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2012 EVENTS

WILSON MUSEUM:
Open: May 27 - September 30; Weekdays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 2 - 5 p.m.

John Perkins House Blacksmith Shop
July and August; Sunday & Wednesday; 2 - 5 p.m.

Group visits can be arranged by appointment.
Programs are free unless otherwise noted.
(207) 326-9247 or info@wilsonmusuem.org


Additional events will be added as time draws closer

 

 ~ Special Exhibits ~ 


 

 June

stitchesFriendship: A Quilt and the Process of Creating One
Wilson Museum, Main Hall, 120 Perkins Street
Follow the needle symbol below for related programs. 

 

 
 June - September


Castine Historical Society and Wilson Museum present:
Celebrating ALLIE RYAN’s Maritime Passion
Wilson Museum, Main Hall, 120 Perkins Street

 

 ~ Demonstrations ~ 

 

2-5 p.m.
Weds. & Suns.
July & August

Blacksmithing - Joe Meltreder, Bagaduce Forge
Blacksmith Shop, Perkins Street 
  

2-5 p.m.
Weds. & Suns.
July & August 

Woodturning - Temple Blackwood, Highlands Woodturning 
Museum Barn, 112 Perkins Street


2-5 p.m.
Weds. & Suns.
July & August 


Spinning & Weaving - Linda Freimuth, Northern Bay Handspun and Elise Earl, weaver
Museum Barn, 112 Perkins Street

 

 

 

 

 

 

~Events~

 

Discovery Days

magnifying glass imageThe popular Discovery Days Series created by Education Coodinator Darren French last year has returned with a new series of activities for families with children ages 12 and under.  Come explore the world of dories or lighthouses to name just a few of the Thursday afternoon offerings.  You can quickly pick out this Thursday series below by following the magnifying glass icon.  Click the following link to view a copy of the Discovery Days brochure.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Tuesday, June 5 

 

 3 p.m.

stitchesLecture: The Romantic Era: Understanding Friendship Quilts, Lynne Bassett, Textile Consultant
Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins Street

 

 

Tuesday, June 12 

 1 - 4 p.m.stitchesMystery Runner Workshop - help solve a mystery while sewing a table runner for beginner and experienced quilters
Meeting Room, 112 Perkins Street 
 

 

Tuesday, June 19 

 1 - 5 p.m.stitchesMariner's Compass Workshop - intermediate paper-piecing class, Deb Norton of A Straight Stitch Quilt & Sew Shop
Meeting Room, 112 Perkins Street 
 

 

Wednesday, June 27 

 7 - 8 p.m.

American Nations Reading and Signing,
author Colin Woodard
Unitarian Universalist Parish House 

 

 

Thursday, June 28 

 2 - 4 p.m. magnifying glass imageDiscovery Days - Marine Art, featuring educators from Penobscot Marine Museum.
Meeting Room, 112 Perkins Street

 4 - 7 p.m.


stitches
Quilting Bee & Potluck Supper
Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins Street
 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, July 5 

 2 - 4 p.m.magnifying glass imageDiscovery Days - Build a Dory
Meeting Room, 112 Perkins Street 
 

  

Tuesday, July 10

 3 p.m. New England Masts and the King's Broad Arrow, Sam Manning
Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins Street




 

Wednesday, July 11 

 2 - 5 p.m.Demonstration: Fireside Cooking
John Perkins House
As part of guided tour: $5 
 

 

Thursday, July 12 

 2 - 4 p.m.magnifying glass imageDiscovery Days - Burt Dow: Deep-Water Man, story and activity featuring Jane McCloskey reader.
Meeting Room, 112 Perkins Street 
 

 

 

Sunday, July 15 

 2 - 5 p.m.Demonstration: Fireside Cooking
John Perkins House
As part of guided tour: $5 
 

 

Tuesday, July 17

 3 p.m.Four Centuries of Style: The Domestic Architecture of New England, Caitlin Corkins, Historic New England
Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins Street

 

 

Thursday, July 19 

 2 - 4 p.m.magnifying glass imageDiscovery Days - Lighthouses 
Meeting Room - 112 Perkins Street
 

  

Thursday, July 26 

 2 - 4 p.m.magnifying glass imageDiscovery Days - This Old House
Meeting Room, 112 Perkins Street 
 

 

Thursday, August 2 

 2 - 4 p.m.magnifying glass imageDiscovery Days - Art in the Home
Meeting Room, 112 Perkins Street 
 

 

Friday, August 3 

 6 p.m.

Concert: Castine Town Band
Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins Street
Rain site: Emerson Hall, Court Street 

 

 

Tuesday, August 7

 3 p.m.Native Americans and America's Whaling Fleets, Dana Benner
Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins Street

 

 

Wednesday, August 8 

 2 - 5 p.m.Demonstration: Fireside Cooking
John Perkins House
As part of guided tour: $5 
 

 

Thursday, August 9 

 2 - 4 p.m.magnifying glass imageDiscovery Days - Revolution Down-east
Meeting Room, 112 Perkins Street 
 

 

Sunday, August 12 

 2 - 5 p.m.Demonstration: Fireside Cooking
John Perkins House
As part of guided tour: $5 
 

 

Wednesday, August 15 

 2 - 5 p.m.Demonstration: Fireside Cooking
John Perkins House
As part of guided tour: $5 
 

 

Thursday, August 16

 2 - 4 p.m.magnifying glass imageDiscovery Days - Pastimes from Times Past
Meeting Room, 112 Perkins Street 

 

 

Thursday, August 23

 3 p.m. The Ice Age Geology of Coastal Maine,
Woodrow Thompson, Maine Geological Survey
Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins Street 
 

 

Tuesday, August 28 

 3 p.m.Canoe Indians of Down East Maine, William Haviland
Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins Street 
 

 

Tuesday - Thursday, September 25 - 27 

 Tuesday


 
 6-7 p.m.
Kick-off to Year-Long Storytelling Extravaganza!
Storyteller Michael Parent at Adams School - home school students invited.
Adams School

Michael Parent public performance
Unitarian Universalist Church 
 Wednesday


 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Michael Parent workshops for grades 3-8
Adams School 

Friends of Witherle Memorial Library Annual Meeting with Michael Parent (public invited)
The Manor Inn
 Thursday
 10:30 a.m.

 6 - 8 p.m.
Children's Story Time with Michael Parent
Witherle Memorial Library

Adult Storytelling Workshop
Wilson Museum 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, September 30 

 3 p.m.Remembering Allie Ryan and the Age of Steam, panel discussion
Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins Street 
 

 

Thursday, October 4 

 
 3 p.m.                       Prologue to Reader's Theatre: Performance & Discussion, Iz Crain
Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins Street 

 

 

 

 

 



Previous Calendars
Summer 2014 Information from the 2014 Calendar of the Wilson Museum
Summer 2013 Information from the 2013 Calendar of the Wilson Museum
Summer 2012 Information from the 2012 Calendar of the Wilson Museum
Summer 2011 Information from the 2011 Calendar of the Wilson Museum
Summer 2010 Information from the 2010 Calendar of the Wilson Museum


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WILSON MUSEUM
Open: May 27 — September 30
Weekdays 10 am — 5 pm, Saturday & Sunday 2 — 5 pm
John Perkins House BulletBlacksmith Shop
July — August, Wednesday & Sunday, 2 — 5 pm
Group visits can be arranged by appointment.
(207) 326-9247   info@wilsonmuseum.org

Admission is free, except for the John Perkins House, where there are guided tours.
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