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

Sailors’ Valentine Workshop

Penobscot Marine Museum 2 Church Street, Searsport

Sailors’ Valentines are a form of sea shell art, popular in the 1800s, when sailors brought them home to their loved ones. Most Sailors’ Valentines were made in the West Indies, on the island of Barbados, between 1830 and 1880, but production continued into the early 20th century. In this workshop, you can make your... (Read More »)


Workshop – Intro to Tatting


Tatting is a kind of lace handiwork that uses a small shuttle to create patterns out of a series of knots. Initially, it can be challenging to form the knots and determine the best placement of your hands. Once you’ve mastered that, you can create a large variety of projects.


Workshop – Project Inspired by Wealthy P. Nichols’ Tatted Bonnet


Make your own tatted bookmark and motif based on the patterns in Wealthy P. Nichols’ bonnet. On Wednesday Evening, January 2nd, 1907, Miss Wealthy P. Nichols was united in marriage to Frederick R. Poor, a Belfast businessman. Her wedding gown is now in the collection of the Penobscot Marine Museum as well as her shoes... (Read More »)