Penobscot Marine Museum
Penobscot Marine Museum and Boundary Increase
|Architectural style||Greek Revival|
|NRHP Reference #||70000088
97001133 (boundary increase)
|Added to NRHP||July 1, 1970
September 26, 1997 (boundary increase)
The Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, Maine, United States, is Maine's oldest maritime museum and is designed to preserve and educate people regarding Maine's and Searsport's rich and unique maritime and shipbuilding history. It was founded in 1936.
Designed as a unique 19th century seafaring village, the museum encompasses thirteen historic and modern buildings, houses a modern exhibit gallery features annual shows and is home to a regionally important library and archives focused on maritime history and regional genealogy. Eight of the museum's buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places. Among the collections is a significant photographic archives that includes glass plate negatives documenting life in New England and New York from 1909 and 1947 taken by the Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Company.  The photographs are being digitized and made available online for research and access.
- Admission Center
- Main Street Gallery
- Savage Education Center
- First Congregational Church of Searsport (active church on museum campus)
- Captain Jeremiah Merithew House (mid-19th century sea captain's home)
- Old Vestry
- Douglas and Margaret Carver Memorial Gallery
- Stephen Phillips Memorial Library
- Old Town Hall (1845)
- Duncan House
- Duncan Boat Barn
- Boat House
- Yard in the Yard
- Ross Carriage Barn
- Fowler-True-Ross Barn
- Fowler-True-Ross House (19th century)
- Penobscot Marine Museum official site
- "Penobscot Marine Museum". Maine Community Foundation. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
- Maine Archives and Museums - Penobscot Marine Museum
- Penobscot Marine Museum at Frommer's
- King, Brian. "Penobscot Marine Museum to Preserve Maine's History in Photos". Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
- "Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Company". Penobscot Marine Museum. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
- Curtis, Abigail (Dec. 15, 2011). "Penobscot Marine Museum’s new virtual museum places collections online". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
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