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.

Themed Walking Tour: Authors & Artists

Penobscot Marine Museum 2 Church Street, Searsport

Tuesday, July 13, 5-8pmclick here to see available times
$25/family (up to 10 people)

Joseph Nicolar wrote about birchbark canoes. George Wasson wrote about the heyday of sailing on the Penobscot River as he summered on the WAVE CREST in Castine Harbor. E.B. White wrote of owning small boats - the FAINT ENDEAVOR, once owned by White, is now exhibited at PMM. Clara Blanchard was a 19th-century rising opera star. Contemporary artist Brian White was inspired by local fishermen. These are only a few of the many artists and authors represented by the collections at the Penobscot Marine Museum. This tour tells the stories of these individuals and uses their own words to connect with the objects and buildings in front of you.

Jr. Adventurers- Life at Sea

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Wednesday, July 14
11am on Facebook Live (free)
10am-5pm in person (Included with museum admission)

Find out more about life at sea and make your own knot board.

Discover the Penobscot Marine Museum through special crafts and activities. These weekly programs are designed for children and their families to have fun at the museum and with the museum from home. Each will explore a different topic and will include a craft to take home!

Lobster Days at Penobscot Marine Museum

Penobscot Marine Museum 2 Church Street, Searsport

Friday, July 16
10am-5pm
Included with Museum Admission

Come to the museum on Fridays this summer and meet our giant person-sized lobster! It’s a great photo opportunity! We’ll also have lobster trivia and temporary tattoos.

Themed Walking Tour: Trivia Night

Penobscot Marine Museum 2 Church Street, Searsport

Tuesday, July 20, 5-8pm click here to see available times
$25/family (up to 10 people)

Put on your comfortable shoes and your thinking caps. Join us for this unique walking tour that incorporates fun local history with trivia! Choose to answer questions as you go, or go for the glory and record your answers to see who in your group gets the most right (clipboards, paper, and pencils provided). Trivia questions are taken from pop culture and general American history and relate to the topics being discussed.

Jr. Adventurers-Wild Weather

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Wednesday, July 21
11am on Facebook Live (free)
10am-5pm in person (Included with museum admission)

From tornados to wind and rain at sea, discover more about the weather and make your own water bottle tornado.

Lobster Days at Penobscot Marine Museum

Penobscot Marine Museum 2 Church Street, Searsport

Friday, July 23
10am-5pm
Included with Museum Admission

Come to the museum on Fridays this summer and meet our giant person-sized lobster! It’s a great photo opportunity! We’ll also have lobster trivia and temporary tattoos.

Themed Walking Tour: Trivia Night

Penobscot Marine Museum 2 Church Street, Searsport

Tuesday, July 27, 5-8pm click here to see available times
$25/family (up to 10 people)

Put on your comfortable shoes and your thinking caps. Join us for this unique walking tour that incorporates fun local history with trivia! Choose to answer questions as you go, or go for the glory and record your answers to see who in your group gets the most right (clipboards, paper, and pencils provided). Trivia questions are taken from pop culture and general American history and relate to the topics being discussed.

Jr. Adventurers- All Things Maine

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Wednesday, July 28
11am on Facebook Live (free)
10am-5pm in person (Included with museum admission)

Clams, loons, row boats, and ice cream. What says Maine to you? Enjoy special Maine-themed activities including BINGO.

Lobster Days at Penobscot Marine Museum

Penobscot Marine Museum 2 Church Street, Searsport

Friday, July 30
10am-5pm
Included with Museum Admission

Come to the museum on Fridays this summer and meet our giant person-sized lobster! It’s a great photo opportunity! We’ll also have lobster trivia and temporary tattoos.

Themed Walking Tour: Through the Cracks (the people of Searsport whose lives went almost unrecorded)

Penobscot Marine Museum 2 Church Street, Searsport

Tuesday, August 3, 5-8pm click here to see available times
$25/family (up to 10 people)

Some lives in Searsport were very well recorded - sea captains kept logs and wrote letters, their literate wives and children kept diaries.  We talk a lot about these families because we know a lot about them. But those wealthy, educated families were only a part of the people who lived and worked in Searsport in the nineteenth century.  What about the other people: the servants, the paupers; those who committed crimes, those who got divorced?  We will use some of the records still remaining to us to try to uncover some of the other stories of life in 19th century Searsport - stories the respectable families might just as soon not have told.