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Kickoff for Castine’s Year-Long Storytelling Event

By wilsonmuseum on Sept. 14, 2012, at 4:48 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012 6 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Multiple Venues, Castine, Maine For more information: Darren French; (207) 326-9247; wilsonmuseum.org Stories can transport you to different times and places; they can make you laugh uproariously or shed a tear; and they can draw entire communities together. Starting this …

Wilson Museum to host booksigning

By wilsonmuseum on Aug. 17, 2012, at 12:39 p.m.
CASTINE, Maine — Anthropologist William Haviland will relate the history of hardship and survival endured by the natives of the Down East coast in a talk and booksigning at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins St. His latest book is “Canoe Indians of Down East Maine.” …

Canoe Indians of Down East Maine

By wilsonmuseum on Aug. 17, 2012, at 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 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 In 1604, when Frenchmen landed on Saint Croix Island, they were far from the first people to walk along its shores. For thousands of years, …

Speaker at museum will discuss last ice age and how it shaped Maine

By wilsonmuseum on Aug. 09, 2012, at 2:17 p.m.
CASTINE, Maine — Woodrow “Woody” Thompson of the Maine Geological Survey will describe the circumstances accompanying the retreat of the last great ice sheet and how it affected Maine at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, in the main hall of the Wilson Museum. Thompson also will present the results of his recent …
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The Ice Age Geology of Coastal Maine

By wilsonmuseum on Aug. 09, 2012, at 1:57 p.m.
Ice Age glaciers played a major role in shaping Maine’s landscape. On Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 3 p.m. in the main hall of the Wilson Museum Woodrow “Woody” Thompson of the Maine Geological Survey will describe the remarkable circumstances accompanying the retreat of the last great ice sheet. This …
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Native Americans & America’s Whaling Fleets

By wilsonmuseum on July 26, 2012, at 12:38 p.m.
In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, massive whaling and fishing fleets originated out of New England waters. Who better to serve on these ships than New England Native Americans, whose ancestors plied these waters for centuries before the arrival of Europeans? On Tuesday, August 7, 3 p.m. at the Wilson …

Castine Town Band to Play at Wilson Museum

By wilsonmuseum on July 20, 2012, at 8:17 a.m.
CASTINE, Maine — The picturesque grounds of the Wilson Museum on Perkins Street, on the shore of Castine Harbor, will be the location of an outdoor concert by the Castine Town Band at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3. In the late nineteenth century Castine’s Town Band was a proud contributor …
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Castine Town Band to Play at Wilson Museum

By wilsonmuseum on July 19, 2012, at 5:54 p.m.
CASTINE, Maine – The picturesque grounds of the Wilson Museum on Perkins Street, on the shore of Castine Harbor, will be the location of an outdoor concert by the Castine Town Band, Friday, the 3rd of August, at 6 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy this free concert. …

Museum to present Discovery Days program on art in the home

By wilsonmuseum on July 19, 2012, at 10:51 a.m.
Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 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 CASTINE, Maine — Learn about 18th and 19th century portraits and the people who created and commissioned them 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at …

Speaker to discuss New England architecture

By wilsonmuseum on July 06, 2012, at 9:28 a.m.
CASTINE, Maine — Shelter may be a basic human need, but throughout history houses have taken many different shapes. On Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 3 p.m. at the Wilson Museum on 120 Perkins Street in Castine, discover some of these architectural styles during a presentation by Historic New England’s Caitlin …

Discovery Days: Lighthouses

By wilsonmuseum on July 05, 2012, at 6:09 p.m.
Thursday, July 19, 2012 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 The book Keep the Lights Burning Abbie, by Peter and Connie Roop, is based on the true story of a Maine girl who maintained …
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Domestic Architecture of New England

By wilsonmuseum on July 05, 2012, at 2:40 p.m.
Shelter may be a basic human need, but throughout history houses have taken many different shapes. On Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 3 p.m. at the Wilson Museum on 120 Perkins Street in Castine, discover some of these architectural styles during a presentation by Historic New England’s Caitlin Corkins. Throughout the …

Fireside cooking returns to John Perkins House in Castine

By wilsonmuseum on June 28, 2012, at 1:53 p.m.
CASTINE, Maine — Fireside cooking, a favorite event at the John Perkins House, will return  July 11 and 15, and Aug. 8, 12 and 15. A variety of traditional recipes will be demonstrated — which often includes bread and donuts. The John Perkins House is the oldest house in Castine …

New England Masts and the King’s Broad Arrow

By wilsonmuseum on June 28, 2012, at 9:57 a.m.
Tuesday, July 10, 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 During the age of sail, New England pine trees were felled, limbed, and transported across land and sea to become masts for the English Royal …

Discovery Days: Burt Dow

By wilsonmuseum on June 28, 2012, at 9:23 a.m.
Thursday, July 12, 2012 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 On Thursday, July 12, 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the Wilson Museum on 120 Perkins Street, Castine, the classic story “Burt Dow: Deep-Water Man,” by …
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Discovery Days: Build a Dory

By wilsonmuseum on June 21, 2012, at 9:15 a.m.
In New England, dories were built and used for fishing at least as early as the eighteenth century. On Thursday, July 5 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the Wilson Museum on 120 Perkins Street, Castine, learn about the history of these flat-bottom boats. Participants will build their own model …

Quilting Bee at Wilson Museum

By wilsonmuseum on June 14, 2012, at 2:25 p.m.
Thursday, June 28, 2012 4 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins Street, Castine, Maine For more information: Debbie Morehouse; (207) 326-9247; wilsonmuseum.org The Wilson Museum will conclude its June theme of friendship, membership and quilts with a quilting bee and potluck supper on Thursday, June 28th from …

Discovery Days: Marine Art at Wilson Museum

By wilsonmuseum on June 14, 2012, at 1:58 p.m.
Thursday, June 28, 2012 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 Port painting was a special type of marine art created in coastal cities around the world. On Thursday, June 28, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm …

Museum exhibit features maritime items from local collector

By wilsonmuseum on June 08, 2012, at 11:34 a.m.
CASTINE, Maine — The Castine Historical Society and the Wilson Museum have arranged a joint exhibit, “Celebrating Allie Ryan’s Maritime Passion,” on display through Sept. 30 at the Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins St. The exhibit is contains 46 items from the Allie Ryan collection recently given to the society and …

Museum to host Mariner’s Compass workshop for quilters

By wilsonmuseum on June 01, 2012, at 11:02 a.m.
CASTINE, Maine — A Mariner’s Compass paper-piecing workshop will be held 1-5 Tuesday, June 19, at the Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins St. Deb Norton of A Straight Stitch Quilt and Sew Shop in Brewer will lead a group of up to 10 quilters through the steps of paper piecing a …
 
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