On three consecutive days in September, three Maine museums will collaborate on a series of presentations and hands-on activities to examine the state’s culture and history. The Seminars on Downeast Culture will be held at Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport Wednesday, Sept. 15; the Wilson Museum in Castine, Thursday, Sept. 16; and the Woodlawn Museum, Gardens and Park in Ellsworth, Friday, Sept. 17.

Participants will explore the traditions and objects that help define Downeast Maine in these exciting, hands-on seminars. Sessions will include presentations by eminent scholars such as conservator Robert Mussey and Earle Shettleworth, Jr. of the Maine State Museum. Participants will enjoy special access to the collections at each institution and will explore Penobscot Bay aboard the Arctic schooner Bowdoin. Additional presentations by partnering institutions including the Abbe Museum, Northeast Historic Film and the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland will help make the Seminars on Downeast Culture a unique educational and cultural experience.

Registration is required. For the full seminar schedule and registration information, call Woodlawn Museum at 667-8671 or visit woodlawnmuseum.com.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.