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September 2019

September is Member Appreciation Month!

September 1 - September 30

Members Matter at Mystic Seaport Museum and September is when we say, "Thank you!"

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Member Tour: ROANN and BRILLIANT – SOLD OUT!

September 18

Join us for this special opportunity to get onboard two of Mystic Seaport Museum’s incredible vessels, Roann and Brilliant. These extraordinary vessels are not available for public access. Our tour guide will take tour participants on board and below decks* for the first time, discussing the history of both of these remarkable vessels. Roann was constructed in the mid-1940s and remains one of the last surviving eastern-rigged draggers. She fished New England waters for more than 50 years. Brilliant is…

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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.

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Member Preview: J.M.W. Turner: Watercolors from Tate

Tate: "The Artist and His Admirers," 1827, J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851) ©Tate, London 2018

An exclusive preview of Mystic Seaport Museum’s newest exhibit – J.M.W. Turner: Watercolors from Tate

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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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Turner Opening Program: David Blayney Brown and Nicholas Bell in Conversation

October 5
"Conversations with Turner: The Watercolors," edited by Nicholas R. Bell

Conversation on J.M.W. Turner and his art by David Blayney Brown and Nicholas.

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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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Members Only: Collection Vault Tour

October 12
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)

Members are invited on a special tour of Mystic Seaport Museum’s Collections Research Center. The Museum is only able to display a small fraction of its vast collection of artwork, ship models, scrimshaw, film, video, and other historical items through Museum exhibits. Join us as Senior Curator Fred Calabretta leads us into the vault to highlight a sampling of these incredible artifacts not available to the public.

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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.

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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

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.

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Daisy Girl Scouts: Be a Space Science Explorer!

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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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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Holiday Bakes: Pies and Puddings – SOLD OUT

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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Brownie Girl Scouts: Be a Space Science Adventurer!

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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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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January 2020

Junior Girl Scouts: Be a Space Science Investigator!

January 11, 2020
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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February 2020

Cadette Girl Scouts: Be a Space Science Researcher!

February 1, 2020
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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Senior Girl Scouts: Be a Space Science Expert!

February 22, 2020
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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