Events

Lectures, Workshops, Events

Advance tickets may be purchased in the Museum Store, online, or by phone at 207-548-0334 or 207-548-2529. For more information call us at 207-548-0334 or 207-548-2529.

Maine Marine Fare: Speaker Series with Bill Anderson

PMM Old Vestry 2 Church St., Searsport

Thursday, October 10
6:00pm
$8/person, $5/PMM member
PMM Old Vestry

Bill Anderson will discuss groundfishing out of Tenant's Harbor from 1949 to 2000.

Maine Marine Fare: Speaker Series with Dr. George Jacobson

PMM Old Vestry 2 Church St., Searsport

Thursday, October 17
6:00pm
$8/person, $5/PMM member
PMM Old Vestry

Dr. George Jacobson, University of Maine Professor Emeritus of Biology, Ecology, and Climate Change and former Maine State Climatologist will speak about long-term climate change. His work provides perspective on natural variability in the Earth's climate system (everything from repeated ice ages to human intervention in the system) and ways that climate dynamics influence Gulf of Maine fisheries.

Last Night at the Museum

PMM Old Vestry 2 Church St., Searsport

Saturday, October 19
Tickets $5 adults, $3 children, $12 families

Join the Nightwatch as they put the Museum to bed for the season and the portraits come alive to tell their stories. Family-friendly and all in good “spirit”. Tours leave every 15 minutes and last half an hour.

A Seacoast Village Christmas

PMM Old Vestry 2 Church St., Searsport

Friday, December 6, 3:30pm-6pm
Free, donations welcome

Celebrate the season with Searsport and the Penobscot Marine Museum! Revel in holiday activities including the Town of Searsport’s tree lighting at 5:30pm on the Museum’s crescent.

Visit Santa, make your own Christmas ornament, shop for holiday gifts in the mobile Museum store, vote on your favorite gingerbread lighthouse, and enjoy refreshments in Old Vestry. Then walk or drive around the Penobscot Marine Museum campus to see doorways adorned with wreaths created by local businesses and organizations. A Seacoast Village Christmas wreaths will be illuminated from 4pm to 8pm Friday, December 6th through Sunday, December 8th.

Sailors’ Valentine Workshop

PMM Old Vestry 2 Church St., Searsport

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

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

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

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

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

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!