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

Member Monday – with Curator Cipperly Good Sharing New PMM Acquisitions


Samuel Peter Rolt Triscott painting of fishing schooners off Monhegan Island, 1881. 2022.1.1, Gift of Stephen H. Israel. Cipperly Good, Richard Saltonstall Jr. Curator of Maritime History, will share some of our newest acquisitions, including this Samuel Peter Rolt Triscott painting. Member Mondays are included as a member benefit and feature intimate monthly Zoom lunchtime programs... (Read More »)

Volunteer Meeting for Twilight Tours


The Penobscot Marine Museum is looking for volunteers to portray the spirits of historic sailors, sea captains, and their families at our outdoor October 14th Twilight Tours. Memorize a script or improvise your own persona! You can have fun with it or make it creepy as you share tragic stories with local ties of those... (Read More »)

Fling into Fall

Penobscot Marine Museum 2 Church Street, Searsport

During Searsport’s annual Fling into Fall, bring your phone or camera, grab a prop or costume, and get your photo taken in front of Penobscot Marine Museum’s photo backdrop. You’ll look like you’re on a 19th-century sailing vessel! Photo booth available from 10am to noon. Also as part of our Fling into Fall festivities, local... (Read More »)

Twilight Tours

Penobscot Marine Museum 2 Church Street, Searsport

Meet the spirits of those lost at sea - a ghost ship, a waterspout, Confederates, yellow fever, and a menagerie at the bottom of the ocean are just a few of the plots visitors may encounter on Twilight Tours. This is an outdoor evening event with volunteer actors stationed in entranceways and other locations throughout... (Read More »)

$8 – $10

Member Monday – “State of the Museum”


Executive Director Karen Smith will provide a brief update on the "State of the Museum" with highlights from the 2022 season, a glimpse at some new accessions, and a look to the year ahead. Member Mondays are included as a member benefit and feature intimate monthly Zoom lunchtime programs about objects and photographs in our collection... (Read More »)

Stories from the Spirits of Sea-Goers III video

Premiering on Facebook and YouTube The people of Searsport and Penobscot Bay have a long history of going to sea. In letters, diaries, logbooks, photos, newspaper articles, and stories passed down through generations, they recorded their experiences. Quiet days, adventure, tragedy, and heroism each take their turn. This third installment of “Stories from the Spirits... (Read More »)

Member Monday – Reflecting on Kosti Ruohomaa: The Maine Assignments


Free for members PMM photo archivist, Kevin Johnson, will reflect on the creation of the exhibit, Kosti Ruohomaa: The Maine Assignments, and dig a little deeper into some of the themes and share where the exhibit will go from here. After two years of COVID-19, it was very satisfying to finally display the new Kosti... (Read More »)

Searsport Historical Society Holiday House Tour

Searsport Historical Society Sears Island Road, Searsport, ME

PMM is excited to open our Old Vestry as part of this community house tour. Tickets can be purchased the day of the tours at the Coleman House on Sears Island Road, or in advance by calling 207-548-2947.

Member Monday – The First Congregational Church of Searsport


Free for members Did you know the First Congregational Church of Searsport is its own entity surrounded by Penobscot Marine Museum property? The church has a rich history in Searsport and, during the summer, PMM staff open the building for tours several times a day. The church also has an active congregation with weekly worship services,... (Read More »)