The 2022 season begins on Friday, May 27th. We’ll be open from 11am – 4pm. Hope to see you there!!
In a rare Peaks Island appearance, Renaissance Voices will perform their a capella repertoire in the beautiful Memorial Hall of the Fifth Maine Museum. Under the baton of Harold Stover, this Portland-based chamber ensemble will sing a selection of early European music, as well as music from the 20th and 21st centuries.
Kick off Peaks Fest weekend with a party on the Fifth Maine porch!
Schmooze Fest features a donation bar and hors d’oeuvres, enjoyed with friends old and new.
The Fifth Maine Museum’s Time Capsule Palooza is BACK! We may have been delayed by the pandemic, but we were NOT canceled!
This is a chance to MAKE history on Peaks Island. We are burying this time capsule for future Peaks Islanders to dig up during their celebrations of Maine’s Tricentennial — in 2120!!
We are inviting the community to contribute items that create a “snapshot” of life on Peaks Island in the years 2020-2022*.
Here are some guidelines that will prevent the deterioration of the items in the time capsule.
- Your item should fit into a 1-quart, brand new, ziplock plastic bag.
- One submission per household.
- Black and white photographs are more stable than color photographs.
- Technology progresses swiftly. Today’s electronic formats may be inaccessible in the future. Paper-based contributions stand the test of time.
- Newspaper articles are printed on paper with high-acid content that deteriorates quickly. Photocopied versions of newspaper articles will preserve the information better.
- Be sure to label and document your submission. Write names, location, and dates on pictures, articles, and handwritten notes. Include a note of explanation with objects.
- Non-flammable, non-toxic items only. No plants, no food, no liquids, no gasses.
- This time capsule is inclusive and rated G. Family-friendly content only please.
If you can’t attend our Time Capsule Palooza event at the Bicentennial Celebration on June 19th, you can still participate!! We’ll be collecting contributions at the Fifth Maine Museum starting May 27th (opening day) until June 16th. Or you can mail your items to Fifth Maine Museum, P. O. Box 41, Peaks Island 04108. If you want to share your story and images electronically, you can email us — firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you so much for being part of the History, Legacy, and Community of Peaks Island!
*Final approval of submissions will be made by the Board of Directors of the Fifth Maine Museum. Please keep in mind that all submissions will remain in the time capsule for 98 years. We won’t be able to dig the time capsule up to recover Aunt Tilda’s gold bracelet – no matter how valuable!
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 $12, 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!
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, July 2nd, 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!
The fabulous Portland Piano Trio brings us the beautiful music of Franz Joseph Haydn, Felix Mendelssohn, and Reena Esmail, this Wednesday at 8:00pm, July 6, right at the edge of the sea!
In the tranquil setting of the Fifth Maine Museum, we’ll enjoy the virtuosity of pianist Annie Antonacos, violinist Tracey Jasas-Hardel, and cellist Wayne Smith, who together operate the wonderful Portland music education-related organization of www.240strings.org:
“By providing free classical music education, 240 Strings cultivates young minds and hearts, while building community along the way.“
Please come support this wonderful organization and enjoy an evening of gorgeous music by the sea!
Peaks Island Land Preserve (PILP) will be holding its Annual Meeting at the Fifth Maine Museum on Tuesday, July 19th, starting at 6pm.