Opening Nov. 15
Maine Maritime Museum's world-class research library contains a staggering number of rare, beautiful, and unusual documents and objects that intimately connect us with our past. This exhibit will present some of the most compelling stories that illustrate Maine's special place in world maritime affairs.
Nov. 1 & 2, 11 am to 2 pm
Our popular book sale is back for its fourth year and expanded to two days. This year’s selections include historic books acquired from the Portland Harbor Museum (some of which include handwritten notes, clippings, etc.), vintage and new books, and “remainder” nautical-themed books for adults and children with markdowns of 50 percent or more.
In Notes From the Orlop, Curator of Exhibits Chris Hall shares insight on some of the most extrodinary, intriguing, and unexpected items in the museum's collection, from this 14-ton engine to 19th century brooches made of human hair. Check it out!
Closing November 2
This exhibit traces the evolution of naval architecture and examines a myriad of techniques and technologies used to comprehend the complex of curves and volumes that becomes a vessel. See this fascinating exhibit before it's gone!