Sailors’ Valentine Workshop at Penobscot Marine Museum

Sailors’ Valentine Workshop.
Saturday, February 15, 2020

Sailors’ Valentines are a form of sea shell art, popular in the 1800s, when sailors brought them home to their wives, girlfriends, mothers, or sisters. Most Sailors’ Valentines were made in the West Indies, on the island of Barbados, between 1830 and 1880, but production continued into the early 20th century.

In this workshop on Saturday, February 15th, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., you can make your own Sailors’ Valentine to take home. All materials and tools provided. Fee is $30. Come back on Sunday if you need a little more time. To register, contact Jeana at or 207-548-2529 x 213 or register online.

Penobscot Marine Museum, Old Vestry, 2 Church St., Searsport, Maine

Jeana: jganskop @ ~ 207-548-2529 x 213