The Boothbay Region Maritime Foundation Photo Show at the Opera House at Boothbay Harbor will continue through the end of the year or as long as photos are available.
The BRMF Research Collection has been on display at the Boothbay Harbor Opera House since Aug. 1, and due to popular demand, the photos will remain on display through the holidays. Framed photos are for sale to the highest bidder. Cathy Sherrill, executive director of the Opera House, said “It’s been terrific seeing the response from both residents and visitors to the Maritime Foundation exhibit upstairs. We are all pleased to have it
remain for viewing this fall – hoping that all the images get purchased! The Opera House still has performances coming to the stage this fall as well as the return of the Gingerbread Spectacular and holiday events in December. This will be a great opportunity for our community to see these great photos.”
Many local organizations and individuals loaned their photos for digitization by the Penobscot Marine Museum so that our maritime heritage could be preserved. Donors include the Boothbay Region Historical Society, the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library, the Department of Marine Resources, and the Boothbay Register. The focus of the exhibit is the history of fishing in the Boothbay Region. Photos date from the late 1800s to the present day.
The Penobscot Marine Museum and the Boothbay Region Historical Society have partnered with the Boothbay Region Maritime Foundation to bring this collection to the public. The show is sponsored by a grant from the Maine Community Foundation. The upstairs gallery at the Boothbay Harbor Opera House is open between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Wednesdays through Fridays, and is also open to ticket holders on the evenings of performances.
On the last day of each month, bids will be collected and winning bidders notified to make arrangements for payment and pick-up. Many photos have already been sold. These historical images make unique holiday gifts and would look great on the walls of your restaurant, inn or B&B. Don’t miss this opportunity to own a piece of local history.
The Boothbay Region Maritime Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non profit organization formed in September of 2018. Their mission is to preserve working waterfront and our maritime heritage. They are rebuilding the Carter’s Wharf buying station, not building a park, and should not be confused with the Boothbay Harbor Waterfront Preservation group. For more information, visit their website, https://www.boothbayregionmaritimefoundation.org