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July 2019

E.B. White’s Birthday Party

July 11 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
PMM Visitors Center, 40 E. Main St.
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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Thursday, July 11, 11am-2pm
Free with Museum admission. Free children’s admission.

Beloved children’s author E.B. White moved to Maine for the second half of his life, where he wrote classics like Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little, farmed a little, and enjoyed sailing in Penobscot Bay and along the Maine Coast. His sailing dinghy, “Faint Endeavor” is now exhibited at the Penobscot Marine Museum. Come to the birthday party celebrating E.B. White to enjoy a storytime reading of the biography A Boy, A Mouse, and a Spider, crafts, games, face painting, and Stone Fox Farm Creamery Ice Cream. Presented in collaboration with the Carver Memorial Library.

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E.B. White at Night

July 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
PMM Visitors Center, 40 E. Main St.
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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E.B. White at Night
Thursday, July 11, 6pm-8:30pm
$8/person, $5/PMM member

On the 120th anniversary of E.B. White’s birth, join the Penobscot Marine Museum for an evening of readings and cocktails in the PMM Boat barns. Visit White’s sailing dingy, “Faint Endeavor” while drinking his favorite cocktail! Listen to fans read their favorite E. B. White passages from his New Yorker days to his classic children’s tales. Bring your own favorite reading and join in on the fun! This is sure to be a unique event you don’t want to miss. Must be 21 or older. Cash bar.

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Susan Tobey White’s Lobstering Women Of Maine Exhibition Reception

July 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
PMM Old Town Hall, 7 Church St.
Seasrsport, ME 04974 United States
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Sunday, July 14, 5pm-7pm
FREE
Exhibit sponsored by Hamilton Marine

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Children’s Explorer Camp (Ages 5-8)

July 15 - July 19
PMM Visitors Center, 40 E. Main St.
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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Monday, July 15th - Friday, July 19th
9am-4pm
$195 per camper or $160 for PMM members
Registration deadline is July 8th

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Junior Adventurers: Maps

July 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
PMM Visitors Center, 40 E. Main St.
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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Junior Adventurers: Maps
Wednesday, July 17
11am and lasts half an hour to one hour
Included with Museum admission

Enjoy a reading of Tish Rabe’s There’s a Map on My Lap followed by a compass rose game and craft, a special visit to the Where in the World exhibit, and a pirate’s map treasure hunt.

Sponsored by Wayne Hamilton in memory of Loraine Hamilton.

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Visit us at the Bucksport Bay Festival

July 20 - July 21
Bucksport Downtown and Waterfront, Bucksport, ME 04416 United States + Google Map

Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21

​The Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to celebrate “Small Town Americana“ at this year’s 22nd Annual Bucksport Bay Festival, a three-day event on the Bucksport Waterfront and Main Street starting on Friday, July 19th and concluding Sunday, July 21st.

For more information visit bucksportbaychamber.com.

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Where in the World?

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
PMM Visitors Center, 40 E. Main St.
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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Saturday, July 20, 10am-5pm
Free with Museum admission.

Enjoy special activities related to the summer exhibit Where in the World including trivia, a scavenger hunt, speakers, and more. Check our website or Facebook page for more information and the complete schedule.

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Junior Adventurers: Animals at Sea

July 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
PMM Visitors Center, 40 E. Main St.
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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Wednesday, July 24
11am and lasts half an hour to one hour
Included with Museum admission

Beginning with a reading of Captain’s Castaway, participants will also enjoy visiting the animals photograph exhibit, making a wildlife feeder to take home, and more.

Sponsored by Wayne Hamilton in memory of Loraine Hamilton.

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Speaker: Weather with Tom Shyka

July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
PMM Old Vestry, 2 Church St.
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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Thursday, July 18, 6pm Rescheduled
Thursday, July 25, 6pm
$8/person, $5/PMM member

The Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal Ocean Observing Systems (NERACOOS) spans coastal waters from the Canadian Maritime Provinces to the New York Bight. NERACOOS provides weather and ocean data to fishers and commercial shippers determining if conditions are safe for passage and to emergency managers issuing storm warnings. Tom Shyka, Product and Engagement Manager at NERACOOS will talk about weather reporting to ships and interesting weather patterns observed through the NERACOOS buoy data.

Sponsored by Hamilton Marine

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Workshop: Acrylic Painting with Susan Tobey White: Photos as Inspiration

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
PMM Visitors Center, 40 E. Main St.
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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Saturday, July 27, 10am-4pm
$125/participant, $115 for PMM members

Participants will have the opportunity of using photographs as inspiration from the collections of the Penobscot Marine Museum. Participants will leave this one day workshop with techniques and confidence that will allow you to achieve your goals and create a painting that is uniquely yours. All levels welcome. Materials list available. Registration deadline is July 19.

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Children’s Explore Camp (Ages 9-12)

July 29 - August 2
PMM Visitors Center, 40 E. Main St.
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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Monday, July 29th - Friday, August 2nd
9am-4pm
$195 per camper or $160 for PMM members
Registration deadline is July 8th

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Junior Adventurers: Ice

July 31 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
PMM Visitors Center, 40 E. Main St.
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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Wednesday, July 31
11am and lasts half an hour to one hour
Included with Museum admission

Discover the cool history of ice harvesting through a reading of The Ice Horse, a science experiment, a visit to the ice harvesting exhibit, and more.

Sponsored by Wayne Hamilton in memory of Loraine Hamilton.

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August 2019

Speaker: Weather with Ralph Stanley

August 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
PMM Old Vestry, 2 Church St.
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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Thursday, August 1, 6pm
$8/person, $5/PMM member

Ralph Stanley, legendary boat builder and local historian, will share exciting stories about shipwrecks and disasters of Mount Desert Island vessels and shipwrecks at Mount Desert Island.

Sponsored by Hamilton Marine

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Searsport Maritime Heritage Days

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
PMM Visitors Center, 40 E. Main St.
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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Saturday, August 3, 10am-5pm
Free with Museum admission

Enjoy special activities and family fun in celebration of Searsport's maritime heritage.

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Junior Adventurers: Pirates!

August 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
PMM Visitors Center, 40 E. Main St.
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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Wednesday, August 7
11am and lasts half an hour to one hour
Included with Museum admission

Explore the life of a pirate through Eve Bunting’s Pirate Boy, furling and unfurling the sails of Yard-in-the-Yard, and finishing with a treasure hunt!

Sponsored by Wayne Hamilton in memory of Loraine Hamilton.

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Speaker: Weather with Dr. Sean Birkel

August 8 @ 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 - August 11
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 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
PMM Visitors Center, 40 E. Main 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 @ 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 - August 18
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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