Commerce, Culture, Community: The Sewall Family Shipbuilders
March 31, 2017 April 30, 2017
This student-designed exhibit highlights the story of the famed Sewall family of Bath. Over the past school year approximately 160 seventh-grade students from the local community have benefited from a new educational initiative at the museum in which students study material culture from our collections to better understand the community in which they live.
Utilizing the history of the Sewall shipbuilding family, students have explored the Sewall fleet’s connection to cultures throughout the world, the daily life and stories of their vessels, captains and crew, and the Sewall family’s role in shaping the community of Bath at the onset of the 20th century. Students have chosen objects, documents, and photographs from the museum collection to tell this intriguing story.
Generously sponsored by:
Richard and Doris Lemieux
Margie and Jeff Geiger
Marjorie D. Twombly
Tom and Debrah Yale