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April 2019

Maritime Paintings at Spicer Mansion

April 25 - October 1
Spicer Mansion, 15 Elm St
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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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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Beaches, Beacons, and Boats

April 27 - September 22

The Maritime Gallery’s first show of the year, Beaches, Beacons, and Boats, offers art enthusiasts and collectors alike, artworks that feature all types of maritime settings.

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June 2019

Plein Air Painters Exhibition

June 22 - September 22

The Maritime Gallery's latest show will present original art of the Museum grounds and environs.

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August 2019

AOTQ: Homeport and Grumbling Gryphons Traveling Children’s Theatre

August 24

Arts on the Quad returns! Pack your blanket or lawn chairs and find your perfect spot for viewing.

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Book signing: Paul Krantz

August 31
Museum Store, South Entrance + Google Map

Author Paul S. Krantz stops by to sign copies of his book "Riding the Wild Ocean" in the Museum's Store at the South Entrance.

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September 2019

Launch of MAYFLOWER II

Plimoth Plantation, Mystic Seaport Museum, dignitaries and the ship’s restoration team present the official launch and re-commissioning of Mayflower in an exciting public event.

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Basic Blacksmithing

September 11

Step back in time and learn traditional blacksmithing skills from our experts.

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SABINO Dixieland Jazz Cruise—SOLD OUT!

September 12
SABINO

Steam down the Mystic River towards Fisher Island Sound for a sunset cruise on SABINO with foot-tapping Dixieland jazz.

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Members Only: Overnight on the JOSEPH CONRAD

September 14 - September 15
The Joseph Conrad

Mystic Seaport Members will have the opportunity to sleep on board the veteran training vessel, the JOSEPH CONRAD.

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Farm to Hearth: The Original Slow Food Movement

September 14
open hearth cooking

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

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Coastweeks Regatta

September 15
Coastweeks Regatta

Watch rowers race along the Mystic River at our annual regatta.

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Member Appreciation Night

September 20
Members, step inside our Membership Lounge during your next visit and enjoy complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, lemonade and Wi-Fi.

Visit Mystic Seaport Museum after hours for a free evening of Members-only special events.

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By Land and By Sea: Antique Vehicle Show

September 22
2018 featured vehicle is a 1910 Stanley Model 70 steam car, 2 cylinders, 20 HP. It is owned by John Linderman of Glastonbury, CT.

See more than 100 antique cars, trucks, and motorcycles as they take over the grounds.

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Annual International Marine Art Exhibition and Sale

September 28, 2019 - December 31, 2019

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

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Mystic River Oyster Festival

September 28
Photo credit: Joy Torento, Mystic Oysters

Celebrate the history, growing, and cuisine of the popular shellfish. Bring your appetite!

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October 2019

Member Trip – Intrepid: Sea, Air & Space Museum

October 2

Join us for a trip to visit the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City.

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Dyer Dhow Derby 2019

October 5
Dyer Dhows

The Dyer Dhow Derby is an annual regatta held in honor of the yacht clubs, sailing associations, and individuals who have donated to or supported our Dyer Dhow fleet.

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Celestial Navigation in the Age of Sail

October 5 - October 6

A fast-paced introductory workshop in the history and the actual techniques of celestial navigation as it was practiced aboard American vessels in the Age of Sail. We'll learn how to take sights and work calculations, especially as done aboard Mystic Seaport Museum's premier vessel, the 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan. Examining original logbooks and navigational calculations from its voyages, we'll apply these same methods to modern navigation. In this class, we'll learn how to use and adjust sextants and octants,…

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Nautical Nightmares

October 11 - October 27
File photo. Nautical Nightmares returns to Mystic Seaport Museum beginning October 12, 2018. This year's production is inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft. Photo credit: Mystic Seaport Museum

Inspiration for this year’s Nautical Nightmare, "Wake of the Banshee," is founded in the depths of Irish, Scottish, and English folklore.

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Chowder Days

October 12 - October 14

Enjoy a variety of chowders and other seasonal delights at our annual Columbus Day Weekend event.

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Chowder Chats

October 12

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

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How ‘Bout Them Apples

October 19

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

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Beyond Basic Blacksmithing Class

October 30 - December 4

A class for you who has taken the Basic Blacksmithing class at the Museum and wants to go further.

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November 2019

Modern Celestial Navigation

November 2 - November 3
Plath Sextant, 1930

A fast-paced introduction to celestial navigation from a 21st century perspective.

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Introduction to Chanteys and Songs of the Sailor: A Beginner’s Music Class

November 2 - November 23
Masin Room, Thompson Exhibition Building + Google Map

Join us for a special music class that celebrates the songs of the sailor including chanteys, ballads, and so much more. This four-lesson series will sharpen your musical skills while introducing the rich connections between music and the sea. Led by the Museum’s chantey staff, this class includes both musical instruction and hands-on work experience aboard our historic vessels. At the end of the class, participants are invited to share their new-found skills through a public concert and performance on…

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Ballads, Chanteys, and Songs of the Sailor: An Intermediate Music Class

November 2 - November 23
Masin Room, Thompson Exhibition Building + Google Map

Join us for a special music class designed for students who want to expand their knowledge of sea music beyond the basics. This four-lesson series will continue the themes of our beginner’s music class while digging deeper into the origins and traditions of music at sea. Led by the Museum’s chantey staff, this class includes in-depth musical instruction and hands-on work experience aboard our historic vessels. At the end of the class, participants are invited to share their new-found skills…

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Holiday Bakes: Pies and Puddings

November 16

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

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December 2019

Holiday Bakes: Cakes and Cookies

December 14

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

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Community Carol Sing

December 22
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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