1970’s Panel Discussion – postponed
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

In conjunction with our 1970s exhibit, we will host a discussion panel with audience participation. The moderated presentation will feature longtime residents who will answer questions about life on Peaks Island during the 1970s. A reception with light refreshments will follow.

Art on the Porch – ART WALK
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Art on the Porch - ART WALK @ Fifth Maine Museum

This year, the Fifth Maine Museum’s Art on the Porch event will be an ART WALK around beautiful Peaks Island.

As your first stop on the ART WALK, visit the Fifth Maine Museum to pick up a map with all the artists’ locations. We will also have our own merchandise for sale. Books, T-shirts, hats, dish towels, aprons….something for everyone who loves Peaks Island and the Fifth Maine!!

Next, browse the beautiful, handmade items for sale by visiting local artists and craftspeople at their homes. The map shows all the artists who are participating, with street addresses so you can pull up directions on your phone.This is a great way to see all the nooks and crannies of Peaks Island while you discover local treasures!

Evening Lecture – Civil War Regimental Cottages in Casco Bay – postponed
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

The public is invited to attend a lecture by Dr. Ian Stevenson, Boston University history professor, in which he will discuss Civil War Regimental Cottages in Casco Bay, including both the Fifth Maine and Eighth Maine on Peaks Island. Light refreshments will follow.

Party on the Porch — Wine Event at the Museum – postponed
Aug 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Drinking wine. It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it. And this time, you can do it for the Fifth Maine. Layne Witherell, author of “Wine Maniacs,” will lead us on a fun romp through a series of red wines with a Civil War-era connection. Space is limited to 20 guests.

Pancake Breakfast – postponed until August 2021
Aug 30 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Pancake Breakfast - postponed until August 2021 @ Fifth Maine Museum

Please join us for the first Pancake Breakfast of the 2019 season, part of the PeaksFest celebrations!

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 Regiment 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).

Annual Membership Meeting – via ZOOM
Aug 31 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Annual Membership Meeting - via ZOOM @ Fifth Maine Museum

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.

Members should contact us at to receive the code for the ZOOM meeting.