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September 2017

Sold Out: Brilliant Day Sail

September 10
Brilliant: Auxiliary Schooner

Come learn to sail a 61-foot schooner while cruising local waters.

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Rising Sea Levels and You

September 14
Masin Room, Thompson Exhibition Building + Google Map
Philadelphia Piers

Join us for a presentation about the environmental issues facing our coastal region,

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Tree Swallow River Cruise

September 28

Join us for a cruise to witness the evening aerial acrobatics of hundreds of thousands of tree swallows.

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October 2017

Basic Blacksmithing

October 4

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

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Book Signing: A Connecticut Christmas

October 7

Author Caryn B. Davis will be in the Maritime Bookstore to sign “A Connecticut Christmas.”

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Nautical Nightmares

October 13 - October 29

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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Dyer Dhow Derby

October 14
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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In Pursuit of Plastic

October 19

International science writer, artist, and wildlife rehabilitator Erica Cirino is on a mission to find out the truths about plastic pollution and its impact on the planet.

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Educators Appreciation Day

October 21

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

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Day Trip to New Bedford Whaling Museum & Historic District

October 24

Join us for a trip to New Bedford, MA, to explore the New Bedford Whaling Museum and surrounding historic neighborhoods.

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Ballads, Chanteys, and Songs of the Sailor

October 28

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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SOLD OUT! – Introduction to Half-Model Construction

Half model

Learn the basics of half-hull construction by carving a model sailboat.

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Learn a Lost Art – Classic Book Binding

October 28
Image: Bookbinding Materials

In this one-day class, you will create a flat-back book using a 19th-century book binding techniques.

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Book Signing: “In Pursuit of Giants”

October 28

"In Pursuit of Giants" is a moving elegy and a call to arms for the protection of the "great fish."

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Book Signing: “The Palatine Wreck”

October 28

Two days after Christmas in 1738, a British merchant ship traveling from Rotterdam to Philadelphia grounded in a blizzard on the northern tip of Block Island.

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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 2017

Navigation Symposium: The History and Future of Celestial Navigation

November 3 - November 5
Sextant

A weekend gathering of practical navigators, experts in navigation theory, and historians of science.

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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! – How ‘Bout Them Apples?

November 4

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

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Booksigning: Tamara Plakins Thornton

November 4

Professor and author Tamara Plakins Thornton will sign copies of her book "Nathaniel Bowditch and the Power of Numbers: How a Nineteenth-Century Man of Business, Science, and the Sea Changed American Life."

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SOLD OUT! Make a Rope Wreath

November 9
wreath

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

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Veterans Day

November 10 - November 12

Mystic Seaport will offer free admission to active-duty and retired military personnel through the weekend.

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Book Signing: Russ Kramer

November 11

Maritime artist Russ Kramer will sign copies of his new book "Great Yachts: The Maritime Paintings of Russ Kramer."

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Book signing: Paul Krantz

November 12

Author Paul S. Krantz stops by to sign copies of his book, “Riding the Wild Ocean” in the Maritime Bookstore.

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Traditional Boat Building

November 16 - November 19

Gain hands-on experience in nearly every phase of traditional boat construction.

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Restoring MAYFLOWER II

November 16
MAYFLOWER II's stern peeks out from underneath the temporary structure nicknamed "the Mailbox."

Learn about the challenges and triumphs of the on-going restoration of MAYFLOWER II.

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SOLD OUT! – Holiday Bakes: Pies and Puddings

November 18

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

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SOLD OUT: Member Tour: MAYFLOWER II Restoration Project

November 18
MAYFLOWER II

Take a behind the scenes tour of the current restoration project of the MAYFLOWER II.

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Sold Out! – Make a Rope Wreath

November 20
wreath

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

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Field Days

November 24 - November 25

House filled with visiting family for the holiday and you’re looking for something to do? Join us for Field Days!

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Members’ Double Discount Shopping Days

November 24 - December 3
Need a gift or a souvenir? Step inside our Museum Store for one-of-a-kind maritime products.

Almost everything in the Museum Store and online is 20 percent off for Members.

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Book signing: Paul Krantz

November 25

Author Paul S. Krantz stops by to sign copies of his book, “Riding the Wild Ocean” in the Maritime Bookstore.

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Make A Rope Wreath

November 27
wreath

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

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December 2017

Sold Out! Holiday Bakes: Pies and Puddings

December 2

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

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Don Sineti CD Signing

December 2

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

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