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PENOBSCOT MARINE MUSEUM Monthly Events Welcome Visitors During Non-Tourist Season.

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SEARSPORT, Maine — Tours, exhibits and arts & crafts classes are scheduled at Penobscot Marine Museum during the winter and spring, keeping the Searsport institution active and open to the public.

Nor’easter Days is a series of arts and crafts classes for adults, led by locally-known experts. Held on the last Saturday of the month, January through April, the classes run 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is $50 per class ($45 for museum members) and includes all materials, with lunch catered by The Good Kettle. To register, call Susan Henkel at¬† 548-2529 ext.202 or email shenkel@pmm-maine.org).

January 28: Drawing from the Collection with Nancy Morgan-Barnes. Drawing techniques using the exhibit The Circus Comes to Town and paintings from the museum’s collection as models.

February 25: Maritime Watercolors. Anne Spencer will teach watercolor technique using ship models and paintings from the museum’s collection as examples.

March 31: Sailor Valentines with a Twist. Decorate a frame for a mirror or favorite picture with tiny shells and seeds. Taught by Betty Schopmeyer and Susan Henkel.

April 28: Creating a Bound Journal with Abbie Read. Capture your thoughts, poetry, musings and art of the day the way Maine’s Summer Folk did in years past.

The museum is also offering “Overcoat Tours” on the same dates: January 28, February 25, March 31, and April 28 (all Saturdays). Collections Manager Cipperly Good will guide visitors through the exhibits in the museum’s historic Merithew House at 2 p.m., and the Seabag Visible Storage Center will be open 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The tours are free. Visitors are urged to dress warmly, as Merithew House is not heated during the winter.

“The Circus Comes to Town,” the museum’s free winter exhibit of circus art, memorabilia, photography and hundreds of miniature circus figures, continues weekends January 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, and 28-29. Exhibit hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Admission Center at 40 E. Main St.

Maine’s first maritime museum, Penobscot Marine Museum is home to outstanding collections of marine art and artifacts, small craft, ship models and historic photography. The admission center is at 40 E. Main St. (US Rte. 1) in Searsport.

For More Information:

Contact Name: Susan Henkel

Telephone Number: (207)548-2529

Website: http://www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org

Email: shenkel@pmm-maine.org