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February 2018

Codfish Fry-Days at the Open Hearth

February 16 - March 23

Fry your own traditional codfish cakes in this hands-on experience at the historic Buckingham-Hall House.

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Murmur Business After Hours

February 21

Join Mystic Seaport and the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut for a Business After Hours in the Museum's newest exhibition, "Murmur: Arctic Realities."

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By George! Celebrate Washington’s Birthday

February 22

We will commemorate the day cooking some favorites in the Buckingham-Hall House (including cake)!

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The Science of Pingos

February 24

Dr. Anna Liljedahl, of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, will give a talk for all interest levels about the fascinating science behind pingos.

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March 2018

Murmur Yoga

March 3
Mystic Seaport is proud to offer Yoga in the Pingo in its new exhibition, “Murmur: Arctic Realities” with world renowned yoga instructor Coral Brown. Brown is pictured here in front of the "Murmur" sculpture. Photo: Joe Michael/Mystic Seaport

Join world-renowned yoga instructor Coral Brown in the Museum's newest exhibition, "Murmur: Arctic Realities."

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St. Patrick’s Day Dinner on the Open Hearth

March 10

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a traditional New England feast that includes boiled dinner and a few Irish treats.

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Syma Ebbin: Researching Native Fisheries in the Pacific Northwest

March 15

The resources, traditions, and issues facing Native American fisheries in Alaska and Washington State.

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A Traditional Music Class: Ballads, Chanteys, and Songs of the Sailor

March 31

This four-lesson series will sharpen your musical skills while exploring the rich connections between music and the sea.

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April 2018

Original Slow Food Movement

April 7

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

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Pirate Days

April 17 - April 18

Avast, ye hearties, Mystic Seaport’s Pirate Days bring a treasure trove of fun for the whole family.

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First Impressions Printing Workshop

April 17
print shop

Adults sign up with your youngster and learn a brief history of printing and get hands-on instruction.

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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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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

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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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 4

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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