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.

Workshop: Watercolor Journaling

PMM Visitors Center 2 Church St., Searsport, ME

Saturday, August 10, 9am-12:30am
Ages 9-90, $30/participant, $20/member

Inspired by Lucinda Hathaway’s books Takashi's Voyage: The Wreck of the Sindia and 'Round the World: Takashi Sails Home, this workshop will explore the art of watercolor journaling. No prior experience is necessary and this workshop is great for the whole family. Registration deadline is August 2, call 548-2529 or email jganskop@pmm-maine.org to register.

Sailors’ Valentine Workshop

PMM Old Vestry 2 Church St., Searsport, ME

Saturday, February 15, 10am-1pm
Adults, $30

Sailors’ Valentines are a form of sea shell art, popular in the 1800s, when sailors brought them home to their wives, girlfriends, mothers, or sisters. 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 own Sailors’ Valentine to take home. All materials and tools provided. Come back on Sunday if you need a little more time.

Maine-ly a Celebration – Shell Art & Sea Chanteys

PMM Old Vestry 2 Church St., Searsport, ME

Sunday, February 16th, 12:30pm-3:30pm
$8/person, $5/PMM member or Searsport/Stockton Springs Resident
$20/family, FREE for children 7 and under!

Enjoy drop-in crafts, hourly guided tours of exhibits, and special program! 

Celebrating the lives of the 19th-century Mainers who went to sea, this Sunday will offer visitors an opportunity to make simple Sailor’s Valentines and shell jewelry as a drop-in activity. At 1pm, Joe Greeley will present a program on sea chanteys. Sea chanteys were an integral part of life aboard a merchant sailing ship. With small crews it was vitally important for the sailors to work together and chanteys provided the means to do. By the use of a 'call and response' song, the chantyman regulated the work so that each man knew when to haul. In addition, sailors’ songs provided a means of entertainment when the sailors were off watch.

Maine-ly a Celebration – Fish

PMM Old Vestry 2 Church St., Searsport, ME

Sunday, February 23rd, 12:30pm-3:30pm
$8/person, $5/PMM member or Searsport/Stockton Springs Resident
$20/family, FREE for children 7 and under!

Enjoy drop-in crafts, hourly guided tours of exhibits, and special program! 

Maine-ly a Celebration – Wild Weather: Searsport Cyclone

PMM Old Vestry 2 Church St., Searsport, ME

Sunday, March 1st, 12:30pm-3:30pm
$8/person, $5/PMM member or Searsport/Stockton Springs Resident
$20/family, FREE for children 7 and under!
Photo: Air View of Cyclone, May 22, 1921, Searsport, ME, EIP LB2007.1.110110

Enjoy drop-in crafts, hourly guided tours of exhibits, and special program! 
In case of inclement weather, these programs will be canceled if the Searsport First Congregational Church cancels worship service. PMM will also post cancelations on our Facebook page at Facebook.com/penobscot

Maine-ly a Celebration – Ducks & other birds we see by the shore

PMM Old Vestry 2 Church St., Searsport, ME

Sunday, March 8th, 12:30pm-3:30pm
$8/person, $5/PMM member or Searsport/Stockton Springs Resident
$20/family, FREE for children 7 and under!

Enjoy drop-in crafts, hourly guided tours of exhibits, and special program! 
In case of inclement weather, these programs will be canceled if the Searsport First Congregational Church cancels worship service. PMM will also post cancelations on our Facebook page at Facebook.com/penobscot

Maine-ly a Celebration – Happy Birthday Maine!

PMM Old Vestry 2 Church St., Searsport, ME

Cancelled

Sunday, March 15th, 12:30pm-3:30pm
$8/person, $5/PMM member or Searsport/Stockton Springs Resident
$20/family, FREE for children 7 and under!
Enjoy drop-in crafts, hourly guided tours of exhibits, and special program! 

Happy Birthday Maine! On March 15, 1820, Maine became a state. Join the Penobscot Marine Museum in celebrating Maine’s 200th birthday with crafts and activities including temporary tattoos, slate art, bean bag toss, photo booth, Maine state trivia, and more!

Part 1- Traditional Fiber Arts Series: Abbie Clifford’s Stockings

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This class will explore the world of Abbie Clifford, a sea captain’s wife from Stockton Springs, Maine, through her knitting.  In the first session, we will examine a pair of Abbie’s hand-knit stockings that survive in the Penobscot Marine Museum’s collection and try out her lace design. 

$60