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Commerce, Culture, Community: The Sewall Family Shipbuilders

March 31, 2017 — April 30, 2017

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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

Phone: (207) 443-1316
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Maine Maritime Museum

243 Washington Street
Bath, Maine 04530