Anyone can visit Penobscot Marine Museum for free Saturday, Sept. 25, as part of Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day. To do so, visit the event page on, print out the admission ticket and present it at the museum’s Admission Center at 40 E. Main St./Route 1.

Now in its sixth year, Museum Day includes hundreds of museums of all types including those focusing on history, arts, culture, science and nature. This is Penobscot Marine Museum’s first year of participation.

“This is a no-cost way for visitors to spend a fun day learning about local maritime history, art and culture,” said Matthew Timney, the museum’s interim executive director, who noted that the museum is always free to Searsport residents.

Penobscot Marine Museum is Maine’s oldest maritime museum and home to the state’s largest display of historic boats and outstanding collections of marine art and artifacts, ship models and historic photography. Its campus, which includes four ship captains’ homes, two boat houses, a town hall, a carriage house and other buildings, recreates a bustling coastal village during the Age of Sail. Activities and exhibits for children and year-round adult programs make it a special place for family visits and history enthusiasts.

For more information, visit or call 548-2529.

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