News at the Museum

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

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...

Maine Marine Fare at Penobscot Marine Museum

Saturday and Sunday, September 9 and 10, Penobscot Marine Museum will host their first Maine Marine Fare in celebration of all the foods from the abundant waters of coastal Maine. The two day program will include talks, panel discussions and educational tastings,...

New Fitz Henry Lane Added to the Collection!

Thanks to the estate of Ellen Guild Moot, Penobscot Marine Museum recently acquired the Fitz Henry Lane oil on canvas painting "The Lumber Schooner", painted in 1850. The Buyer: Edward Dyer Peters ( 1785-1856) In the 18th century the lumber trade between Maine and...

Penobscot Marine Museum First Annual T-shirt Design Contest Winners

Penobscot Marine Museum’s theme for the 2017 season is Gone Fishing! exploring the world of Maine's commercial fisheries. To connect with Maine students on this topic, PMM asked for help in designing a Maine fish t-shirt. The contest was open to any school aged...

Maine on Glass: The Early Twentieth Century in Glass Plate Photography

2017 New England Society in the City of New York Book Award Winner Maine on Glass: The Early Twentieth Century in Glass Plate Photography is the New England Society 2017 Book Award winner in the Photography category. The New England Society is a nonprofit organization...

Celebrate with Ralph Stanley at Penobscot Marine Museum

Saturday, May 27, 2017, Penobscot Marine Museum will host an afternoon of boat talk and music in celebration of the career and talents of MDI boatbuilder, National Heritage Fellow and Penobscot Marine Museum Trustee Ralph Stanley. Stanley will be at Penobscot Marine...

Penobscot Marine Museum 2017 Exhibit – Gone Fishing!

Penobscot Marine Museum opens for their 81st year Saturday, May 27, 2017 with Gone Fishing! The new show explores the world of Maine's commercial fisheries through exhibits and programs that will entertain and educate children and adults alike. An opening reception...

Calling All Students!

In 2017, Penobscot Marine Museum will explore Maine fisheries in our new exhibit The Net Result: Our Evolving Fisheries. To fit with this focus we are asking Maine students to help us design a fisheries related t-shirt. A panel of area artists and art enthusiasts will...

Finding What is Hiding in Plain Sight

by Deborah Nowers This is a story that starts and ends with PMM... well, it never ends, because it is a genealogy story. It began with a request to look at the history of the Fowler-True-Ross House at the museum. I described that project in the first issue of this...

Mutiny on the Bangalore?

John Golden, PMM Library Researcher In mid-November, a gentleman from Pasadena, CA stopped by the Library and inquired about a Frank Carver, master of the ship BANGALORE.  Captain Carver was a long lost relative. It seems that the family legend had it that Captain...

Research in the Stephen Phillips Memorial Library

By Deborah Nowers, Library Research Volunteer The Stephen Phillips Memorial Library is a hidden gem on Church Street. The library is a research non-circulating collection that includes information not easily found other places.  The library is open Tuesday through...

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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

Thursday, 10am-5pm
Friday, 10am-5pm
Saturday, 10am-5pm

Hours: July 1 - October 15

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Tuesday, 10am-5pm
Wednesday, 10am-5pm
Thursday, 10am-5pm
Friday, 10am-5pm
Saturday, 10am-5pm
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