Penobscot Marine Museum exhibits two shows this spring at the UMaine Hutchinson Center
Two Penobscot Marine Museum photography exhibits — “Lincoln County Through the Eastern Eye” and “Animal Tales” — are on display at the H. Allen and Sally Fernald Art Gallery at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast through June 30. The show is free and open to the public, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday.
“Animal Tales” uses photographs from the Penobscot Marine Museum’s extensive photography archives and the intriguing stories behind the images to explore the fascination people have with animals. The exhibit features a range of photographs, from casual snapshots by amateur photographers to carefully conceived photos by professional photographers like Kosti Ruohomaa. “Animal Tales” is sponsored by Sally Savage.
“Lincoln Country Through the Eastern Eye” features photographs from towns, tiny communities and summer colonies. The majority of photos in this exhibit were taken between about 1910 and the 1920s. The images are a small sample of Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company photographs that collectively tell a big story about life in Lincoln County a century ago. Outreach to local residents and community historians has yielded personal recollections, family connections and disappearing history, which have enriched the photo captions. The exhibit was researched and curated by Liz Fitzsimmons.