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GFOE engineers and pilots fly deep-sea robots from the control room of a ship. (Photo credit: Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration)

Museum Announces Strategic Initiatives

The proposed changes include a partnership with an underwater research and technology foundation, expanded watercraft exhibition space, and a new restaurant and hotel.

Museum Chairman Michael S. Hudner, left, wields the chairman's gavel he just received from the outgoing chair, J. Barclay Collins, II, right.

Hudner Elected Chairman

A lifelong sailor and maritime businessman, Hudner succeeds J. Barclay Collins, II, who served as chairman for 6 years.

5 Questions with Viking Expert William Short

William Short is an author, filmmaker, lecturer, and independent scholar specializing in Viking-age topics, notably medieval Icelandic literature, Viking-age material culture, Viking-age weapons, and Viking-age combat techniques.

5 Questions with Draugar Vinlands

Draugar Vinlands is a historical reenactment and living history group based out of Exeter, N.H., that is dedicated to the accurate portrayal of combat and culture during viking-age Scandinavia.

Deidre Toole: 2019

Mystic Seaport Museum has named Deidre Toole from Stonington High School the recipient of the 2019 Orion Award. The Orion Award recognizes teachers who use the resources of Mystic Seaport Museum to illuminate history, and create a living record that reflects America’s present and future as well as its past. This annual award recognizes stellar teachers who […]

From left, standing: Students Dylan Breault, Chris Burg (homeschooler), Dylan McNeil and Jake Simonds with instructor Patrick Connor kneeling.

Building Boats, Building Bridges

Stonington High School students build a Bevin skiff in an experimental new program that will be expanded in the next school year.