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May 2019

Screen-Free Night

May 1, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a fun evening of FREE family activities, including a jellyfish craft, shipwreck scavenger hunt, and a sneak preview of our fun summer program Seabase Delta: Aquanaut Academy. Plus, learn more about Kennebec Explorers Day Camp at the museum!

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June 2019

Seguin Island Lighthouse Cruise

June 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Seguin Island Light Station is Maine’s highest light station. Your five-hour adventure begins with a guided bus ride along the Phippsburg peninsula. At Fort Popham you’ll board the boat for a stunning cruise to Seguin Island where you’ll be rowed to shore to begin your island exploration. Tour the island’s trails, the keeper’s house and museum, and climb the light tower to see the first order Fresnel lens and breathtaking views. This is a very active trip.  Participants must be able to transfer from the boat to a dinghy to access the island. The climb to the top of the island and access to the light is strenuous and may not be appropriate for those with health issues or who are uncomfortable with heights. Depending on weather and sea conditions, landing at the island is not guaranteed. Trips run June 17, July 16, July 31, August 14, August 30, and September 12, from 10 am to 3 pm. Members $56; nonmembers $70

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July 2019

Seguin Island Lighthouse Cruise

July 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Seguin Island Light Station is Maine’s highest light station. Your five-hour adventure begins with a guided bus ride along the Phippsburg peninsula. At Fort Popham you’ll board the boat for a stunning cruise to Seguin Island where you’ll be rowed to shore to begin your island exploration. Tour the island’s trails, the keeper’s house and museum, and climb the light tower to see the first order Fresnel lens and breathtaking views. This is a very active trip.  Participants must be able to transfer from the boat to a dinghy to access the island. The climb to the top of the island and access to the light is strenuous and may not be appropriate for those with health issues or who are uncomfortable with heights. Depending on weather and sea conditions, landing at the island is not guaranteed. Trips run June 17, July 16, July 31, August 14, August 30, and September 12, from 10 am to 3 pm. Members $56; nonmembers $70

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Seguin Island Lighthouse Cruise

July 31, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Seguin Island Light Station is Maine’s highest light station. Your five-hour adventure begins with a guided bus ride along the Phippsburg peninsula. At Fort Popham you’ll board the boat for a stunning cruise to Seguin Island where you’ll be rowed to shore to begin your island exploration. Tour the island’s trails, the keeper’s house and museum, and climb the light tower to see the first order Fresnel lens and breathtaking views. This is a very active trip.  Participants must be able to transfer from the boat to a dinghy to access the island. The climb to the top of the island and access to the light is strenuous and may not be appropriate for those with health issues or who are uncomfortable with heights. Depending on weather and sea conditions, landing at the island is not guaranteed. Trips run June 17, July 16, July 31, August 14, August 30, and September 12, from 10 am to 3 pm. Members $56; nonmembers $70

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August 2019

Seguin Island Lighthouse Cruise

August 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Seguin Island Light Station is Maine’s highest light station. Your five-hour adventure begins with a guided bus ride along the Phippsburg peninsula. At Fort Popham you’ll board the boat for a stunning cruise to Seguin Island where you’ll be rowed to shore to begin your island exploration. Tour the island’s trails, the keeper’s house and museum, and climb the light tower to see the first order Fresnel lens and breathtaking views. This is a very active trip.  Participants must be able to transfer from the boat to a dinghy to access the island. The climb to the top of the island and access to the light is strenuous and may not be appropriate for those with health issues or who are uncomfortable with heights. Depending on weather and sea conditions, landing at the island is not guaranteed. Trips run June 17, July 16, July 31, August 14, August 30, and September 12, from 10 am to 3 pm. Members $56; nonmembers $70

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Seguin Island Lighthouse Cruise

August 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Seguin Island Light Station is Maine’s highest light station. Your five-hour adventure begins with a guided bus ride along the Phippsburg peninsula. At Fort Popham you’ll board the boat for a stunning cruise to Seguin Island where you’ll be rowed to shore to begin your island exploration. Tour the island’s trails, the keeper’s house and museum, and climb the light tower to see the first order Fresnel lens and breathtaking views. This is a very active trip.  Participants must be able to transfer from the boat to a dinghy to access the island. The climb to the top of the island and access to the light is strenuous and may not be appropriate for those with health issues or who are uncomfortable with heights. Depending on weather and sea conditions, landing at the island is not guaranteed. Trips run June 17, July 16, July 31, August 14, August 30, and September 12, from 10 am to 3 pm. Members $56; nonmembers $70

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September 2019

Seguin Island Lighthouse Cruise

September 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Seguin Island Light Station is Maine’s highest light station. Your five-hour adventure begins with a guided bus ride along the Phippsburg peninsula. At Fort Popham you’ll board the boat for a stunning cruise to Seguin Island where you’ll be rowed to shore to begin your island exploration. Tour the island’s trails, the keeper’s house and museum, and climb the light tower to see the first order Fresnel lens and breathtaking views. This is a very active trip.  Participants must be able to transfer from the boat to a dinghy to access the island. The climb to the top of the island and access to the light is strenuous and may not be appropriate for those with health issues or who are uncomfortable with heights. Depending on weather and sea conditions, landing at the island is not guaranteed. Trips run June 17, July 16, July 31, August 14, August 30, and September 12, from 10 am to 3 pm. Members $56; nonmembers $70

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Portland memorial: Recognition ceremony for New England’s Titanic

September 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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Learn more about the Portland vessel, the sinking, the discovery, the lives lost, and the shipwreck’s cultural significance to the sanctuary. This live interaction welcomes you to a ceremony to memorialize the tragedy of the Portland Gale of 1898. Additionally, you will meet the research team and learn about expedition operations. This program offers insight on the history of Portland, a memorial ceremony, and an opportunity to connect with the expedition team.

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Deep-sea exploration: Biology and archaeology in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary

September 18, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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Explore the shipwrecks lying on the seafloor of NOAA's Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary in Massachusetts Bay. This live interaction will connect you to the expedition scientists who study the communities of marine life that make shipwrecks their home. Additionally, you will learn the stories behind Portland by visiting the vessel on the seafloor. This program will focus on the biological and archaeological significance of the Portland shipwreck in one of America's underwater treasures.

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Deep-sea exploration: Biology and archaeology in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary

September 18, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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Explore the shipwrecks lying on the seafloor of NOAA's Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary in Massachusetts Bay. This live interaction will connect you to the expedition scientists who study the communities of marine life that make shipwrecks their home. Additionally, you will learn the stories behind Portland by visiting the vessel on the seafloor. This program will focus on the biological and archaeological significance of the Portland shipwreck in one of America's underwater treasures. 

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Pints on the Pier

September 21, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States

Enjoy a late summer sunset along the riverside with some of Maine's best brewers! Food trucks will also be on-site with a variety of delicious offerings. Confirmed participants for 2019 include: Bath Brewing Company, Bath, ME Black Pug Brewing, Brunswick, ME Boothbay Craft Brewery, Boothbay, ME Cushnoc Brewing Co., Augusta, ME Flight Deck Brewing, Brunswick, ME Moderation Brewing Co., Brunswick, ME Nonesuch River Brewing, Scarborough, ME Sasanoa Brewing, Westport Island, ME Sheepscot Valley Brewing Co., Whitefield, ME Stars & Stripes Brewing Co., Freeport, ME The Maine Brew Bus, Portland, ME Whaleback Farm Cider, Lincolnville, ME Sample recent releases from your favorite brewers or discover a new favorite; either way it's beer on the pier! This is a 21+ event. Sponsored by:  

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Songs of the Sea: Live Music with Jim Mageean, Pat Sheridan and Miscellania

September 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States

Jim Mageean and Pat Sheridan, folk singers and international recording artists who hail, respectively, from England and Ireland, will perform traditional sea shanties during an evening celebrating maritime music. Mageean’s world-renowned performances and arrangements have been featured in international festivals, television, and film, including 2003’s Master and Commander:The Far Side of the World. Special guests, Miscellania, Bowdoin College’s female acapella group, will open the show with their rendition of “Roll the Old Chariot” featured in the exhibit, Maritime Music.

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November 2019

Annual Fall Book Sale

November 9, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

You look forward to it every year! November 9-13, shop the museum's fall sale for unique old books, discounted store merchandise, special markdowns, and all sorts of treasures. Remember: admission is never required to shop the museum store.  

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Annual Fall Book Sale

November 10, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

You look forward to it every year! November 9-13, shop the museum's fall sale for unique old books, discounted store merchandise, special markdowns, and all sorts of treasures. Remember: admission is never required to shop the museum store.  

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Annual Fall Book Sale

November 11, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

You look forward to it every year! November 9-13, shop the museum's fall sale for unique old books, discounted store merchandise, special markdowns, and all sorts of treasures. Remember: admission is never required to shop the museum store.  

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Annual Fall Book Sale

November 12, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

You look forward to it every year! November 9-13, shop the museum's fall sale for unique old books, discounted store merchandise, special markdowns, and all sorts of treasures. Remember: admission is never required to shop the museum store.  

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Annual Fall Book Sale

November 13, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

You look forward to it every year! November 9-13, shop the museum's fall sale for unique old books, discounted store merchandise, special markdowns, and all sorts of treasures. Remember: admission is never required to shop the museum store.  

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December 2019

Mixers & Merriment at the Museum: A Spirited Celebration of Maine Craft Cocktails

December 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States

Celebrate the season with a toast to Maine’s incredible craft distilleries! Join us for this popular evening of festive fun, and sample specialty cocktails from Maine’s artisan spirit makers. This year's vendors include Hardshore Distilling, Liquid Riot Bottling Co., New England Distilling, Round Turn Distilling, Sebago Lake Distillery, Stone Fort Distilling, Three of Strong Spirits, and mocktails from The Bar Association! Ticket price includes all cocktail samples and tapas from Stone Cove Catering.  Sample all the seasonal spirits and cast your vote for the People's Choice best cocktail of the night.  A festive soundtrack from Performance Entertainment will keep the holiday spirits high! This is a 21+ event. Generously sponsored by:

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Jolly Family Jamboree

December 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
Free

Bring the whole family to celebrate the season with Captain Christmas at our Jolly Family Jamboree! Explore the museum, snap a pic in front of the lobster trap tree, enjoy holiday-themed crafts, activities, live music, and of course, a visit from Santa and his pirate pal Captain Christmas. Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers will even be here to present their rendition of The Grinch!  The antics of these handmade glove, mouth and rod puppets are sure to bring smiles and laughter to the child in all of us. 45-minute puppet show starts at 10:30am.

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January 2020

Guided Winter Hike with KELT: Tracking Winter Estuary Animals

January 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
DeWick Farm, 208 Phipps Point Road
Woolwich, ME 04579 United States

Even in the dead of winter, the natural world is brimming with activity! All one needs to do is look for the signs animals leave behind. Join Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) and Maine Maritime Museum to discover how to read animal tracks at DeWick Farm in Woolwich on Saturday, January 25 at 10 am. Led by Maine Master Naturalists, participants will learn to interpret clues to tell the story of local wildlife in winter in the Kennebec Estuary. Maine has very few animals that are true hibernators, or animals that spend winter in a dormant state. Many of the creatures thought to be hidden away for the coldest parts of the year are still active to find food, water, and even mates. Naturalists will share the process of tracking and identifying these furry friends by observing their prints. Participants will learn to measure and interpret an animal's print and tracks. DeWick Farm is a KELT easement that was generously donated by the DeWick Family in 2013. A mixture of woodland, open fields, and shoreline on Montsweag Bay, it will serve as an excellent backdrop to explore the lives of Maine mammals in winter. Program material is geared for budding naturalists and is family friendly. Because winter weather can be unpredictable, this event will only be postponed in the case of severe weather. Driving directions to the easement will follow registration. The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust is a membership supported organization dedicated to protecting the land, water and wildlife of the Kennebec Estuary. It maintains ten preserves for public enjoyment and has protected 3,700+ acres of land since founding in 1989. FMI visit http://www.kennebecestuary.org or call (207) 442-8400.

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April 2020

POSTPONED: Volunteer Recruitment Party

April 1, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Want to spend your summer on our beautiful waterfront campus meeting new people and exploring the museum?Join our awesome corps of 250+ museum volunteers! There are a variety of positions open for the 2020 season, including 1906 schooner Mary E docents, ship launching demonstrators, Donnell House docents, gallery docents, and Percy & Small Shipyard tour guides. No experience is required, and all training is provided! Join us in Long Reach Hall for an informal gathering to meet our volunteers and learn more about available opportunities.

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POSTPONED: 47th Annual Albert Reed & Thelma Walker Maritime Symposium: Leadership: 200 Years of Maine Pioneers

April 4, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States

Following Maine CDC's recommendation, we have decided to postpone this year's Symposium. Updated details will be posted as soon as they are available. Join us for the 47th Albert Reed and Thelma Walker Maritime Symposium examining Maine leadership on Saturday April 4, 2020. As part of the state’s bicentennial celebrations, this year’s Symposium will feature scholars from a wide range of disciplines to examine what leadership means in the context of maritime Maine. This interdisciplinary program will touch on abolitionists, the Civil War, the slave trade, 20th century medicine, steamships, the Navy, the War of 1812, and Maine’s lobster fishery. Advance registration is required, tickets will not be available at the door. An optional boxed lunch can be ordered during registration; attendees are also free to go off-site to enjoy Bath’s restaurants for lunch. Boxed lunches must be ordered in advance. Generously sponsored by: Lincoln Paine   Schedule 8:30-9:00 AM Check-in and Coffee Reception 9:00 AM Opening Remarks 9:30 AM John Brown Russwurm (1799-1851): An Antebellum Black Leader Forged in Maine Carl Patrick Burrowes, Author, Between the Kola Forest and the Salty Sea 10:20-10:30 AM Break 10:30 AM Turning the Tide at Gettysburg: How Maine Saved the Union Jerry Desmond, Executive Director, Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier 11:10 AM To Hang A Slaver: The Unique Case of Nathaniel Gordon Ron Soodalter, Author, Hanging Captain Gordon 12:00-1:30 PM Lunch 1:30  PM Unpacking the Black Bag in the Age of Miracles: Medicine and Modernization in the Rural Northeast, 1920s-1970s Sasha Mullally, Associate Dean, University of New Brunswick 2:10-2:20 PM Break 2:20 PM Steaming the Gulf: Maine Pioneers the Internationalization of the First High Technology John Laurence Busch, Author, Steam Coffin 3:00 PM A Tale of Two Chiefs of Naval Operations Winn Price, Local Historian 3:30 PM Captain Isaac Hull, the Navy Yard and the War of 1812 Joseph Glukert, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Historian and Museum Director 4:00-4:10 PM Break 4:10-5:00  PM Leading Maine's Lobster Industry through Changing Time Patrice McCarron, Executive Director, Maine Lobstermen's Association 5:00 PM Closing Remarks 5:00-6:30 PM Reception

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July 2020

Online Auction

July 1, 2020 - July 10, 2020
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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Support the museum and snag some fun, one-of-a-kind items and experiences in our 2020 Online Auction! Bidding is open now - the auction includes a wide range of items with starting bids from $20 to $720. Proceeds support the schooner Mary E and traditional skills programming.

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Port Pals: Family Crafts Inspired by Ports Around the World

July 10, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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  Looking for fun activities for kids? Fridays this summer from 10 am to 12 pm, join us for Port Pals, for a family-friendly tour of the world’s famous sea ports. Every Friday from July 10-August 14 we will feature a different port that Maine sailors visited on their journeys. Make crafts inspired by the cultures of New England, Panama, Peru, China, Indonesia, and France. Museum educators will be on hand to answer questions and provide an up-close look at objects from the museum's collection related to these places. Complete a craft and receive a stamp in your Port Pals passport! Port Pals is FREE with admission; and FREE for members. All sessions will be held outside in the museum's historic shipyard. There is a limit of four families per session and each family will have their own assigned tables and craft supplies. Tables can accommodate up to eight family members. Due to limited capacity, preregistration is highly encouraged. To book a table for your family, call (207) 443-1316 x331, or email guestservices@maritimeme.org. Port Pals destinations include: July 10 – Boston, Massachusetts: Whale Puppets July 17 – Panama: Mola Textile Designs July 24 – Peru: Paper Plate Sea Birds July 31 – China: Paper Fan Designs August 7 – Indonesia: Wayang Puppets August 14 – France: Ship Portrait Painting Sponsored by:

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Port Pals: Family Crafts Inspired by Ports Around the World

July 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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  Looking for fun activities for kids? Fridays this summer from 10 am to 12 pm, join us for Port Pals, for a family-friendly tour of the world’s famous sea ports. Every Friday from July 10-August 14 we will feature a different port that Maine sailors visited on their journeys. Make crafts inspired by the cultures of New England, Panama, Peru, China, Indonesia, and France. Museum educators will be on hand to answer questions and provide an up-close look at objects from the museum's collection related to these places. Complete a craft and receive a stamp in your Port Pals passport! Port Pals is FREE with admission; and FREE for members. All sessions will be held outside in the museum's historic shipyard. There is a limit of four families per session and each family will have their own assigned tables and craft supplies. Tables can accommodate up to eight family members. Due to limited capacity, preregistration is highly encouraged. To book a table for your family, call (207) 443-1316 x331, or email guestservices@maritimeme.org. Port Pals destinations include: July 10 – Boston, Massachusetts: Whale Puppets July 17 – Panama: Mola Textile Designs July 24 – Peru: Paper Plate Sea Birds July 31 – China: Paper Fan Designs August 7 – Indonesia: Wayang Puppets August 14 – France: Ship Portrait Painting Sponsored by:

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Port Pals: Family Crafts Inspired by Ports Around the World

July 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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  Looking for fun activities for kids? Fridays this summer from 10 am to 12 pm, join us for Port Pals, for a family-friendly tour of the world’s famous sea ports. Every Friday from July 10-August 14 we will feature a different port that Maine sailors visited on their journeys. Make crafts inspired by the cultures of New England, Panama, Peru, China, Indonesia, and France. Museum educators will be on hand to answer questions and provide an up-close look at objects from the museum's collection related to these places. Complete a craft and receive a stamp in your Port Pals passport! Port Pals is FREE with admission; and FREE for members. All sessions will be held outside in the museum's historic shipyard. There is a limit of four families per session and each family will have their own assigned tables and craft supplies. Tables can accommodate up to eight family members. Due to limited capacity, preregistration is highly encouraged. To book a table for your family, call (207) 443-1316 x331, or email guestservices@maritimeme.org. Port Pals destinations include: July 10 – Boston, Massachusetts: Whale Puppets July 17 – Panama: Mola Textile Designs July 24 – Peru: Paper Plate Sea Birds July 31 – China: Paper Fan Designs August 7 – Indonesia: Wayang Puppets August 14 – France: Ship Portrait Painting Sponsored by:

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Port Pals: Family Crafts Inspired by Ports Around the World

July 31, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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  Looking for fun activities for kids? Fridays this summer from 10 am to 12 pm, join us for Port Pals, for a family-friendly tour of the world’s famous sea ports. Every Friday from July 10-August 14 we will feature a different port that Maine sailors visited on their journeys. Make crafts inspired by the cultures of New England, Panama, Peru, China, Indonesia, and France. Museum educators will be on hand to answer questions and provide an up-close look at objects from the museum's collection related to these places. Complete a craft and receive a stamp in your Port Pals passport! Port Pals is FREE with admission; and FREE for members. All sessions will be held outside in the museum's historic shipyard. There is a limit of four families per session and each family will have their own assigned tables and craft supplies. Tables can accommodate up to eight family members. Due to limited capacity, preregistration is highly encouraged. To book a table for your family, call (207) 443-1316 x331, or email guestservices@maritimeme.org. Port Pals destinations include: July 10 – Boston, Massachusetts: Whale Puppets July 17 – Panama: Mola Textile Designs July 24 – Peru: Paper Plate Sea Birds July 31 – China: Paper Fan Designs August 7 – Indonesia: Wayang Puppets August 14 – France: Ship Portrait Painting Sponsored by:

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August 2020

Celebrate Shipbuilding with MMM and BIW

August 2, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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In honor of Maine's bicentennial, Maine Maritime Museum and Bath Iron Works have partnered to celebrate Maine's incredible shipbuilding heritage! Sunday, August 2, and Friday, August 21, from 10 am to 2 pm, join us at the city dock at Waterfront Park in Bath -- the City of Ships - for FREE tours of the museum's flagship: the 1906 schooner Mary E. Learn about the history of shipbuilding on the Kennebec River as on-board docents tell stories from Mary E's colorful past. Representatives from BIW will be on hand to share the famed shipyard's legacy and its vision for the future. Sponsored by

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Port Pals: Family Crafts Inspired by Ports Around the World

August 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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  Looking for fun activities for kids? Fridays this summer from 10 am to 12 pm, join us for Port Pals, for a family-friendly tour of the world’s famous sea ports. Every Friday from July 10-August 14 we will feature a different port that Maine sailors visited on their journeys. Make crafts inspired by the cultures of New England, Panama, Peru, China, Indonesia, and France. Museum educators will be on hand to answer questions and provide an up-close look at objects from the museum's collection related to these places. Complete a craft and receive a stamp in your Port Pals passport! Port Pals is FREE with admission; and FREE for members. All sessions will be held outside in the museum's historic shipyard. There is a limit of four families per session and each family will have their own assigned tables and craft supplies. Tables can accommodate up to eight family members. Due to limited capacity, preregistration is highly encouraged. To book a table for your family, call (207) 443-1316 x331, or email guestservices@maritimeme.org. Port Pals destinations include: July 10 – Boston, Massachusetts: Whale Puppets July 17 – Panama: Mola Textile Designs July 24 – Peru: Paper Plate Sea Birds July 31 – China: Paper Fan Designs August 7 – Indonesia: Wayang Puppets August 14 – France: Ship Portrait Painting Sponsored by:

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Port Pals: Family Crafts Inspired by Ports Around the World

August 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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  Looking for fun activities for kids? Fridays this summer from 10 am to 12 pm, join us for Port Pals, for a family-friendly tour of the world’s famous sea ports. Every Friday from July 10-August 14 we will feature a different port that Maine sailors visited on their journeys. Make crafts inspired by the cultures of New England, Panama, Peru, China, Indonesia, and France. Museum educators will be on hand to answer questions and provide an up-close look at objects from the museum's collection related to these places. Complete a craft and receive a stamp in your Port Pals passport! Port Pals is FREE with admission; and FREE for members. All sessions will be held outside in the museum's historic shipyard. There is a limit of four families per session and each family will have their own assigned tables and craft supplies. Tables can accommodate up to eight family members. Due to limited capacity, preregistration is highly encouraged. To book a table for your family, call (207) 443-1316 x331, or email guestservices@maritimeme.org. Port Pals destinations include: July 10 – Boston, Massachusetts: Whale Puppets July 17 – Panama: Mola Textile Designs July 24 – Peru: Paper Plate Sea Birds July 31 – China: Paper Fan Designs August 7 – Indonesia: Wayang Puppets August 14 – France: Ship Portrait Painting Sponsored by:

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Celebrate Shipbuilding with MMM and BIW

August 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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In honor of Maine's bicentennial, Maine Maritime Museum and Bath Iron Works have partnered to celebrate Maine's incredible shipbuilding heritage! Sunday, August 2, and Friday, August 21, from 10 am to 2 pm, join us at the city dock at Waterfront Park in Bath -- the City of Ships - for FREE tours of the museum's flagship: the 1906 schooner Mary E. Learn about the history of shipbuilding on the Kennebec River as on-board docents tell stories from Mary E's colorful past. Representatives from BIW will be on hand to share the famed shipyard's legacy and its vision for the future. Sponsored by

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November 2020

Museum Store Sunday

November 29, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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It's the most wonderful time of the year... to shop in the museum store! On Museum Store Sunday (November 29, 2020), nearly 1,500 Museum Stores representing all 50 states, 23 countries, and five continents will offer relaxing, inspired shopping inside your favorite museums and cultural institutions. Support the museum AND find unique gifts for everyone on your list! Spend $50 in the museum store and receive a $10 coupon to use on a future visit. Plus, we will kick off our Annual Book Sale in Sewall Hall and FREE gift wrapping will be available. And, at noon we'll draw the winner of our BIG Business Partner Gift Card Giveaway worth $2,600! Can’t make it in to the museum? Our $10 coupon offer will be applied to all online store sales – and if you spend $100, shipping is FREE! Busy on Sunday? The $10 for $50 offer is running through the end of the year! To help you get in the holiday spirit we'll be illuminating our all-new outdoor lighting display - with a nautical twist, of course! Admission is never required to shop the Museum Store!     *Only one coupon will be issued per transaction. Offer valid on purchases of $50+ made November 29-December 31, 2020. Coupon not valid on admissions, memberships, or gift cards. Coupon is only valid on purchases of $10 or more; expires January 31, 2021.

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December 2020

Bright Night at the Museum

December 13, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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Sunday, December 13, join us to light up the holiday season! The Museum Store will be open late with unique gifts for everyone on your list - spend $50 and get a $10 coupon! The lobster trap tree is all set up and ready for selfies. Plus, check out our festive outdoor lighting display, with a nautical twist, of course. AND, from 4-5:30, bring the family for a drive-by "hi" with Santa! The Big Guy will be outside the museum's entrance chatting with families from the comfort of their cars. We are excited to serve as a drop-off site for Toys for Tots, so we invite you to bring a new, unwrapped toy (or buy one in the museum store!) to help share the holiday magic with kids in our community this year.

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