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Franklin Lost and Found: Probing the Arctic's Most Enduring Mystery

Era of Exhibitions Leads to Gatherings of Experts

On Friday, April 5, Mystic Seaport Museum hosted a symposium entitled “Franklin Lost and Found: Probing the Arctic’s Most Enduring Mystery,” which drew experts and scholars from across the globe to Mystic, CT, to dissect the doomed Franklin Expedition from 1845 to the present.

Wendy Schmidt

Philanthropist Wendy Schmidt To Receive America and the Sea Award

Businesswoman and philanthropist Wendy Schmidt, who has built an incredible portfolio of work devoted to our oceans made possible through the many organizations she has founded, led, and inspired, is the 2019 recipient of the America and the Sea Award. 

Stocking Parts for the Toy Boat Armada

In the high season at Mystic Seaport Museum, it’s common to see young visitors walking around the grounds carefully cradling a contraption in their two hands.

Thompson Building Wins Another Design Award

The Thompson Exhibition Building, designed by Centerbrook Architects & Planners, has been recognized with a national award by WoodWorks – Wood Products Council.

Volunteer Bill Salancy sands the replica sledge's two 16-foot long runners in the Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard. Photo by Elissa Bass/Mystic Seaport Museum

In the Arctic, They Pulled Sledges for Their Lives

As part of the Museum’s first-ever Ice Festival on Presidents Day weekend (February 16-18), a team of volunteers with the Gung Ho Squad designed and built a replica sledge for visitors at the Festival to try and haul.