From the museum’s “Where in the World?” exhibit — “Barque Henry Buck of Searsport, Phineas Pendleton, Master, Leaving the Port of Venice,” 1857, Giovanni Luzro watercolor on paper
From the museum’s “Where in the World?” exhibit — “Barque Henry Buck of Searsport, Phineas Pendleton, Master, Leaving the Port of Venice,” 1857, Giovanni Luzro watercolor on paper
Penobscot Marine Museum will host an opening reception and preview of their “Where in the World?” and “Weather or Knot?” exhibits on Friday, May 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. in their Main Street Gallery, 40 East Main Street in Searsport. Penobscot Marine Museum opens for the season on Saturday, May 25.

Through a variety of exhibits and programs in 2019, Penobscot Marine Museum visitors will experience the world on Maine cargo ships; discover how weather impacts sailing and how a sturdy knot keeps sails set in stormy passage; glimpse into the life of Maine lobster women; discover how animal photography isn’t a new phenomenon; explore photographic scenes of ship launches and wrecks; and learn about lofting.

There will be several special events over the course of the season, through October 20, including speakers and workshops related to the exhibits. Penobscot Marine Museum’s campus of historic buildings houses a variety of exhibits and artifacts including marine art, objects from the China trade, an immense small watercraft collection, historic tools from Maine industries and an extensive archive of photography and historic records. Visit www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org to learn more.