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April 2019

Maritime Paintings at Spicer Mansion

April 25, 2019 - March 31, 2020
Spicer Mansion, 15 Elm St
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Maritime Paintings at Spicer Mansion

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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October 2019

J.M.W. Turner: Watercolors from Tate

October 5, 2019 - February 23, 2020

Mystic Seaport Museum is the only North American venue for this unique exhibition on J.M.W. Turner’s watercolors.

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November 2019

Maritime Miniatures by Maritime Masters

November 16, 2019 - January 31, 2020

Maritime Miniatures by Maritime Masters is an invitational exhibition which features more than 100 small paintings by some 50 top Maritime Gallery artists and are available for purchase.

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January 2020

The A B Cs and 123s of Wood Carving

January 18 - February 15

In this workshop, students will learn the fundamentals of letter and number carving using traditional hand tools.

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Tea with Turner: Why Turner? – SOLD OUT!

January 28

Lecture Series in conjunction with J.M.W. Turner: Watercolors from Tate.

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Thursdays Under the Stars

January 30 - March 26
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 26, 2020

Treworgy Planetarium projector

Join us this winter for one of our hour-long programs on Thursday at the Planetarium.

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February 2020

Cadette Girl Scouts: Be a Space Science Researcher!

Scouts and youth groups experience the thrill of sleeping aboard a tall ship when participating in the Museum's Anchor Watch program.

Girl Scouts take your new Space Science badges at Mystic Seaport Museum.

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Tea with Turner: Turner and Industry – SOLD OUT!

February 4

Lecture Series in conjunction with J.M.W. Turner: Watercolors from Tate.

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Basic Blacksmithing Class – SOLD OUT!

February 5 - March 11

Join a small group for six evenings of blacksmithing fun.

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Turner After Hours

Extra chances to see the unique J.M.W. Turner exhibition.

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Basic Blacksmithing Class

February 6 - March 12

Join a small group for six evenings of blacksmithing fun.

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Valentine’s Day Dinner

Get ready for a lovely Valentine’s Day meal at the Museum's Buckingham-Hall House.

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Chowder Chats

February 11
Chowder Days

Chase away the winter chills with a hearty bowl of fish chowder!

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Tea with Turner: From Mystic to New York: A Close Look at the Frick Turners – SOLD OUT!

February 11

Lecture Series in conjunction with J.M.W. Turner: Watercolors from Tate.

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Members Tour: Paper Treasures from the Collections

Among Mystic Seaport Museum’s extraordinary collections are many gems on paper. Images of ships, boats, sailors, rivers, oceans, and beaches have illustrated many of America’s most familiar forms of printed artifacts including posters, prints, sheet music, currency, trade cards, advertisements, and more. Many of these items also represent fascinating stories, such as one particular steamship “disaster print” issued in 1854 by Nathaniel Currier. This attractive lithograph reveals stories of shipwreck, rescue, the California Gold Rush, America’s best maritime artist, and…

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“Resonances Boreales”: A Live Music Performance to accompany the Northern Lights on the Planetarium Dome

Join us at the Treworgy Planetarium for a special performance of "Resonances Boreales" by Canadian musician Roman Zavada.

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Ice Festival

February 15 - February 17

Celebrate the great outdoors in New England with the Ice Festival at Mystic Seaport Museum.

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“Resonances Boreales”: A Live Music Performance to accompany the Northern Lights on the Planetarium Dome

Join us at the Treworgy Planetarium for a special performance of "Resonances Boreales" by Canadian musician Roman Zavada.

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“Resonances Boreales”: A Live Music Performance to accompany the Northern Lights on the Planetarium Dome

Join us at the Treworgy Planetarium for a special performance of "Resonances Boreales" by Canadian musician Roman Zavada.

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Maritime Paintings at Ocean House

February 18 - June 3

The Maritime Gallery is pleased to exhibit a select group of paintings at the Ocean House in Watch Hill, R.I.

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2019-2020 Adventure Series: Mary Maynard Drake: SCUD Around the World

February 20

2019-2020 Adventure Series

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Member Open House: Last Opportunity to View “J.M.W. Turner: Watercolors from Tate”

Last chance to view J.M.W. Turner at Mystic Seaport Museum.

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Senior Girl Scouts: Be a Space Science Expert!

Scouts and youth groups experience the thrill of sleeping aboard a tall ship when participating in the Museum's Anchor Watch program.

Girl Scouts take your new Space Science badges at Mystic Seaport Museum.

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Sailor Skills – Ropework

February 22
Sail loft ropes

Join one of our experienced staff members to try your hand at some traditional ropework.

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Behind the Canvas: A Special Program for Art Lovers – David Monteiro

February 22

Experience a unique series of four programs with award-winning Maritime Gallery artists in the beautiful setting of the Maritime Gallery.

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Winter Treats: Pies and Puddings

Join the staff of Mystic Seaport Museum at the Buckingham-Hall House to bake a few classic winter treats.

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March 2020

Introduction to Half-Model Construction

Half model

Learn the basics of half-hull construction by carving a model sailboat.

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Codfish Fry at the Open Hearth

Explore the life of a fisherman through a cultural, historic, and culinary tour.

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Varnishing Techniques

Varnishing techniques for traditional boats

Learn how to keep your traditional boat beautiful for years to come.

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St. Patrick’s Day Meal Over the Open Hearth

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

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Beyond Basic Blacksmithing Class

March 18 - April 22
mystic seaport classes

Want to hone the skills you picked up in our Basic Blacksmithing class?

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2019-2020 Adventure Series: Melissa Miller: Crossing Every Ocean – For Science

March 19

Marine technician Melissa Miller discusses her research expeditions that have taken her across six continents and all of the world’s oceans as a part of our Adventure Series. Melissa Miller spends up to half the year on research vessels as a marine technician for Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. She has traveled more than 125,000 nautical miles, the equivalent of nearly six times around the world, and has crossed every ocean. She has even been to the…

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Behind the Canvas: A Special Program for Art Lovers – Quentin Snediker

Experience a unique series of four programs with award-winning Maritime Gallery artists in the beautiful setting of the Maritime Gallery.

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Traditional Boat Building

March 26 - March 29

Gain hands-on experience in nearly every phase of traditional boat construction.

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Codfish Fry at the Open Hearth

Explore the life of a fisherman through a cultural, historic, and culinary tour.

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