We are excited to be the first Non-profit to partner with Crocketts Cove!
Crocketts Cove is a marketplace that promotes and sells handmade products and art from Maine artists and artisans. 8% of each purchase on the site goes directly to Maine non-profits.
Please visit crockettscove.com or the Crocketts Cove Facebook page for more information! Help support Maine craftpersons AND local non-profits at the same time!
Open for the season!
Monday - Saturday
11am - 4pm
Open on Sundays by appointment
We've constructed an impressive feature exhibit celebrating the work of John Shand Gordon highlighting some photo images and his publications. Also new this year will be a display compiled by Roger Young on Trench Art: "war leftovers" turned into sculputre, letter openers, jewelery, knives, and other souvenirs.
NEW GIFT SHOP ITEMS!
We've added several new items to our gift shop this year! (pictured below)
New Postcards, Mugs, Oval Stickers, Notecards, and Tote Bags!
2014 Summer Exhibit
John Shand Gordon emigrated from Scotland in 1880 to Ontario, with his mother, and siblings. John was apprenticed in the printing industry at the age of 15. After becoming a Journeyman Printer he traveled around working various printing jobs until finally settling on Vinalhaven in 1936. He set up a small print shop and undertook printing flyers for businesses as well as small booklets of his own stories. This summer we are celebrating the interesting life and works of John Gordon, Tramp Printer.
Available at the Museum
The Bodwell & Webster Papers
Big Business on a Small Island
The Birth of the Granite Boom
by Ken Reiss
The discovery of a long-lost trove of documents in the attic of the Moses Webster House reveals, for the first time, how two young workers from away parlayed a speical quarry into the foundation of a great granite empire. The 1850s offered plenty of opportunity, and Joseph Bodwell and Moses Webster made the most of it. Now, at last, we know what they did and how they did it.
Available at the Museum
We have Army Armstrong's latest film
The Mysterious Mr. Herrmann and an Island Legacy
Now available at the Museum! We're here most weekdays - so stop in if you see our cars here, or call and we'll gladly get a copy to you!
Did you find a box of old slides while Spring cleaning? Who wants to set up a projector and go through all that?! WE DO! The Museum is looking for old slides (places and people of Vinalhaven) to copy for our files and perhaps use in a future book. We can scan them here at the museum and get them right back to you along with all your images on a CD.