our giant person-sized lobster! It’s a great photo opportunity! We’ll also have lobster trivia and temporary tattoos.

Themed Walking Tour: Stories of Searsport Sailing Families

Penobscot Marine Museum 2 Church StreetSearsport,

Tuesday, August 24, 5-8pm click here to see available times
$25/family (up to 10 people)

In the late 1800s, sea captains from Searsport were sailing around the world delivering goods to Europe, Asia, South America, and many places in between. Often, wives and children accompanied these captains. What was life like for these small-town families spending years at sea? What was it like for family members who stayed home during some voyages? Discover the stories of Searsport sailing families in this tour.

Lobster Days at Penobscot Marine Museum

Penobscot Marine Museum 2 Church StreetSearsport,

Friday, August 27
10am-5pm
Included with Museum Admission

Come to the museum on Fridays this summer and meet our giant person-sized lobster! It’s a great photo opportunity! We’ll also have lobster trivia and temporary tattoos.

Themed Walking Tour: Stories of Searsport Sailing Families

Penobscot Marine Museum 2 Church StreetSearsport,

Tuesday, August 31, 5-8pm click here to see available times
$25/family (up to 10 people)

In the late 1800s, sea captains from Searsport were sailing around the world delivering goods to Europe, Asia, South America, and many places in between. Often, wives and children accompanied these captains. What was life like for these small-town families spending years at sea? What was it like for family members who stayed home during some voyages? Discover the stories of Searsport sailing families in this tour.

Member Monday with volunteer and new PMM board president Jon Johansen

Zoom

Monday, September 13th at Noon on Zoom
Free for members

Most Fridays you can find the new PMM board president sitting at the microfilm reader in the Stephen Phillips Memorial Library at Penobscot Marine Museum. What is he researching? In this Member Monday exclusive, meet Jon Johansen as he discusses his project of combing through The Republican Journal for mentions of sailing vessels and the intriguing stories he has found.

A Painting in the Early Museum

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Friday, September 24th at Noon
Free on Facebook and YouTube

When the Penobscot Marine Museum opened for our second season in 1938, one of the paintings exhibited was of the ship GREAT ADMIRAL, on loan to the new museum by a daughter of a former captain. We’ll take a close look at this painting and explore how it was exhibited in 1938.

Peek into Paintings – Thomas Buttersworth and the War of 1812

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October 8th at noon
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Learn about an English painter, an American war, and the story of how Maine achieved statehood. Join us and dive into Thomas Buttersworth's "HMS SHANNON and USS CHESAPEAKE" and hear about their legendary battle in the War of 1812. 

Twilight Tours

Penobscot Marine Museum 2 Church StreetSearsport,

Friday, October 15th
5-7pm
$20 per family (up to 10 people)
Pre-registration is required

When the ghosts come out! Meet the spirits of those lost at sea - a ghost ship, a waterspout, Confederates, yellow fever, and a menagerie at the bottom of the ocean are just a few of the plots visitors will encounter on Twilight Tours.

Peek into Paintings – Victorian Vogue, Creepy Now?

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October 22nd at noon
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In this painting, we see a beautiful young woman in her silky white wedding gown with a long white veil secured by a crown of flowers. The woman was Harriet McGilvery Dunbar and the artist created this painting sometime after Harriet passed away at the age of 22. During this program, we will take a close look at the painting, discuss mourning and remembrance in Victorian culture, and also examine a hair wreath.