University of Maine’s Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave./Route 3, will host five free presentations, every Monday in July at 6:30 p.m., celebrating the tourist trade of 1890 to 1960, in cooperation with the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport’s “Summer Folk” exhibition.

On July 2, UMH will screen the acclaimed 1937 version of “Captain’s Courageous,” for which Spencer Tracy won the Academy Award for Best Actor. Maine author Sandy Phippen will introduce the film.

On July 9, Philip Conkling, president of the Island Institute, will discuss Island Living 1890 to the present, as well as sign his book “Islands in Time, A Natural and Cultural History of the Islands of the Gulf of Maine.”

On July 16, Michael Komanecky, chief curator of the Farnsworth Art Museum will discuss The Wyeth’s: 1890 to 1960.

On July 23, J.B. Turner of Rockport’s Front Street Shipyard and Taylor Allen of Rockport Marine will discuss the History of Boat Building on the Maine Coast, 1890 to the present.

On July 30, the series will screen “Peyton Place,” the 1957 hit movie that was filmed in Belfast and Camden, introduced by Maine author Sandy Phippen.

Donations will be accepted at the door to support student scholarships. All evening presentations take place in UMH’s spacious air-conditioned auditorium.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or