Events at Member Institutions

Umbrella Cover Museum, Peaks Island Curran Homestead and Living History Museum, Orrington Curran Homestead and Living History Museum, Orrington Hamilton House, South Berwick Union Historical Society 

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  • 05 Feb 2016 9:58 AM | Anonymous member

    The museum will be open for train rides during February school vacation week, Saturday, February 13th – Sunday, February 21st, 2016. We’ll be open from 9:30am-4:00pm with train rides on the hour from 10:00am-3:00pm

    We’re excited to share that Monson Steam Locomotive #3 will be running for the duration of the week.  Monson #3 will only be at the museum for a limited time this spring so if you want to see her in action, don’t delay!  Our steam volunteers will be on hand to provide an up-close look at the locomotive between runs.  Be sure to visit with the crew in the cab, before or after your ride, to ask questions. To add to the fun, we’ll be serving complimentary hot chocolate and cookies to passengers all week. Shake off the winter blues and join us for some family fun at the museum this February!

    Note – In case of mechanical issues, Diesel Engine #1 will be in operation in place of Monson Steam Locomotive #3. 

  • 14 Jan 2016 6:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Join us for an Educator Evening on Thursday, January 14, 6:00-8:00pm. Enjoy refreshments, conversation, and networking with fellow educators while learning about current exhibitions, artworks and artists and how to incorporate them into your classroom teaching. Those attending will receive contact hours for certification. For more information, contact Matt Timme, Mirken Coordinator of Education and Public Programs, at mrtimme@colby.edu or visit https://www.colby.edu/museum/


  • 12 Dec 2015 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    Ending this very busy year is our annual Home for the Holidays Reception and House Tour. This year the chosen home is located at 7 Hyler Street. This textbook style Queen Anne Victorian house was built in 1890 by Thomaston sea captain Edwin S. Smalley, Master Mariner of ship Manuel Liaguno and owned by family members for the next 87 years. Interesting features include a bold and unconventional color scheme – a trait of the period – along with a Victorian period porch, round tower and decorative gables.

    A wine reception with live music, both live and silent auctions will kick off the event at 5 to 7 P.M. on Friday, December 11th. On Saturday, December 12th from 10 A.M. until 3 P.M. the house will be available for tours and the silent auction will still be available. The house will be decorated for the holidays in the style appropriate for the time period in which the house was built.

             To make reservations for the Friday gala, please call 354-7029. Reservations are not needed for the Saturday event.  

     For more information please call Eve Anderson at 354-8835 or contact her via e-mail at  katsmeow@roadrunner.com


  • 05 Dec 2015 10:00 AM | Anonymous member

    The holiday season will be celebrated with Victorian Christmas at Penobscot Marine Museum this year on Friday, December 4th and Saturday, December 5th.  The ship captain’s house will be open to the public with each room decorated for a Victorian Christmas by community groups and businesses, including the Congregational Church Women’s Fellowship Group, Searsport Historical Society, Searsport Beautification Committee, Blue Jacket Shipcrafters, Bangor Savings Bank and Searsport Antique Mall.  There will be refreshments, music performed by boatbuilder Ralph Stanley and his fiddle group, and volunteers from Searsport’s Carver Library will be reading from 19th Christmas favorites. 

    On Friday night the Museum Store will host a “Meet the Maine Authors” party in celebration of the annual Town of Searsport Tree Lighting party on Crescent.  The museum’s annual gingerbread competition “Maritime Christmas Gingerbread By the Sea” will be on display and refreshments will be served.

    Victorian Christmas at Penobscot Marine Museum, 2 Church Street, Searsport, is Friday, December 4th, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, and Saturday, December 5, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Admission is free.

    About Penobscot Marine Museum

    Penobscot Marine Museum is twelve buildings on three acres in the historic seacoast village of Searsport, Maine.  Check the website for activities and events.  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, paintings and textiles, historic Maine boats, a fisheries exhibit, and an heirloom vegetable garden.  The museum is open seven days a week, Memorial Day weekend through the third weekend in October.  The Museum Store and Museum Framer have winter hours.  For more information go to www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org or call the Visitors Center 207-548-0334 or Administrative Offices at 207-548-2529.


  • 05 Dec 2015 10:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    All are invited to make holiday cards using printmaking, watercolor, and stenciling.

    Attendance to this workshop is limited and preregistration is required. To register, call 207.859.5613.

    For more information please contact Mirken Coordinator of Education and Public Programs Matt Timme. (mrtimme@colby.edu | 207.859.5613) or visit colby.edu/museum


  • 04 Dec 2015 4:00 PM | Anonymous member

    The holiday season will be celebrated with Victorian Christmas at Penobscot Marine Museum this year on Friday, December 4th and Saturday, December 5th.  The ship captain’s house will be open to the public with each room decorated for a Victorian Christmas by community groups and businesses, including the Congregational Church Women’s Fellowship Group, Searsport Historical Society, Searsport Beautification Committee, Blue Jacket Shipcrafters, Bangor Savings Bank and Searsport Antique Mall.  There will be refreshments, music performed by boatbuilder Ralph Stanley and his fiddle group, and volunteers from Searsport’s Carver Library will be reading from 19 Christmas favorites. 

    On Friday night the Museum Store will host a “Meet the Maine Authors” party in celebration of the annual Town of Searsport Tree Lighting party on Crescent.  The museum’s annual gingerbread competition “Maritime Christmas Gingerbread By the Sea” will be on display and refreshments will be served.

    Victorian Christmas at Penobscot Marine Museum, 2 Church Street, Searsport, is Friday, December 4th, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, and Saturday, December 5, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Admission is free.

    About Penobscot Marine Museum

    Penobscot Marine Museum is twelve buildings on three acres in the historic seacoast village of Searsport, Maine.  Check the website for activities and events.  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, paintings and textiles, historic Maine boats, a fisheries exhibit, and an heirloom vegetable garden.  The museum is open seven days a week, Memorial Day weekend through the third weekend in October.  The Museum Store and Museum Framer have winter hours.  For more information go to www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org or call the Visitors Center 207-548-0334 or Administrative Offices at 207-548-2529.


  • 03 Dec 2015 6:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Join faculty and students in Colby’s Creative Writing Program as they read works written in response to works on view in the Museum galleries.

    Cosponsored by the Creative Writing Program, the Center for the Arts and Humanities, and the Museum.

    For more information please contact Mirken Coordinator of Education and Public Programs Matt Timme. (mrtimme@colby.edu | 207.859.5613) or visit colby.edu/museum


  • 03 Dec 2015 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Noontime Art Talk: Icicles on the Nose, Frost in the Studio: Whistler and the Weather

    Lunder Consortium for Whistler Studies Fellow Justin McCann will discuss how Whistler battled the elements to capture evocative atmospheric conditions in his paintings and pastels of London and Venice.

    For more information please contact Mirken Coordinator of Education and Public Programs Matt Timme. (mrtimme@colby.edu | 207.859.5613) or visit colby.edu/museum


  • 18 Nov 2015 7:00 PM | Anonymous

    In keeping with the Thanksgiving theme, on November 18, at 7;00 p.m.  the Rumford Historical Society will feature Chuck Halsey, Wildlife Biologist from Maine's Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife.  He will discuss the history of the demise and recovery of the wild turkey.  Program to be held in the Auditorium of the Rumford Town Hall.

    Rumford Historical Society

    231 Eaton Hill Rd., Rumford, ME

    207-369-9288


  • 07 Nov 2015 10:00 AM | Anonymous
    A dedication of the monument to Lt. Joseph Bragdon will be held Nov 7, 2015 at 10am at the Herrick Cemetery on Village Drive, near Main St (US 15) in Corinth, Maine.  Lt. Bragdon was an early settler in the Mass. township that became Corinth, Maine.  Hosts: American Legion Post 115, Corinth Historical Society, and the Corinth Cemetery Trustees.  The public is invited.


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