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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 …

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 …
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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.
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 …

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 | 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 | 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 …