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August 2015

Model Yacht Regatta

August 7 - 9

J Class and East Coast 12 Meter class models return to race off the north dock at Mystic Seaport.

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Antique Marine Engine Exposition

August 15 - 16

Join us for the largest antique marine engine show in the nation.

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September 2015

RiverQuest – A Connecticut River Expedition

September 3

Cruise the lower Connecticut River and experience an area that has been labeled by The Nature Conservancy as “One of the Last Great Places.”

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ARGIA Twilight Cruise

September 13

Enjoy an early evening cruise aboard the 81′ schooner ARGIA.

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Longitude Found

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dr Richard Dunn, curator of “Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude” will give a talk on the story behind the exhibit.

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Coastweeks Regatta

September 20

Watch rowers race along the Mystic River at our 24th annual regatta.

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Members’ Annual Meeting & Recognition Day

September 26

Members, join us for reports on the state of the Museum, Board of Trustees election, milestone member recognition, and a memorial tribute.

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By Land and By Sea: Antique Vehicle Show

September 27

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

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October 2015

“Painting en Plein Air” in Oil with William Hanson

October 2 - 4

Paint en plein air at Mystic Seaport with William Hanson, one of the Maritime Gallery’s distinguished artists.

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Dinner at the Buckinghams

October 3 - November 7

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

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ARGIA Twilight Cruise

October 3

Enjoy an early evening cruise aboard the 81′ schooner ARGIA.

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Dinner at the Buckingham’s

October 3 - November 7

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

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Visit the Peabody-Essex Museum and the Salem Witch Museum

October 6

Enjoy a day trip to the Peabody Essex Museum and the Salem Witch Museum.

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Adventure Series — A Look at Superstorm Sandy and NOAA Marine Weather Forecasting

October 8

Joe Sienkiewicz discusses the National Weather Service’s challenges tackling the hazards of Superstorm Sandy.

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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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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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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 2015

Introduction to Half-Model Construction

November 7

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

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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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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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December 2015

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

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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