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November 2014

19th-Century Holiday Greeting Card Workshop

November 18 - December 9

Create your own holiday cards inside our Print Shop.

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Marine Artists in Winter

November 23, 2014 - April 19, 2015

This exhibition and sale features more than 100 small paintings with a maritime winter theme.

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Field Days

November 28 - 29

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

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Double Discount Days

November 28 - December 7

Members, get started on your holiday shopping and save!

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Book Signing with Marty Pena

November 28 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The children’s book is inspired by the real Little Joe the author gives horse and carriage tours with at Mystic Seaport.

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Lantern Light Tours

November 29 - December 27

Experience a New England holiday tradition at Mystic Seaport.

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Book Signing with Harry Anderson

November 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Anderson’s long, active life provides a unique perspective on a fascinating period of American history.

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December 2014

Traditional Boat Building

December 4 - 7

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

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Book Signing with Paul S. Krantz, Jr.

December 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

“Riding the Wild Ocean” is a manual for the sailor contemplating ocean adventuring in small boats.

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Book Signing with Judith Silva

December 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The sailor has authored “Voyage of Albatross” and “The Voyage of Yankee Lady.”

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Book Signing with Norman J. Brouwer

December 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The author will sign copies of “Steamboats on Long Island Sound.”

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Newport Mansions Tour

December 10

Tour three magnificent Newport mansions decked out in Yuletide finery.

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Santa Claus is Coming!

December 13

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

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Down in the Hold: Stowing Away aboard the CHARLES W. MORGAN

December 18

Ryan Leighton will discuss his once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

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Community Carol Sing

December 21

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, 2014 - January 1, 2015

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

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January 20152015

Chantey Blast and Pub Sing

January 3, 2015

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

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Journey Between the Oceans: The Panama Canal

January 15, 2015

Niki Sepsas will share a visual journey through the Canal.

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February 2015

Safety at Sea Seminar

February 7, 2015

The day-long seminar is designed and conducted by sailors and experts in their fields specifically for local boaters, sailors, and cruisers.

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Maritime Author Series with Llewellyn Howland III

February 11, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The author will discuss his recently published biography about yacht designer W. Starling Burgess.

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Winter’s Aweigh

February 14, 2015 - February 16, 2015

Join us as we celebrate our winter reopening. All children ages 17 and under will receive free admission!

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Preserved on the Mighty Waters: Exploring the Indian Mariners Project

February 19, 2015

Jason Mancini will discuss the history of Connecticut Indians in various forms of maritime labor.

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Basic Blacksmithing Class

February 25, 2015 - April 1, 2015

Learn traditional blacksmithing skills from the Museum’s experts.

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Behind the Canvas with Robert Lagasse

February 28, 2015

The artist’s presentation “Mind into Matter” will share how he creates an original one-of-a-kind nautical wood carving.

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Shipboard Fare: Foods from the Seafaring Experience

February 28, 2015 - March 21, 2015

Using the award-winning “Saltwater Foodways” cookbook, this cooking class will focus on food eaten at sea.

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March 2015

Maritime Author Series with Richard King

March 11, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In “The Devil’s Cormorant: A Natural History,” Richard J. King looks at this misunderstood and too often maligned bird.

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Cook and Stitch: A Pre-Victorian Experience

March 12, 2015 - April 16, 2015

This class combines hearth-cooking of lighter fare with hands-on activities.

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Introduction to Coastal Navigation

March 14, 2015 - April 11, 2015

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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19th-Century Greeting Card Workshop

March 17, 2015 - April 7, 2015

Learn how to design, set, and print personal stationary on a 19th-century press.

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The Life of a Tugboat Captain

March 19, 2015

Brian Fournier will share his experiences working in the maritime industry.

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Modern Celestial Navigation

March 21, 2015 - March 22, 2015

During this hands-on class, participants will learn how to adjust and use sextants available on the market today.

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Behind the Canvas with Steven Kennedy

March 28, 2015

Watch as the artist demonstrates “Using Effective Color in your Plein Air Paintings.”

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April 2015

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

April 4, 2015 - April 25, 2015

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

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Maritime Author Series with Walter Ansel

April 8, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The revised edition of “The Whaleboat: A Study of Design, Construction and Use From 1850 to 2014″ is the definitive source for information on this important workboat type.

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