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Special Events at PMM


Lectures, Workshops, Events
For more information, contact Jeana Ganskop, Education Director, at 207-548-2529 or [email protected].


Volunteer Meeting for Twilight Tours

PMM Old Vestry 2 Church St., Searsport, ME, United States

The Penobscot Marine Museum is looking for volunteers to portray the spirits of historic sailors, sea captains, and their families at our outdoor October 13th Twilight Tours. Memorize a script or improvise your own persona! You can have fun with it or make it creepy as you share tragic stories with local ties of those […]

Artist Talk: Pim Van Hemmen Discusses In Extremis | Historic Ships in America

PMM Old Vestry 2 Church St., Searsport, ME, United States

In conjunction with his photography exhibit, In Extremis: Historic Ships in America, photographer Pim Van Hemmen will give an illustrated talk. His photographs, printed very large on aluminum, are stunning to say the least. They provide the viewer with the sense of scale and age of these ocean faring vessels. Each of the ships depicted […]

$5

Ripped from the Headlines Volunteer Meeting

PMM Old Vestry 2 Church St., Searsport, ME, United States

Interested in local history or storytelling? Consider joining the cast of Penobscot Marine Museums Ripped from the Headlines: Tales of Bravery, Shipwrecks, and Courage at Sea 2023! You can help bring the past to life and be a part of history! Celebrating Searsport's rich maritime tradition, Ripped from the Headlines volunteers read or reenact the […]

Maine-ly a Celebration – Happy Birthday Maine!

PMM Old Vestry 2 Church St., Searsport, ME, United States

Cancelled

Sunday, March 15th, 12:30pm-3:30pm
$8/person, $5/PMM member or Searsport/Stockton Springs Resident
$20/family, FREE for children 7 and under!
Enjoy drop-in crafts, hourly guided tours of exhibits, and special program! 

Happy Birthday Maine! On March 15, 1820, Maine became a state. Join the Penobscot Marine Museum in celebrating Maine’s 200th birthday with crafts and activities including temporary tattoos, slate art, bean bag toss, photo booth, Maine state trivia, and more!

Maine-ly a Celebration – Ducks & other birds we see by the shore

PMM Old Vestry 2 Church St., Searsport, ME, United States

Sunday, March 8th, 12:30pm-3:30pm
$8/person, $5/PMM member or Searsport/Stockton Springs Resident
$20/family, FREE for children 7 and under!

Enjoy drop-in crafts, hourly guided tours of exhibits, and special program! 
In case of inclement weather, these programs will be canceled if the Searsport First Congregational Church cancels worship service. PMM will also post cancelations on our Facebook page at Facebook.com/penobscot

Maine-ly a Celebration – Wild Weather: Searsport Cyclone

PMM Old Vestry 2 Church St., Searsport, ME, United States

Sunday, March 1st, 12:30pm-3:30pm
$8/person, $5/PMM member or Searsport/Stockton Springs Resident
$20/family, FREE for children 7 and under!
Photo: Air View of Cyclone, May 22, 1921, Searsport, ME, EIP LB2007.1.110110

Enjoy drop-in crafts, hourly guided tours of exhibits, and special program! 
In case of inclement weather, these programs will be canceled if the Searsport First Congregational Church cancels worship service. PMM will also post cancelations on our Facebook page at Facebook.com/penobscot

Maine-ly a Celebration – Fish

PMM Old Vestry 2 Church St., Searsport, ME, United States

Sunday, February 23rd, 12:30pm-3:30pm
$8/person, $5/PMM member or Searsport/Stockton Springs Resident
$20/family, FREE for children 7 and under!

Enjoy drop-in crafts, hourly guided tours of exhibits, and special program! 

Maine-ly a Celebration – Shell Art & Sea Chanteys

PMM Old Vestry 2 Church St., Searsport, ME, United States

Sunday, February 16th, 12:30pm-3:30pm
$8/person, $5/PMM member or Searsport/Stockton Springs Resident
$20/family, FREE for children 7 and under!

Enjoy drop-in crafts, hourly guided tours of exhibits, and special program! 

Celebrating the lives of the 19th-century Mainers who went to sea, this Sunday will offer visitors an opportunity to make simple Sailor’s Valentines and shell jewelry as a drop-in activity. At 1pm, Joe Greeley will present a program on sea chanteys. Sea chanteys were an integral part of life aboard a merchant sailing ship. With small crews it was vitally important for the sailors to work together and chanteys provided the means to do. By the use of a 'call and response' song, the chantyman regulated the work so that each man knew when to haul. In addition, sailors’ songs provided a means of entertainment when the sailors were off watch.

Sailors’ Valentine Workshop

PMM Old Vestry 2 Church St., Searsport, ME, United States

Saturday, February 15, 10am-1pm
Adults, $30

Sailors’ Valentines are a form of sea shell art, popular in the 1800s, when sailors brought them home to their wives, girlfriends, mothers, or sisters. Most Sailors’ Valentines were made in the West Indies, on the island of Barbados, between 1830 and 1880, but production continued into the early 20th century. In this workshop, you can make your own Sailors’ Valentine to take home. All materials and tools provided. Come back on Sunday if you need a little more time.

A Seacoast Village Christmas

PMM Old Vestry 2 Church St., Searsport, ME, United States

Friday, December 6, 3:30pm-6pm
Free, donations welcome

Celebrate the season with Searsport and the Penobscot Marine Museum! Revel in holiday activities including the Town of Searsport’s tree lighting at 5:30pm on the Museum’s crescent.

Visit Santa, make your own Christmas ornament, shop for holiday gifts in the mobile Museum store, vote on your favorite gingerbread lighthouse, and enjoy refreshments in Old Vestry. Then walk or drive around the Penobscot Marine Museum campus to see doorways adorned with wreaths created by local businesses and organizations. A Seacoast Village Christmas wreaths will be illuminated from 4pm to 8pm Friday, December 6th through Sunday, December 8th.