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.

This programming has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these programs, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit the National Endowment for the Humanities website here https://www.neh.gov.

Elixir of the Sea

The Edge 24 Stonecoast Rd, Lincolnville

Save the Date
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Postponed, date to be determined
6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Cocktail party at The Edge, located in Lincolnville, Maine. Food and drink by Trillium Caterers. Watch for your invitation. For more info, contact Sabrina Kettell at skettell@pmm-maine.org.

Decorative Knots Make & Sip on Zoom

Zoom

Thursday, July 23rd, 6pm-8pm
$15/person

During down time at sea, 19th-century sailors mastered the art of decorative knots. In this workshop, you will learn the monkey’s fist and a basic Turk’s Head Knot for either a bracelet or wreath. All materials and supplies are provided by the Museum. Participants can pick up their supply package beginning Monday, July 13th and must return the included tools by July 29th. Participants can work on the projects throughout the week or wait and join us on Zoom on the 17th. BYOB! For questions, contact Jeana at jganskop@pmm-maine.org. Registrations can be made here or call 207-548-2529 between 8 and noon on Monday through Wednesday. Registration deadline is Noon on July 22nd.

Peek into Paintings on Facebook Live

Facebook.com/Penobscot https://www.facebook.com/Penobscot

Friday, July 24
Noon
FREE

Join us at Facebook.com/Penobscot as Museum Educator Sarah Cole uses high resolution images of our paintings to zoom in on all the details. See our paintings as never before! Learn about the artist and the history and geography behind the subject of the painting. Post your questions and comments during the live session.

Member Mondays on Zoom

Zoom

Monday, July 27
Noon and lasts around 20 minutes
FREE, Members Only

Join Penobscot Marine Museum Curatorial Staff for live lunchtime Zoom presentations. Rotating between Curator Cipperly Good, Photo Archivist Kevin Johnson, and Digital Collections Curator Matt Wheeler, each week a different staff member will focus on one of their favorite artifacts or collections. Enjoy close up views and interesting stories, plus an opportunity to ask your own questions and chat with PMM staff!

Noon Knot Club at PMM

Penobscot Marine Museum 2 Church Street, Searsport

One-time fee of $5/person, FREE for members

Bring a brown bag lunch, picnic blanket or lawn chair, and your knot project and join us for some crafting and conversation. We will provide participants with a packet including string and instructions for several knot projects. This is a casual crafting hour - our staff and volunteers will offer guidance but generally the knotting is self-led. Recommended supplies to bring include small needle-nosed pliers, sharp scissors, a butane lighter, and additional string or rope if desired. Recommended books are Des Pawson’s Knot Craft, Stuart Grainger’s Creative Ropecraft, and The Marlinspike Sailor by Hervey Garrett Smith. Canceled on rainy days. Join the group on the grass near the Camera Obscura (see map)

Junior Adventurers on Facebook Live!

Facebook.com/Penobscot https://www.facebook.com/Penobscot

Wednesday July 29
11am and lasts 20-30 minutes
Free

Join us at Facebook.com/Penobscot to discover the Penobscot Marine Museum through pictures stories, crafts, & more. These weekly programs are designed for children and their families to have fun with the museum. Each will explore a different topic and will include a craft to make at home! Follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date with weekly themes and suggested craft supplies.

Evening Knot Club on Zoom

Zoom

Wednesday July 29
7pm to 8pm
FREE

Join us on Zoom for a casual crafting hour and conversation. We will post some possible knot projects and we encourage you to share your work! All ages and levels welcome. Recommended supplies include small needle-nosed pliers, sharp scissors, a butane lighter, and string or rope. Recommended books are Des Pawson’s Knot Craft, Stuart Grainger’s Creative Ropecraft, and The Marlinspike Sailor by Hervey Garrett Smith.

Richard Ames – Risky Business: A Maine Village Goes Global

Zoom

July 30
6pm
Free

Richard M. Ames, guest curator and author, will give a talk on his research into ships built at Castine and their voyages that highlight the people and the risks involved in Castine’s 19th century global trade. As a youngster, Ames spent summers in Castine at the Whitney House, built in 1810 by his direct ancestors, Captain Henry and Lucy Perkins Whitney. During these visits he became fascinated by his family’s deep ties to the period of maritime trade which brought Castine considerable prosperity. For the last decade, Ames has researched Castine shipbuilding and international trade. His work provided the foundation for the Historical Society’s 2019 exhibit, Risky Business: Square-Rigged Ships and Salted Fish. Ames wrote a companion book, Risky Business: A Maine Village Goes Global, to accompany the exhibit. The book is available for sale online at castinehistoricalsociety.org.

Peek into Paintings on Facebook Live

Facebook.com/Penobscot https://www.facebook.com/Penobscot

Friday, July 31
Noon
FREE

Join us at Facebook.com/Penobscot as Museum Educator Sarah Cole uses high resolution images of our paintings to zoom in on all the details. See our paintings as never before! Learn about the artist and the history and geography behind the subject of the painting. Post your questions and comments during the live session.

Sailors’ Valentine Make & Sip on Zoom

Zoom

Thursday, August 6th, 6pm-8pm
Ages 21+, $30/person

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. Participants can pick up their supply package beginning Monday, July 27th and must return the included tools and unused materials by August 12th. Participants can work on the projects throughout the week or wait and join us on Zoom on the 6th. BYOB! For questions, contact Jeana at jganskop@pmm-maine.org. Register here or call 207-548-2529 between 8 and noon on Monday through Wednesday. Registration deadline is Noon on July, 22.