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Educators’ Weekend

April 18 - 19

Our 13th annual Educators’ Weekend features free admission for teachers and their families.

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Coming to America: The Story of the Japanese Tsunami Marine Debris

April 16

Jim Carlton will discuss the many species that survived the voyages to North America and Hawaii.

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Cook and Stitch: A Pre-Victorian Experience

April 16

Learn the art of open-hearth cooking and try your hand at needlework.

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Pirate Days

April 14 - 15

Join us for plenty of family-fun activities during our annual pirate event.

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Summer Camp Open House

April 11

Learn about our camps and sailing programs. Free Museum admission will be given to visitors attending the Open House.

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Maritime Author Series with Walter Ansel

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

The revised edition of “The Whaleboat” is the definitive source for information on this important workboat type.

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March 2015

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

March 28 - April 25

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

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Behind the Canvas with Steven Kennedy

March 28

A master of atmosphere and light, the Maritime Gallery artist will demonstrate how he uses rich color when he paints en plein air.

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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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19th-Century Greeting Card Workshop

March 17 - April 7

Design, set, and print stationary on a 19th-century press.

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Introduction to Coastal Navigation

March 14 - April 11

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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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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Basic Blacksmithing Class

February 25 - April 1

Learn traditional blacksmithing skills from the Museum’s experts.

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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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