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A Salty Upbringing: Tales of Maritime Mothers at Penobscot Marine Museum

Community Author: Sabrina Kettell
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SEARSPORT– On Saturday, May 12,  Penobscot Marine Museum presents “A Salty Upbringing: Tales of Maritime Mothers” in partnership with Searsport District Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society. The program will run from 4-6 p.m. in Penobscot Marine Museum’s Sea Captain’s home located at 1 Church Street in Searsport. There is no cost for this event, however donations will be welcome.

A Midcoast Maine mother reared her children at sea or at least close to the water’s edge. In later years, she sent her sons off to be captains and crew and her daughters to be captain’s wives. Hear a troop of young actors tell the tales of the mothers depicted in portraits from the Museum collection and tour the Sea Captain’s home.

About Penobscot Marine Museum

Penobscot Marine Museum brings Maine’s maritime history to life on a campus of twelve beautiful historic buildings in the charming seacoast village of Searsport, Maine. Exhibits include hands-on activities for children and adults, as well as a ship captain’s house, marine paintings, scrimshaw, 19th century Chinese and Japanese pottery, boat models, historic Maine boats, a fisheries exhibit, and an heirloom garden. The Museum has over 200,000 historic photographs, and a maritime history research library. Museum offices and research library are open year round. Exhibits are open seven days a week, Memorial Day weekend through the third Sunday in October. PMM Visitors Center, 2 Church Street, Searsport, Maine. For more information call the Visitors Center 207-548-0334 or Administrative Offices at 207-548-2529 or visit www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org.