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Share the Wonder Celebration

November 26 @ 10:00 am 2:00 pm

The Farnsworth Art Museum invites children and families to join in celebrating the museum’s 17th annual Share the Wonder Celebration. This year’s event will honor the native and enduring industries of Maine through many activities for all ages. These will include art making, a book signing with Pulitzer-prize winning author Barbara Walsh, a touch tank provided by the Herring Gut Coastal Science Center, a treasure hunt throughout the galleries, live music, doughnut holes from The Only Doughnut in Belfast, and a nautical CedarWorks climbing structure.


On Saturday, November 26, the Farnsworth will be free of charge the entire day.

The schedule of events is as follows:

  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Share the Wonder Treasure Hunt, art based search activity throughout the museum galleries.
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Art Making: Make and take home your own lobster hat in the Farnsworth Library.
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. CedarWorks’ Ship Ahoy climbing structure outdoors in the Farnsworth Green.
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Belfast-based The Only Doughnut donut holes (while available) outdoors in the Farnsworth Green.
  • 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Herring Gut Coastal Science Center touch tank outdoors in the Farnsworth Green.
  • 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Live Music: Bennett Konesni of the Worksong Project will be joined by Konesni’s singing family, Edith and Elsie Gawler and Ethan Tischler as they sing work songs and shanties outdoors in the Farnsworth Green.
  • 1-2 p.m. Book talk and book signing by Barbara Walsh, author of The Lobster Lady: Maine’s 102-year old Legend with special guest appearance by illustrator Shelby J. Crouse in the Farnsworth Auditorium
  • 1-2 p.m. Make and take home your own seaside lanterns in the Gamble Education Center on the corner of Union and Grace Streets.

The book signing with Pulitzer-prize winning author Barbara Walsh will take place in the museum auditorium. Seating for this program is very limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Walsh will discuss her book the Lobster Lady, an inspiring story about Virginia Oliver, the World’s oldest lobster catcher. Walsh, who also authored the Jamie Wyeth-illustrated book Sammy in the Sky, will be joined by illustrator Shelby J. Crouse. The Farnsworth is partnering with the Rockland Historical Society to present the author and her story.  Share the Wonder at the Farnsworth Art Museum is made possible through the generous support of The Wyeth Foundation.

Cost: Free to the public