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Penobscot Marine Museum’s October Speaker Series on Zoom

Sep 24, 2020

Searsport — Every Thursday in October at 6 p.m. Penobscot Marine Museum’s staff will present on a variety of topics. The presentations will be held on Zoom, and are free.

Oct. 1, PMM Photo Archivist Kevin Johnson will explore one of the earliest forms of social media, the picture postcard, tapping several of the museum's photo collections to illustrate. He will also examine the cameras and glass plate negatives they used.

Oct. 8, PMM Digital Curator Matt Wheeler will give viewers a glimpse of a lost enterprise, using a selection of these images from Kosti Ruohomaa’s series on Maine log drives in the 1950s.

Oct. 15, PMM Curator Cipperly Good will present a look at three quintessential Maine boats: the Wabanaki birchbark canoe, Matinicus double-ender, and Jonesporter lobsterboat.

Oct. 22, PMM Museum Educator Sarah Cole will present a look at master paintings of marine art by the Buttersworth family. She will take her time exploring the paintings and zooming in to closely examine the minute details these men spent the time to include in their images.

Oct. 29, As the Penobscot Marine Museum winds up its season and readies the buildings to over-winter, the spirits associated with the artifacts and stories tend to awaken. In this Zoom edition of PMM’s annual event, viewers will hear their stories of tragedy and adventure. Family friendly, but may be scary for young viewers.

Registration is required for each of these presentations. For more information and to register, visit or email


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