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May 2017

Maritime Paintings at Spicer Mansion

May 15, 2017 - December 31, 2017
David Monteiro, Stormy Seas, Oil 12 x 16

Select paintings from the Maritime Gallery now adorn the walls of Spicer Mansion, a luxury boutique inn in historic downtown Mystic.

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September 2017

International Marine Art Exhibition and Sale

September 23, 2017 - December 31, 2017
Ian Hansen, "Ship Dreadnought," Oil, 36 x 24

A juried show showcasing the recent work of the world's leading marine artists.

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October 2017

17th National Exhibition of the American Society of Marine Artists

October 14, 2017 - January 21, 2018

"Contemporary American Marine Art" features outstanding works by top artists.

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November 2017

Maritime Miniatures by Maritime Masters

November 18, 2017 - January 31, 2018
Yoko Gados, Cutty Sark Christmas, Oil, 6 X 6

This invitational exhibition features more than 100 small paintings by top Gallery artists.

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Sold Out! – Make a Rope Wreath

November 20
wreath

Just in time for the holiday season, join us to make a rope wreath for your home.

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Field Days

November 24 - November 25

House filled with visiting family for the holiday and you’re looking for something to do? Join us for Field Days!

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Lantern Light Tours: A Christmas Ghost Story

November 24 - December 23
Lantern Light Tours at Mystic Seaport. Photo Credit: Mystic Seaport

Set on Christmas Eve in the year 1876, the play unfolds through five scenes of historical hilarity featuring a gentlemen’s athletic contest, a spirited circle dance, a visit with old St. Nick, and a horse and carriage ride.

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Members’ Double Discount Shopping Days

November 24 - December 3
Need a gift or a souvenir? Step inside our Museum Store for one-of-a-kind maritime products.

Almost everything in the Museum Store and online is 20 percent off for Members.

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Book signing: Paul Krantz

November 25

Author Paul S. Krantz stops by to sign copies of his book, “Riding the Wild Ocean” in the Maritime Bookstore.

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Make A Rope Wreath

November 27
wreath

Just in time for the holiday season, join us to make a wreath for your home.

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December 2017

Sold Out! Holiday Bakes: Pies and Puddings

December 2

Join the staff of Mystic Seaport at the Buckingham-Hall House in preparing a few classic, seasonal treats.

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Chris Cryder: Preserving Plum Island

December 14

Chris Cryder, Special Projects Coordinator for Save the Sound, will share the facts about Plum Island, take us on a virtual tour, and discuss the latest efforts of what is being done to protect it.

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Community Carol Sing

December 17
Community Carol Sing

Free admission to everyone who donates a canned food item to help combat hunger in the Mystic community.

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Drop-in Holiday Crafts

December 17

Join us for holiday craft-making!

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Holiday Magic

December 26, 2017 - January 1, 2018
Holiday Magic

Enjoy special family-fun activities at Mystic Seaport during the holiday break.

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January 2018

Introduction to Wood Carving: Carve and Leaf a Star

January 6, 2018 - January 7, 2018
The Ship Carver shop at Mystic Seaport

Learn the fundamentals of wood carving and applying gold leaf by carving and gilding your very own star.

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Coopering for Beginners

January 6, 2018
Learn the art of making barrels and casks, an integral part of 19-century industry, at the Mystic Seaport Cooperage.

Join our master cooper and learn the techniques, terminology, and processes necessary to fashion round containers made of wood.

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SOLD OUT Introduction to Hearth Cooking

January 8, 2018

Learn the art of open-hearth cooking in the 1768 Buckingham-Hall House at Mystic Seaport.

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The ABCs of Wood Carving: Carving Letters

January 15, 2018 - January 19, 2018
The Ship Carver shop at Mystic Seaport

Learn the fundamentals of letter carving using traditional hand tools in the Museum’s historic Shipcarver’s shop.

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The Crew of the Oliver Hazard Perry: Life on the High Seas

January 18, 2018

During the spring of 2017, the crew and students on board the OLIVER HAZARD PERRY sailed to Cuba, providing the opportunity of a lifetime

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Murmur: Arctic Realities

January 20, 2018 - April 11, 2018
A rendering of the pingo featured in MURMUR based on photogrammetry. Photo courtesy John Grade Studio

Murmur: Arctic Realities will present a groundbreaking new experience by John Grade, one of world’s leading contemporary artists.

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February 2018

Behind the Canvas: Russ Kramer

February 3, 2018

Through a painting demonstration, Russ will show us how he is able to create a unique “first-hand” experience in his paintings.

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Valentine’s Day Dinner and Open Hearth Cooking Class

February 10, 2018

You will enjoy a romantic candle-lit meal that you will prepare yourselves over the open-hearth guided by the experienced staff at the historic Buckingham-Hall House.

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Nelson Simon: The Accidental Sailor

February 15, 2018

He found himself fighting for survival in the midst of what became known as “The Perfect Storm.” Join us as Nelson Simon recounts his harrowing tale.

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Codfish Fry-Days at the Open Hearth

February 16, 2018 - March 23, 2018
codfish

Fry your own traditional codfish cakes in this hands-on experience at the historic Buckingham-Hall House.

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By George! Celebrate Washington’s Birthday

February 22, 2018

We will commemorate the day cooking some favorites in the Buckingham-Hall House (including cake)!

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Behind the Canvas: Leif Nilsson

February 24, 2018

Leif will lead us on a journey as he shows us through photos various paintings of the stages of their development.

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March 2018

Coopering for Beginners

March 5, 2018
Learn the art of making barrels and casks, an integral part of 19-century industry, at the Mystic Seaport Cooperage.

Join our master cooper and learn the techniques, terminology, and processes necessary to fashion round containers made of wood

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Fundamentals of Hand-Forged Bladesmithing

March 5, 2018 - April 9, 2018

Learn how to build a coal fire, forge, quench, temper, and sharpen your own knife blade from high carbon steel.

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Basic Blacksmithing Class

March 7, 2018 - April 11, 2018

Join a small group for six evenings of blacksmithing fun.

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Behind the Canvas: Cindy House

March 10, 2018

Cindy House has developed a unique way of using pastels to capture the beauty of the natural world.

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St. Patrick’s Day Dinner on the Open Hearth

March 10, 2018

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a traditional New England feast that includes boiled dinner and a few Irish treats.

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Syma Ebbin: Researching Native Fisheries in the Pacific Northwest

March 15, 2018

The resources, traditions, and issues facing Native American fisheries in Alaska and Washington State.

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A Traditional Music Class: Ballads, Chanteys, and Songs of the Sailor

March 31, 2018

This four-lesson series will sharpen your musical skills while exploring the rich connections between music and the sea.

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April 2018

Original Slow Food Movement

April 7, 2018 - April 18, 2018

Learn the art of open-hearth cooking in the 1768 Buckingham-Hall House.

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