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A Second Motor for Sabino

Mystic Seaport Museum is exploring the possibility of adding electric propulsion to the steamboat SABINO.

Undated, but early photo of the Stillman Building in winter. At right is the sandbagger ANNIE. (MSM Collection - no #)

The Museum Turns 90

The vision: create a dynamic, educational institution to preserve America’s maritime culture.

Mystic Seaport Museum President Steve White

Mystic Seaport Museum President Steve White Announces Retirement

Mystic, Conn. (December 17, 2019) — Stephen C. White announced today he plans to retire as President and CEO of Mystic Seaport Museum. White, who has served as President and CEO since 2009, will continue in that role until his successor has been named. “I’m honored to have worked alongside the talented, passionate, and dedicated […]

"New London Harbor Light at Dusk" by Lisa Miceli

Watercolor Competition Winners

The competition was inspired by the current exhibition “J.M.W. Turner: Watercolors from Tate” open now in the Museum’s Collins Gallery.

Rebecca Bayreuther Donohue dressed up as her longtime character Miss L.E. Ackerman.

40 Years of Lantern Light Tours

We sat down with Rebecca Bayreuther Donohue, a longtime cast member and writer of this year’s script, to ask her several questions about this year’s show and years past.

New Library Partnership

On behalf of the Museum, the CLC is managing an annual lottery for five free Mystic Seaport Museum Library Memberships, underwritten by the Museum’s Susan Lewin Memorial Library Membership Program.

Exhibition produced by the National Maritime Museum, London

New Charitable Gift Annuity Program

Mystic Seaport Museum ins pleased to announce it is offering its members and philanthropic partners the opportunity to establish a Charitable Gift Annuity with the Museum.


Museum Announces Support for Earth Day 2020

October 22 marks six months to Earth Day, and on this day, Mystic Seaport Museum announces its support for Earth Day 2020, which will mobilize millions across the globe on April 22 to demand action on climate change.

Maritime Gallery Honors Artists

The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport Museum opened its 39th Annual International Marine Art Exhibition and Sale on Saturday, September 28. The International is the most comprehensive collection of contemporary marine art in the United States. Award-winning artists from around the world present more than 100 examples of their most recent work. Represented in this […]

watercolor workshop painting

Mystic Seaport Museum Opens its Doors to Renowned British Artist J.M.W. Turner

To great acclaim, Mystic Seaport Museum opened its newest exhibition J.M.W. Turner: Watercolors from Tate on Saturday, October 5, 2019. More than 140 members had gathered early in the morning to get a preview of the show before the doors opened to the general public. During Saturday morning, Museum visitors could also follow a discussion […]