President’s Letters

The replica yacht AMERICA. Photo courtesy Next Level Sailing.

A Month of Inspiration

There is always so much to look forward to in the month of June at Mystic Seaport, but before looking forward, I’d like to make a comment about the past. On Friday, May 20, during the first day of our annual spring Board of Trustees meeting, we dedicated the McGraw Gallery Quadrangle in memory of Donald […]

Thompson Exhibition Building west facade.

Kicking Off a New Year

With the simple turn of a page on the calendar, Mystic Seaport closed its fiscal year Saturday, April 30, and opened a new one the next day.

Young visitors watching one of the Harrison sea clocks.

Reflecting on “Ships, Clocks & Stars”

At the end of the day on March 28, the last visitor left “Ships, Clocks &Stars,” officially bringing to closure what has been an extraordinary exhibition.

Image of Harrison's H4

Time is Running Out!

March is the last month to see “Ships, Clocks and Stars: The Quest for Longitude” again or for the first time before it closes on March 29.


Support Your Passion

Over the years, how fortunate we have been to count on passionate donors who generously support our operating needs and our capital needs

The Charles W. Morgan will be open to visitors this winter and she will be part of special guided tours of the Shipyard and historic vessels on weekend days.

A New Winter Experience

We are so pleased to open the Museum again to the public from January 2 to Presidents’ Day.


We Have Much To Be Thankful For

The timing of this newsletter falls on the heels of Thanksgiving, so it is only appropriate that I share a big THANK YOU with the Mystic Seaport community.

Mystic Seaport Board of Trustees Chairman Barclay Collins (right) presents Nathaniel Philbrick (center) with the 2015 America and the Sea Award in New York City on October 14, 2015. Standing behind the podium is Museum President Steve White.

Writing Stem to Stern with Nathaniel Philbrick

One of the pleasures of my position is the opportunity to help our staff develop new programs and new ways for us to engage children and students in meaningful ways.


Celebrating Members

The 86th Members’ Annual Meeting on Saturday, September 26, was a great success with milestone members from numerous generations in attendance.