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Modern Celestial Navigation

March 21 - 22

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

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Shipboard Fare: Foods from the Seafaring Experience

March 21

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

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The Life of a Tugboat Captain

March 19

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

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New England Regional ALHFAM Conference

March 13 - 15

Mystic Seaport will host the New England Regional Association for Living History, Farm and Agriculture Museums Conference.

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Cook and Stitch: A Pre-Victorian Experience

March 12

This class combines hearth-cooking with hands-on activities.

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Maritime Author Series with Richard King

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

In “The Devil’s Cormorant” the author shares the history, nature, ecology, and economy of the world’s most misunderstood waterfowl.

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Philadelphia Flower Show Overnight Trip

March 2 - 3

Join our supervisor of the Museum’s gardens and other members on a bus trip to this annual event at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

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February 2015

Behind the Canvas with Robert Lagasse

February 28

The artist will demonstrate how he creates a nautical wood carving.

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Shipboard Fare: Foods from the Seafaring Experience

February 28

This cooking class focuses on food eaten at sea.

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Preserved on the Mighty Waters: Exploring the Indian Mariners Project

February 19

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

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Winter’s Aweigh

February 14 - 16

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

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Maritime Author Series with Llewellyn Howland III

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

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

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Safety at Sea Seminar

February 7

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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January 2015

Journey Between the Oceans: The Panama Canal

January 15

Niki Sepsas will share a visual journey through the Canal.

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Chantey Blast and Pub Sing

January 3

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

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Winter Vessel Tour

January 3 - February 8

Go behind the scenes and explore our ships and the Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard.

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December 20142014

CD Signing with Don Sineti

December 21, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

With folk songs ranging from sea shanties to whaling ballads, Sineti draws his audience into his music with rollicking chorus songs, accompanying his singing with 5-string banjo, concertina, and bones.

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Stowing Away aboard the CHARLES W. MORGAN

December 18, 2014

Ryan Leighton stowed away aboard the MORGAN during the ship’s 38th Voyage. Listen as he shares his once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

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CD Signing with Don Sineti

December 13, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

With folk songs ranging from sea shanties to whaling ballads, Sineti draws his audience into his music
with rollicking chorus songs, accompanying his singing with 5-string banjo, concertina, and bones.

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Santa Claus is Coming!

December 13, 2014

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

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Newport Mansions Tour

December 10, 2014

Tour three magnificent Newport mansions decked out in Yuletide finery.

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Book Signing with Norman J. Brouwer

December 7, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

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Book Signing with Paul S. Krantz, Jr.

December 6, 2014 @ 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, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

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Traditional Boat Building

December 4, 2014 - December 7, 2014

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

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November 2014

Book Signing with Harry Anderson

November 29, 2014 @ 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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Book Signing with Marty Pena

November 28, 2014 @ 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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Double Discount Days

November 28, 2014 - December 7, 2014

Members, get started on your holiday shopping and save!

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Searching for the BONHOMME RICHARD, Flagship of John Paul Jones

November 20, 2014

Melissa Ryan will speak about her experience in searching for the sailing warship.

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19th-Century Holiday Greeting Card Workshop

November 18, 2014 - December 9, 2014

Create your own holiday cards inside our Print Shop.

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Lunars: Finding Longitude by Observing the Moon

November 15, 2014 - November 16, 2014

Learn the method of finding longitude by lunar distances.

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Introduction to Half-Model Construction

November 1, 2014

Learn the basics of half-hull construction by carving a model sailboat.

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Celestial Navigation: 19th-Century Methods

November 1, 2014 - November 2, 2014

This celestial navigation class emphasizes the actual historical methods that were used in the Age of Sail.

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October 2014

Trick or Treat

October 31, 2014

Kids, put on your costume and come trick or treating at Mystic Seaport before darkness falls!

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