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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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June 2016

Behind-the-Scenes Tours

June 8 - November 15
Member Burgee

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

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The Plein Air Painters of the Maritime Gallery

June 14 - September 25

Exhibition and sale showcases paintings of Museum grounds and the Mystic River.

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Planetarium Summer Evening Series

June 24 - September 2
Planetarium in space

Explore the summer night sky during our six-part series.

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July 2016

Summer Music Sundays

July 3 - September 4
Brant Point replica lighthouse

Enjoy free after-hours admission and listen to live music outdoors at Spouter Tavern.

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Photographs of the Sea by Michael Kahn

July 23 - September 25
"Cambria on the Solent" by Michael Kahn

This exhibition and sale of stunning seascapes and spectacular sailing photographs captures the drama and beauty of the maritime experience.

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August 2016

Book Signing with Paul S. Krantz, Jr.

August 27
Museum Store,
Main Entrance
Riding the Wild Ocean_Paul Krantz

"Riding the Wild Ocean" is a collection of the author's wildest adventures.

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September 2016

Farm to Hearth

September 3
An open hearth cooking demonstration at the Buckingham Hall House

From soup to cake, you will prepare and enjoy a full meal using historic cooking techniques and recipes in an open hearth.

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Basic Blacksmithing Class

September 14

Learn traditional blacksmithing skills from the Museum's experts.

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Coastweeks Regatta

September 18
Coastweeks Regatta

Watch rowers race along the Mystic River at our 25th annual regatta.

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Members’ Annual Meeting & Recognition Day

September 24
Mystic Seaport Logo

Members, join us for reports on the state of the Museum and the Board of Trustees election.

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Thompson Exhibition Building Opening Celebration

September 24
Thompson Exhibition Building

Following a brief ceremony at 9 a.m., the new building will be open for members and visitors to explore.

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By Land and By Sea: Antique Vehicle Show

September 25
2016 Antique Vehicle Show

See more than 100 pre-1930 cars, trucks, and motorcycles.

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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

37th Annual International Marine Art Exhibition and Sale

October 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016

This exhibit is the most comprehensive collection of contemporary marine art in the United States.

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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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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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“Painting the Maritime Landscape” — 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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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 us for an eerie Halloween-themed walking tour.

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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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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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