I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

What-To-Do Wednesday - Virtual Visits - Penobscot Marine Museum

What:  Penobscot Marine Museum

Physical Location:   5 Church St.
                                   Searsport, ME

The Penobscot Marine Museum is dedicated to the history of maritime life in Maine. The museums extensive collection includes photographs, artifacts, and archives. Current virtual exhibits available to explore include the following:

Exploring the Magic of Photography 

20 Best - Arguably the 20 best photos from the museum's archives with written descriptions as well as audio clips which enhance the descriptions and explaining why the photographs were chosen.

The Carters and Lukes - The Carters and Lukes were two important boat building families in Maine's history. This section of the exhibit includes photographs with descriptions as well as some audio.

The Evolution of the Photographic Snapshot - This section of the exhibit provides a series of photographs and shows how the art of taking pictures changed over time.

Through Her Lens Women Photographers of Mid-Coast Maine, 1895 - 1925 - This section consists of a series of photographs by women photographers including Ida Crie, Evie Barbour, Joanna Colcord, Ruth Montgomery, and Harriet Hitchborn. It also offers visitors the opportunity to comment and/or upload a photo of their own.

Penobscot Marine Museum Reader  provides images relating to various exhibits in the museum's permanent collection including those regarding:

People  - Atlantic Fisherman, Summer Folk

Specific areas - Knox County, Waldo County, Washington  County

Specific photographers - Elmer Montgomery, Ed Coffin

Artifacts and documents in the museum - tea box, Chinese coat, Coolie ship records, discharge papers and more

Paintings by Thomas and James Butterworth 

For more information or to make a virtual visit of your own go to penobscotmarinemuseum.org.

Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.

photo credit: *rboed* The Harbor at Camden, Maine via photopin (license)

*Please note: The above photograph is not part of the museum's collection.

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