Wilson Museum Hosting Events

CASTINE — The Wilson Museum in Castine is hosting several upcoming events.

Stephen and Susan Sanfilippo will perform seafood-themed music in the museum’s main hall on Monday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m.

The duo will be accompanied on guitar, five-string banjo and Anglo concertina singing the praises of mussels, clams, eel and more.

Susan Sanfilippo, a certified Maine Master Gardener, will speak on the topic “Medicinal Herbs in Historic Maine” on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 10 a.m.

She will share her research on the lives and works of Maine’s herb doctors, Indian healers, midwives and others who contributed to the knowledge of herbal medicine.

Stephen Sanfilippo, a retired history teacher, will present a program titled “What Shall We Do with the Drunken Whaler?” on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 2 p.m.

The talk uses songs and poems found in whalemen’s journals from the 1840s to help address the serious subject of drinking.

The program is intended for adults and teenagers.

On Friday, Aug. 19, at 3 p.m. University of Maine professor Kristin Sobolik will give a talk on paleonutrition.

The walk will look at our ancestors’ past dietary practices and how that diet has had an influence on human evolution.

For more information on any of these programs, call the museum at 326-9247.

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