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  • Published
    February 18, 2014

    C.C. MOODY'S—

    Charles C. Moody (1865 - 1948) had a dry goods store located on the west side of Main Street in the lower end of the town of Winterport. Photo courtesy of the Penobscot Marine Museum.To browse PMM's online catalog of more than 60,000 images, visit www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org.

  • Published
    October 11, 2013

    Revolutionary War maps and documents acquired by Penobscot Marine Museum

    Penobscot Marine Museum and Castine Historical Society acquired two manuscript maps and 21 documents directly related to events of the summer of 1779 during the American Revolutionary War. They reveal intriguing information and details about the Penobscot Expedition, a combined effort of Massachusetts Bay and the Continental forces to repel British troops at Majabigwaduce, now Castine. The maps and documents were ...

  • Published
    September 4, 2013

    Penobscot Marine Museum seeks information on historic photographs of Bayside

    Last fall the Bayside Historical Preservation Society generously donated their collection of 187 glass plate negatives to a grateful Penobscot Marine Museum. “We are thrilled to have these negatives in our collection,” says Kevin Johnson, Photography Curator at the Museum, “they add to our knowledge of a way of life which has disappeared.” Taken between 1909 and 1947, these photographs show life in Bayside during ...

  • Published
    August 28, 2013

    Penobscot Marine Museum seeks information on historic photographs of Bayside

    Last fall the Bayside Historical Preservation Society generously donated their collection of 187 glass plate negatives to a grateful Penobscot Marine Museum. “We are thrilled to have these negatives in our collection,” says Kevin Johnson, Photography Curator at the Museum, “they add to our knowledge of a way of life which has disappeared.” Taken between 1909 and 1947, these photographs show life in Bayside during ...

  • Published
    May 20, 2013

    Grant will aid historical preservation in Freedom

    The Freedom Historical Society will receive a $480 grant, according to a press release from the Maine State Archives, to preserve and provide better access to its historical collections. The funding is part of the Historical Records Collections Grant Program, administered by the Maine Historical Records Advisory Board, with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant program ...

  • Published
    January 18, 2013

    Bayside historic photo negatives transferred to Penobscot Marine Museum

    The Bayside Historical Preservation Society has transfered ownership of its collection of Eastern Illustrating glass plate negatives of Bayside to the Penobscot Marine Museum. The idea grew out of this past summer's collaboration between Bayside Historical Preservation Society and the Penobscot Marine Museum for their exhibit about Summer Folk on Penobscot Bay. The museum's website and easily searchable online ...

  • Published
    December 12, 2012

    To keep their memory green

    In remembrance of Pearl Harbor Day, on Friday, Dec. 7, Searsport Town Manager James Gilway, left, and Searsport Town Historian Charlene Knox Farris, had a table display inside Tozier's Family Variety. the purpose of the display was to share a list of names of the 173 men and women from Searsport who served in World War II and to collect donations toward the creation fo a new World War II memorial to replace the ...

  • Published
    December 4, 2012

    Searsport’s missing World War II monument

    On Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 — 71 years after the attack on Pearl Harbor — the town of Searsport begins its mission to replace its lost, but now found, World War II monument. In 1973, Searsport town officials removed its aging wooden World War II Memorial Honor Roll that had sat on Main Street next to the Methodist Church since the early 50’s. It was replaced with a large memorial stone, dedicated to the men and women ...

  • Published
    November 27, 2012

    Local group produces 2013 Civil War calendar

    Richardson’s Civil War Roundtable has published its third calendar in a series that commemorates the 150th anniversaries of the Civil War. This year’s calendar covers events of the year 1863, which includes the famous Battle of Gettysburg. Featured on the front are photos of Joshua Chamberlain and Ellis Spear beside a photo of Little Round Top. The calendar contains information on Maine soldiers and nurses who ...

  • Published
    July 31, 2012

    Civil War re-enactors face off at Fort Knox

    The Civil War weekend, at Fort Knox, attracted approximately 2,000 visitors who were treated to a trip back to the 1862.

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