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.

About Ship Modeling with Nic Damuck

Main Street Gallery 40 East Main StreetSearsport,

Tuesday, July 15, 7:00 pm
Special Lecture
About Ship Modeling with Nic Damuck
Everything you every wanted to know about ship models and more! Bluejacket Ship Crafters owner Nic Damuck has been making models for over thirty years. Come hear about the fascinating world of exquisite wooden ship models which has devotees around the globe. Be inspired!

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$8 – $10

Knowing Their Place: Two Stories (and the truth) About an African-American Settlement in Troy

Main Street Gallery 40 East Main StreetSearsport,

African-Americans have been in Maine since the very beginning of settlement. In the 19th Century many lived side by side with their Euro-American neighbors, but some were settled together in their own communities. People in the rural town of Troy have traditions about such a settlement, said to have been large and self-sufficient at one time but now vanished. What was the reality of the place, and what was its fate? Unity College students interviewed Troy residents, sought out old records, and excavated the site of the original settlement to discover the stories--and the truth--about what happened to the African-Americans of rural Waldo County. Chris Marshall is professor of anthropology at Unity College. He researches the ecology and historical archaeology of early Euro-and Afro-American settlers in the Central Maine back-country, with emphasis on land-human interaction and landscape archaeology. PMM’s Main Street Gallery. Tickets $8 members and $10 non-members.

$8 – $10

The Friendship Sloop

Penobscot Marine Museum’s Douglas and Margaret Carver Memorial Art Gallery 11 Church St.Searsport,

With Harold Burnham
Monday, June 27, 7 pm, Carver Memorial Gallery, 11 Church St.
Cost: $8; $5 Members

Friendship Sloop builder Harold Burnham and members of the Friendship Sloop Society discuss the evolution of this iconic sloop design from the workhorse of the Maine lobstering fleet to a beloved recreational sloop prized by traditionalists. PMM’s Maine Maritime Icons Series.

Volcanoes, Iron, and Phytoplankton in the Antarctic

Penobscot Marine Museum’s Douglas and Margaret Carver Memorial Art Gallery 11 Church St.Searsport,

Cost: $8; $5 Members

Phytoplankton in the ocean produce half of the oxygen in the Earth’s atmosphere. Iron supply limits the growth of phytoplankton in Antarctic waters. Hydrothermal systems cooling active submarine volcanoes may be adding iron to the Southern Ocean. Oceanographer, Maine native, and University of Tasmania (Australia) Professor Mike Coffin will present initial findings arising from a two-month Antarctic research voyage he led earlier this year, including a 15-minute documentary film featuring an erupting volcano.

The Oyster Industry

Penobscot Marine Museum’s Douglas and Margaret Carver Memorial Art Gallery 11 Church St.Searsport,

With Smokey McKeen
Thursday, July 14, 7 pm, Carver Memorial Gallery, 11 Church St.
Cost: $8; $5 Members

Smokey McKeen founded Pemaquid Oyster Company on the Damariscotta River in 1986 and now raises over a million oysters a year. He has been written up in the New York Times and Yankee Magazine, and is featured in Mario Batali’s America Farm to Table: Simple, Delicious Recipes Celebrating Local Farmers. PMM’s Maine Maritime Icons Series.