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October 2018

Modern Celestial Navigation

October 13 - October 14

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

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SOLD OUT: How ‘Bout Them Apples?

October 13

You will learn authentic New England methods to prepare and preserve apples for use year-round.

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Book Signing: Eric Dolin

October 13

Eric Jay Dolan will be in our Maritime Bookstore to sign copies of his new book, "Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates".

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Jessica Ryals: Life as a Woman on the Water

October 18
adventure series 2018

Hosted by Mystic Seaport Museum for more than 65 years, the Adventure Series provides a unique opportunity for attendees to meet adventurers firsthand and experience a wide array of challenges.

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Becoming American: Promise and Prejudice

October 18

“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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Educators Appreciation Day

October 20

Don't miss Educators Appreciation Day, featuring free admission for teachers, after school professionals, and their families.

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Book Signing: Matthew McKenzie

October 20

Join us for a book signing with the author, an associate professor of history and maritime studies at the University of Connecticut and currently serves on the New England Fishery Management Council.  

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Make a Spooky Impression – Printing Class

October 20
Students visit the Mystic Print Shop

Set and print Halloween cards using our 19th-century techniques and equipment with one of our master printers. There are no “ghost” writers involved – you get to print them yourself and take them home to share! This class is for children ages 8 and older accompanied by an adult.

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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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SOLD OUT 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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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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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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Modern Celestial Navigation

November 9 - November 10
Plath Sextant, 1930

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

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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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Relics of Surpassing Interest: The Franklin Expedition on Display, 1854-2018

November 16
Masin Room, Thompson Exhibition Building + Google Map

How do we tell a story with objects? How did our forebears do it? And why are they often referred to as “relics,” as though they had an almost sacred status?

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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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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: Help Wanted? Immigration and Work

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

Member Preview: “Death in the Ice: The Mystery of the Franklin Expedition”

December 1

Be the first to dive into the mystery of Sir John Franklin and the crew of the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror.

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Opening Ceremony for “Death in the Ice: The Mystery of the Franklin Expedition”

December 1
The HMS EREBUS Bell © Parks Canada, Marni Wilson, 2014. The ship’s bell was the first artifact recovered from HMS EREBUS. It is marked with "1845," the year Franklin’s Expedition departed Britain.

Mystic Seaport Museum will mark the opening of its newest exhibition, Death in the Ice: The Mystery of the Franklin Expedition, with a public ceremony beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, December 1.

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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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Exploring the Franklin Shipwrecks: The Arctic Underwater Archaeology of HMS EREBUS and HMS TERROR

December 1
Masin Room, Thompson Exhibition Building + Google Map

SOLD OUT What was it like to be one of the first archaeologists to dive on both HMS Erebus and HMS Terror after their discovery in the Canadian Arctic in 2014 and 2016 respectively?

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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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Seaport After Seven: Arctic Nights

Seaport After Seven returns—with some history and some mystery. You won’t want to miss Arctic Nights!

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

December 8
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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