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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 […]

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 […]

Schooner BRILLIANT sailing to a best-in-class finish at the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta in 2019. (Photo by Maggie White)

BRILLIANT wins at Eggemoggin

There are two things we can say about our schooner BRILLIANT: the boat is fast and the boat is beautiful.

"Conversations with Turner: The Watercolors," edited by Nicholas R. Bell

Turner Book Pre-Sale

Mystic Seaport Museum is proud to announce it is accepting pre-sale orders for its new book, “Conversations with Turner: The Watercolors,” published jointly with Skira.