Join the Penobscot Marine Museum for an opening exhibit party!

Saturday, December 15th from 11 am to 4 pm.


Join us, authors Sandy Oliver and Robin Hansen, and the Friendship Sampler Quilters for fun and food to

celebrate Penobscot Marine Museum's winter exhibit "Keeping Warm".

11am to 4pm -Meet author Robin Hansen

who will read her delightful children's book Ice Harbor Mittens,

while showing slides of the illustrations. Robin will be with us  throughout the day signing Ice Harbor Mittens, her new knitting book Ultimate Mittens, and her book of Maine mittens, Favorite Mittens.

11 am to 1 pm Make a felted mitten ornament

with Education Director Betty Schopmeyer!

1:30 to 2 pm Cooking expert Sandy Oliver

will talk about "Keeping Warm with Maine Cooking"

You'll hear how Mainers have kept body and soul together with food from the 1800s to today.  After her talk Sandy will be on hand to sign her new book Maine Home Cooking: 175 Recipes From Down East Kitchensand her classic book of heritage cooking Saltwater Foodways Companion Cookbook.


11 am to 4 pm -A resident quilter from Friendship Sampler Quilters

will be working on her own quilt

in the Museum Gallery, and there will be an opportunity for adults and children to learn a bit of quilting and work on a quilt "in progress".

Those who work on the quilt may put their names into a raffle for the finished quilt.


This exhibit showcases Penobscot Marine Museum's collection of beautiful 19th century quilts, and will also include 19th and early 20th century winter clothing, knitting, fiber art tools and crafts, toys, sports equipment, and historic photos Maine in winter.


The "Keeping Warm" exhibit and activities are in the Museum Gallery and Store, 40 East Main Street, Searsport, Maine. The exhibit will be open Thursday through Sunday, through February 24th. Hours: 11 am to 4 pm. Call 207-548-2529 for more information or visit

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