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OPEN DAILY 9:30 to 5

African American Maritime History in Maine

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, United States

A native of Portland and at least the eighth generation of his family to be born in Cumberland County, Bob Greene is a retired journalist and genealogist who has researched the Black history of his native state for years. He helped with the seminal work, “Maine’s Visible Black History, The First Chronicle of its People,” which was co-authored by H.H. Price and Gerald E. Talbot. Greene will expand our understanding of Maine’s maritime heritage to include Black contributions and histories that were always present but often overlooked. This event is FREE, but preregistration is required.

Free

Virtual Lecture: Maine Seafaring Families and the Atlantic Slave Trade

Kate McMahon, a leading scholar in New England’s complicity in the Atlantic Slave Trade, will share her latest research that implicates Maine ship captains, shipbuilding families, and the direct and indirect ways Maine’s shipbuilding industry perpetuated an American economy built on stolen labor.

Free

Zach Horn Artist Talk

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, United States

Learn about the creation of _Looking for Winslow Homer_ in this free artist talk.

Andrea Doria: A Famous Sea Disaster and a Survivor’s Story

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, United States

Julia Hansen survived the famous shipwreck of the transatlantic passenger vessel, Andrea Doria, in 1956. In addition to sharing the history of this passenger vessel, Julia will recount her personal story of being rescued at sea as a young girl and provide insights to the bygone era of Atlantic passenger travel. 

Lecture: Investigating Authenticity, South Asian Export Art

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, United States

This talk examines the flexible definition (and boundaries) of "India" throughout the centuries, as well as the complexities associated with authenticity. This relates both to the long legacy of forgeries and fakes produced in South Asia, as well as the problems inherent in Western collectors' ambitions to acquire authentic portrayals of the region and its peoples. These issues all beg the question of how best to categorize objects that, from their origin and by their nature, belie simple classification.

Coal and Ice: Shoshannah White Artist Talk

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, United States

Join Shoshannah White, featured artist in the Uncharted: Maine Artists, Maine Waters exhibition series, as she delves into her inspirations and creative process behind her Strata photograms.

Lecture: Photographing the Scenic Coast of Maine with Benjamin Williamson

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, United States

Bath resident and professional photographer Benjamin Williamson will share a variety of images, mostly local scenes, and the stories behind them. A lifelong fascination with weather and nature combined with a keen interest in man-made landscapes and human stories have resulted in a catalog of images that capture Maine at its most beautiful, sometimes terribly so. His photos have graced the covers and pages of many issues of Down East Magazine, where he was the photo editor and staff photographer for the last 6 years.

Free Admission Education Program: Whales

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, United States

During your visit, drop by the museum history building for a 15-mniute lesson with one of our museum educators! Appropriate for the whole family. In this program, visitors will be learning basic anatomy and adaptations of the whales that we see in the Gulf of Maine. They will also learn why the Gulf of Maine draws whales to feed every summer, and how they are connected in the Gulf of Maine food web.  

Free Admission Education Program: Salt Marshes

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, United States

During your visit, drop by the museum history building for a 15-mniute lesson with one of our museum educators! Appropriate for the whole family. In this program, visitors will be interacting with a model as they learn about the benefits of salt marshes as well as impacts of human activity and pollution on different water ecosystems.  

Cashes Ledge: Maine’s Lost World

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, United States

February 23, 6:00 p.m. | This lecture will provide deep insight into Dr. Steneck’s extensive research on Cashes Ledge in the Gulf of Maine, which, when he observed it, was as close to Maine’s pristine ecosystem prior to European arrival as one could find. Learn how Cashes Ledge, a nutrient-rich ecosystem 80 miles off the Maine coast, has survived when many other marine ecosystems suffer the effects of warming waters and human activity.

*POSTPONED* Artist Talk from the Gulf of Maine EcoArts Creative Team

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, United States

March 2, 6:00 p.m. | The creative team behind the Gulf of Maine EcoArts and the designers of the SeaChange exhibit will introduce their artistic inspirations and collaborative process using the arts to advocate for ocean conservation. Take a behind-the-scenes look at how this immersive exhibit was created and the impact the artists hope it achieves. 

Environmental Advocacy and the Arts: Telling the Gulf of Maine’s Story

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, United States

March 23, 6:00 p.m. | Join us for Environmental Advocacy and the Arts: Telling the Gulf of Maine’s Story, featuring the creative team behind SeaChange: Darkness and Light in the Gulf of Maine, as well as experts in their fields to discussion the important and emerging relationship between environmental advocacy and the arts.

Youth in Environmental Justice/Shaping Conservation Policy

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, United States

May 25, 6:00 p.m. | Join us for a panel discussion featuring youth activists and policy makers discussing the important role youth activism plays in shaping the future of our environment.

SeaChange: Researching Climate Change in the Gulf of Maine

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, United States

July 27, 6:00 p.m. | Join Deborah Bronk, President and CEO of Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Science as she surveys the state of cutting edge research on marine ecosystems and climate change.

Mental Health for Changing Coastal Communities

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, United States

August 24, 6:00 p.m. | In this free panel discussion, we will learn about the importance of mental health care, especially individuals in coastal communities who are directly dealing with the impacts of climate change.

The Food-Web Ecology of Fisheries in Cashes Ledge

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, United States

Join Dr. Graham Sherwood, Senior Scientist at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, for a free, in-person discussion of Cashes Ledge, the underwater mountain range in the Gulf of Maine, and its relationship to food-web ecologies.

Author Talk: Ryan Brod, Tributaries: Essays from Woods and Waters

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, United States

For a deeper dive into Maine's leisure and sporting camp tradition, we've invited Maine author and fishing guide Ryan Brod to share from his debut essay collection, Tributaries: Essays from Woods and Waters. Signed copied of Tributaries will be available for purchase.

Rozalia Project and ‘American Promise’: Education, Science and Data Cleanups in the Gulf of Maine and beyond!

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, United States

In this presentation, learn about the path Rozalia Project took to go from learning about the problem of marine debris and microfiber pollution, to developing the Cora Ball, a consumer-scale solution to microfiber pollution, pioneering marine-debris related educational programs and launching  a global citizen science microplastic mapping and monitoring program.  Ashley will share Rozalia Project’s scope of work and impact as well as their current, exciting work  removing marine debris from remote islands along Maine’s stunning and important coast. 

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