A slide talk featuring old photographs of Waldo County and commentary by local historians will be held Thursday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the University of Maine’s Hutchinson Center, Route 3. The talk, titled Old Waldo County Views, will cap a months-long exhibit of historic Waldo County photography at the school.

Kevin Johnson, Photo Archivist at Searsport’s Penobscot Marine Museum, will present dozens of black-and-white images made from old glass plate negatives in the museum’s Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co. collection. Most of the images are 75 to 100 years old. Eastern Illustrating was a Belfast-based postcard publisher that produced tens of thousands of images of Maine and New England in the early 20th century.

Members of local historical societies will be on hand to answer questions and provide additional commentary on the photos, and audience members will be welcome to add their insights and remembrances of these scenes of past days. Historians and history buffs who wish to play a role in the program are invited to contact Johnson at the museum, 548-2529 ext. 210 or kjohnson@pmm-maine.org.

Now celebrating its 75th anniversary, Penobscot Marine Museum is Maine’s oldest maritime museum. It will re-open for the season May 27 with several new exhibits joining its collections of small boats, marine art, ship models and 19th-century architecture and furnishings. For more information, visit penobscotmarinemuseum.org.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.