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Fowler-True-Ross House on PMM’s Campus

Penobscot Marine Museum Celebrates Searsport Maritime Heritage Days

By Penobscot Marine Museum on July 26, 2016, at 4:24 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Penobscot Marine Museum, 2 Church St., Searsport, Maine For more information: 207-548-0334; penobscotmarinemuseum.org Saturday, August 6th, Penobscot Marine Museum with join in with the town of Searsport to celebrate Maritime Heritage Days with a temporary campus-wide exhibit and a house …
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Penobscot Marine Museum Gala

By Penobscot Marine Museum on July 23, 2016, at 11:29 a.m.
Saturday, July 30, 2016 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Location: Point Lookout Resort, 67 Atlantic Highway, Northport, Maine For more information: 207-548-2529; eventbrite.com/e/2016-penobscot-marine-museum-gala-auction-tickets-26079346026 Only a Limited Time and Seats Remaining! Not able to make it? Online bidding at https://www.facebook.com/Penobscot/posts/10154371998083648 Phone and absentee bidding also available; call 207-548-2529 for more information. …
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Maine Women Authors of the 1950’s with Sandy Phippen

By Penobscot Marine Museum on July 21, 2016, at 4:14 p.m.
Thursday, July 28, 2016 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Penobscot Marine Museum, 11 Church Street, Searsport, Maine For more information: 2075480334; penobscotmarinemuseum.org What do the novels of Mary Ellen Chase, Elizabeth Ogilvie, Ruth Moore, Miriam Colwell, and Louise Dickinson Rich tell us about Maine’s sense of place? Find out …
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Professor Mike Coffin

Lecture: Volcanoes, Iron, and Phytoplankton in the Antarctic

By Penobscot Marine Museum on July 05, 2016, at 1:52 p.m.
On Thursday, July 7 beginning at 7:00 pm, oceanographer, Maine native, and University of Tasmania (Australia) Professor Mike Coffin will present initial findings arising from a two-month Antarctic research voyage he led earlier this year, including a 15-minute documentary film featuring an erupting volcano. Phytoplankton in the ocean produce half …
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Smokey McKeen

The Oyster Industry: Maine Maritime Icons Series with Smokey McKeen

By Penobscot Marine Museum on July 05, 2016, at 1:47 p.m.
Thursday, July 14, 2016 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Penobscot Marine Museum, 11 Church Street, Searsport, Maine For more information: 2075480334; penobscotmarinemuseum.org/ On Thursday, July 14 beginning at 7:00 pm, join Penobscot Marine Museum for a talk on the oyster industry in our first Maine Maritime Icons event this …
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Volcanoes, Iron, and Phytoplankton in the Antarctic Lecture with Professor Mike Coffin

By Penobscot Marine Museum on July 01, 2016, at 1:21 p.m.
Thursday, July 7, 2016 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Penobscot Marine Museum, 11 Church Street, Searsport, Maine For more information: 207-548-03345; penobscotmarinemuseum.org On Thursday, July 7 beginning at 7:00 pm, oceanographer, Maine native, and University of Tasmania (Australia) Professor Mike Coffin will present initial findings arising from a two-month …
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‘Maine Photography: A History, 1840-2015,’ book signing and talk

By Penobscot Marine Museum on June 19, 2016, at 3:57 p.m.
Thursday, June 23, 2016 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Penobscot Marine Museum Carver Memorial Gallery, 11 Church Street, Searsport, Maine For more information: 207-548-0334; penobscotmarinemuseum.org/event-single/maine-photography-a-history-1840-2015/ SEARSPORT — Historians and authors Libby Bischof, Susan Danly and Earle G. Shettleworth Jr. will discuss and sign their book, “Maine Photography: A History, …
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Postcards! Postcards! Get your Postcards!

By Penobscot Marine Museum on June 08, 2016, at 4:32 p.m.
Saturday, June 25, 2016 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: First Congregational Church Vestry, 8 Church Street, Searsport, Maine For more information: 207-548-2529 ext. 212; penobscotmarinemuseum.org Penobscot Marine Museum at Maine’s 2016 Antique Paper Show Searsport, Maine, June 8, 2016 – A sampling of historic images from Penobscot Marine Museum’s …
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SEARSPORT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS LAUNCH THEIR BOATS

By Penobscot Marine Museum on May 17, 2016, at 11:36 a.m.
Ten students from Searsport District High School with nine community volunteers, and master boat-builder Greg Rossel have been working together since mid-January building two Shellback Dinghies for the class The Geometry of Boat Building. The dinghies, which the students will launch at Searsport Town Dock on Thursday, May 26 at …
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EDITH & BENNETT TO SING AT PENOBSCOT MARINE MUSEUM MEMBERS OPENING

By Penobscot Marine Museum on May 17, 2016, at 11:32 a.m.
Friday, May 20, 2016 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Penobscot Marine Museum, 11 Church St., Searsport, ME For more information: 2075480334; penobscotmarinemuseum.org Edith Gawler and Bennett Konesni, who play banjo and fiddle and sing old-time music from Maine and beyond, will be playing at Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, …
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Free admission for Waldo County towns at Penobscot Marine Museum

By Penobscot Marine Museum on May 10, 2016, at 11:42 a.m.
SEARSPORT, Maine — Penobscot Marine Museum opens for the season on Saturday, May 28, and is inaugurating a  program to offer residents of each town in Waldo County free admission to the museum for a week. Each town’s free week is listed on the museum website. Residents of Lincolnville and Islesboro …
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ALAMO THEATER PRESENTS TALK ON HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS AND FILM OF BUCKSPORT

By Penobscot Marine Museum on May 03, 2016, at 10:22 a.m.
Thursday, May 19, 2016 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Alamo Theatre, 85 Main Street, Bucksport, Maine For more information: 207-548-2529 ext. 210; penobscotmarinemuseum.org (Searsport, Maine) Historic photographs and vintage film footage of Bucksport from the late 19th and early 20th centuries will be presented by Penobscot Marine Museum’s Kevin …
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Wine Tasting Event to Benefit Penobscot Marine Museum

By Penobscot Marine Museum on April 12, 2016, at 11:47 a.m.
Come taste delicious fine, locally crafted wine Thursday, April 21st from 5-7 pm at The Good Kettle in Stockton Springs. The wine tasting event will introduce you to Maine vineyards from across the state, with 10 % of the proceeds benefitting the Penobscot Marine Museum, The Good Kettle offers a …
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Café Miranda and Damariscotta River Cruise to speak in Rockland

By Penobscot Marine Museum on March 29, 2016, at 11:38 a.m.
Thursday, April 7, 2016 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Sail, Power & Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic Street, Rockland, Maine For more information: experiencemaritimemaine.org All who are interested in Maine’s unique maritime culture are invited to Experience Maritime Maine’s third bi-annual Stakeholder Meeting. The key note speakers are Kerry Altiero …
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One of 8 PMM Postcard images for 2016 Governor’s Conference on Tourism.

2016 GOVERNOR’S CONFERENCE ON TOURISM TO FEATURE POSTCARDS FROM PENOBSCOT MARINE MUSEUM

By Penobscot Marine Museum on March 10, 2016, at 10:26 a.m.
(Searsport, Maine) In cooperation with the Penobscot Marine Museum’s 2016 Postcard Project, The Maine Office of Tourism will showcase 8 postcards from 1916, selected from the museum’s archives, at the 2016 Governor’s Conference on Tourism on March 21 and 22 at Sunday River Resort. The Maine Office of Tourism chose …
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Penobscot Marine Museum exhibit on view at Northeast Harbor Library

By Penobscot Marine Museum on Feb. 11, 2016, at 10:57 a.m.
Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: The Northeast Harbor Library, 574 North Sedgwick Rd., Sedgwick, Maine For more information: 207-276-3333 SEDGWICK — Penobscot Marine Museum’s traveling exhibit of historic photographs, “Hancock County Through Eastern’s Eye,’ is on display during February at the Northeast Harbor Library, Sedgwick Town …
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Maine Authors Celebrate Christmas at Penobscot Marine Museum

By Penobscot Marine Museum on Dec. 02, 2015, at 1:29 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 4, 2015 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Penobscot Marine Museum, 11 Church St., Searsport, ME For more information: 2075480334; penobscotmarinemuseum.org On Friday, December 4th, Penobscot Marine Museum will host five Maine authors and an illustrator, as part of the Town of Searsport’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting. Maine …
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This poster for the 1954 film,"White Christmas," shows Rosemary Clooney (second from left) wearing a red dress designed by Edith Head. The dress will be on display Dec. 4-5 at Penobscot Marine Museum.

Searsport museum plans Christmas extravaganza

By Penobscot Marine Museum on Nov. 18, 2015, at 2:52 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 4, 2015 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Penobscot Marine Museum, 11 Church St., Searsport, Maine For more information: 207-548-0334; penobscotmarinemuseum.org SEARSPORT, Maine — The Town of Searsport will light its Christmas tree on the Crescent, inaugurating the holiday season …
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Oldest Film Shot in Maine to be Shown at Penobscot Marine Museum’s Annual History Conference

By Penobscot Marine Museum on Oct. 21, 2015, at 2:55 p.m.
Searsport, Maine, October 8, 2015 – A clip from the oldest film shot in Maine will be shown during Wish You Were Here: Communicating Maine’s Unique Sense of Place, Penobscot Marine Museum’s 2015 History Conference. The Conference this year brings together Northeast Historic Film, Maine Folklife Center, and historians and …
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The Life of LIFE Photographer Kosti Ruohomaa

By Penobscot Marine Museum on Sept. 22, 2015, at 12:18 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Penobscot Marine Museum, 11 Church St, Searsport, Maine For more information: 207-548-2529; penobscotmarinemuseum.org/ Many legends surround the Finish-American photographer Kosti Ruohomaa, and it is said his life was “haunted”. Ruohomaa was an award-winning photo journalist who shot iconic portraits of …