Penobscot Marine Museum brings Maine history to life in twelve beautiful historic buildings in the charming seacoast village of Searsport, Maine. Exhibits include hands-on activities for children and adults, as well as a ship captain’s house, marine paintings, scrimshaw, 19th century Chinese and Japanese pottery, paintings and textiles, historic Maine boats, a fisheries exhibit, and an heirloom vegetable garden. The museum has over 140,000 historic photographs and a maritime history research library. Check the website for daily activities and events.
The museum is open seven days a week, Memorial Day weekend through the third weekend in October.
Penobscot Marine Museum joins the Acadia Centennial with “Acadia National Park, a Postcard View”, celebrating fifty years of Acadia National Park in postcards. Acadia National Park has long been the most famous and most visited place in Maine, and was founded to preserve its extraordinary sense of place. Penobscot Marine Museum has chosen their most compelling postcard views of Acadia, which reveal how popular taste changes over time even as the actual landscape does not.
“Acadia National Park, a Postcard View” is one of three exhibits at the museum in 2016 under the umbrella title “Wish You Were Here: Communicating Maine”, which presents a hundred years of images used to communicate the unique qualities of Maine to the outside world.