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Castine Exhibit Talk Explores History of Fish and Ships

Photo:  The exhibit Risky Business explores the many risks associated with maritime shipbuilding and trade in 19th-century Castine.

 

Castine- Join the Castine Historical Society on Tuesday, June 25 at 5:00 p.m. for a free behind-the-scenes exhibit talk to be held at the Abbott School gallery, 17 School Street, Castine. The program delves into the back-story and historical context of the 2019-2020 exhibit Risky Business: Square-Rigged Ships and Salted Fish.

In this three-part series held throughout the summer, curator Paige Lilly will expand on the historical connections and intriguing stories discovered while making the new exhibit. Future dates include July 23 and August 27 and all talks run from 5 to 6:15pm. Each presentation will offer new and different material about the unique history of Penobscot Bay’s 19th century fisheries and international trade. Questions and discussion will be welcomed. Wine and cheese will be served at the beginning of each talk.

The Castine Historical Society opens a window into Castine’s extraordinary past through preserving local history and hosting changing exhibitions, lectures, town walking tours, house and garden tours, and historic reenactments. The Historical Society’s Abbott School features the exhibit gallery, gift shop, and a community meeting space at 17 School Street, Castine. The Grindle House offices and research library at 13 School Street are open year-round.

The exhibits are open daily through September 2, Monday – Saturday, 10-4; Sunday, 1-4. Fall hours are September 6 – October 14, Friday, Saturday, Monday, 10-4; Sunday, 1-4. For more information visit castinehistoricalsociety.org, call 207-326-4118, or email info@castinehistoricalsociety.org.

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