Discovery Days: Burt Dow

Posted 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;

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 Robert McCloskey, will come to life through a reading and an activity. Jane McCloskey will read her father’s tale of an old down-east fisherman who becomes swallowed by a whale. Following the story, participants will make models of Burt’s dory garden.

Jane McCloskey has worn many hats throughout her life including house painter, Christmas-wreath-maker, environmentalist, and writer. In 2011, she published “Robert McCloskey: A Private Life in Words and Pictures,” a biography of her father and family. She currently lives in a house she built herself in Deer Isle, Maine.

Discovery Days programs are designed for families with children ages 12 and under and cost $3 per person, per program, or $12 per family, per program for families with four or more members participating. Ensure your participation by contacting 326-9247, or to pre-register and pay for the program. Join us at 2:00 pm every Thursday until August 16 for a similar family-friendly program. Visit to view a complete list of the Discovery Days series.