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

Event: A People’s (Virtual) Walking Tour of Portland

With Atlantic Black Box Education Coordinator Seth Goldstein Lunch & Learn @ Maine Conservation Voters Friday, August 21, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.Register here Seth Goldstein, Professor at the Maine College of Art, will join Maine Conservation Voters for their Lunch & Learn series to present “A People’s (Virtual) Walking Tour of Portland.” Professor … Continue reading Event: A People’s (Virtual) Walking Tour of Portland

Taking a Closer Look in the Collections of the Penobscot Marine Museum

The Penobscot Marine Museum (PMM) in Searsport, Maine holds objects, archives, photographs, and library books related to our mission to preserve, interpret and celebrate the maritime culture of the Penobscot Bay Region and beyond through collections, education and community engagement.  A major subject throughout our collection is Maine’s nineteenth century merchant marine: Maine-built coastal schooners … Continue reading Taking a Closer Look in the Collections of the Penobscot Marine Museum

Event: Presenting ABB 7/24 12-1 PM

Meadow Dibble, a Visiting Scholar at Brown University's Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, will join Maine Conservation Alliance to discuss the Atlantic Black Box Project—a Portland-based public history initiative devoted to researching and reckoning with New England's role in the slave trade and the economy of enslavement. All are welcome to attend.