Museum offers crafts and children’s programs this summer

Posted July 14, 2014, at 3:27 p.m.

SEARSPORT — Summer activities for children and adults began in July at Penobscot Marine Museum.  Wednesdays and Fridays are children’s program days, and Thursdays are Artisan Days, featuring demonstrations of 19th century crafts.

Artisan Days is a collaboration with Boothbay Railway Village and is sponsored by the Knickerbocker Group of designers, builders, cabinetmakers and caretakers. The Penobscot Marine Museum programs are free with museum admission. Museum admission is free to Searsport residents.

The schedule is:

• “The Mighty Cod” with educator and author Mayra Donnell, 11 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, July 23. The hands-on program will uncover the secrets of cod, how the early colonists fished, preserved and cooked the fish.

• Weaver and spinner Alice Seeger will demonstrate her craft on the museum campus 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Thursday, July 24.

• Art in the gallery, 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 18. Open to children.

• Children’s Reading Corner, 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 25. Excerpts from “Little Fisherman.”

• Build a Wind Platform with a University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center educator, 11 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, July 30. Hands-on program from children.

For information about Artisan Days and children’s rograms at Penobscot Marine Museum go to penobscotmarinemuseum.org or call 548-2529 or 548-0334.

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