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May 2018

Original Slow Food Movement

May 5
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Learn the art of open-hearth cooking in the 1768 Buckingham-Hall House.

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Book signing: ‘Henny and Her Boat’

May 12

“Henny and Her Boat: Righteousness and Resistance in Nazi-Occupied Denmark," by Howard Veisz, is now available in our bookstore.

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The Vikings Begin: Treasures from Uppsala University, Sweden

May 19 - September 30
Viking Helmet, 7th century. Copyright: Gustavianum, Uppsala University Museum.

The exhibit includes priceless treasures, including helmets, shields, weapons, glass, and other artifacts dating back to the seventh century.

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Decoration Day

May 28
Decoration Day

2018 is the 150th anniversary of Memorial Day. Join us as we mark the day as they did in 1876.

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June 2018

New! Mystic Seaport Museum Garden Tours 2018

June 1 - June 3

Celebrate the arrival of summer 2018 with a private tour of the gardens at Mystic Seaport in the company of our master gardeners.

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Spring Seamanship Seminar

June 2

Start off your 2018 boating season with a visit to Mystic Seaport and leave with skills to enhance the rest of your season.

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Sea Music Festival

June 7 - June 10

Come hear an amazing array of performers from across the world perform traditional and contemporary maritime music.

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Naturalization Ceremony

Mystic Seaport will be hosting a Naturalization Ceremony along with officials from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Department.

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Viking Days

June 16 - June 17
Detail of a Viking Helmet from THE VIKINGS BEGIN Opening at Mystic Seaport in May 2108

The Vikings are coming to Mystic Seaport! Did you know that Vikings never wore helmets with horns? Or that the term “Viking” is actually a verb used by the Scandinavian people for when the men took time out of their summers to go “Viking?” Another etymology derives “viking” from the noun “vik”, meaning creek, inlet, or small bay. Two related exhibitions will coincide at Mystic Seaport this spring. The Vikings Begin: Treasures from Uppsala University, Sweden, one of the world’s…

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Introduction to Coastal Weather

June 16

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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The WoodenBoat Show

June 22 - June 24
WoodenBoat Show

The festival, which is hosted in partnership with WoodenBoat Publications, celebrates the design and craftsmanship of wooden craft.

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July 2018

Independence Day Celebration

July 4
Celebrate an 1876 Fourth of July at Mystic Seaport.

Join us as we celebrate America’s birthday circa 1876!

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Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous

July 28 - July 29

Join us for the Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous, a dazzling display of high-quality antique and classic vessels including cruisers, sailboats and runabouts.

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August 2018

Model Yacht Regatta

August 11

J Class and International One Meter class models race off the north dock at Mystic Seaport.

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Antique Marine Engine Exposition

2018 Engine Show Featured Engine c.1895 Naphtha Launch Engine, manufactured by New York Gas Engine and Power Company in Morris Heights, NY, It has 3 cylinders and generates about 2 HP. Owned by James Wright, Stonington, CT.

Join us for the largest antique marine engine show in the nation.

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September 2018

Mystic River Oyster Festival

September 15

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

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Coastweeks Regatta

September 16
Coastweeks Regatta

Watch rowers race along the Mystic River at our annual regatta.

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By Land and By Sea: Antique Vehicle Show

September 23
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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October 2018

Chowder Days

October 6 - October 8

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

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December 2018

Community Carol Sing

December 16
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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