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Insider Garden Tours

June 18 - September 20

Tour Mystic Seaport’s two 19th-century gardens and seven contemporary gardens with a Museum horticulturalist.

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July 2014

Summer Music Sundays

July 6 - August 31

Enjoy complimentary after-hours Museum admission and listen to live music outdoors at Spouter Tavern.

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August 2014

Sketches of the CHARLES W. MORGAN’s Voyage

August 15 - September 21

See the 1841 whaleship’s 38th Voyage through the eyes of Maritime Gallery artists.

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Cruise the Maine Coast with the MORGAN’s Captain

August 25 - 30

Join the Captain of the CHARLES W. MORGAN, Kip Files, aboard his own Windjammer, VICTORY CHIMES.

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September 2014

ARGIA Twilight Cruise

September 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Climb aboard the 81′ schooner ARGIA and enjoy an early evening cruise down the beautiful Mystic River.

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Joseph Conrad Summer Sailing Camp Reunion

September 12 - 13

Join us as we celebrate 65 years of JOSEPH CONRAD Sailing Camp!

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Ocean House Artist-in-Residence Program with Jeanne Potter

September 13 - 14

Learn how to create a keepsake watercolor sketchbook filled with images of the Ocean House and surrounding gardens and the beach.

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Coastweeks Regatta

September 14

Watch rowers race along the Mystic River at our 23rd annual regatta.

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Basic Blacksmithing Class

September 17 - October 22

Learn traditional blacksmithing skills from the Museum’s experts.

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By Land and By Sea: Antique Vehicle Show

September 21

See more than 100 authentic pre-1930 cars, trucks, and motorcycles.

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Members’ Annual Meeting

September 27

Members, join us for our annual meeting and tea.

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35th Annual International Marine Art Exhibition

September 28 - December 31

The exhibit showcases maritime works from international award-winning artists.

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October 2014

ARGIA Twilight Cruise

October 4

Climb aboard schooner ARGIA and enjoy an early evening cruise down the beautiful Mystic River.

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Painting the Maritime Landscape in Acrylic or Watercolor

October 4 - 5

Paint en plein air with distinguished Maritime Gallery artist Robert Noreika.

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Dinner at the Buckingham-Hall House

October 4

Learn the art of open-hearth cooking in the 1768 Buckingham-Hall House.

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Fall Beer Tasting

October 11

Sample a wide range of beers, enjoy New England clam chowder, and listen as Rhode Island brewer Alan Brinton discusses his family business.

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Chowder Days

October 11 - 13

Enjoy a variety of chowders and other seasonal delights at our annual Columbus Day Weekend event.

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Adventure Series — Growing up in a Fishing Family

October 16

Robert Doxsee will share the history of his fishing family who opened the first Long Island clam processing plant in Islip.

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Fall PILOTS Weekend

October 18 - 19

Museum PILOTS join together during their annual fall weekend to work alongside Mystic Seaport staff.

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Modern Celestial Navigation

October 18 - 19

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 Jeanne Potter

October 24

The watercolorist will share some of her secrets to conquering this challenging medium.

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Painting the Maritime Landscape in Oil

October 24 - 26

Paint en plein air with distinguished Maritime Gallery artist David Lussier.

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Dinner at the Buckingham-Hall House

October 25

Learn the art of open-hearth cooking in the 1768 Buckingham-Hall House.

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Varnishing Techniques for Traditional Boats

October 25

Learn how to keep your traditional boat beautiful for years to come.

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Trick or Treat

October 31

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

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November 2014

Introduction to Half-Model Construction

November 1

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

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Celestial Navigation: 19th-Century Methods

November 1 - 2

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

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Lunars: Finding Longitude by Observing the Moon

November 15 - 16

A weekend class on the method of finding longitude by lunar distances.

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19th-Century Holiday Greeting Card Workshop

November 18 - December 9

Create your own holiday cards inside the Museum’s 19th-century Print Shop.

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Adventure Series — Searching for the BONHOMME RICHARD, Flagship of John Paul Jones

November 20

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

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Marine Artists in Winter

November 23, 2014 - April 19, 2015

Reasonably priced and beautifully framed, these small masterpieces are perfect for holiday gift giving.

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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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Lantern Light Tours

November 29 - December 27

Experience a New England holiday tradition at Mystic Seaport.

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