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Penobscot Marine Museum Celebrates Maine’s Sense Of Place

On view at PMM from May 28 through October 16, 2016 Inspired by the 100th anniversary of “Maine Postcard Day”, Penobscot Marine Museum presents Wish You Were Here: Communicating Maine, a hundred years of images which have been used to communicate the unique qualities of Maine to the outside world. With photographic postcards, photography, and… (Read More »)

Maine Authors Celebrate Christmas at Penobscot Marine Museum

On Friday, December 4th, Penobscot Marine Museum will host five Maine authors and an illustrator, as part of the Town of Searsport’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting.   Maine authors Ardeana Hamlin, Douglas Coffin, Mac Smith, Mark Scott Ricketts, Mark Warner, and illustrator Russ Cox will be on hand to discuss their books, which will be available… (Read More »)

Searsport’s Christmas Extravaganza

On Friday, December 4th at 5:30 pm the Town of Searsport will light its Christmas tree on the Crescent, inaugurating the holiday season with a weekend of celebrations.  On Friday from 4:00 to 6:00 pm the Penobscot Marine Museum Sea Captain’s house will be open to the public, with each room decorated for a Victorian… (Read More »)

Victorian Christmas Celebrated at Penobscot Marine Museum

The holiday season will be celebrated with Victorian Christmas at Penobscot Marine Museum this year on Friday, December 4th and Saturday, December 5th. The ship captain’s house will be open to the public with each room decorated for a Victorian Christmas by community groups and businesses, including the Congregational Church Women’s Fellowship Group, Searsport Historical… (Read More »)

Penobscot Marine Museum 2015 History Conference

Penobscot Marine Museum 2015 History Conference Wish You Were Here: Communicating Maine’s Unique Sense of Place Saturday October 24, 2015 8:00 am to 2:30pm University of Maine Hutchinson Center 80 Belmont Avenue Belfast, Maine For tickets click here. or call 207-548-0334 or 548-2529. SCHEDULE 8:00 to 8:45 am Registration 9:00 to 9:30 am Northeast Historic… (Read More »)

Touch-A-Truck New to Searsport’s Fall Festival

Firetrucks, a marine patrol boat, race car, Central Maine Power truck and more will all be available for kids and adults to touch and climb into at Searsport’s annual Fling Into Fall celebration on Friday, October 2nd and Saturday, October 3rd. Also new to the festival is Pasco Grove, who will be making chain-saw sculpture,… (Read More »)

The Life of LIFE Photographer Kosti Ruohomaa

Many legends surround the Finish-American photographer Kosti Ruohomaa, and it is said his life was “haunted”.  Ruohomaa was an award-winning photo journalist who shot iconic portraits of working Americans which appeared in LIFE, National Geographic, and other publications from 1940 to 1960, but Maine was always his favorite subject.  Deanna S. Bonner-Ganter, Curator of Photography at… (Read More »)

Meet the Fishermen from Port Clyde Fresh Catch

Building boats and fishing occupied every coastal town in Maine during the 1800’s. By 1855 Maine was building 35% of all of America’s ships, and its fisheries fed much of the country. Today Maine has only 20 miles of working waterfront left, and 80% of the seafood eaten in America is imported. In 2007 Port… (Read More »)