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February 2017

Life in Balance: The Art of Nikki McClure

February 3, 2017 - March 4, 2018
Artwork by Nikki McClure

In her first exhibition on the Eastern Seaboard, papercut artist Nikki McClure brings her vision of the world to Mystic Seaport with “Life in Balance: The Art of Nikki McClure,” a collection of original pieces that is now open in the museum’s C.D. Mallory Building. Considered one of the leading papercut artists in the world, McClure’s specialty is chronicling the details of everyday life. The exhibition consists of 36 original papercuts by the Washington state artist, representing a cross section…

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September 2017

International Marine Art Exhibition and Sale

September 23, 2017 - December 31, 2017
Ian Hansen, "Ship Dreadnought," Oil, 36 x 24

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

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October 2017

17th National Exhibition of the American Society of Marine Artists

October 14, 2017 - January 21, 2018

"Contemporary American Marine Art" features outstanding works by top artists.

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November 2017

Maritime Miniatures by Maritime Masters

November 18, 2017 - January 31, 2018
Yoko Gados, Cutty Sark Christmas, Oil, 6 X 6

This invitational exhibition features more than 100 small paintings by top Gallery artists.

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Lantern Light Tours: A Christmas Ghost Story

November 24 - December 23
Lantern Light Tours at Mystic Seaport. Photo Credit: Mystic Seaport

Set on Christmas Eve in the year 1876, the play unfolds through five scenes of historical hilarity featuring a gentlemen’s athletic contest, a spirited circle dance, a visit with old St. Nick, and a horse and carriage ride.

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December 2017

Preserving Plum Island

December 14

Save the Sound's Chris Cryder will share the facts about Plum Island, take you on a virtual tour, and discuss the latest efforts to preserve it.

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Don Sineti CD signing

December 16

Don Sineti, folksinger, songwriter, Mystic Seaport chanteyman, will sign copies of his CDs in the Maritime Bookstore.

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Community Carol Sing

December 17
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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Drop-in Holiday Crafts

December 17

Join us for holiday craft-making!

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Member Day Trip: Newport for the Holidays

December 19

Travel by bus from Mystic Seaport to Newport, RI for a day filled with holiday mansion tours, seaside dining, and shopping.

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Holiday Magic

December 26, 2017 - December 31, 2017
Holiday Magic

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

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January 2018

Introduction to Wood Carving: Carve and Leaf a Star

January 6, 2018 - January 7, 2018
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 6, 2018
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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Introduction to Hearth Cooking

January 8, 2018

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

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Chantey Blast and Pub Sing

January 13, 2018

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

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The ABCs of Wood Carving: Carving Letters

January 15, 2018 - January 19, 2018
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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The Crew of the Oliver Hazard Perry: Life on the High Seas

January 18, 2018

During the spring of 2017, the crew and students on board the OLIVER HAZARD PERRY sailed to Cuba, providing the opportunity of a lifetime

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Murmur: Arctic Realities

January 20, 2018 - April 11, 2018
A rendering of the pingo featured in MURMUR based on photogrammetry. Photo courtesy John Grade Studio

Murmur: Arctic Realities will present a groundbreaking new experience by John Grade, one of world’s leading contemporary artists.

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February 2018

Behind the Canvas: Russ Kramer

February 3, 2018

Through a painting demonstration, Russ will show us how he is able to create a unique “first-hand” experience in his paintings.

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Valentine’s Day Dinner and Open Hearth Cooking Class

February 10, 2018

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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Nelson Simon: The Accidental Sailor

February 15, 2018

He found himself fighting for survival in the midst of what became known as “The Perfect Storm.” Join us as Nelson Simon recounts his harrowing tale.

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Codfish Fry-Days at the Open Hearth

February 16, 2018 - March 23, 2018
codfish

Fry your own traditional codfish cakes in this hands-on experience at the historic Buckingham-Hall House.

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By George! Celebrate Washington’s Birthday

February 22, 2018

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

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Behind the Canvas: Leif Nilsson

February 24, 2018

Leif will lead us on a journey as he shows us through photos various paintings of the stages of their development.

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March 2018

Easy Introductory Celestial Navigation

March 3, 2018 - March 4, 2018

An easy introduction to the basic principles of celestial navigation from a modern perspective designed for yachtsmen and recreational boaters.

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Coopering for Beginners

March 5, 2018
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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Fundamentals of Hand-Forged Bladesmithing

March 5, 2018 - April 9, 2018

Learn how to build a coal fire, forge, quench, temper, and sharpen your own knife blade from high carbon steel.

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Basic Blacksmithing Class

March 7, 2018 - April 11, 2018

Join a small group for six evenings of blacksmithing fun.

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Introduction to Coastal Weather

March 10, 2018

The course will cover interpretation of weather maps, satellite images and marine weather forecasts but will concentrate on local observations which we can all make.

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Behind the Canvas: Cindy House

March 10, 2018

Cindy House has developed a unique way of using pastels to capture the beauty of the natural world.

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St. Patrick’s Day Dinner on the Open Hearth

March 10, 2018

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

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Syma Ebbin: Researching Native Fisheries in the Pacific Northwest

March 15, 2018

The resources, traditions, and issues facing Native American fisheries in Alaska and Washington State.

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Celestial Navigation in the Age of Sail

March 17, 2018 - March 18, 2018

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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Modern Celestial Navigation

March 24, 2018 - March 25, 2018

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

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A Traditional Music Class: Ballads, Chanteys, and Songs of the Sailor

March 31, 2018

This four-lesson series will sharpen your musical skills while exploring the rich connections between music and the sea.

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