Where in the World? Day July 20 at Penobscot Marine Museum

Jul 06, 2019

Searsport — On Saturday, July 20, Penobscot Marine Museum visitors will be able to explore the museum's 2019 Where in the World? exhibit through special family-friendly activities including trivia, a scavenger hunt, speakers, and more. All activities are included with museum admission.

The Where in the World? exhibit features paintings of Maine cargo ships in foreign ports and the navigational charts that guided the way. Captains and owners commissioned paintings of their vessels as a point of pride to ensure a successful voyage.

Today, these port paintings provide viewers with a tour of the ports as they looked in the early to mid-1800s. Navigational charts with hand-written course notations from the museum’s collections accompany the port paintings, putting the voyages of Maine sea captains into geographical context.

Where in the World? Day has been made possible thanks to the generous support of Allen Insurance and Financial. For more information, visit penobscotmarinemuseum.org or call 207-548-2529.

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