Children’s Program on Herring Fishing at Penobscot Marine Museum

Posted July 29, 2014, at 1:07 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Location: Penobscot Marine Museum, 40 E. Main St., Searsport, Maine

For more information: 207-548-2529;

Make your own fishing weir! The Herring Are In!, a hands-on program about herring fishing with author and teacher Mayra Donnell will engage children in play and craft activities. Children will learn why the moon and tides have to be just right for the herring to be in. They will fill the dory and take the fish to the “cannery”, and figure their profit depending on how many cans they can fill. Wednesday, August 6, 11:00 am at Penobscot Marine Museum’s Peapod. Free with PMM admission.

Penobscot Marine Museum recreates an historic seacoast village and has fun family activities daily. Penobscot Marine Museum, on Route One, 40 East Main Street, Searsport, Maine is open May 24 through October 19, Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday noon to 5:00 pm. Admission is free for Searsport residents and museum members. For more information go to or call 207-548-2529 or 0334.

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