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Boatshop Workshop: Shaker Box Making

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

The Shakers are famous for their simple and elegant designs, and the Shaker oval box is no exception. Over two evenings in the Boatshop, you’ll build a set of three nesting oval boxes using boatbuilding techniques such as clinch nailing and steam bending. No experience is required; this class is a fantastic introduction to woodworking. Boxes are made from cherry and cedar, and all materials are provided. October 12 & 13, 5-8 pm December 7-8, 5-8pm Cost: $120 nonmembers, $100 members

Historic Bath Neighborhood Walking Tour

Library Park 43 Summer Street, Bath

Meg Barker of Embark Maine Tours will lead this 75-minute walking tour of Bath's historic neighborhood and introduce the architectural and family histories behind these homes.

Boatshop Workshop: Building a Fireside Stool

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

This solid three-legged pine stool has no fasteners and is held together only with tight joinery (and a lick of wood glue). It is perfect for sitting by the fire, working in the home shop, or as a perch for your cat. No woodworking experience is necessary to build this beautiful and functional work of art -- over 200 have been built by our 5th to 8th-grade boatbuilding students. November 9 & 10, 5-8pm Cost: members $93; nonmembers $113

STEAMbox Family Workshop: Maine Fish and Gyotaku Prints

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Maine has a long history of fishing from salmon and trout to whales and lobster. The fishing industry has evolved over the years and Maine has evolved with it. Come and learn about the fish that can be found from the Kennebec River to the Gulf of Maine and take part in a traditional printing technique from our sister town of Shariki, Japan.

Recurring

Boatshop Workshop: Shaker Box Making

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

The Shakers are famous for their simple and elegant designs, and the Shaker oval box is no exception. Over two evenings in the Boatshop, you’ll build a set of three nesting oval boxes using boatbuilding techniques such as clinch nailing and steam bending. No experience is required; this class is a fantastic introduction to woodworking. Boxes are made from cherry and cedar, and all materials are provided. October 12 & 13, 5-8 pm December 7 & 8, 5-8pm Cost: $100 members, $120 nonmembers

STEAMbox Family Workshop: Logbooks and Bookbinding

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Calling all future-captains and crew! Prepare for your future journeys by learning the importance of keeping a logbook to record your adventures. Take inspiration as you examine real logbooks from our museum collection and learn some bookmaking techniques to craft your own logbook from scratch.

Boatshop Workshop: Nautical Inspired Charcuterie or Cribbage Board

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Do you love playing games or hosting dinner parties? Spend two evenings in our boatshop making something you can show off next time. We will teach you how to make a board in a fun nautical inspired shape. This board could be finished in food safe oil and used to serve food on or with slight modification in plans can be turned into a cribbage board to keep score on. These make great holiday gifts and no experience is required. All materials included and please bring your creativity. Cost: members $86, nonmembers $106

STEAMbox Family Workshop: Winter Estuary Ecology Walk

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Frozen marshlands and snowy grounds make winter the best time to study, track and acquaint yourself with the remarkable animals of the Kennebec Estuary. Explore the most active sections of Maine Maritime Museum’s 20+ acre riverfront campus to identify, follow, and understand what animal tracks can tell us about this wildly diverse ecosystem. All ages welcome. This program will be hosted outside on museum grounds. Please wear appropriate winter gear.

STEAMbox Family Workshop: A Sailor’s Pastime: Scrimshaw/Knot Tying

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Being a sailor involved living at sea for years at a time. While it was adventurous and exciting, there could also be times of stillness. Whalers might have gone months without seeing a whales or port. So, what would a sailor do with all of that downtime? Come learn about a sailor’s life on the boats that sailed the world. Try your hand at carving scrimshaw or learning to tie knots.

STEAMbox Family Workshop: How do Ships Float?!

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Ever wonder how the 6 mast, 450ft Wyoming boat kept afloat while carrying 6,000 tons of coal? Join us as we learn about and experiment with concepts such as density, buoyancy and displacement. Then, test your knowledge as you create a boat and see how much weight it can carry and still float!

STEAMbox Family Workshop: Plankton! Oceans’ Tiny Creatures

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Come explore the microscopic world of plankton. The basis of our food web and responsible, in part, for the air we breathe, these microscopic organisms can be found in the waters of the Kennebec. Learn how to collect them and find them under a microscope. Then, use your knowledge to create you own plankton model in a race to the bottom.

Maine Maritime Museum