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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.

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...

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...

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...

Cooking with Sea Veggies At Penobscot Marine Museum

Penobscot Marine Museum presents Cooking with Sea Veggies with Micah Woodcock of Atlantic Holdfast Seaweed Company on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. Attendees will explore the culinary possibilities of Maine’s native sea vegetables and will prepare several...

Everything Isn’t on the Internet

by Deborah Nowers This is my pitch for the library. We received a request for information on Joseph Blanchard Ames who was the grandfather or great-grandfather of the requester’s grandmother Marie Donaldson Ames. He requested genealogy of Joseph Blanchard Ames in...

Search for St. Frances

By John Golden Recently we received a request from a gentleman who is writing an article about the ST. FRANCES or ST. FRANCIS.   An initial search of an online local database of ships built in Maine didn’t reveal any record of a ship named ST. FRANCES or ST. FRANCIS....

National Fisherman 5k3 Rollout At Penobscot Marine Museum

Penobscot Marine museum is excited to announce the unveiling of another wave of 5,000 photographs from the noteworthy National Fisherman Collection. This collection was prepared a cadre of professionals and dogged volunteers. With minor exceptions, the group is...

The Maritime Spirit of Searsport

Salts and Water Podcast Series Grand sea captain’s houses, intriguing gravestones, and the Penobscot Marine Museum… feel the spirit of maritime history in Searsport.

Penobscot Marine Museum Photo Exhibit Tours Lincoln County

The Lincoln County Court House will host the Penobscot Marine Museum photo exhibit, Lincoln County Through Eastern’s Eye during the months of August and September. It is the 3rd stop of this traveling exhibit which has spent time now at the Boothbay Railway Museum and...

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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.