Welcome to our new 
Education Director
The Penobscot Marine Museum is excited to welcome our new Education Director, Jeana Ganskop. Jeana joined us on June 14th, and she has jumped right into exploring exhibits, overseeing programs, and thinking creatively about our future potential. She brings significant experience leading the education program at the Elkhorn Valley Museum in Norfolk, Nebraska, where she expanded the museum's programming, built partnerships with local schools, and collaborated with community organizations.

Jeana holds a Master's degree from the Cooperstown Graduate Program in History Museum Studies, and completed internships and volunteer work at a number of institutions including the Fenimore Art Museum, Montana Preservation Alliance, and New Hampshire Farm Museum. She grew up in New York State and has been eager to move back to the Northeast. She is excited to build on the strong foundation of the Museum's current educational opportunities, including focusing on activities for field trips, children, and families.
Meet Our Interns
Tristan Perryman was born in Belfast, Maine, and now attends Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina. He is pursuing a degree and Conservation Biology and and a minor in Data Science. He is looking forward to learning more about the maritime history of New England. 

Tom Watt is about to enter his junior year at Greenville Consolidated High School. He has been involved with the Moosehead Lake Historical Society the past 3 years. He is looking to broaden his knowledge of Maine history this summer.
Fourth Of July Model Race
Wednesday, July 4 
11:00 am  to  2:00 pm
Free with Museum Membership or Admission

Celebrate Independence Day by bringing your Remote Control and Sailing Pond Models to our pond. Pick up races with other models.
Remote Control Lobster Boat and 
America's Cup Sailboat Model Races
Saturday, July 7
11:00 am to  2:00 pm
Searsport Town Dock

It is race day down at the Searsport Town Dock, as the models of Lobster boats and America's Cup Yachts race for glory. Stop by and cheer them on!
E.B. White's Birthday and 
Stuart Little Model Race
Wednesday, July 11
11:00 am to  2:00 pm  
Free admission all day for children 17 and under

Celebrate E.B. White's 119th birthday with us! There will be cake and a chance to make a clothespin Stuart Little and a model boat to sail on our pond and take home afterwards.
Sources Of Inspiration with  Ken Weeks
Saturday, July 12
5:30 pm
Cost: $5 for members, 
$8 for non-members
PMM Visitors Center

Ken Weeks builds canoes in the traditional manner in Blue Hill. He will compare the building of a birch bark canoe in miniature with the 42 foot model currently under construction.
Sources Of Inspiration with  Nic Damuck
Thursday, July 19
5:30 pm
Cost: $5 for members, 
$8  for non-members
PMM Visitors Center

Nic Damuck owns BlueJacket Shipcrafters Inc. in Searsport. He will discuss his background as a model maker and what inspires others to build.
A Yankee Expeditioner's Thoughts 
On The Penobscot Expedition
Thursday, July 26
5:30 pm
Cost: $5 for members, 
$8 for non-members
PMM Visitors Center

The Penobscot Expedition, during the Revolutionary War, was the worst naval disaster in American history until Pearl Harbor. David Middleton, a costumed interpreter, will discuss the failures of the assault on Magabigaduce (Castine) and the consequences to the Mid-coast and Penobscot regions of Maine.
Half  Model Building and 
Lines Drawing Class
July 27 and 28
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Cost: $250

Please register by July 14
To register please call  207-548-2529 or email museumoffices@pmm-maine.org

Join renowned boat building instructor Greg Rossel for a two day class where participants will learn to build two  half  models from templates and take lines from the  model to build full scale.  Students have the choice of three different boats templates to cut out and assemble.  Students will bring their own set of plans and use it as a template for making their own  half model, to be completed at home.  On day two, students will start their second  model, finish off their first  model, and learn how to take lines from a  model.  Skills learned:  successfully glue up a  model;  safely cut out a  model (without cutting off hands); accurately carve a hull using station templates; add a veneer, waterline, and a deck; fair and finish the hull.  Lab fees include selection of woods and laminated blanks for carving a waterline lift  model, back board, and glue.  If you are unable to bring your own hand tools, please let us know.

Greg Rossel is  the author of "Building Small Boats", coauthor of "Kayaks You Can Build", and a long-time contributor to "WoodenBoat" magazine.  He taught Searsport District High School students the mathematical and scientific principles of boatbuilding with a resulting fleet of Shellback Dinghies, and is a regular instructor at Wooden Boat School.  His instruction is peppered with well-timed puns and jokes, and is sure to keep students engaged and at ease.
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