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January 2018

Maritime Paintings at Spicer Mansion

January 1, 2018 - April 30, 2019
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 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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November 2018

Maritime Miniatures by Maritime Masters

November 17, 2018 - January 31, 2019
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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Lantern Light Tours

November 23 - December 23
Lantern Light Tours at Mystic Seaport Museum. Photo Credit: Mystic Seaport Museum
December 2018

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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Member Tour: Arctic Treasures from the Collections

December 13
Inuit Wooden Model of a European Ship © Canadian Museum of History. This carving depicts a type of multi-decked sailing ship common during the 1500s and 1600s. The style of the figure’s hat is similar to those worn by European sailors during the same period. The carving was collected from an archaeological site in Amadjuak Bay, on the southern coast of Baffin Island.

Join us on an exclusive tour featuring rarely viewed artifacts related to the Arctic and, in particular, the Franklin Expedition.

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Becoming American: Family and Community

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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Member Tour: Arctic Treasures from the Collections

December 14
Message Tin and Fragmentary Notes, Cornwallis Island. © Canadian Museum of History. The papers inside this message canister, a repurposed ammunition box, were damaged when the container was bitten by a polar bear.

Join us on an exclusive tour featuring rarely viewed artifacts related to the Arctic and, in particular, the Franklin Expedition.

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SOLD OUT: 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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New! Brownie Girl Scouts: Be a Space Science Adventurer!

December 15
Treworgy Planetarium

Our NEW workshops will provide Girl Scouts with the knowledge, materials, and encouragement to complete the NEW Space Science badges!

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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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Becoming American: Immigration and Popular Culture

December 20

“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 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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Coopering for Beginners

January 5, 2019
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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New! Junior Girl Scouts: Be a Space Science Investigator!

January 5, 2019
Treworgy Planetarium

By the end of this two-hour workshop, Junior girl scouts will have completed MOST of the requirements for their Space Science Explorer badge.

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Chantey Blast and Pub Sing

January 5, 2019

This musical event is an informal round-robin, where everyone is invited to sing along.

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Introduction to Hearth Cooking

January 7, 2019

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

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Diving for the USS Revenge

January 17, 2019

In 2005, the pair discovered a cannon they believed matched the time period of the wreckage. In the years that followed, Buffum and Harger have been working with the US Navy to further search the area and uncover more artifacts.

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New! Daisy Girl Scouts: Be a Space Science Explorer!

January 19, 2019
Treworgy Planetarium

By the end of this two-hour workshop, Daisy girl scouts will have completed ALL of the requirements for their Space Science Explorer badge.

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The ABCs and 123s of Wood Carving

January 21, 2019 - January 25, 2019
The Ship Carver shop at Mystic Seaport

In this hands-on workshop that spans five days, hunker down with our master carver and learn the fundamentals of letter and number carving using traditional hand tools.

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Buckingham Bread Baking

January 21, 2019

Chase away the winter chills with the comfort of freshly baked warm bread from the hearth. Join Mystic Seaport Museum staff Mary Pat Thayer at the Buckingham-Hall House to bake yeast bread in a cast iron bake kettle. Try your hand at the following things: proofing yeast – how does it work?, learning  about Autolyse, active dry vs instant yeast, mixing ingredients, kneading dough, first and second rise – managing heat to help the rise, shaping dough, using coals from…

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The A-B-Cs and 1-2-3s of Wood Carving

January 27, 2019
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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Wood Carving – Scroll Embellishment Workshop

January 28, 2019 - January 30, 2019
A ship carver's work

Advance your carving skills in this 3-day intensive workshop where you will create the same type of decorative scrollwork found on the stern of a clipper ship.

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February 2019

Coopering for Beginners

February 2, 2019
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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New! Brownie Girl Scouts: Be a Space Science Adventurer!

February 9, 2019
Treworgy Planetarium

Our NEW workshops will provide girl scouts with the knowledge, materials, and encouragement to complete the NEW Space Science badges!

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Behind the Canvas: Jonathan McPhillips

February 9, 2019

Jonathan McPhillips, painter and instructor, demonstrates his process for creating a maritime-themed painting.

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Valentine’s Day Dinner and Open Hearth Cooking Class

February 9, 2019

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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Basic Blacksmithing

February 13, 2019

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

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New! Junior Girl Scouts: Be a Space Science Investigator!

February 16, 2019
Treworgy Planetarium

By the end of this two-hour workshop, Junior girl scouts will have completed MOST of the requirements for their Space Science Explorer badge.

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Dr. William Fitzhugh: Journeys through the Arctic

February 21, 2019

For more than 30 years, Dr. William Fitzhugh has been conducting fieldwork in remote regions in the Arctic, researching circumpolar archeology, environments, and northern cultures and people. His studies have taken him to northern Canada, Alaska, Siberia, Scandinavia, and Mongolia. Dr. Fitzhugh has been the Director of the Smithsonian Institute’s Arctic Studies Center since 1988 and the Smithsonian’s Arctic Anthropology Curator since 1970. Hosted by Mystic Seaport Museum for more than 65 years, the Adventure Series provides a unique opportunity…

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By George! Celebrate Washington’s Birthday

February 22, 2019

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

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March 2019

Behind the Canvas: William D. Hobbs

March 9, 2019

William has sought to explore those aspects of moving water that have always held his fascination.

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John Kerr and Carol Simons: Dreamers Before the Mast

March 14, 2019

Join us as authors John Kerr, ship’s historian, and Carol Simons share the many adventures experienced on board this extraordinary ship.

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Members’ Behind the Scenes Tour: Curator’s Choice

March 14, 2019
Image: Mystc Seaport Paul O'Pecko with a painting in the collections storage vault.

Members are invited to a special tour in the Collections Research Center to hear the stories behind selected artifacts from the Museum’s extensive maritime collection.

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