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May 2016

Maritime Paintings at Spicer Mansion

May 15 - November 1
David Monteiro, Stormy Seas, Oil 12 x 16

Select paintings from the Maritime Gallery now adorn the walls of Spicer Mansion, a luxury boutique inn in historic downtown Mystic.

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September 2016

Fishermen’s Fare

September 30
An open hearth cooking demonstration at the Buckingham Hall House

Cook a few sailor favorites over the open-hearth of the Buckingham-Hall House.

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October 2016

Modern Celestial Navigation

October 1 - October 2
Plath Sextant, 1930

This is a fast-paced introduction to celestial navigation from a modern perspective.

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Mystic River Oyster Festival

October 1

Celebrate the history, growing, and cuisine of the popular shellfish. Bring your appetite!

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Book Signing with Austin Dwyer

October 1
Maritime Bookstore,
Main Entrance
Dwyer Book Cover

Author and Maritime Gallery artist Austin Dwyer will be signing his book Ships to Remember in the bookstore October 1.

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Book Signing by Austin Dwyer

October 1
Maritime Bookstore,
Main Entrance

Maritime Gallery artist Austin Dwyer will be signing his book Ships to Remember in the bookstore October 1.

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International Marine Art Exhibition and Sale

October 2, 2016 - January 1, 2017
Robert Rasche, “Young America. Leaving Port, 1853”, Oil, 18 x 24

The most comprehensive show of contemporary marine art in the United States.

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October 2 - October 10
Drakan Harald Hårfagre

The Viking longship will visit Mystic Seaport at the end of her 2016 voyage to America.

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19th-Century Bookbinding

October 4 - October 25
Image: Bookbinding Materials

Create a 19th-century flat-back book in the historic Mystic Seaport Print Shop.

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Member Trip to Nantucket

October 5 - October 7

This two-day, members-only trip will include an “In the Heart of the Sea Walking Tour,” tours of the Nantucket Historical Association's Whaling Museum and historic sites, a sunset cruise, and a tour of the Egan Maritime Institute’s Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum.

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“Painting en Plein Air” in Oil with William Hanson

October 7 - October 9

Paint en plein air at Mystic Seaport with William Hanson, one of the Maritime Gallery’s distinguished artists.

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“Fearless Fluids in Acrylic or Watercolor” with Robert Noreika

October 7 - October 9

Come paint with one of the most distinguished Maritime Gallery artists en plein air on the beautiful grounds of Mystic Seaport.

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Chowder Days

October 8 - October 10
Chowder Days food

Enjoy a variety of chowders and other seasonal delights at our annual Columbus Day Weekend event.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tours

October 11 - November 15
Member Burgee

For members only! See areas of Mystic Seaport that are not open to the general public.

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United States Coast Guard Academy Tours

October 12 - November 9
Coast Guard Academy

Meet other Mystic Seaport members in New London, CT for a cadet-led tour of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

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Adventure Series — “The Sail of the Draken Harald Hårfagre”

October 13
Latitude 41° Restaurant & Tavern,
101 Greenmanville Avenue
The sail of the Draken Harald Hårfagre is the featured topic of the October 2016 Adventure Series presentation

Captain Björn Ahlander will talk about the expedition that explores and relives one of the most mythological sea voyages: the Viking discovery of the New World.

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Nautical Nightmares

October 14 - October 29
Nautical Nightmares

Join Van Helsing and his investigators to solve a frightening mystery in this year's Nautical Nightmares:"The Vampire’s Vessel."

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Dyer Dhow Derby

October 15
Dyer Dhows

The Dyer Dhow Derby is an annual regatta held in honor of the yacht clubs, sailing associations, and individuals who have donated to or supported our Dyer Dhow fleet.

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2016 Fall PILOTS Weekend

October 15 - October 16
PILOTS working with the Boathouse Crew

PILOTS receive special insight and behind-the-scenes views of Mystic Seaport as they work alongside Museum staff.

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19th-Century Holiday Printing

October 19 - November 9
Print Shop

Create your own holiday cards inside our Print Shop.

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Tour and Explore the Pequot Museum

October 20
Pequot 1-small

Join Mystic Seaport for a Behind the Scenes guided tour of the Pequot Museum’s ethnographic and archaeological collections. After the tour, join us for a culinary exploration for house-made Native American specialties.

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Celestial Navigation: 19th-Century Methods

October 22 - October 23
Treworgy Planetarium

A workshop in the history and the actual techniques of celestial navigation as it was practiced aboard American sailing vessels in the Age of Sail.

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America and the Sea Gala

October 22
J/Boats Logo

Mystic Seaport will present its 2016 America and the Sea Award to Bob and Rod Johnstone – J/Boats.

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Varnishing Techniques for Traditional Boats

Varnishing techniques for traditional boats

Learn how to keep your traditional boat beautiful for years to come.

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October 31
Halloween_ trick or treat

Kids, put on your costumes and come trick or treating at Mystic Seaport before darkness falls!

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November 2016

Inner Space Center at the University of Rhode Island

November 4
Inner Space Center

For members only! Enjoy a guided tour of the Inner Space Center, as well as a Hurricane Education talk and guided tours of the Aquarium and the Nuclear Reactor.

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Introduction to Half-Model Construction

Half model

Learn the basics of half-hull construction by carving a model sailboat.

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Modern Celestial Navigation

November 5 - November 6
Plath Sextant, 1930

This class is a fast-paced introduction to celestial navigation from a modern perspective, designed especially for yachtsmen and recreational boaters.

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Local Boatyard Tours for Members

November 11
watercraft 2

Join other Mystic Seaport members on a tour of MP&G Wood Boatbuilding & Yacht Restoration and Stonington Boat Works.

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Traditional Boat Building

November 17 - November 20
Traditional Boat Building

Gain hands-on experience in nearly every phase of traditional boat construction.

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Adventure Series — “The Search for the LORD SANDWICH”

November 17
RIMAP Endeavour

Dr. Abbass of The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project will share progress in the search for the wreckage of Captain James Cook's ship in Newport Harbor.

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Traditional Holiday “Bakes”

November 19
Open-hearth cooking at the Buck House

Prepare classic holiday treats in an authentic 19th-century kitchen.

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Maritime Miniatures by Maritime Masters

November 20, 2016 - January 31, 2017
Anthony Davis Painting

The holiday exhibition and sale features more than 100 small paintings by over 50 Maritime Gallery artists.

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Field Days

November 25 - November 26
field days

House filled with visiting family for the holiday and you’re looking for something to do? Join us for Field Days!

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Lantern Light Tours

November 25 - December 23
Lantern Light Tours at Mystic Seaport

This year's performance, "The Nut-Cracker Sweets," is set on Christmas Eve in 1876 and is inspired by "The Nutcracker."

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