May
22
Fri
Fifth Maine Museum opens for the 2020 season
May 22 @ 11:00 am
Fifth Maine Museum opens for the 2020 season @ Fifth Maine Museum

Friday, May 22nd is the official opening of the Fifth Maine Museum!

Be sure to stop by the museum to see our new exhibits and find out about our fun-filled 2020 season!

May
31
Sun
Party on the Porch: Raise the Roof THANK YOU BAR-B-Q
May 31 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Party on the Porch:  Raise the Roof THANK YOU BAR-B-Q @ Fifth Maine Museum

Last year we set out to replace the entire roof of the Fifth Maine Museum…and WE DID IT!!!

Now it’s time to celebrate and thank everyone for their support!

Please join us for our Raise the Roof THANK YOU BAR-B-Q!!

We’ll have the grill going, the music playing, and lots of time to catch up with friends and neighbors.

We hope to see everyone there!

Jun
18
Thu
Exhibit Opening Reception: “The Commuter: Views from the Machigonne and Beyond”
Jun 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Exhibit Opening Reception:  "The Commuter: Views from the Machigonne and Beyond" @ Fifth Maine Museum

Come meet artist and Peaks Islander, Ben McCanna, at the opening reception of our 2020 photography exhibit, “The Commuter: Views from the Machigonne and Beyond.”

The perspectives and composition of Ben’s photographs resonate with every visitor, but this show will touch islanders in a special way as it explores the role that the boats, the bay, and the city play in our lives.

Copies of photographs will be available for purchase and light refreshments will be served.

Jun
20
Sat
Party on the Porch: Time Capsule Event
Jun 20 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Party on the Porch:  Time Capsule Event @ Fifth Maine Museum

We’re celebrating Maine’s 200th anniversary of statehood — not with a look back, but by looking ahead to the tricentenary!

Come to our Maine birthday party for a blend of past, present, and future fun.

The amazing band What Cheer will play for us, we’ll fire up the grill, the kids can bounce on the bouncy castle, and you can get a tintype photograph of the family.

Everyone is invited to add something to the time capsule so that islanders of the future get a snapshot of life on Peaks Island in 2020. Then it’s time to lower our time capsule in the ground and start the clock.

Only 100 years until we can dig it up!

 

Jun
28
Sun
Pancake Breakfast
Jun 28 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Pancake Breakfast @ Fifth Maine Museum

Please join us for the first Pancake Breakfast of the 2020 season!

Pancakes, eggs, ham and more! including gluten-free pancakes.

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).

Jul
1
Wed
Exhibit Opening Reception — Terrible Swift Sword: Civil War Weapons and Ordnance
Jul 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Exhibit Opening Reception -- Terrible Swift Sword: Civil War Weapons and Ordnance @ Fifth Maine Museum

Join us for an opening reception of our new exhibition showcasing some of the most significant Civil War-era weapons and armaments in the Fifth Maine Museum collection.

The culmination of several year’s work, the exhibit features weapons carried or collected by the soldiers of the Fifth Maine Regiment, one of the Union Army’s most celebrated fighting regiments.  Guest Curator, Eric Champigny, will discuss the objects including muskets and a pistol, a Navy carbine, a bayonet, swords, shells, and projectiles. They represent both the Confederate and Union armies.

Light refreshments will be served.

Jul
26
Sun
Pancake Breakfast
Jul 26 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Pancake Breakfast @ Fifth Maine Museum

Please join us for pancakes, eggs, ham and more! including gluten-free pancakes.

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).

Jul
29
Wed
Cooking in the Kitchen – Pasta Making Class
Jul 29 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cooking in the Kitchen - Pasta Making Class @ Fifth Maine Museum

This unique fundraiser for the Fifth Maine Museum introduces the art of homemade pasta making in a small classroom setting followed by a shared meal where we enjoy the fruits of our labors with home made sauce, meatballs, salad, and some wine.

Class size is limited to 10.

Aug
9
Sun
Art on the Porch
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Art on the Porch @ Fifth Maine Museum

Browse the beautiful, handmade items for sale by 35 artists and craftsmen. This annual Fifth Maine Museum fundraiser also features hot food off the grill (hotdogs, hamburgers, and veggie dogs), a bake table groaning with yummy desserts and a 50/50 raffle – you could go home with more cash than you came with!

Aug
13
Thu
Cooking in the Kitchen – Rose hip jam cooking class
Aug 13 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Cooking in the Kitchen - Rose hip jam cooking class @ Fifth Maine Museum

Imagine a summer afternoon on the back shore of Peaks Island gathering rose hips in the sunshine. Then going back to the Fifth Maine to learn how to make rose hip jam.

As part of this unique Fifth Maine Museum fundraiser, you’ll go home with three jars of vitamin C-rich rose hip jam and the life-long ability to make it on your own.

Class size is limited to 10.