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Bread, earth and fire will be topic of talk at women’s club meeting

By wilsonmuseum on Aug. 25, 2016, at 12:38 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Wilson Museum’s Hutchins Education Center, 112 Perkins Street, Castine, Maine For more information: 207-326-9247; wilsonmuseum.org CASTINE — Stu Silverstein will talk about making earth ovens and baking bread at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, at the museum’s Hutchins Education Center, …
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Wilson Museum Acquires Painting through Unique Fundraiser

By wilsonmuseum on Aug. 15, 2016, at 12:15 p.m.
The Wilson Museum is pleased to announce the acquisition of a painting by Castine artist Gregory Dunham for its permanent collection. The painting, Twilight’s Last Gleaming, was selected as the People’s Choice during the inaugural art show and fundraiser Collecting Castine. Over 65 generous donors viewed an outstanding exhibit of …
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Wilson Museum Opens for Season

By wilsonmuseum on May 19, 2016, at 6:48 p.m.
Friday, May 27, 2016 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins Street, Castine, ME For more information: 207-326-9247; wilsonmuseum.org Wilson Museum, on Perkins Street in Castine, will kick off its season on Friday, May 27th. It will be a summer of intrigue with a theme of mystery. …
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Traditional Nautical Ropework: Worming, Parceling & Serving

By wilsonmuseum on Jan. 13, 2016, at 11:54 a.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: Wilson Museum’s Hutchins Education Center, 112 Perkins Street, Castine, ME For more information: 207-326-9247; wilsonmuseum.org Does winter have you tied up in knots? Let a program of traditional nautical ropework help reduce your winter blues. Hugh Lane will present Worming, …
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Artch to Arch Workshop

By wilsonmuseum on Nov. 10, 2015, at 2:17 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Location: Wilson Museum’s Hutchins Education Center, 112 Perkins Street, Castine, Maine For more information: 207-326-9247; wilsonmuseum.org Ever wonder how arches stay up until the keystone is put in place? For one curious and creative fourteen year old this question has led …
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Heirloom Apples with Todd Little-Siebold

By wilsonmuseum on Oct. 08, 2015, at 4:43 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: Wilson Museum’s Hutchins Education Center, 112 Perkins Street, Castine, ME For more information: 207-326-9247; wilsonmuseum.org Apples have been in Maine for a LONG time. Castine, in particular, has apples that were planted at least as early as the 1820s. Join …
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Museum in Castine to host program on trapping

By wilsonmuseum on Oct. 08, 2015, at 2:06 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Wilson Museum’s Hutchins Education Center, 112 Perkins Street, Castine, ME For more information: 207-326-9247; wilsonmuseum.org CASTINE, Maine — Paul Favolise of Columbia will talk about the various aspects of trapping, including how to trap responsibly, and how to make and …
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Allen Sockabasin reads his book "Thanks to the Animals"

Native American Storyteller – Allen Sockabasin

By wilsonmuseum on Aug. 06, 2015, at 8:48 a.m.
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Wilson Museum – Hutchins Education Center, 112 Perkins Street, Castine, Maine For more information: 207-326-9247; wilsonmuseum.org/ Allen Sockabasin, Native American storyteller and author of the children’s book “Thanks to the Animals,” will be at the Wilson Museum’s Hutchins Education Center, …
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Penobscot Place Names with James Francis

By wilsonmuseum on Aug. 03, 2015, at 12:17 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Wilson Museum – Hutchins Education Center, 112 Perkins Street, Castine, Maine For more information: 207-326-9247; wilsonmuseum.org/ Learn about the Native American origin and meaning of our local place names from tribal historian James Francis in his presentation “Penobscot Place Names” …
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Performance of Wabanaki Drummers

By wilsonmuseum on Aug. 03, 2015, at 12:13 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: The Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins Street, Castine, Maine For more information: 207-326-9247; wilsonmuseum.org/ Enjoy a rhythmical, melodious and harmonious experience as a group of Wabanaki Drummers perform at the Wilson Museum, on Sunday, August 9 at 2 p.m. The group …
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Laura Lee Perkins and Kenneth Green, the White Owl Duo

Learn to Play Native American Flute

By wilsonmuseum on Aug. 03, 2015, at 9:14 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: Wilson Museum – Hutchins Education Center, 112 Perkins Street, Castine, Maine For more information: 207-326-9247; wilsonmuseum.org/ Music is a powerful language that has been used as a form of communication beginning with the earliest societies. The Native American flute is …
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Wabanaki History and Storytelling with John Bear Mitchell

By wilsonmuseum on July 27, 2015, at 11:21 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Wilson Museum – Hutchins Education Center, 112 Perkins Street, Castine, Maine For more information: 207-326-9247; wilsonmuseum.org/ A presentation on Wabanaki history and storytelling will be given by John Bear Mitchell at the Wilson Museum’s Hutchins Education Center, 112 Perkins Street, …
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Birch bark and quillwork by Ralph "Porcupine" Bishop

Crafting with Porcupine Quills and Birch Bark

By wilsonmuseum on July 27, 2015, at 9:15 a.m.
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Wilson Museum – Hutchins Education Center, 112 Perkins Street, Castine, Maine For more information: 207-326-9247; wilsonmuseum.org/ Crafting with porcupine quills and birch bark is one of the oldest art forms in North America. Join us at the Wilson Museum’s Hutchins …
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Castine Sculpture Dedication and Town Band Concert

By wilsonmuseum on July 16, 2015, at 11:13 a.m.
Friday, July 31, 2015 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins Street, Castine, Maine For more information: 207-326-9247; wilsonmuseum.org/ In 2014, Castine was one of seven sites chosen to receive a sculpture from the Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium. The sculpture, titled “Home and Away,” was created by …
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Basket-Making Workshop

By wilsonmuseum on July 16, 2015, at 10:16 a.m.
Thursday, July 30, 2015 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: Wilson Museum – Hutchins Education Center, 112 Perkins Street, Castine, Maine For more information: 207-326-9247; wilsonmuseum.org/ Spend an afternoon with Pamela Rackliffe Capurso and learn the art of basket-making. Each participant will go home with a beautiful and functional basket …
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Micmac Culture and Storytelling with Simon Nevin

By wilsonmuseum on July 14, 2015, at 9:41 a.m.
Sunday, July 19, 2015 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Wilson Museum – Hutchins Education Center, 112 Perkins Street, Castine, Maine For more information: 207-326-9247; wilsonmuseum.org/ On Sunday, July 19, Simon Nevin will be giving a presentation on Mi’kmaq culture and storytelling. The presentation will take place at 2 p.m. …
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Johanna Sweet dressed as Martha Washington

Martha Washington Tea

By wilsonmuseum on July 06, 2015, at 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Location: Wilson Museum – Hutchins Education Center, 112 Perkins Street, Castine, Maine For more information: 207-326-9247; wilsonmuseum.org/ Join Martha Washington (portrayed by Johanna Sweet) at the Wilson Museum on Wednesday, July 15th from 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Share some of Martha’s …
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Grace Tarr will be leading cooking classes at the Wilson Museum this summer.

Cooking with Grace

By wilsonmuseum on July 06, 2015, at 9:15 a.m.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Tuesday, July 28, 2015 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location: Wilson Museum – Hutchins Education Center, 112 Perkins Street, Castine, Maine For more information: 207-326-9247; wilsonmuseum.org/ …
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Saving Old Windows

By wilsonmuseum on July 02, 2015, at 10:46 a.m.
Thursday, July 9, 2015 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins Street, Castine, Maine For more information: 207-326-9247; wilsonmuseum.org Good wood windows – they can keep out the storm, let in the breeze, look out on the world and enhance the beauty of a building. Yet thousands …
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An opportunity to learn about lobster fishing firsthand followed by a lobster bake on shore is just one of many premium gifts up for selection at the Wilson Museum’s upcoming “First Dibs” fundraiser on July 20, 2015, to benefit ongoing preservation of the historic John Perkins House. For information or reservations, 207-326-9247, info@wilsonmuseum.org.

Get “First Dibs” at Wilson Museum Fundraiser

By wilsonmuseum on June 22, 2015, at 3:17 p.m.
Monday, July 20, 2015 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins Street, Castine, ME For more information: 207-326-9247; wilsonmuseum.org Friends and supporters of the Wilson Museum are invited to attend the fundraiser, “FIRST DIBS: A Preservation Celebration of the Historic John Perkins House”, on Monday, July 20, …