Authors & Artists Walking Tour
Joseph Nicolar wrote about birchbark canoes. George Wasson wrote about the heyday of sailing on the Penobscot River as he summered on the WAVE CREST in Castine Harbor. E.B. White wrote of owning small boats – the FAINT ENDEAVOR, once owned by White, is now exhibited at PMM. Clara Blanchard was a 19th-century rising opera star. Contemporary artist Brian White was inspired by local fishermen. These are only a few of the many artists and authors represented by the collections at the Penobscot Marine Museum. This tour tells the stories of these individuals and uses their own words to connect with the objects and buildings in front of you.
Hidden History: Stories That Slipped Through The Cracks Walking Tour
Some lives in Searsport were very well recorded – sea captains kept logs and wrote letters, their literate wives and children kept diaries. We talk a lot about these families because we know a lot about them. But those wealthy, educated families were only a part of the people who lived and worked in Searsport in the nineteenth century. What about the other people: the servants, the paupers; those who committed crimes, those who got divorced? We will use some of the records still remaining to us to try to uncover some of the other stories of life in 19th century Searsport – stories the respectable families might just as soon not have told.