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AOTQ: Runa and the BENJAMIN F. PACKARD Cabin

July 13, 2019

Arts on the Quad returns! Pack your blanket or lawn chairs and find your perfect spot for viewing. This summer the series hosts a variety of speakers and activities paired with live performances that celebrate the Museum’s diverse exhibitions. You’re invited to bring your own picnic and non-alcoholic beverages. A cash bar and concession snacks will be available.

In the event of rain, performances will take place in a covered location on the Museum grounds. Rain location seating is limited and on a first-come first-served basis. Check our website for updates.

Suggested donation (members and non-members): $10

5:30 p.m.: Museum Interpreter Maria Petrillo will give a talk about the Benjamin F. Packard ship and cabin. Petrillo graduated with a Master’s degree from the University of Exeter, where she studied naval and maritime history. Maria was a researcher for the Packard exhibit and travelled to Maine Maritime Museum to conduct primary source research. She also collaborated with the Education Department to create an online digital resource on the Packard for educators.

6:30 p.m.: RUNA is a band that infuses Celtic music with Americana and roots music. With lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of jazz, bluegrass, flamenco and blues, RUNA offers a thrilling and redefining take on traditional music.

“Benjamin F. Packard” on the second floor of the Stillman Building will be free and open to the public between 5 and 8 p.m.