Maine Home Education Week


A special Thank You to this year's HOME Education Week Sponsor: **

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Join us for Homeschool Day at Penobscot Marine Museum during Maine Home Education Week on Tuesday, May 31, 2016! 


Maine homeschoolers have worked hard over the years to raise public awareness, gain respect and credibility, build relationships within the legislature and strengthen homeschool freedoms. In recognition of the value and importance of home education, Maine Governors have designated one week each spring as Maine Home Education Week. Since 1987, Maine homeschoolers have come together during this special week in a variety of ways to celebrate and thank God for the freedoms they enjoy.   

2016 will be no exception! During the week of May 29th - June 4th, 2016, homeschoolers will celebrate the 29th Annual Maine Home Education Week! To mark the occasion, homeschoolers will gather at the Penobscot Marine Museum on May 31st for a day of fun, fellowship and learning about Maine's maritime history!  

Penobscot Marine Museum’s beautiful 3-acre campus recreates a 19th century coastal village, with historic buildings including a fully furnished sea captain’s home. Hands-on areas exclusively for children (featuring 19th century life, and the fishing industry) are available, as well, and all exhibits have child-friendly elements.


Outdoors are a large scale model of a ship’s mast, an authentic capstan and a ship’s wheel. Raise and lower sails, haul up the anchor and steer the ship while learning what it was like to sail aboard one of Maine’s large wooden vessels.




Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Location: Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport 

Directions and Parking

9:45 - NOON (This group is now FULL.) OR 1:45 - 4:00pm: Join in museum guided tours and activities including the Fowler/True/Ross House, Yard in the Yard, Merithew House, Old Town Hall and Maine Street Gallery. 

Lunch - Noon - 1:30pm: There are picnic tables on the grounds for lunch, or bring your picnic to nearby Mosman Park overlooking the Penobscot Bay. Enjoy the beach, playground, games and fellowship with other homeschoolers! (Mosman Park is about a quarter mile from the museum.)

Additional Activities: Ongoing until closing - Explore the child-friendly hands-on exhibits and the museum independently. 

Cost: $1.00 per person (Pre-registration is required. Please use the form below to register and submit your payment.)


Look for the Maine Home Education Week Table during the HOME Used Curriculum Sale& Expo to pick up more information about the event and the museum. 


Registration Form
Please fill out this form and submit it to the HOME Office with your payment by May 15. Space is limited!
Registration Master Form.pdf
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More Home Education Week Activities


Celebrate Maine Home Education Week every year in your own community, too. Find ways to celebrate and be visible throughout the designated week. The following is just a sampling of activities that could be planned especially for Home Education Week within individual support groups and families:


  • Wear a homeschool t-shirt, sticker or button wherever you go during Home Education Week.
  • Have a potluck meal of thanksgiving with other homeschooling families.
  • Bake a celebration cake!
  • Plan a local field trip with a few families or your support group.
  • Arrange for a homeschooling display at your local library.
  • Visit a nursing home.
  • Bring a new homeschooler to visit the HOME Office and The Heart of Home Bookstore.
  • Find ways to volunteer in your community.
  • Plan a fundraiser to raise money for your support group or for HOME.
  • Buy a copy of Homeschool Heroes and read it to your family! Copies are available at the HOME Office.


No matter how you choose to celebrate during Maine Home Education Week, please take time to give thanks and glory to God for the very precious freedoms we have to teach our children at home. Without continued prayer, vigilance and a strong homeschool presence within each Maine community, our blessings of freedom could be easily taken away. Take pride in what you do, and enjoy your well-deserved week of recognition!


View the Governor's Proclamation!

Home Education Week Proclamation 2016
2016 Proclaimation.pdf
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** If you would like information on helping to sponsor this or other HOME Events, please contact Raylene Hunt at or call 207.763.2943.  You can also download a copy of our Advertising Packet here.

2017 Ongoing HOME Events

Group Portfolio Reviews

6/3 Bangor

6/13 Westbrook

6/23 Bridgton

8/17 Camden

8/3 Lewiston

8/23 Augusta

8/24 Rockland

Getting Started Workshops

5/20 Augusta 

6/13 Westbrook

8/23 Augusta

Monthy Sports & Fitness Activities 

4/24 Swim/Gym/ Rock Climbing, Rockport

4/27 Monthly Hike, Lincolnville   

4/28 Monthly Bowling, Belfast

5/5 Roller Skating, Portland

Summer Playground Days

5/30 Standish

6/13 Bridgton

6/27 Brownfield

8/15 Brownfield

8/29 Bridgton

9/26 Brownfield


Upcoming in 2017

Upcoming in 2018

 3/15 - 3/17 28th Annual HOME Convention