Winter exhibit featuring quilts opens at Penobscot Marine Museum

Posted Nov. 30, 2012, at 1:14 p.m.
Last modified Nov. 30, 2012, at 1:39 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

For more information: Kathy Goldner; 207-548-2529 x216;

SEARSPORT, Maine — The Penobscot Marine Museum’s winter exhibit “Keeping Warm” will open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15. It will showcase the museum’s collection of 19th century quilts, and includes knitted mittens, winter clothing, fiber art tools and crafts, toys, sports equipment, and historic photos.

Bring the children 11 a.m.-1 p.m. to make a felted mitten ornament.

Author Robin Hansen will be on hand all day. She will read aloud her children’s book, “Ice Harbor Mittens.” She will be available to sign copies of her books.

Cooking expert Sandy Oliver talk about “Keeping Warm with Maine Cooking” 1:30-2 p.m. She will sign her new book “Maine Home Cooking: 175 Recipes From Down East Kitchens.”

The “Keeping Warm” exhibit and activities are in the Museum Gallery and Store, 40 East Main St. For information, call 207-548-2529.