Jul
20
Wed
Peaks Island Music Association Concert
Jul 20 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Jul
21
Thu
Titus Abbott Collective
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join the Titus Abbott Collective at Fifth Maine on Peaks Island for an evening of improvised jazz.

The collective features Titus Abbott on saxophone, Jamie Saft on keyboards, Jim Lyden on Bass and Michael Sarin on drums.

The Casco Bay Island Concert Series is a free concert series, provided by the Portland Conservatory of Music in partnership with our generous sponsors. Donate to the Portland Conservatory of Music to support free performances and quality music education for everyone, regardless of age, ability or financial level.

Sponsors for this concert include Casco Bay Islands Alliance (CBIA), Portland Rossini Club, Hannigan’s Island Market, and Mike’s Carts on Peaks Island.

Jul
31
Sun
Pancake Breakfast
Jul 31 @ 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!

Aug
3
Wed
Peaks Island Music Association Concert
Aug 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Aug
11
Thu
The Confederate Flag and the Politics of the Lost Cause
Aug 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Come to this fascinating and timely talk presented by Nina Silber, Professor of History at Boston University. Professor Silber will connect the national story of the symbolism of Confederate flags with the Fifth Maine Regiment’s role regarding the Confederate flags they captured on southern battlefields during the Civil War.
This talk is free and open to the public, and supported in part by a grant from the Peaks Island Council.
Silber is a professor at Boston University, where she teaches history and American & New England Studies. Her research focuses on historical memory, gender, and the Civil War. She has won numerous awards – including a Fulbright fellowship. Professor Silber has also published numerous works that help to expand our understanding of the Civil War.
Nina Silber – The Gettysburg Compiler
Aug
14
Sun
Art on the Porch / ART WALK
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Fifth Maine Museum is hosting a combined Art on the Porch/ ART WALK event on Sunday, August 14th, from 10am-3pm.

DATE: August 14
TIME: 10am-3pm
PLACE: Fifth Maine Museum / art studios around the island
Start at the Fifth Maine Museum (45 Seashore Avenue) and get a map so you can visit the island artists who are selling from their home studios.

You can view the list of artists here.

You can view a map of the ART WALK here.

This is a fabulous event, with a wide assortment of hand made items —  jewelry, textiles, paintings, leather goods, hand-pulled prints, stained glass, botanical soaps and shampoos, candles, watercolors, note cards, rock sculpture, photography, letter press stationery, post cards, upcycled clothing, driftwood trees, hand woven wall hangings — the list goes on and on. Get a jump start on your holiday shopping or just treat yourself to a one-of-a-kind gift!
Be sure to check out our new Fifth Maine merchandise too – T-shirts, hoodies, hats — to name a few.
We won’t send you home hungry. There is delicious grill food for everyone to enjoy.
And — if you win our 50/50 raffle — you’ll go home with more cash than you came with!
Thank you for supporting the Fifth Maine!
Aug
17
Wed
Peaks Island Music Association
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Aug
18
Thu
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.

 

 

 

Aug
21
Sun
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 or oceanside.

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!