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January 2018

Maritime Paintings at Spicer Mansion

January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018
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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May 2018

Science, Myth & Mystery: The Vinland Map Saga

May 19 - October 31
The Vinland Map. Photo courtesy Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.

When it was first unveiled by Yale University in 1965, the Vinland Map immediately became one of the most valuable and controversial documents in the world.

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September 2018

International Marine Art Exhibition and Sale

September 29, 2018 - December 31, 2018

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

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October 2018

Nautical Nightmares

October 12 - October 28
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

This year's show, "A Creature Among Us," is a dramatic experience that explores ghost tales, legends, and mysteries of days gone by.

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Member Trip: Battleship Cove

October 24

Join us for an autumn day in Fall River, MA, as we visit Battleship Cove.

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Becoming American: Immigration Artifacts

October 25
Explore the Museum's collections with the Munson Institute

“Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience” is a six-week public program featuring documentary film screenings.

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Celestial Navigation in the Age of Sail

October 27 - October 28

A fast-paced introductory workshop in the history and the techniques of celestial navigation as it was practiced aboard American vessels in the Age of Sail.

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Members Tour: Curiosities from the Collections

October 27
Scrimshaw from the permanent collection of Mystic Seaport Museum. A $735,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation will fund new scholarship and curation of these artifacts, which will result in a new exhibition on maritime folk art with the working theme “The Sea as Studio.” (Photo credit: Joe Michael/Mystic Seaport Museum)

A special behind the scenes tour of Mystic Seaport Museum’s Collections Research Center.

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Halloween at the Hearth

October 27

Join the staff of the Buckingham-Hall House at Mystic Seaport Museum as we explore some of the older traditions used to honor the dead.

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Free

Halloween Trick or Treat

October 31
Trick or Treat at Mystic Seaport

Join us for the annual trick-or-treat event at Mystic Seaport – perfect for ages 10 and younger.

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November 2018

Becoming American: Between Two Worlds: Identity and Acculturation

November 1

“Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience” is a six-week public program featuring documentary film screenings.

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Ballads, Chanteys, and Songs of the Sailor

November 3

Join us for a special music class that celebrates the songs of the sailor including chanteys, ballads, and so much more.

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Introduction to Chanteys and Songs of the Sailor

November 3

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.

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Varnishing Techniques for Traditional Boats

Varnishing techniques for traditional boats

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

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SOLD OUT: Tea Time

November 3

We will be taking a short journey through the vast history of Tea, from its beginning, to its international introduction, and even the start of a revolution.

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Modern Celestial Navigation

November 6 - November 8
Plath Sextant, 1930

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

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Becoming American: The Stonington Fishing Oral History Project

November 8
ROANN arriving in Cape May, NJ

Join us for a Curator talk by Fred Calabretta on the Stonington Fishing Oral History Project.

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Make A Rope Wreath

November 8
wreath

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

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Make a Rope Wreath

November 13
wreath

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

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Dwight Collins: Transatlantic Tango – Biking the Atlantic

November 15

In 1992, Collins pedaled from Newfoundland to England in 41 days. His harrowing journey of more than 2,000 miles earned him the world record for the fastest human-powered crossing of the Atlantic.

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Becoming American: Help Wanted? Immigration and Work

November 15

“Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience” is a six-week public program featuring documentary film screenings.

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Maritime Miniatures by Maritime Masters

November 17, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Ron Saporito, A Winter’s Eve, Acrylic, 6 x 9

This invitational exhibition features more than 100 small paintings by some top Maritime Gallery artists and are available for purchase – each no larger than 8” x 10”.

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Holiday Bakes: Pies and Puddings

November 17

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

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Make a Good Holiday Impression – Printing Class

November 17
Mystic Print Shop

Set and print holiday cards using our 19th-century techniques and equipment with one of our master printers. Jingle all the way to our historic print shop to make cards you can take home and share! This class is for children ages 8 and older accompanied by an adult.

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Lantern Light Tours

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

Make a Good Holiday Impression – Printing Class

November 26 - November 27

Set and print holiday cards using our 19th-century techniques and equipment with one of our master printers.

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Becoming American: Family and Community

November 29

“Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience” is a six-week public program featuring documentary film screenings.

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December 2018

Sweet Histories – Sugar & Molasses

December 1

Join us for a sweet presentation at the Buckingham-Hall House followed by a brief cooking demonstration and taste-testing.

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Book signing: “The Connecticut River from the Air”

December 1

Join author Jerry Roberts and pilot/photographer Tom Walsh in the Maritime Bookstore for a signing of their new book, "The Connecticut River from the Air."

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LTJG Mary E. Leon: Breaking Through to Victory

December 13

United States Coast Guard Academy graduate and national boxing champion LTJG Mary E. Leon knew in high school that she wanted to be a member of the United States Coast Guard.

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Becoming American: Immigration and Popular Culture

December 13

“Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience” is a six-week public program featuring documentary film screenings.

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Holiday Bakes: Cakes and Cookies

December 15

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

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Community Carol Sing

December 16
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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Holiday Magic

December 26, 2018 - December 31, 2018

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

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January 2019

Introduction to Wood Carving: Carve and Leaf a Star

January 5, 2019 - January 6, 2019
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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