Daily Talks And Tours At PMM
"Autumn Extras" are Free with Admission Every Weekday
Collections Manager Cipperly Good will discuss objects in storage at Penobscot Marine Museum, part of a series of tours and talks every weekday from September 12 through October 21.
September 7, 2011 – Penobscot Marine Museum has announced "Autumn Extras," a series of talks and tours designed to give visitors a richer, more educational museum experience. The presentations are led by museum professionals who will discuss exhibits and artifacts in depth or take visitors behind the scenes to explain museum procedures. The programs begin at 1:00 every weekday from Monday, September 12, through Friday, October 21, and are free with regular museum admission.
Each weekday features a different subject:
Mondays: Maine and the China Trade. Education Director Betty Schopmeyer will discuss the maritime commerce that made Maine an international trading power in the 19th century.
Tuesdays: Small Craft in Maine. Curator Ben Fuller discusses the museum's historic boat collection – one of New England's largest.
Wednesdays: Photography Archives Tour. Behind the scenes in one of Maine's largest collections of historic photography, with archivist Kevin Johnson.
Thursdays: Object Storage Tour. Collections Manager Cipperly Good will take you behind the locked door to see objects in the new Seabag Visible Storage Center.
Fridays: 75 Years of Collecting. A guided tour of "75 for 75," the museum's 75-item, 75th-anniversary exhibit, by Collections Manager Cipperly Good.
The schedule is subject to change. To confirm the day's Autumn Extras program, call the Penobscot Marine Museum Admission Center at 207-548-0334.