Over the past eight-plus decades, the Museum has thrived in part due to the tremendous leadership and generosity of a few dedicated multi-generational Mystic Seaport families that include: Mallory, Schaefer, Ridgway, Chubb, Vietor, duPont, and McGraw.
Two new maritime books have recently hit the shelves and Mystic Seaport has had an important role in both of them.
On Christmas Day, Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea quietly turned 85.
It would be trite or cliché to describe this newsletter edition as “Tis the Season,” but the fact of the matter is that there is no greater season of thanking and giving than the period of late November through December.
It has been a long time coming, but the plans are coming together for a new exhibition building on the northern part of the Mystic Seaport campus.
September is always a busy month in many respects, even though there is a temptation to think that post Labor Day things will settle down. Our visitor numbers have been fantastic for August and September, the best for the past few years. Much attention is still directed to the Charles W. Morgan and the 38th Voyage project, and recently I had the pleasure of accepting the National Maritime Alliance’s Award of Distinction for the Museum’s work with the ship’s recent voyage.
As a former educator, I still can’t seem to shake off my old profession that awakens with the onset of Labor Day. Even though it has been almost six years now since joining Mystic Seaport, I can’t help but respond to the internal clock that signals the beginning of a new school year, even though for […]
One Powerful Thing As the homecoming of the Morgan looms later this week, we find our 38th Voyage emotions, almost three months after it began, changing from anticipation to reflection. What a marvelously successful undertaking the Voyage has been and what a great accomplishment for the staff, volunteers, friends, and donors of Mystic Seaport and the […]
As the CHARLES W. MORGAN made the turn from Martha’s Vineyard Sound through Quick’s Hole and set sail, it was clearly on the minds of all aboard the Morgan that the final segment of her historic homeward leg on Buzzards Bay was upon us.
We are grateful for the outpouring of emotion and appreciation for the Morgan’s long restoration voyage and the preparation for her return to sea.