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

An 1894 Dinner and Grog

Please join in the fun
With Penobscot Marine Museum
An 1894 Dinner and Grog

Ondine Oyster & Wine Bar
108 Main Street, Belfast, Maine
February 22, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
$65 per person

Seating is limited. Please reserve by phone 207-338-3318 or email

Pictures from the Penobscot Marine Museum tell many stories. The picture on this card was taken in 1894 at the Oddfellows Hall in Belfast (the building now houses Chase’s Daily). We do not know what the men are drinking or why they are peeling apples, but we can have a lot of fun thinking about both, and eating some of the food they might have eaten in 1894 in Belfast, prepared by Chef Evan Mallet in 2018. Please join us for some fun and see more of our photos – old ones of familiar places and some of our newest collection of work by Kosti Ruohomaa that is creating a stir around the state. And as always, Evan’s cooking is the icing on any cake.

Student Designed Mobile Tour Launch

Penobscot Marine Museum 2 Church StreetSearsport,

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!


Father’s Day Model Race

PMM Model Pond 2 Church St., Searsport, ME

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!

Who were the Hichborns?

The Hichborn 10 Church St., Stockton Springs, ME

Learn about the Hichborn family and their impact on Penobscot Bay with guest speakers and a photography display. Photos will be part of a silent auction. Appetizers and drinks provided by The Hichborn. All proceeds to benefit the Penobscot Marine Museum.
There are a limited number of tickets available. Reservations are required. For more information or to make a reservation, please call Penobscot Marine Museum at 207-548-2529.


Vintage Postcard Show

Searsport First Congregational Church 8 Church St., Searsport, ME

Organized by Brewster Harding
Saturday, June 15, 8:30am-2pm

The Brewster Harding Vintage Postcard Show includes thousands of vintage postcards, old maps, historic photographs, sheet music, and paper ephemera. Free appraisals for your paper collectibles will be available from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.

E.B. White at Night

PMM Visitors Center 2 Church St., Searsport, ME

E.B. White at Night
Thursday, July 11, 6pm-8:30pm
$8/person, $5/PMM member

On the 120th anniversary of E.B. White’s birth, join the Penobscot Marine Museum for an evening of readings and cocktails in the PMM Boat barns. Visit White’s sailing dingy, “Faint Endeavor” while drinking his favorite cocktail! Listen to fans read their favorite E. B. White passages from his New Yorker days to his classic children’s tales. Bring your own favorite reading and join in on the fun! This is sure to be a unique event you don’t want to miss. Must be 21 or older. Cash bar.

Visit us at the Bucksport Bay Festival

Bucksport Downtown and Waterfront Bucksport, ME

Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21

​The Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to celebrate “Small Town Americana“ at this year’s 22nd Annual Bucksport Bay Festival, a three-day event on the Bucksport Waterfront and Main Street starting on Friday, July 19th and concluding Sunday, July 21st.

For more information visit

Searsport Maritime Heritage Days

PMM Visitors Center 2 Church St., Searsport, ME

Saturday, August 3, 10am-5pm
Free with Museum admission

Enjoy special activities and family fun in celebration of Searsport's maritime heritage.

Maine Marine Fare Conference

Searsport’s Union Hall 1 Union St., Searsport, ME

Saturday, September 28
Searsport’s Union Hall, 1 Union Street, Searsport

$60 for members, teachers, and non-profit employees
$75 for non-members
$30 for students
Lunch will be provided
Registration deadline is September 16

The classic image of a Maine Fisherman is the lobsterman who owns and operates his own boat with a small crew to help with the catch. While this is still very much the case, Maine is diversifying its fisheries: aquaculture is introducing more marketable species, multi-national companies are applying for land-based aquaculture permits, the traditional bait fish stocks are running short and new sources need to be found, the removal of river dams means more fish are returning to the Penobscot Nation’s sovereign waters, and women are breaking into the fish catch and processing arenas. 

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Elixir of the Sea

The Edge 24 Stonecoast RdLincolnville,

Save the Date
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Postponed, date to be determined
6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Cocktail party at The Edge, located in Lincolnville, Maine. Food and drink by Trillium Caterers. Watch for your invitation. For more info, contact Sabrina Kettell at