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Crosscurrents: Youth Learning & Leadership Program

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Crosscurrents is a three-week enrichment day program designed for rising 7th and 8th graders who have a curiosity for creative thinking and a drive to ask interesting questions about the world around them. The cultural and environmental history of the Kennebec River will serve as a central theme for this interdisciplinary and hands-on experience, which integrates the arts, maritime history, science, and traditional skills. The museum’s unique resources will inspire students to look closer, think deeper, and make interesting connections between past and present. Participants will explore environmental sustainability and maritime literature while on board the museum’s historic schooner and cruise vessel, discover the value of traditional skills in keeping our maritime heritage alive, and examine historical artifacts up-close to uncover how our own perception of the past is shaped by the present. Informed by decades of combined teacher experience, this fun and engaging program empowers inquisitive youth to grow as confident thinkers and collaborators while exploring new skills, new ideas, and new avenues for self-expression. Program Experiences Include: • Weekly sails on the Kennebec River on the Schooner Mary E and cruise vessel, Merrymeeting • Woodworking and Blacksmithing • Explore the Museum Collection • Creative Writing and Visual Arts Program Details: • 3-week program, Monday-Friday, July 12-July 30 • 9 am-2:30 pm, Before (8-9 am) and After (2:30-5 pm) Program available at extra rate • $1,000 tuition, additional $300 for Before/After Program Registration deadline is July 1, 2021. $500 deposit to book your space. Maine Maritime Museum will follow up with an invoice for the balance ($500) due by July 11, 2021. Scholarships may be available. To request a scholarship application, contact education@maritimeme.org See the complete Crosscurrents information packet here.

The Malaga Ship Story: A Performance by Antonio Rocha, Storyteller

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

The Malaga Ship story is a tour de force performance by award-winning, and world-renowned storyteller Antonio Rocha. Using his entire body and voice, Antonio sings, dances, narrates, and mimes his way through this poetically toned historical tale.

The Malaga was a 183 ton brig that was built in Brunswick, Maine by Joseph Badger in 1832.

It did not take many years for the ship to find itself bought and sold into the slave trade, which was already illegal across the Atlantic since 1808. However, African captives were in high demand because the plantation owners knew the end of slavery was nearing, and they needed the convenient trade to continue in order for them to secure their fortune.

Maine being a powerhouse in shipbuilding produced several ships that ended up in the trade. Malaga was one of them.

Recurring

Gallery Yoga with Johnna Stanton

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

60 minute, all-ages yoga hosted in Zach Horn's new art installation Looking for Winslow Homer featuring large scale artworks and soundscapes inspired by the Maine coast.  

Recurring

Gallery Yoga with Johnna Stanton

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

60 minute, all-ages yoga hosted in Zach Horn's new art installation Looking for Winslow Homer featuring large scale artworks and soundscapes inspired by the Maine coast.  

Recurring

Gallery Yoga with Johnna Stanton

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

60 minute, all-ages yoga hosted in Zach Horn's new art installation Looking for Winslow Homer featuring large scale artworks and soundscapes inspired by the Maine coast.  

Maine Maritime Museum