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September 2019

Dog Day

September 15
Dog Day September 15

Every dog will receive free admission for one human all day!

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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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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
mystic seaport classes

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

"The Artist and His Admirers," 1827, J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851) Tate: Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856 ©Tate 2019

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

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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
chowder days

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)

Mystic Seaport 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
chowder chats buckingham-hall house

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

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Book signing: Paul Krantz

October 12
Museum Store, South Entrance + Google Map

Author Paul S. Krantz stops by to sign copies of his book "Riding the Wild Ocean" in the Museum's Store at the South Entrance.

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“My Name is ‘Ōpūkaha’ia”

Moses Goods as Opukahaia

The Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives commemorates the 200th anniversary of the first Congregational mission to Hawai'i with "The Hawai'i, New England Connection," a 30-day tour of History Theatre, panel discussions, and cultural events. This series explores the history and contemporary results of the intersection of New England and Hawaiian culture, which began in 1819 when the first missionaries left Boston for Hawai'i and continues today. "The Hawai'i, New England Connection" is a making a stop at Mystic…

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How ‘Bout Them Apples

October 19
mystic seaport class

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

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Booksigning: The Wicked Pilgrim: The true story of the Englishman who gave Mayflower II to America

October 19
Museum Store, South Entrance + Google Map

Randal Charlton is signing his book "The Wicked Pilgrim: The true story of the Englishman who gave Mayflower II to America" in the Museum’s Gift Shop at the south entrance.

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Trick-or-Treat

October 31
Trick-or-Treat

Kids! Show off your best trick-or-treat costume at Mystic Seaport Museum.

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November 2019

Seaport after Seven: London Calling

seaport after seven web pic

A brilliant night of all things British, as we celebrate the art of J.M.W. Turner at our next 21+ after-hours party.

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Modern Celestial Navigation

November 2 - November 3
celestial navigation tool

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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Science Teacher Professional Development at the Treworgy Planetarium

Treworgy Planetarium

The Museum invites science teachers of all grade levels to join us for a special day of professional development on November 5, 2019.

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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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Jim Tildesley: The Navy, the Mob, and Other Dominant Influences in Turner’s Britain

November 9
Masin Room, Thompson Exhibition Building + Google Map

Jim Tildesley, former director of the Scottish Maritime Museum and Member of the UK National Historic Ships Committee, discusses conditions in Europe during the time of celebrated painter J.M.W. Turner.

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Rope Wreath Making

November 12

Make your own rope wreath at Mystic Seaport Museum.

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Member Evening: “J.M.W. Turner: Watercolors from Tate”

November 15
Thompson Building Store, Thompson Exhibition Building + Google Map

Members evening with J.M.W. Turner

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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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Rope Wreath Making

November 20

Make your own rope wreath at Mystic Seaport Museum.

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2019-2020 Adventure Series: Gemina Garland-Lewis: Baleias e Baleeiros – The Work of a National Geographic Explorer

November 21
gemina garland-lewis

2019 -2020 Adventure Series

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Field Days

November 29 - November 30

Let the children burn off some energy during Field Days at Mystic Seaport Museum.

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Members Double Discount Days

November 29 - December 8
Museum Store

Members Double Discount Days

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December 2019

Book Signing: “Ahab’s Rolling Sea” by Richard J. King

December 7
Museum Store, South Entrance + Google Map

Richard J. King sign's his new book "In Ahab’s Rolling Sea: A Natural History of Moby-Dick" in the Museum's main store.

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Member NYC Trip – National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey and Rockefeller Center

December 11

Member NYC Trip to National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey and Rockefeller Center

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