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.
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!
The Fifth Maine Museum is hosting a combined Art on the Porch/ ART WALK event on Sunday, August 14th, from 10am-3pm.
You can view the list of artists here.
You can view a map of the ART WALK here.
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.
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.