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.

Talk and Book Signing: Cooking With Fire

Main Street Gallery 40 East Main Street, Searsport

Tuesday, July 1, 7:00 pm
Talk and Book Signing: Cooking With Fire
Learn how to build your own wood-fired oven! Author, archaeologist and food historian Paula Marcoux talks about her new book, a comprehensive and often humorous examination of live-fire cooking across cultures and throughout the ages, with over 100 recipes.
PMM’s Main Street Gallery.

Free

Talk and Book Signing: Sea of Liberty

Main Street Gallery 40 East Main Street, Searsport

Sea of Liberty is the third book in a series of historical novels based on the storied maritime history of Kevin Mills’ ancestors. It comes from years of research on his family history, which include privateer Eligood Mills. Family legend states that he sailed on the vessel Grand Turk and was captured by the British. Kevin Mills grew up in Gorham, Maine and is an award-winning sports writer and journalist who has written for the Boston Globe and Portland Press Herald. PMM’s Main Street Gallery. Admission free.

Free

Talk and Book Signing: 1816: The Year That Summer Never Came

Main Street Gallery 40 East Main Street, Searsport

Saturday, August 23, 2:00 pm
Talk and Book Signing: 1816: The Year That Summer Never Came
This story, by author Mayra Donnell, is of a young girl who records in her diary what Maine life was like in the bizarre weather of the year 1816. In the summer of 1816, instead of scorching summers, they experienced ice and frozen apple blossoms in May and a snow storm in June. Learn the true story of why 1816 was a year of unusual weather. Home Schoolers’ Day PMM’s Main Street Gallery. Admission free.

Free

Maine Photography: A History, 1840-2015

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

With authors Libby Bischof, Susan Danly, and Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr.
Thursday, June 23, 5:30 pm to 7 pm, Carver Memorial Gallery, 11 Church St.
Admission free.

Meet the historians behind the book Maine Photography: A History, 1840-2015 and explore with them the origins of Maine's rich photographic traditions; the rise of a fine-art photographic tradition; and the evolution of a thriving contemporary photo scene. Maine Photography: A History, 1840-2015 is part of the Maine Photo Project.

Free

Why The Ocean Matters: The Once And Future Ocean

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

With Peter Neill
Wednesday, July 20, 7 pm, Carver Memorial Gallery, 11 Church St.

This talk provides a persuasive argument for how sustainability and careful use can establish a new paradigm for adaptation to a changing climate, and around which to build a new post-industrial, post-consumption based global community. Peter Neill, author of The Once and Future Ocean, discusses why the ocean matters and the necessity for a new, sustainable paradigm away from unrestricted growth based on fossil fuel-driven consumption.  Neill will discuss new solutions, emerging recommendations for change, and specific ideas for preserving the health of the ocean.   Peter Neill is founder and director of the World Ocean Observatory (worldoceanobservatory.org) and served 20 years as President of the South Street Seaport Museum, New York. 
Cost: $8; $5 Members

Maine Memories: A Vintage Picture Postcard Tour, Book Signing & Talk

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

With authors Michael Closen and John Brunkowski
Thursday, August 25, 7 pm, Carver Memorial Gallery, 11 Church St.
Admission free.

Hear the fascinating story of this impressive collection of over 350 postcards of the lighthouses, harbors, ships, railroads, wildlife, forests and lakes of Maine.

Free

Maine On Glass, Book Signing & Talk

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

With authors Earle Shettleworth, Jr., William H. Bunting, and Kevin Johnson
Thursday, September 22, 7 pm, Carver Memorial Gallery, 11 Church St.
Admission free.

Hear fascinating in-depth historical commentary on the Maine photographs from Penobscot Marine Museum’s Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Company Collection. Maine State Historian Earle Shettleworth, Jr., Maine historian and author William H. Bunting, and Penobscot Marine Museum Photo Archivist Kevin Johnson collaborated on this book about the unique Belfast-based postcard company of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Maine On Glass is published by Tilbury House.

Free

Gillchrest Papers: A Treasure in the Attic with Author Renny Stackpole

PMM Visitors Center 2 Church St., Searsport

Book Talk and Signing
Thursday, July 27
7pm
Visitors Center, 2 Church St.
Free

PMM Director Emeritus Renny Stackpole returns to Penobscot Marine Museum to share his latest research, which he has just published in the book "The Gillchrest Papers". Tucked away in his attic was the source of his research, the family letters and business papers of the Gillchrests, a Thomaston, Maine seafaring family who built, managed, and sailed ships to distant ports around the world from 1830-1870. Renny will be signing books after his talk.