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News at the Museum

To receive press releases or for more information, contact Sabrina Kettell, [email protected] or 207-548-2529 ext. 216.

February 2024 Newsletter

February 2024 Newsletter

Shadow box workshop, a weekly author series on Zoom, February school vacation camps for kids, and paid internships for this summer.

January 2024 Newsletter

January 2024 Newsletter

Member Monday with the board of trustees, our weekly teen workshop, the Eliot Elisofon Collection Campaign is completed, and a new Maynard Bray post is up.

December 2023 Newsletter

December 2023 Newsletter

New workshops, kids’ activities, growing the William Richardson Gilkey Collection, and a coupon to purchase this year’s wall calendar!

November Newsletter

November Newsletter

Join one of our wreath workshops, learn about our new archival management software, and support The Eliot Elisofon Collection Campaign.

October 2023 Newsletter

October 2023 Newsletter

It’s fall at PMM! Join us for an open house, get your kids involved in our Teen Club, and start making plans for our annual Twilight Tours!

September Newsletter

September Newsletter

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.

August 2023 Newsletter

August 2023 Newsletter

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.

July 2023 Newsletter

July 2023 Newsletter

Wednesdays in July are for Junior Adventurers! Celebrate E.B. White’s birthday at Carver Memorial Library. And Walking Tours begin this month.

June 2023 Newsletter

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

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

April 2023 Newsletter

Member Monday: The National Fisherman Collection and the 2023 “Working the Sea” Exhibit

March 2023 Newsletter

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

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…

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...

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...

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Penobscot Marine Musuem

Penobscot Marine Museum

40 E Main Street | P.O. Box 498 Searsport, ME 04974
Phone: 207-548-2529

October 16, 2023 – May 22, 2024

Museum exhibits and store are closed. Museum offices, research library, photo archives and education department remain open year-round. Call 207-548-2529 to make an appointment.