Event: Indigenous People’s Day Film Screening Today

Presented by the Upstander Project and Boston Athenaeum in honor of Indigenous People's Day Emmy Award winning Dawnland and Dear Georgina Online Film Screening + Live Filmmaker Q & A October 12, 2020 | 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. | Free eventRegister here For decades, child welfare authorities have been removing Native American children from their … Continue reading Event: Indigenous People’s Day Film Screening Today

Event: Indigenous History Conference

Bridgewater State University, Plymouth 400, & the Wampanoag Advisory Council present: Here it Began: 2020 Hindsight or Foresight A Plymouth 400 Signature Event Nine Virtual Sessions, free of chargeOct. 3 - Nov. 22, 2020Register here Here It Began: 2020 Hindsight or Foresight, a signature Plymouth 400 event, is an Indigenous History Conference to inspire educators … Continue reading Event: Indigenous History Conference

Event: First Light and Dear Georgina Online Film Screening & Live Filmmaker Q & A Tonight

presented by Fruitlands Museum , The Trustees, & Upstander Project September 30, 2020 | 7:30 p.m. | Free eventRegister here Join the Emmy winning team behind DAWNLAND for a special digital screening of FIRST LIGHT and DEAR GEORGINA presented in partnership with Fruitlands Museum and The Trustees. For centuries, the United States government has taken … Continue reading Event: First Light and Dear Georgina Online Film Screening & Live Filmmaker Q & A Tonight

Event: Freedom’s Woods: The African American Community of Peterborough in Warren, Maine

ABB Director of Research Kate McMahon presents a talk for Maine Historical Society's Maine at 200 Series Monday, September 14, 2020 | 6:00 – 7:00 pm Register here Sarah and Amos Peters came to Warren, Maine by the early 1780s and established a large community of African American, Native American, and mixed-race people whose lives … Continue reading Event: Freedom’s Woods: The African American Community of Peterborough in Warren, Maine

Not finding what you’re looking for

This summer, all four of Penobscot Marine Museum’s remote interns conducted research related to ships participating in the slave trade or early Maine African American residents. The process tended to be challenging and they didn’t always find what they were looking for. High school intern Audrey described her experience looking for African American residents in … Continue reading Not finding what you’re looking for

Researching in Penobscot Marine Museums’s Online Collections Database

To create my presentation about Ebenezer Poulson’s painting of a slaver ship, I used Penobscot Marine Museum’s online collections database.  There are over 500 depictions of ships, 100,000 photographs, and partial information on the extensive maritime history archives in the museum library.  The current level of tagging is not robust and that makes the search … Continue reading Researching in Penobscot Marine Museums’s Online Collections Database

Slaver Brig with Royal Navy Brig in Pursuit

https://youtu.be/oPbPlH87150 Penobscot Marine Museum educator Sarah Cole explores a painting from the museum's collection. Not much is known about "Slaver Brig with Royal Navy Brig in Pursuit" by the British artist Ebenezer Poulson, but the painting speaks loudly on its own and helps to tell a broader story. Originally presented on July 10th on Facebook … Continue reading Slaver Brig with Royal Navy Brig in Pursuit