Watch a short video featuring the Elliot Elisofon Maine Collection here at Penobscot Marine Museum.
Featuring events around the Colcord Collection with Cipperly Good and MP Bogan, the Teen Club, our Fall Open House, and a call for volunteer actors for our October Twilight Tours.
From walking tours and art walks, to boat shows and boat raffles, August at Penobscot Marine Museum is a busy month! Read about all the goings-on in our newsletter.
Wednesdays in July are for Junior Adventurers! Celebrate E.B. White’s birthday at Carver Memorial Library. And Walking Tours begin this month.
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.
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.
Member Monday: The National Fisherman Collection and the 2023 “Working the Sea” Exhibit
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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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...
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...
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, 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 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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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Penobscot Marine Museum
40 E Main Street | P.O. Box 498 Searsport, ME 04974
Hours: July 1 - October 15