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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 complimentary after-hours Museum 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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Moby-Dick Marathon

July 31 - August 1
Moby-Dick Marathon

Join us for our annual 24-hour reading of Herman Melville’s masterpiece, Moby-Dick.

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August 2016

Arts on the Quad: Salt Marsh Opera

August 3
Tyler Putnam

Enjoy a program of well-known arias, duets, and trios by operatic composers such as Mozart, Puccini, and Verdi.

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Member Trip to Great Gull Island–SOLD OUT!

August 4
Great Gull Island

Join other members for a tour of the island and see forts that were constructed in 1897 as part of Fort Michie.

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Model Yacht Regatta

August 5 - August 7
Model Yacht Regatta

J Class and East Coast 12 Meter class models return to race off the north dock at Mystic Seaport.

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Arts on the Quad: “The Taming of the Shrew”

August 6
Flock Logo

Join us outdoors on the McGraw Quad for a production by New London’s Flock Theatre.

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Arts on the Quad: The Trombones of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra

August 10

Join us outdoors on the McGraw Quad for a performance by the Trombones of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra.

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Member Summer Evenings

August 11

Row along the Mystic River, attend a guided tour, and enjoy the Museum’s grounds during the final hours of a summer day.

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Arts on the Quad: West End Blend

August 17
West End Blend-Photo-Isaac Nines Photography

Join us outdoors on the McGraw Quad for a performance by the 10-piece band West End Blend.

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Whaleboating for Members

August 18

Climb into a vessel from the fleet specifically crafted for the 38th Voyage of the CHARLES W. MORGAN for a row down the Mystic River.

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Antique Marine Engine Exposition

August 20 - August 21

Join us for the 25th anniversary of the largest antique marine engine show in the nation.

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Ledge Lighthouse Tour–SOLD OUT!

August 20
Ledge Light

Don’t miss this opportunity to join other Mystic Seaport members for a private guided tour of Ledge Lighthouse.

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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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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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“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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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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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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