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Penobscot Marine Museum

207-548-2529|https://penobscotmarinemuseum.org/

May 2019

Speaker: Object-Based Learning

Thursday, May 23 at 6:00 pm Old Vestry, 2 Church Street $5 for members, $8 for non-members, free for teachers What can you learn from a ship's painting, a 19th-century logbook, or a souvenir from China? How can these objects be used to teach? In this interactive presentation, PMM staff will discuss the benefits of object-based learning. Guidelines will be provided for using Museum artifacts as primary sources in the classroom and as starting points for storytelling.

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Weather Or Knot? And Where In The World? Exhibit Opening Reception

Friday, May 24 5:00 to 7:00 pm Main Street Gallery, 40 E. Main Street Free, donations welcome

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Penobscot Marine Museum presents: Speaker: Maine In The China Trade

Drugs, armed conflict, and free trade. Sound familiar? The First Opium War of the early 1840s, with British and Chinese fighting over the opium trade and Chinese sovereignty, opened up Chinese ports to the world. Maine’s merchant mariners aboard Maine-built ships soon thereafter entered the Chinese import and export trade. The trade aboard Maine-built ships lasted into the turn of the 20th Century. In the meantime, Maine sea captains and their families brought back souvenirs, stories, and an economic understanding…

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June 2019

Penobscot Marine Museum presents: Junior Adventurers: Knots

Find out more about how sailors use knots and how we use knots in our daily lives. Starting with a reading of Look! I Can Tie My Shoes, participants will try out different sailors’ knots, make their own knot jewelry, and go on a scavenger hunt looking for knots around the Museum. Children’s Program - Lasts between half hour to an hour. FMI:  207-548-2529 or www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org  

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Penobscot Marine Museum presents: Where in The World with John Worth

Where in the World is John Worth? John Worth spent his life driving tugs, windjammers, and other work boats on Penobscot Bay. This past year, he took off on a retirement trip, “The Kite” by water; come hear about the ports he visited and the adventures he had traveling up the Hudson, Erie Canal, St. Lawrence, and down the Chambly Canal, through Lake Champlain, and back out the Hudson. Presented in conjunction with the Maine Retired Skippers. $8/person, $5/PMM member…

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Penobscot Marine Museum presents: Knot Your Ordinary Weekend

June 22 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Discover all about knots and their uses in maritime Maine. Enjoy demonstrations, vendors, and special hands-on activities. Check website or Facebook page for more information and a complete schedule. Family Event.  Free with Museum admission. FMI:  207-548-2529 or www. penobscotmarinemuseum.org or https://www.facebook.com/Penobscot/

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Penobscot Marine Museum presents: Knot Your Ordinary Weekend

June 23 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on June 23, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Discover all about knots and their uses in maritime Maine. Enjoy demonstrations, vendors, and special hands-on activities. Check website or Facebook page for more information and a complete schedule. Family Event.  Free with Museum admission. FMI:  207-548-2529 or www. penobscotmarinemuseum.org or https://www.facebook.com/Penobscot/

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Penobscot Marine Museum presents: Junior Adventures: Fish

Enjoy a story time reading of The Rainbow Fish. Additional activities will include visiting the Gone Fishing exhibit, making a fish craft, and more. Children’s Program lasts half an hour to one hour.  Included with Museum admission FMI:  207-548-2529 or www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org  

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Penobscot Marine Museum presents: Weather With Capt. Daniel S. Parrott

Capt. Daniel S. Parrott, Professor of Marine Transportation at Maine Maritime Academy will discuss weather phenomena relating to the operation of tall ships, both from a historical perspective and from personal experience. $8/person, $5/PMM member FMI:  207-548-2529 or www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org  

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Penobscot Marine Museum presents: Shadowbox Workshop

All ages, children under age 8 must have an adult helper. Make your own maritime shadowbox to take home! Inspired by shadowboxes and other maritime art in the PMM collection. Participants will create their own work of art. All materials are all provided. Participants are welcome to bring their own wood, glass, etc. box if desired. Includes Museum admission.  $20/person, $5 PMM members FMI:  207-548-2529 or https://penobscotmarinemuseum.org  

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July 2019

Penobscot Marine Museum presents:  Junior Adventurers: Lighthouses

After a reading of Abbie Against the Storm, participants will take a special tour of the Ship Captain’s house, make a lighthouse craft, and conduct a lighthouse experiment. Lasts half an hour to one hour.  Included with Museum admission FMI:  207-548-2529 or https://penobscotmarinemuseum.org/  

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Penobscot Marine Museum presents: 4th Of July At PMM

Whether on land or at sea in the late 1800s, Searsport locals always celebrated Independence Day with decorations and entertainment. Enjoy traditional activities like croquet, bean bag toss, and children’s crafts on the Museum’s crescent. Family Event.  Free Museum admission FMI:  207-548-2529 or https://penobscotmarinemuseum.org/

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Penobscot Marine Museum presents: Reading and Book Signing

Free with Museum admission. Discover the fascinating true story of Abbie Burgess who, in 1856, single-handedly kept the lighthouse lamps lit during a tremendous storm off the coast of Maine.  Authors Connie and Peter Roop will read from their book, Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie, followed by a book signing. FMI:  207-548-2529 or https://penobscotmarinemuseum.org  

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