News at the Museum
To receive press releases or for more information, contact Sabrina Kettell, email@example.com or 207-548-2529 ext. 216.
June 2023 Newsletter
Programs for the 2023 season include: The Your Local Library + Museum series designed to showcase some of the exciting things you can see or do at the museum, and a Member Monday featuring Wabanaki items from our collection.
May 2023 Newsletter
We’re excited to invite you back to Penboscot Marine Museum beginning Thursday, May 25th! We’ve spent the winter working on exhibits and planning programs and we think you’re going to really enjoy this season.
April 2023 Newsletter
Member Monday: The National Fisherman Collection and the 2023 “Working the Sea” Exhibit
March 2023 Newsletter
Programs: Wealthy P. Nichols Tatted Bonnet Inspired Series. This presentation will share the story of Wealthy’s life and explore the intersection of life at sea and the handicraft of tatting.
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Getting Our Bearings
The Penobscot Marine Museum will launch Getting Our Bearings, a new permanent exhibit, in its Main Street Gallery this season. Through a collection of objects, photographs, and primary source documents, the exhibit introduces the key themes of the Penobscot Marine...
Everything old is new again…
By Cipperly Good, the Richard Saltonstall Jr. Curator of Maritime History The sea chantey is the moment's hottest fad on TikTok, a social media platform dedicated to song and dance. The chantey is meant to be bellowed six feet apart and to bring disparate work crews...
An Outdoor Living
It’s November, and we’re in the later part of deer hunting season in Maine. Here’s a tip of the hat to those who hunt and fish. The sporting industry is vibrant in our state, and given the millions of acres of pristine ponds, lakes, and woods here, and the endless...
Marty Bartlett Photographs Now Live in the PMM Online Collections Catalog
Marty Bartlett, now in his eighties, is done with the ocean, but he’s a character who was clearly shaped by his lifelong interaction with it. His photographs are a privileged on-deck view of tuna and sword fishing during a critical time for those fisheries. While...
Penobscot Marine Museum Launches Kosti Ruohomaa Microsite
Penobscot Marine Museum has recently launched a new microsite dedicated to their Kosti Ruohomaa photography collection. The site highlights the photographer and his collection, and features standout examples of the photographer’s work in a virtual exhibit. The site...
Penobscot Marine Museum Receives Grant from the Maine Historical Records Advisory Board
Thanks to a grant from the Maine Historical Records Advisory Board (MHRAB), Penobscot Marine Museum has rehoused and cataloged four collections documenting quintessential nineteenth and twentieth century Maine industries. The collections document the shipping of...
Frederick Ross Sweetser
By David Ruberti I have just finished another one of our small photo collections to add to our on-line database. Not only does this chronicle the photographer’s family but his home, the town of Searsport, where I work and many of you live, and its sea-going families....
Is this China’s Century or was it the Nineteenth Century?
Penobscot Marine Museum has teamed up with the Belfast Free Library to answer this year's Camden Conference question: "Is This China's Century". The Camden Conference is an annual conference that fosters "informed discourse on world issues" and this year it runs from...
New Online Collection! One of Belfast’s most infamous characters!
By PMM Volunteer David Ruberti Sometimes one of our small collections can be one of our most interesting. We have recently added one of those to our on-line database. The photographs were donated by the great-grandchildren of the man from Belfast who is the subject of...
A Long Look Back
Gene Dalrymple would probably not be considered a native by some people’s reckoning, but his 97-year association with Marshall Point in Port Clyde, Maine, makes him a local by ours. Dalrymple grew up outside of Boston, but his maternal grandfather was the last keeper...
Our May 2018 newsletter is online. Read it here.
Penobscot Marine Museum Announces Appointment Of New Executive Director: Karen E. Smith, Ph.D., Named After National Search
Penobscot Marine Museum, a history and arts museum with nationally-recognized collections, announced today that the Board of Trustees elected Karen E. Smith, Ph.D., as Executive Director effective April 19, 2018. Smith will join the Museum from the Cedar Falls...
The Anne Bray Memorial Sailing Fund
The Anne Bray Memorial Sailing Fund is a scholarship set up by friends of Anne Bray, who died in March 2018. Anne was a tireless volunteer for Penobscot Marine Museum, and a passionate keeper of the flame of Maine’s Maritime History. She was the founding research...
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Penobscot Marine Museum
40 E Main Street | P.O. Box 498 Searsport, ME 04974
Phone: 207-548-2529 | 800-268-8030
Hours: May 25 - June 30
Hours: July 1 - October 15