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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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By Land and By Sea: Antique Vehicle Show

September 24

See more than 100 antique cars, trucks, and motorcycles as they take over the grounds.

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Mystic River Oyster Festival

September 30

Celebrate the history, growing, and cuisine of the popular shellfish. Bring your appetite!

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SOLD OUT Members’ Only: SABINO River Cruise

September 30
SABINO

The Membership Office invites you and your family to come celebrate Sabino’s return to Mystic River on this Members' Downriver Cruise.

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October 2017

Basic Blacksmithing

October 4 - November 8

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

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Chowder Days

October 7 - October 9

Enjoy a variety of chowders and other seasonal delights at our annual Columbus Day Weekend event.

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Members’ Only: Sabino Downriver Cruise II

October 7
SABINO

You and your family are invited to come celebrate Sabino’s return season on our Members’ Only Downriver Cruise.

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Nautical Nightmares: A Creature Among Us

October 13 - October 29
Nautical Nightmares at Mystic Seaport

An eerie evening at Mystic Seaport, Nautical Nightmares is a dramatic experience that explores ghost tales, legends, and unsolved mysteries of days gone by.

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Modern Celestial Navigation

October 14 - October 15
Plath Sextant, 1930

This is a fast-paced introduction to celestial navigation from a modern perspective.

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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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Erica Cirino: 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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Celestial Navigation: 19th-Century Methods

October 28 - October 29
Treworgy Planetarium

A workshop in the history and the actual techniques of celestial navigation as it was practiced aboard American sailing vessels in the Age of Sail.

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Introduction to Half-Model Construction

Half model

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

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Free

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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Modern Celestial Navigation

November 11 - November 12

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

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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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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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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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December 2017

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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Chris Cryder: Preserving Plum Island

December 14

Chris Cryder, Special Projects Coordinator for Save the Sound, will share the facts about Plum Island, take us on a virtual tour, and discuss the latest efforts of what is being done to protect it.

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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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Holiday Magic

December 26, 2017 - January 1, 2018
Holiday Magic

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

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January 2018

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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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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February 2018

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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March 2018

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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