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August 2019

Speaker: Weather with Dr. Sean Birkel

August 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
PMM Old Vestry, 2 Church St.
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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Thursday, August 8, 6pm
$8/person, $5/PMM member

Dr. Sean Birkel, Maine State Climatologist, will speak on how the Penobscot Bay froze during the most severe winters of the late 1700s, 1800s, and early 1900s. He will also discuss past storms and relate the talk to the current and future climate in Maine.

Sponsored by Hamilton Marine

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Visit us at the Maine Boat and Home Show

August 9, 2019 - August 11, 2019
Rockland Waterfront, Rockland, 04841 United States + Google Map

Friday, August 9 - Sunday, August 11

If you love the coast of Maine, you won't want to miss this high-end, high-summer event in Rockland, Maine, August 9-11, 2019. Each year we gather Maine's finest artists, architects, boatbuilders, craftsmen, designers, furniture makers, jewelers, and marine gear vendors together in ONE place at ONE time! Meet them all in person at the annual Maine Boat & Home Show.

  • Elegant Boats
  • Live Music
  • Fine Fresh Food
  • Bespoke Furniture & Jewelry
  • Fun for All Ages
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Workshop: Watercolor Journaling

August 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
PMM Visitors Center, 2 Church St.
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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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.

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Speaker: Where in the World with Dick Baldwin

August 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
PMM Old Vestry, 2 Church St.
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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Thursday, August 15, 6pm
$8/person, $5/PMM member

Baldwin launched Educational Passages as a project to spread ocean and environmental literacy. Their GPS-equipped MiniBoats follow ocean currents and winds, allowing students of all ages to explore oceanic phenomena while we develop transoceanic classrooms. Dick's talk will include photos and video from his most recent MiniBoat launch from the University of Maine Marine Science Club and the United Center of Technologies in Bangor off the Cape of Good Hope.

Sponsored by Hamilton Marine

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Visit us at Belfast Harbor Fest

August 17, 2019 - August 18, 2019
Steamboat Landing Belfast Heritage Park, Belfast, ME 01495 United States + Google Map

Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18
For more information visit belfastharborfest.com.

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September 2019

Maine Marine Fare Conference

September 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Searsport’s Union Hall, 1 Union St.
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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Saturday, September 28
9:00am-4:00pm
Searsport’s Union Hall, 1 Union Street, Searsport

$60 for members, teachers, and non-profit employees
$75 for non-members
$30 for students
Lunch will be provided
Registration deadline is September 16

The classic image of a Maine Fisherman is the lobsterman who owns and operates his own boat with a small crew to help with the catch. While this is still very much the case, Maine is diversifying its fisheries: aquaculture is introducing more marketable species, multi-national companies are applying for land-based aquaculture permits, the traditional bait fish stocks are running short and new sources need to be found, the removal of river dams means more fish are returning to the Penobscot Nation’s sovereign waters, and women are breaking into the fish catch and processing arenas. 

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October 2019

Maine Marine Fare: Speaker Series with Anne Hayden

October 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
PMM Old Vestry, 2 Church St.
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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Thursday, October 3
6:00pm
$8/person, $5/PMM member
PMM Old Vestry

Anne Hayden, Senior Fisheries Program Manager at Manomet, will share a presentation including what fisheries in Maine used to look like, where things stand today, why the lobster fishery is thriving but the groundfishery isn’t, and an outlook on the future. In addition to developing a market for green crabs, this presentation also covers other projects Manomet is working on including shellfish aquaculture and river herring restoration.

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Model Pumpkin Boat Competition

October 5, 2019
PMM Old Vestry, 2 Church St.
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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Saturday, October 5
$5 registration fee

In the second year of this event, we challenge you to make a model boat out of a Pumpkin! Bring your model pumpkin boat to the Penobscot Marine Museum on Saturday October 5th to compete. PMM staff will judge entries using a point system based on size, composition, creative use of pumpkin, overall look, ability to float, and speed. The winner will receive 50% of the proceeds and the other 50% will go to the Penobscot Marine Museum to help support programming like this!

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Pre-Fling into Fall and Model Pumpkin Boat Competition II

October 5, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
PMM Old Vestry, 2 Church St.
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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Saturday, October 5th
Free with Museum admission ($5 entry fee for model pumpkin boats)

11:30am-Noon - Yard in the Yard Demonstration Help furl the square sails on our Downeaster mast in the yard.

Noon - Presentation & Book Signing John Anderson will discuss his new book Borne on the Wind: the Life and Journals of Captain Anders Anderson. A Swedish immigrant, Captain Anderson sailed schooners out of Stonington, Camden, and Rockland in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

1pm - Model Pumpkin Boat Competition II Bring your model pumpkin boat to compete in our second annual competition. *$5 registration fee, free museum admission with model pumpkin boat entry. See details below.

2pm-5pm - Scarecrow vignette building. Help museum staff & volunteers create this year’s Fling Into Fall scarecrow vignette to be entered into the scarecrow competition on October 12th.

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Borne on the Wind Presentation and Signing

October 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
PMM Old Vestry, 2 Church St.
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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October 5
12:00pm
Free with Museum admission

John R. Anderson will discuss his new book Borne on the Wind: the Life and Journals of Captain Anders Anderson. The story is of a Swedish immigrant, Captain Anderson, who sailed schooners out of Stonington, Camden, and Rockland in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Books will be available for sale, and the author will be signing copies.

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Maine Marine Fare: Speaker Series with Bill Anderson

October 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
PMM Old Vestry, 2 Church St.
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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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.

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Maine Marine Fare: Speaker Series with Dr. George Jacobson

October 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
PMM Old Vestry, 2 Church St.
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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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.

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Last Night at the Museum

October 19, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
PMM Old Vestry, 2 Church St.
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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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.

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December 2019

A Seacoast Village Christmas

December 6, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
PMM Old Vestry, 2 Church St.
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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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.

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February 2020

Sailors’ Valentine Workshop

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
PMM Old Vestry, 2 Church St.
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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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.

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Maine-ly a Celebration – Shell Art & Sea Chanteys

February 16 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
PMM Old Vestry, 2 Church St.
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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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.

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Maine-ly a Celebration – Fish

February 23 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
PMM Old Vestry, 2 Church St.
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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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! 

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March 2020

Maine-ly a Celebration – Wild Weather: Searsport Cyclone

March 1 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
PMM Old Vestry, 2 Church St.
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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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

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

March 8 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
PMM Old Vestry, 2 Church St.
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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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

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Maine-ly a Celebration – Happy Birthday Maine!

March 15 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
PMM Old Vestry, 2 Church St.
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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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!

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