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November 2015

Maritime Miniatures by Maritime Masters

November 22, 2015 - April 3, 2016
Anthony Davis Painting

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

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February 2016

Maritime Author Series with Carlo DeVito

February 10
Wreck of the Whale Ship Essex cover

Learn more about this richly illustrated edition of Owen Chase’s memoir "Wreck of the Whale Ship Essex."

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Stars of the Smithsonian — African Cosmos: Stellar Arts

February 11
Christine Kreamer

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

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Winter’s Aweigh

February 13 - February 15
Winter's Aweigh

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

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Basic Blacksmithing Class

February 15
Shipsmith

Learn traditional blacksmithing skills from the Museum's experts.

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Adventure Series — From Whales to Seabirds: Conservation Research in Stellwagen Bank

February 18
David Wiley

Dr. David Wiley discusses his award-winning research on 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
Hughes_Uncovered

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

Treworgy Planetarium

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

Mariners Month of Honor

March 1 - March 31
Ship's wheel

Professional mariners will receive free Museum admission during the month of March.

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Stars of the Smithsonian — By the Stars to Victory

March 3
Roger Connor

Roger Connor will tell the story of P.V.H. Weems, one of the principal architects of reliable airborne celestial navigation.

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CANCELLED – Maritime Author Series with Roger C. Taylor

March 9
L. Francis Herreshoff: Yacht Designer Book Cover

"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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Maritime Author Series with Todd Gipstein

March 9
Shadow of Light

The author will discuss his two maritime thrillers, "Legacy of the Light" and "In the Shadow of the Light."

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Adventure Series — The Navigators: Pathfinders of the Pacific

March 10
Sam Low

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

Popadics_SailingalongtheCoast

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
Open-hearth cooking at the Buck House

Our expert cook will immerse you in a traditional 19th-century cooking and dining experience.

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Celestial Navigation: 19th-Century Methods

March 19 - March 20
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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Shipboard Fare: Foods from the Seafaring Experience

March 19
Saltwater Foodways

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 - April 23
Sea Music Festival

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
Open-hearth cooking at the Buck House

Our expert cook will immerse you in a traditional 19th-century cooking and dining experience.

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19th-Century Printing Class

April 4 - April 25
Print Shop

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 - April 10
Treworgy Planetarium

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

Lush-Nella_Early Thaw #1

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
Saltwater Foodways

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

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Maritime Author Series with Steven Berry

April 13
A Path in the Mighty Waters

A Path in the Mighty Waters tells the story of how people experienced their crossings to the New World in the 18th century.

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Educators’ Weekend

April 16 - April 17
The Boardman School's teacher, Mr. Avery

Our 14th annual Educators’ Weekend features free admission for teachers and their families.

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Pirate Day

April 19
Pirate Days

Avast, me hearties! Join us for a day of family fun and meet our kid-friendly pirates.

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Adventure Series — Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse

April 21
Lighthouse

Author Eric Jay Dolin tells the story of America through the prism of its beloved coastal sentinels.

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Direction by Magnetic Compass

April 23
Treworgy Planetarium

The workshop will explore the earth’s magnetic field and its influence on the compass, determine magnetic variation and deviation, and more.

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2016 Summer Camps Open House

April 30
Australia Beach

Camp registrations processed at the Open House will receive a 10 percent discount on the camp price.

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New Horizons in Modern Maritime Art Exhibition and Sale

April 30 - June 12
Lush-Steve_The Pilot_ (2)

This show will inject a new twist to a similar theme by focusing on color and form in depictions of maritime objects.

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Sundials: It’s All About Time

April 30
Treworgy Planetarium

Build your own sundial as we learn about time in all its variations.

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May 2016

Herreshoff Marine Museum, America’s Cup Museum, and Bristol Walking Tour

May 4
Herreshoff Marine Museum logo

Join Elysa Engelman, director of Exhibits at Mystic Seaport, for this day trip to Bristol, R.I.

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Modern Celestial Navigation

May 7 - May 8
Treworgy Planetarium

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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Boating with Tides and Tidal Currents

Treworgy Planetarium

This workshop provides an understanding of the celestial causes and geographic influences of tides.

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Celestial Navigation: 19th-Century Methods

May 21 - May 22
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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