Yule Revel At Penobscot Marine Museum
Enjoy Tree Lighting, Book Signings, Kids Crafts and More
The Yule Revel at Penobscot Marine Museum will include a tree lighting, children's crafts, an art exhibit, and book signings by authors including Chuck Paine, Benjamin Mendlowitz, William H. Bunting, Catherine Schmitt, Mary Morton Cowan and Carole Lambert.
(November 24, 2010) Celebrate the holiday season with a tree lighting, crafts, book signings by Maine authors, a photography exhibit and more at the Yule Revel at Penobscot Marine Museum. The event takes place December 10 at the museum's Admission Center, 40 E. Main Street, Searsport.
Starting at 4:30, the museum will present children's stories and crafts, and book signings with local authors. Children will make a mitten ornament that they can hang at home, and refreshments will be served – all free.
Maine authors who will be on hand to sign and discuss their books are: marine photographer Benjamin Mendlowitz and boating writer Maynard Bray (The Book of Wooden Boats, vol.III); boat designer Chuck Paine (My Yacht Designs – And the Lessons They Taught Me); painter Loretta Krupinski (Looking Astern: An Artist's View of Maine's Working Waterfronts); naturalist Catherine Schmitt (A Coastal Companion: A Gulf of Maine Almanac); historian William Bunting (Live Yankees: The Sewalls and Their Ships); sea-glass expert Carole Lambert (Sea Glass Hunter's Handbook); and children's author Mary Morton Cowan (Captain Mac: The Life of Donald Baxter MacMillan, Arctic Explorer).
There will also be an exhibit of photography including works by Benjamin Mendlowitz; items from the museum's collections of historic local photography; and selections from the popular student exhibit "Then And Now," which pairs historic photos of local places with those same scenes as they appear today.
At 6:30, the town will light its holiday tree on the museum's front lawn, and caroling is expected. The Admission Center will remain open as a place to warm up with hot cocoa and cookies provided by Bangor Savings Bank. The event continues until 7:30, when the Penobscot Bay Singers will present a holiday concert in the Searsport Congregational Church, 8 Church St.