The Your Local Library + Museum series is designed to showcase some of the exciting things you can see or do at the museum. Start at Carver Memorial Library, then come on a short visit to the museum. These programs are all free.
Your Local Library + Museum: Sailors’ Knots & Life at Sea (Teens)
Make a monkey’s fist keychain or Turk’s head bracelet! Led by Penobscot Marine Museum education director Jeana Ganskop, learn how to make a fancy sailors’ knot. After the craft, we will walk over to the Museum to explore the Crew’s Life exhibit and find out more about the lives of 19th-century sailors! Materials are provided. This program is intended for teens.
Your Local Library + Museum: Fine Art
Did you know Penobscot Marine Museum has a world-class marine art collection including pieces by renowned painters such as the Buttersworths, Robert Salmon, and Fitz Henry Lane. Meet at Carver Memorial Library for an informal talk on some of the artists in the Penobscot Marine Museum collection. After this 20-minute presentation, walk over to the museum for a private tour featuring notable works of art. This program is intended for adults.
Your Local Library + Museum: Searsport Women at Home and at Sea
We often hear stories about the Searsport captains who went to sea. But what about the women who joined their husbands on long voyages or spent months or years at home in Searsport, alone? Meet at Carver Memorial Library for an informal talk sharing some stories about local women and their connections with the sea. After this 20-minute presentation, walk over to the museum for a private tour featuring objects and stories from the woman’s perspective. This program is intended for adults.