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November 2015

Maritime Miniatures by Maritime Masters

November 22, 2015 - April 3, 2016

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

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Maritime Gallery Discount Days

November 23 - December 31

Through December 31, Mystic Seaport members receive a 5 percent discount and Gallery Patrons receive a 10 percent discount on everything in the Gallery.

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Lantern Light Tours

November 27 - December 20

Journey back to Christmas Eve 1876.

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Double Discount Days

November 27 - December 6

Members, get started on your holiday shopping and save!

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December 2015

Book Signing with Carlo DeVito

December 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meet the editorial director of Wreck of the Whale Ship Essex: The Complete Illustrated Edition.

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Newport Mansions Tour

December 9

Tour three magnificent Newport mansions decked out in Yuletide finery.

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Santa Claus is Coming!

December 12

Bring your children to the Membership Building to meet Santa Claus!

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Traditional Holiday “Bakes”

December 12 - 19

Learn about baking and cooking in an authentic 19th-century kitchen.

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Adventure Series — Fire in the Sky, Ice on the Sea: Glaciers and the Auroras in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres

December 17

Join Niki Sepsas to discuss the wonders of nature’s light shows, the Aurora Borealis and the Aurora Australis, and the global importance of glacial ice.

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Community Carol Sing

December 20

Free admission will be given to our annual carol sing with the donation of a canned good item.

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Holiday Magic

December 26, 2015 - January 1, 2016

Enjoy special family-fun activities at Mystic Seaport during the holiday break.

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January 20162016

Chantey Blast and Pub Sing

January 2, 2016

Stuck in the winter doldrums? Break out in song at our annual Chantey Blast and Pub Sing!

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Stars of the Smithsonian Lecture Series: Carlene Stephens – “Connecting the World in Time”

January 14, 2016

Carlene Stephens from the National Museum of American History explores the changing ways used to connect ourselves around the globe over the centuries.

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Adventure Series — The Life Experiences of a U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer

January 21, 2016

CWO Randall J. Rice discusses his experiences in the U.S. Coast Guard including his heroic, award-winning actions during a catastrophic distress call May of 2011.

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February 2016

Sound Boating Symposium: A US Sailing & US Powerboating Approved Near Coastal Safety at Sea Seminar

February 6, 2016

Join us for this day-long symposium specifically designed for local boaters, sailors, and cruisers.

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Maritime Author Series with Carlo DeVito

February 10, 2016

Filled with art, photographs, maps, and artifacts, this is a richly illustrated edition of Owen Chase’s memoir, “Wreck of the Whale Ship Essex.”

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Stars of the Smithsonian Lecture Series: Christine Mullen Kreamer – “African Cosmos: Stellar Arts”

February 11, 2016

Dr. Christine Mullen Kreamer presents the historical legacy of African cultural astronomy and its intersection with both traditional and contemporary African arts.

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Winter’s Aweigh

February 13, 2016 - February 15, 2016

Join us as we celebrate the winter season during Presidents’ Day Weekend. Children receive free admission!

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Adventure Series — From Whales to Seabirds: Conservation Research in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary

February 18, 2016

Dr. David Wiley discusses his award-winning research projects to protect the endangered whales living in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.

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Behind the Canvas: Painting En Plein Air with Neal Hughes

February 20, 2016

The artist will discuss his approach to capturing the essence of the subject quickly while emphasizing strong design to insure a successful painting.

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Introduction to Coastal Navigation

February 27, 2016 - April 2, 2016

This three-day workshop will provide a hands-on approach to determining your position using charts and features in the water and ashore.

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March 2016

Stars of the Smithsonian Lecture Series: Roger Connor – “By the Stars to Victory: Making Aerial Celestial Navigation Practical Between the World Wars”

March 3, 2016

Roger Connor will tell the story of P.V.H. Weems, one of the principal architects of reliable airborne celestial navigation methods and how these techniques took center stage in wartime.

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Maritime Author Series with Roger C. Taylor

March 9, 2016

“L. Francis Herreshoff: Yacht Designer” by Roger C. Taylor is the first of two volumes to chronicle the life and work of the most remarkable yacht designer of his time.

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Adventure Series — The Navigators: Pathfinders of the Pacific

March 10, 2016

Anthropologist Sanford Low discusses his documentary detailing the voyage of Hokule’a, a canoe navigated by sailor Mau Piailug using only the ancient Polynesian practice of reading the sea, wind, and stars.

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Behind the Canvas: Watercolors with Mist, Fog, and Mood of Weather

March 12, 2016

A “confessed follower of fog,” Popadics uses a traditional layering method to create his calm, peaceful pictures.

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The Original Slow Food Movement

March 12, 2016

Join our expert cooks as they immerse you in a traditional 19th-century cooking and dining experience.

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Celestial Navigation: 19th-Century Methods

March 19, 2016 - March 20, 2016

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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Shipboard Fare: Foods from the Seafaring Experience

March 19, 2016

Learn traditional open-heath cooking methods in this workshop.

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April 2016

Music of the Sea: Ballads, Chanteys and Songs of the Sailor

April 2, 2016 - April 23, 2016

Sharpen your musical skills in this four-class series while exploring the rich connections between music and the sea.

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The Original Slow Food Movement

April 2, 2016

Join our expert cooks as they immerse you in a traditional 19th-century cooking and dining experience.

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19th-Century Printing Class

April 4, 2016 - April 25, 2016

Learn how to design, set, and print note cards and calling cards on a 19th-century letter press.

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Modern Celestial Navigation

April 9, 2016 - April 10, 2016

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

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Behind the Canvas: Capturing the Sea through Oil and Cold Wax

April 9, 2016

The artist will demonstrate how she adds cold wax and marble dust to create more texture and depth in her oil paintings.

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Shipboard Fare: Foods from the Seafaring Experience

April 9, 2016

Learn traditional open-hearth cooking methods in this evening workshop.

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