Peaks Island Music Association
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Fifth Maine Museum Annual Membership Meeting
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Fifth Maine Museum members are cordially invited to our annual meeting. After a casual dinner, we’ll get an update on current operations and future plans from the Fifth Maine Museum officers.

Not a member?  Sign up today — members are the life-blood of our organization.

“Down in Dixie” – George Bicknell’s 19th century lecture with slides
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

George Bicknell, an officer in the Fifth Maine Volunteer Regiment, spent many of his postwar years delivering his carefully crafted lecture, “Down in Dixie.” Illustrated throughout with glass slides, Bicknell took his presentation on the road during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, telling the story of the Mainers who fought for three years in the Civil War.

Bicknell told the story of the Fifth Maine’s experience from the soldier’s perspective – not a campaign history but a direct, personal narrative of what it felt like to be in the terror of battle, to force-march through field and forest, to endure the tedium and cold of long winter encampments.

In 2017, with the help of a grant from the Maine Humanities Council, the Fifth Maine Regiment Museum revived Bicknell’s lecture. Museum volunteer, Nancy Hall, transcribed Bicknell’s handwritten text. Our curator, Holly Hurd-Forsyth, and Nancy Hall worked together to digitize Bicknell’s original hand-painted magic lantern slides so they could be used with modern projection equipment. 

This is rare and wonderful opportunity to hear the museum’s prior-President, Bill Hall, deliver  Bicknell’s “Down in Dixie” lecture. The event is free and open to the public.




Pancake Breakfast
Aug 21 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Please join us for pancakes, eggs, ham and more!

We will have limited indoor seating and seating on the porch as usual. We’ll also have to go containers on hand for people who prefer to eat at home.

Come and enjoy great food, great company, and a great view from the scenic porch of the Fifth Maine Museum.

A perfect way to start a Sunday in Maine!

Adults $10, kids under twelve $6, kids under three eat free (cash, checks or credit cards accepted).

8-11am at the Fifth Maine Museum on Peaks Island!

Sep 3 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us for a fun day out on Peaks Island!

It’s part treasure hunt and part Arts and Crafts Fair.

The Fifth Maine Museum is sponsoring an island-wide ART WALK on Saturday, September 3rd, from 10am – 3pm.

Shoppers will get a chance to explore the nooks and crannies of Peaks Island, visiting artists who have set up stalls at their homes. It’s a unique opportunity to chat with artists, discover one-of-a-kind handmade items, and buy gifts for anyone on your list —- including YOU!

Closing Day for the 2022 season
Oct 10 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm