President’s Letters

Steve White presenting Conn. Gov. Dannel Malloy with a Morgan trunnel at a press conference in Hartford announcing the academic year 2013-14 as the “Year of the Charles W. Morgan.”

Leading the Way

Last month in a ceremony at the state Capitol in Hartford, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the State Senate declared the 2013-14 academic year to be the “Year of the Charles W. Morgan.”

Thomas Greenman Magnolia tree

Art and the Sea

April is traditionally a season associated with rebirth and beauty, a time of bird song and blooming flowers. Looking at the magnolia tree outside my office window, we are certainly well on our way to all of the joys of spring.

"Treasures from the Collections" features this oil Painting, "Ship in a Gale" by James E. Buttersworth MSM # 1949.3176

A Great Start

On March 31, we will open “Treasures of the Collections.” This exhibit takes a different perspective: Of the two million artifacts we have accessioned for their historic importance, which ones deserve appreciation for their artistic value?

Shipyard Director Quentin Snediker and MORGAN Historian Matthew Stackpole discuss the Charles W. Morgan restoration with visiting scholars at the January charrette.

A Busy Winter

With the help of a National Endowment for the Humanities grant, the Museum invited 14 eminent maritime scholars to come to Mystic and help us plan the programming around the vessel’s 38th Voyage® in 2014.

Winter

New for 2012!

We hope that this issue of the eNewsletter finds all of you still in the afterglow of the holidays, and please accept our best wishes for a vibrant and successful 2012!

Timeless Traditions

As elsewhere, the holiday season somehow seems to have started early at Mystic Seaport. With the annual Lighted Holiday Boat Parade successfully completed, and with a month of Lantern Light Tours ahead, the Museum of America and the Sea is as active and festive as ever. Despite the unseasonably balmy temperatures around the region, trees […]

The Next Phase

Exciting times here at Mystic Seaport! All this week we have been celebrating the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Charles W. Morgan to Mystic. We set things off with a bang last weekend with an awesome fireworks show on the river – the pyrotechnics were a great compliment to our new Sights & […]

A 70th Anniversary for the Charles W. Morgan

Mark your calendars… where will you be for the first week of November? Mystic Seaport and Mystic, CT of course! In just one month’s time we’ll celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Charles W. Morgan coming up-river to Mystic Seaport with a full week of activities at the Museum and in Mystic to mark this […]

Irene – August 28, 2011

We weathered the storm beautifully; but the ramifications are not insignificant! The piece I had written for this space had originally – before Irene‘s visit – been about prolonging what has been a fast and successful summer season. I intended to declare “two more months of summer” (having seen my shadow on the deck of […]

Where do you get your inspiration?

“To inspire” is a key element of the Mystic Seaport Mission Statement. On the one hand, that element of our mission is easy to fulfill since for me there is inspiration all around us here on the grounds of Mystic Seaport. It’s palpable. On the other, we rarely know just how “inspired” a visitor has […]