Museum presents program on 1921 cyclone March 1

Feb 17, 2020
Aerial view of cyclone damage in Searsport in 1921.

Searsport — In 1921, a cyclone ripped through Searsport. Many homes, businesses and other structures were damaged or destroyed as the storm moved in a sweeping arc from the northwest.

On Sunday, March 1, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Penobscot Marine Museum continues its Maine-Ly A Celebration series with a program entitled “Wild Weather: Searsport Cyclone.”

Participants will learn more about this impressive storm during a 1 p.m. talk with slideshow by Ray Seamans from the Searsport Historical Society. There will also be hands-on learning activities about weather with a cyclone in a bottle and wind vane craft.

The cost is $5 for museum members, $8 for non-members, $20 for families, and children 7 and under are free. The program will be held at the Museum’s Old Vestry building, 2 Church St.

The Searsport Historical Society is active in preserving the history and heritage of the coastal town of Searsport. They meet on the second Tuesday of each month March through December at Curtis Hall on Church Street.

In case of inclement weather, this program will be canceled if the Searsport First Congregational Church cancels worship service. The museum also posts cancellations at Facebook.com/Penobscot. For more information, contact Jeana Ganskop at 548-2529, ext. 213, or jganskop@pmm-maine.org.

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