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Fall Beer Tasting

October 10

Join us for this annual event in our Boat Shed down by the river! Sample a wide range of beers provided by Shipyard Brewing Company and other local brewers.

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Chowder Days

October 10 - 12

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

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Nautical Nightmares

October 16 - 30

Join Edgar Allen Poe for an eerie Halloween-themed walking tour.

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Fall PILOTS Weekend

October 17 - 18

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

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Lunars: Finding Longitude by Observing the Moon

October 17 - 18

Learn the method of finding longitude by lunar distances.

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Dyer Dhow Derby

October 17

Visitors are invited to cheer on the Museum’s fleet of Dyer Dhows and their crews as they race along the Mystic River at the 66th Annual Dyer Dhow Derby

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Varnishing Techniques for Traditional Boats

October 24

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

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Modern Celestial Navigation

October 24 - 25

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

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October 31

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

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November 2015

Introduction to Half-Model Construction

November 7

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

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Dinner at the Buckingham’s

November 7

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

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Traditional Boat Building

November 12 - 15

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

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Adventure Series — The Thrash to the Onion Patch: A Century of Racing to Bermuda

November 19

Join John Rousmaniere to discuss his experiences in the Newport Bermuda Race — one of the most grueling ocean races in existence.

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Opening of New Exhibit by Dalvero Academy

November 21

Academy artists focused on the 38th Voyage of the CHARLES W. MORGAN, as it traveled around ports of New England in the summer of 2014, to create the artwork for this exhibit.

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Maritime Miniatures by Maritime Masters

November 22, 2015 - April 3, 2016

Invitational miniature maritime art exhibition.

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Field Days

November 27 - 28

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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Lantern Light Tours

November 27 - December 20

Set on Christmas Eve 1876, this theatrical production unfolds through scenes in exhibits around the Museum’s 19th-century maritime village.

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Double Discount Days

November 27 - December 6

Members, get started on your holiday shopping and save!

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Book Signing with Roger C. Taylor

November 28

Meet the author of “L. Francis Herreshoff: Yacht Designer”, the newly published book by Mystic Seaport.

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December 2015

Book Signing with Carlo DeVito

December 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meet the editorial director of Wreck of the Whale Ship Essex: The Complete Illustrated Edition.

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Santa Claus is Coming!

December 12

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

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Traditional Holiday “Bakes”

December 12 - 19

Learn about baking and cooking in an authentic 19th-century kitchen.

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Adventure Series — Fire in the Sky, Ice on the Sea: Glaciers and the Auroras in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres

December 17

Join Niki Sepsas to discuss the wonders of nature’s light shows, the Aurora Borealis and the Aurora Australis, and the global importance of glacial ice.

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Community Carol Sing

December 20

Free admission will be given to our annual carol sing with the donation of a canned good item.

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Holiday Magic

December 26, 2015 - January 1, 2016

Enjoy special family-fun activities at Mystic Seaport during the holiday break.

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January 20162016

Chantey Blast and Pub Sing

January 2, 2016

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

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Adventure Series — The Life Experiences of a U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer

January 21, 2016

CWO Randall J. Rice discusses his experiences in the U.S. Coast Guard including his heroic, award-winning actions during a catastrophic distress call May of 2011.

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February 2016

Sound Boating Symposium: A US Sailing & US Powerboating Approved Near Coastal Safety at Sea Seminar

February 6, 2016

Join us for this day-long symposium specifically designed for local boaters, sailors, and cruisers.

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Adventure Series — From Whales to Seabirds: Conservation Research in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary

February 18, 2016

Dr. David Wiley discusses his award-winning research projects to protect the endangered whales living in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.

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March 2016

Adventure Series — The Navigators: Pathfinders of the Pacific

March 10, 2016

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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April 2016

Adventure Series — A History of American Lighthouses

April 21, 2016

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

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