Past Exhibits

Eric Hopkins: Shells – Fish – Shellfish

Monday, June 16 through Sunday, October 19 Opening reception Friday, July 25, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm This exhibit is in Penobscot Marine Museum’s Douglas and Margaret Carver Memorial Art Gallery, 11 Church Street Capturing Eric Hopkins’ life-long fascination with life from the sea, this major retrospective includes paintings, monotypes, and glass and wood sculpture,… (Read More »)

“Do It Your Way”: Gee’s Bend Quilts & Quilters in Maine

Saturday, August 2 through Sunday, September 7 Opening reception Saturday, August 2, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm Generously sponsored by Fiber College of Maine and the Emily and William Muir Community Fund of the Maine Community Foundation. To view the complete lineup of our Gee’s Bend events, click here. Gee’s Bend quilts have been hailed… (Read More »)

Photography exhibits in the Main Street Gallery

Maritime Muse – Inspired By the Sea Saturday, May 24, through Thursday, June 26 Opening reception Friday, May 23, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm This historically significant group of silver gelatin photographs by Dean Kotula offers an exciting and rare glimpse of foreign factory ships fishing in U.S. waters. After 1975, every foreign vessel fishing… (Read More »)

Photography News

Boothbay Railway Village in Boothbay, Maine Saturday, May 3 from 1:30 – 3:00 pm The Boothbay Railway Village in partnership with the Boothbay Region Historical Society will host Kevin Johnson, photo archivist for the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, Maine for an illustrated talk entitled Boothbay: The Postcard View; Selections from the Eastern Illustrating &… (Read More »)

Penobscot Marine Museum’s Rare Historic Photographs of Down East On View at Mount Desert Island Historical Society

Searsport, Maine, January 8, 2014 – The Mount Desert Island Historical Society is hosting Penobscot Marine Museum’s exhibit “Hancock County through Eastern’s Eye,” a collection of rare photographs of towns and villages in Hancock County, Maine taken in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The exhibit features images that have never been exhibited in… (Read More »)

Traveling Exhibits

May 1 through July 7 Washington County Through Eastern’s Eye Generously sponsored in part by National Endowment for the Arts Beautiful historic photographs of interesting places and people taken throughout Washington County from 1909 to 1947, from PMM’s Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co. Photography Collection. For more information call 207-853-4650. Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington… (Read More »)

Knox County Through the Eastern Eye

A selection of photographs from the Eastern Illustrating Collection featuring every town in Knox County with descriptive captions based on information received from the local historical societies and historians. May & June Friendship Town Office 6 Harbor Rd., Friendship, ME Open to Public Mon-Fri 9:00am – 3:00pm and Tuesdays until 7:00pm July & August North… (Read More »)

For Those In Peril: Shipwrecks, Memorials, and Rescues

Saturday, May 25 through Sunday, October 20, 2013 Explore with us the shipwrecks and near misses; the perfect storms and sudden squalls; those lost at sea and the families left behind; and the brave lifesavers and brilliant marine equipment innovators. Through the Museum’s collection of marine art, portraits, photographs, lifesaving equipment, original manuscripts and logbooks,… (Read More »)