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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 …
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Framing Tips and Tricks Workshop

By Penobscot Marine Museum on July 23, 2015, at 1:41 p.m.
Saturday, July 25, 9:00 am to noon, at PMM’s Stephen Phillips Memorial Library, 11 Church Street, Searsport What are the best ways to frame your photographs? Learn about new and useful products on the market, backing options, mounting and hinging techniques, and appropriate glass and acrylic options. Topics will also …
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Learn How to Make a Camera

By Penobscot Marine Museum on July 21, 2015, at 4:04 p.m.
Thursday, July 23, 2015 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Penobscot Marine Museum, 2 Church Street, Searsport, Maine For more information: 207-548-0334; penobscotmarinemuseum.org Make a pinhole camera using a box from the kitchen shelf and take beautiful soft-focus photographs in the Make a Pinhole Camera workshops offered at Penobscot Marine …
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Photography Framing Workshop

By Penobscot Marine Museum on July 15, 2015, at 1:52 p.m.
Saturday, July 25, 2015 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Penobscot Marine Museum, 5 Church St., Searsport, Maine For more information: 207-548-0334 ; penobscotmarinemuseum.org Penobscot Marine Museum Framer Lin Calista will conduct a photography framing workshop, Framing Tips and Tricks. The workshop will help photographers decide on the best ways …
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Learn How to Make a Camera

By Penobscot Marine Museum on July 15, 2015, at 1:45 p.m.
Thursday, July 23, 2015 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Penobscot Marine Museum, 5 Church St., Searsport, Maine For more information: 207-548-0334 ; penobscotmarinemuseum.org Make a pinhole camera using a box from the kitchen shelf and take beautiful soft-focus photographs in the …
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Ralph Stanley

Award-winning Maine Boat Builder in Film at Penobscot Marine Museum

By Penobscot Marine Museum on May 27, 2015, at 1:41 p.m.
Thursday, June 4, 2015 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Penobscot Marine Museum, 11 Church Street, Searsport, ME For more information: 207-548-2529; penobscotmarinemuseum.org Searsport, Maine, May 26, 2015 – Ralph Stanley: An Eye for Wood is a moving documentary on the extraordinary life of world-renowned Maine Master Boat Builder Ralph …
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Salted Tales: Stories From the Sea Told Live

By Penobscot Marine Museum on March 17, 2015, at 1:23 p.m.
Sunday, March 29, 2015 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Location: The Colonial Theater, 163 High St., Belfast, Maine For more information: 207-548-2529; penobscotmarinemuseum.org/event-single/salted-tales-stories-from-the-sea/ Coastal Maine’s rich maritime heritage has produced a lot of sailors and you don’t work on the water without accumulating good stories. Penobscot Marine Museum and Colonial …
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Tonka Truck Restoration Project

By Penobscot Marine Museum on Sept. 23, 2014, at 9:41 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Searsport Motor Company, 315 E. Main St., Searsport, Maine For more information: 207-548-2834 As part of Searsport’s annual Fling Into Fall celebration on October 10 and 11, Searsport resident Joe Plummer has scheduled Tonka truck repair workshops with for children …
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Fishing House detail

The Photography of Antonia Small at Penobscot Marine Museum

By Penobscot Marine Museum on Sept. 08, 2014, at 11:07 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Penobscot Marine Museum, 40 E. Main St., Searsport, Maine For more information: 207-548-2529; penobscotmarinemuseum.org Antonia Small grew up fishing with her uncle on Mobile Bay, so she is happy to now live in Port Clyde, Maine within earshot of the …
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Back Cove Yachts, Rockland, Maine

Jason Constantine at Penobscot Marine Museum’s Maine Boatbuilders Forum

By Penobscot Marine Museum on Sept. 08, 2014, at 10:41 a.m.
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Penobscot Marine Museum, 40 E. Main St., Searsport, Maine For more information: 207-548-2529; penobscotmarinemuseum.org Jason Constantine, President of North End Composites and Back Cove Yachts in Rockland, Maine, is the featured boat builder on Penobscot Marine Museum’s Maine Boatbuilder’s Forum, …
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Gee’s Bend ladies quilting in 2005

Meet the Gee’s Bend Quilters

By Penobscot Marine Museum on Aug. 28, 2014, at 1:08 p.m.
Three of the quilters of Gee’s Bend, Alabama will be in Searsport to teach quilting classes at Fiber College of Maine, Route One, Searsport from Wednesday, September 3rd through Sunday, September 7th. In addition, on September 3rd at 5:00 pm a dinner in honor of Gee’s Bend quilters China Pettway, …
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Peter Neill

World Ocean Observatory Director to Speak at Penobscot Marine Museum

By Penobscot Marine Museum on Aug. 15, 2014, at 1:15 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Penobscot Marine Museum, 40 E. Main St., Searsport, Maine For more information: 207-548-0334; penobscotmarinemuseum.org On Thursday, August 21st at 7:00 pm, Peter Neill, director of the World Ocean Observatory will present The Sea Connects All Things, an illustrated talk on …
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1816: The Year That Summer Never Came by Mayra Donnell

Talk and Book Signing for 1816: The Year That Summer Never Came, at Penobscot Marine Museum

By Penobscot Marine Museum on Aug. 13, 2014, at 2:27 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Penobscot Marine Museum, 40 E. Main St., Searsport, Maine For more information: 207-548-0334; penobscotmarinemuseum.org 1816 is called “The Year Without A Summer”. During that summer wild temperature swings produced snow and frost which killed crops and caused famines and food …
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Stonington, Maine

Penobscot Marine Museum’s Historic Photography Exhibit Now in Deer Isle

By Penobscot Marine Museum on Aug. 06, 2014, at 3:56 p.m.
Penobscot Marine Museum’s historic photography exhibit Hancock County Through Eastern’s Eye is now at the Island Heritage Trust barn, in Deer Isle, Maine. The photographs in Hancock County Through Eastern’s Eye are of places people loved a century ago, when the owner of Eastern Illustrating sent his crews with their …