Maine Maritime Museum Announces New Director of Curatorial Affairs

Samantha Sauer named the new director of curatorial affairs at Maine Maritime Museum. BATH, Maine – Maine Maritime Museum has named Samantha Sauer as its new director of curatorial affairs. Sauer is a mission-driven museum and cultural heritage professional with … Read more

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Introducing our STEAMbox Family Workshop 2022-23 Schedule

STEAMbox Returns for 2022-2023 Come join us for our STEAMbox program, where you will explore maritime topics through hands-on learning in STEM + the Arts. Create, build and problem solve to figure out how large ships are able to float, … Read more

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Announcing the Opening of “Zach Horn: Looking for Winslow Homer” Exhibit on June 25

New exhibit looks at Maine’s coast through the lens of Winslow Homer as seen by artist Zach Horn… Read more

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Chris Timm named Executive Director

After an extensive search, Maine Maritime Museum’s search committee voted unanimously to offer Chris Timm the position as the museum’s new executive director. … Read more

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Collections Corner: Captain Warren of Maine

How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love X-Rays Captain Warren of Maine, an 1855 oil painting by Italian artist Carlo Chelli, is still something of a mystery for the Curatorial team. This portrait went unsold at auction in 2020 … Read more

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Introducing the Sail Shed Café

In March of 2021, Mollie Jellison and her father Terry Geaghan found themselves in a pickle. Mollie had recently moved back to Maine with her family to start a restaurant with her father; they had a talented front-of-house team, a … Read more

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May 14 is Community Day

We officially declare May 14 the start of the 2022 summer season! Featuring free admission, discounted cruises, and guided tours, Community Day kicks off with members from each decade of the museum’s 60-year history raising the flags over the Wyoming … Read more

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Collections Corner

Welcome to Collections Corner! Back in November, we launched an IMLS grant-funded project to more fully catalog a large portion of our collection. The results will make it easier to find and learn about objects in the museum’s online catalog. … Read more

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Meet Luke Small, Boatbuilding Educator

In December of 2021, our Discovery Boatbuilding Program celebrated a historic milestone after more than 20 years: we hired a second educator. This new member of the team will not only bring a fresh perspective, but they will also allow … Read more

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Meet Ellen, our Volunteer Council Chair

When Ellen Whiting moved to Bath in 2015, the first neighbor she met insisted she visit Maine Maritime Museum. Ellen followed her advice and was impressed by the exhibits and buildings on what she calls “a stunningly beautiful campus.” She … Read more

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