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2011 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

                                              ~ DEMONSTRATIONS ~ 

 

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

Blacksmithing - Joe Meltreder, blacksmith
Blacksmith Shop, Perkins Street 
  

2-5 p.m.
Weds. & Suns.
July & August 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                            ~ EVENTS ~

magnifying glass imageDiscover with Darren
                       the Summer Series

Education Coodinator Darren French has created a weekly summer series of activities for children of all ages.  Come explore the world of ropemaking or incredible edible minerals 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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


spoonKitchen Traditions Series

Explore some traditional recipes with Wilson Museum
Director Patty Hutchins in the kitchen of the John Perkins
House at 1 p.m. on selected Wednesdays.  Admission of $5 will include a guided tour of the Perkins House.  You can quickly pick out this Wednesday series below by following the bowl and spoon icon.

 


branchBeginning Genealogy Series


Ever thought about climbing your family tree?  Now's your chance as the Wilson Museum goes on a genealogical road trip to learn about techniques and resources available in the community and beyond.  A series of five one-hour sessions will begin on April 25th at the Witherle Memorial Library, continue on to Emerson Hall, Castine Cemetery, Castine Historical Society and culminate at the Wilson Museum. You can quickly pick out this Monday series by following the twig icon below. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, April 25 

 noontwigBeginning Genealogy - Getting Started
Witherle Memorial Library, Court Street 
 

 

Monday, May 2 

 1:30 p.m.twigBeginning Genealogy - Vital Investments
Emerson Hall, Court Street  
 

 

Monday, May 9 

 1:30 p.m.twigBeginning Genealogy - Stone Cold Facts
Castine Cemetery, Court Street  
 

 

Monday, May 16 

 1:30 p.m.twigBeginning Genealogy - Have You Lost Your Census?
Castine Historical Society, Castine Common
 

 

Monday, May 23 

 1:30 p.m.twigBeginning Genealogy - Some Higher Tech Options
Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins Street  
 

 

Saturday, June 11

 6 p.m.Members' Reception - Lecture: From Rum Punch to Cosmopolitans, Joseph Carlin.
Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins Street 

 

 

 

Sunday, June 12 

 3 p.m.

Lecture: A Short History of the American Cookbook, Joseph Carlin
Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins Street 

 

 

 

Wednesday, June 22 

 1 - 2 p.m.spoonKitchen Traditions Series: English Plum Pudding
Admission of $5 includes guided tour.
John Perkins House, 111 Perkins Street 
 

 

 

Thursday, June 23 

 2:30 - 4 p.m.magnifying glass imageWhat's a Ropewalk? Rope Making in the Nineteenth Century
Meeting Room or Outside, 112 Perkins Street 
 

 

 

Thursday - Saturday, June 23-25 

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Plein-Air Painting & Drawing Workshop.  Wilson Museum will be the home base for a three day workshop arranged by Barbara Mallonee.
Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins Street 
 

 

 

Wednesday, June 29 

 1 - 2 p.m.spoonKitchen Traditions Series: Leaf Lard, Cracklings and Salt Pork
Admission of $5 includes guided tour.
John Perkins House, 111 Perkins Street  

 

 

 

Thursday, June 30 

 2:30 -4 p.m.

magnifying glass imageDiscover with Darren: Flags for the Fourth 
Meeting Room or Outside, 112 Perkins Street 

 

 

 

Sunday, July 3 

 3 p.m.

Poems to Tickle the Tummy, poetry reading by community members and staff
Wilson Museum Meeting Room, 112 Perkins Street 

 

 

 

Wednesday, July 6 

 1 - 2 p.m.spoonKitchen Traditions Series: Tutti Frutti
Admission of $5 includes guided tour.
John Perkins House, 111 Perkins Street 

 

6:30 p.m.

 

Strawberry Jam - music with a food theme
Wilson Museum grounds, Perkins Street

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, July 7 

 
2:30 - 4 p.m.magnifying glass imageIncredible Edible Minerals
Meeting Room or Outside, 112 Perkins Street 

 

 

Wednesday, July 13 

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

 

Thursday, July 14 

 2:30 - 4 p.m.

magnifying glass imageDiscover with Darren: Farm Animals
John Perkins House, 111 Perkins Street 

 

 

Friday, July 15 

 6 p.m.

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

 

 

 

Wednesday, July 20

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

 

 

Thursday, July 21 

 2:30 - 4 p.m. magnifying glass image"Cocoa Ice" Cream
Meeting Room or Outside, 112 Perkins Street  
 

 

 

Wednesday, July 27 

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

 

Thursday, July 28 

 2:30 - 4 p.m.magnifying glass imageCreate with Rackliffe Pottery
Meeting Room or Outside, 112 Perkins Street  
 

 

 

Saturday, July 30 

 7 p.m.Lecture: From Peas on your Knife to Peas on your Fork, Sandy Oliver
Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins Street 
 

 

 

Wednesday, August 3 

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

 

 

Thursday, August 4 

 2:30 - 4 p.m.magnifying glass imageToying with Colonial America 
Meeting Room or Outside, 112 Perkins Street   
 

 

 

Monday, August 8 

 5 - 7 p.m.Lecture: The Role of Food in Film & Literature, Harry Kaiserian
Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins Street 
 

 

 

Wednesday, August 10

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

 

 

Thursday, August 11 

 2:30 - 4 p.m.magnifying glass imageMasks from Around the World 
Meeting Room or Outside, 112 Perkins Street  
 

 

 

Monday, August 15 

 7 p.m.Sea Fare: Songs of Food & Drink for a Shore Dinner & a Ship's Mess, Stephen & Susan Sanfilippo
Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins Street 
 

 

 

Tuesday, August 16 

10 a.m.Powder, Potion, Poultise & Pill: Identifying, Prescribing and Administering Medicinal Herbs in Historic Maine, Susan Sanfilippo
Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins Street 
 2 p.m. 

 

What Shall We Do With The Drunken Whaler: Songs & Poems of Drinking & Temperance in the Whalefishery of the 1840s, Dr. Stephen Sanfilippo
Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins Street 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, August 17 

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

 

 

 

Thursday, August 18 

 2:30 - 4 p.m.magnifying glass imageEat Like a Civil War Soldier
Meeting Room or Outside, 112 Perkins Street   
 

 

 

Friday, August 19 

 3 p.m.Lecture: Paleonutrition, Professor Kristin Sobolik
Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins Street 
 

 

Wednesday, August 24

1 - 2 p.m. spoonKitchen Traditions Series: Sour Pickles, Mustard Pickles & Pickled Eggs
Admission of $5 includes guided tour.
John Perkins House, 111 Perkins Street  

 

 

 

Thursday, August 25 

 2:30 - 4 p.m.magnifying glass imageMainly Maine: Test Your Maine Trivia Knowledge
Meeting Room or Outside, 112 Perkins Street   
 

 

 

Saturday & Sunday, August 27 & 28 

 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.1690s Living History Encampment
Shore Lot, Perkins Street 
 

 

Wednesday, August 31

 1 - 2 p.m.spoonKitchen Traditions Series: Spiced Crabapples
Admission of $5 includes guided tour.
John Perkins House, 111 Perkins Street  

 

 

 

Sunday, September 25

 2 p.m.Heirloom Fruit Trees, Leslie Cummins & Tim Seabrook
Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins Street 
 

 

Tuesday, September 27

 1 p.m.

Poems to Tickle the Tummy, poetry reading by community members and staff
Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins Street  

 

 

Monday, October 17 

 2:30 p.m.World War I Remembered, Samuel Cormier
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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