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2nd Annual Storytelling by the Sea Festival

By wilsonmuseum on Jan. 28, 2014, at 2:47 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 1, 1970 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. Location: Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins Street, Castine, Maine For more information: Darren French; (207) 326-9247; wilsonmuseum.org/calendar.html Celebrate storytelling in all its forms at the 2nd Annual Storytelling by the Sea festival in Castine, Maine, August 8th & 9th. The two-day event …
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Greetings from Castine

By wilsonmuseum on Aug. 12, 2013, at 11:01 a.m.
Between the Civil War and World War I, Castine became a popular summer resort on the Maine coast. The natural beauty of its peninsula setting, a fascination with its early history, and the charm of its old buildings attracted visitors to its hotels and cottages season after season. This golden …

Discovery Days: Follow the Drinking Gourd

By wilsonmuseum on Aug. 09, 2013, at 4:03 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 1, 1970 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. Location: The drinking gourd is another name for the big dipper, a beacon for many slaves escaping to freedom in the nineteenth century. On Thursday, August 22 (2:00 – 3:30 p.m.) at the Wilson Museum in Castine, listen to the story …

Discovery Days: Curious Chucky

By wilsonmuseum on Aug. 02, 2013, at 9:22 a.m.
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Location: Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins Street, Castine, ME For more information: Darren French; (207) 326-9247; wilsonmuseum.org CASTINE, Maine — Author Jean Miller and illustrator David Dolittle have written a picture book about an inquisitive young woodchuck named Chucky. Curious? If so, …
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“Storytelling by the Sea” Ends with Rousing Sermon

By wilsonmuseum on Aug. 01, 2013, at 5:06 p.m.
On Sunday, August 18th, 10:30 a.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Castine, David Avery will bring to life the Rev. Edward T. Taylor (1793-1871), the pastor of Boston’s Seamen’s Bethel and one of the city’s most popular preachers during the 1830s-1850s. This will be the inspiring conclusion to the …
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Stories Bring Ancestors to Life

By wilsonmuseum on July 30, 2013, at 2:10 p.m.
Ever wanted to tell about your eccentric great Aunt Matilda but didn’t really know how to begin? Storyteller Jude Lamb will inspire you with stories of her great-great-great-great grandmother Eunice Lakeman Hoar at Castine’s Storytelling by the Sea festival on Saturday evening at 7 p.m. at the Wilson Museum on …
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Book signing at Wilson Museum on August 13th

Deer Isle’s Undefeated America’s Cup Crews

By wilsonmuseum on July 30, 2013, at 2:02 p.m.
On Tuesday, August 13th at 3 p.m., Mark Gabrielson will give a presentation and sign copies of his new book Deer Isle’s Undefeated America’s Cup Crews: Humble Heroes From a Downeast Island. Mark Gabrielson tells the story, well-known on Deer Isle, of the crews who were recruited by the New …

Tim Sample comes to Castine as part of Storytelling by the Sea festival

By wilsonmuseum on July 18, 2013, at 5:27 p.m.
CASTINE, Maine — Maine humorist and renowned storyteller Tim Sample is coming to Castine to kick off the Storytelling by the Sea festival at 1 p.m. on Aug. 16, as are a host of other storytellers including John MacDonald, Jennifer Armstrong, Frank Gotwals, Oscar Mokeme and many more. There will …

A Portrait Tells a Story

By wilsonmuseum on July 11, 2013, at 5:29 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 1, 1970 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. Location: Wilson Museum Meeting Room, 112 Perkins Street, Castine, ME For more information: Darren French; (207) 326-9247; wilsonmuseum.org Bring the family to the Wilson Museum for a two-part portrait painting workshop. On the first day, watch a demonstration with artist Elise …

Castine Town Band to Play at Wilson Museum

By wilsonmuseum on July 05, 2013, at 3:24 p.m.
Friday, July 19, 2013 6 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins Street, Castine, Maine For more information: Darren French; (207) 326-9247; wilsonmuseum.org The picturesque grounds of the Wilson Museum on Perkins Street, on the shore of Castine Harbor, will be the location of a free outdoor concert …

Discovery Days: Remembering Gettysburg

By wilsonmuseum on July 04, 2013, at 2:54 p.m.
Thursday, July 18, 2013 2 p.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins Street, Castine, Maine For more information: Darren French; (207) 326-9247; wilsonmuseum.org Gettysburg is perhaps the best known battle of the Civil War, but what was it actually like for the soldiers who fought? On Thursday, July …

Nailed to the Mast: Naval Songs of the Civil War

By wilsonmuseum on July 04, 2013, at 2:48 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 1, 1970 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. Location: Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins Street, Castine, Maine For more information: Darren French; (207) 326-9247; wilsonmuseum.org On Tuesday, July 23 at 3:00 p.m. in the Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins Street, Castine, enjoy “Nailed to the Mast,” an offering of historic naval …
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Discovery Days: Who Were Civil War Zouaves?

By wilsonmuseum on June 27, 2013, at 3:41 p.m.
Baggy red pants and a turban may seem like a strange outfit for a Civil War soldier, but that was the uniform often worn by zouaves, soldiers whose appearance and fighting style were inspired by French North African regiments of the same name. Learn more about these unique soldiers during …
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Onion baskets such as these will be made in classes offered at Wilson Museum in Castine.

Watercolor Painting & Basket Making Classes Offered in Castine

By wilsonmuseum on June 26, 2013, at 3:31 p.m.
Elise Andréa, watercolorist, basket maker, author and instructor will demonstrate watercolor painting and basket making each Wednesday and Sunday, 2-5 p.m. during July & August at the Wilson Museum on 120 Perkins Street in Castine. For those inspired by watching the free demonstrations, Elise will offer classes in both watercolor …
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Maja Trivia: Tournament of Champions

By wilsonmuseum on May 09, 2013, at 3:57 p.m.
Maja Trivia, a game celebrating the rich history of the region once known as Majabigwaduce, is drawing to an exciting conclusion. For the last eight months, 5th – 8th grade students from Penobscot Community School, Brooksville Elementary School, and Castine’s Adams School have been playing Maja Trivia practice rounds, developing …

Poetry in Motion in Castine

By wilsonmuseum on April 01, 2013, at 5:20 p.m.
Thursday, April 11, 2013 6 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins Street, Castine, Maine For more information: Darren French; (207) 326-9247; wilsonmuseum.org Enjoy Poetry in Motion, a blend of Antonio Rocha’s award winning mime and storytelling. The evening will be filled with stories from different cultures and …

Getting the Story off the Page workshop

By wilsonmuseum on March 07, 2013, at 5:11 p.m.
Have you ever been moved by a story in print and retold it exactly as it was written, only to have it fall flat? Storyteller Judith Black will help solve this problem during Getting the Story off the Page, an adult workshop at the Witherle Memorial Library, 41 School Street …

Memoir readings of winters past set for Castine

By wilsonmuseum on Dec. 11, 2012, at 12:20 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Location: Castine Historical Society, Castine, Maine CASTINE, Maine  – A program of winter tales sponsored by the Witherle Memorial Library, the Wilson Museum and the Castine Historical Society will take place 12:15-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, in the exhibit space of …

Historical society, library sponsor storytelling events for children, adults

By wilsonmuseum on Nov. 16, 2012, at 9:52 a.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 7:45 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. Location: Castine Historical Society, Mitchell Room, 17 School Street, Castine, Maine For more information: Darren French; (207) 326-9247; wilsonmuseum.org CASTINE, Maine — New England storyteller and local resident Johanna Sweet will present three programs on Wednesday, Nov. 28. Sweet will explore themes …

Prologue to Readers Theatre: Performance & Discussion

By wilsonmuseum on Sept. 25, 2012, at 10:31 a.m.
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 3 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins Street, Castine, Maine For more information: Darren French; (207) 326-9247; wilsonmuseum.org Internationally renowned Reader’s Theatre expert Iz Crain, former co-director of the Readers Theatre Institute based in San Diego, presents PROLOGUE TO READERS THEATRE, a story …
 
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