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December 2017

Drop-in Holiday Crafts

December 17

Join us for holiday craft-making!

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January 2018

Introduction to Wood Carving: Carve and Leaf a Star

January 6, 2018 - January 7, 2018
The Ship Carver shop at Mystic Seaport

Learn the fundamentals of wood carving and applying gold leaf by carving and gilding your very own star.

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Coopering for Beginners

January 6, 2018
Learn the art of making barrels and casks, an integral part of 19-century industry, at the Mystic Seaport Cooperage.

Join our master cooper and learn the techniques, terminology, and processes necessary to fashion round containers made of wood.

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SOLD OUT 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 ABCs of Wood Carving: Carving Letters

January 15, 2018 - January 19, 2018
The Ship Carver shop at Mystic Seaport

Learn the fundamentals of letter carving using traditional hand tools in the Museum’s historic Shipcarver’s shop.

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February 2018

Valentine’s Day Dinner and Open Hearth Cooking Class

February 10, 2018

You will enjoy a romantic candle-lit meal that you will prepare yourselves over the open-hearth guided by the experienced staff at the historic Buckingham-Hall House.

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Codfish Fry-Days at the Open Hearth

February 16, 2018 - March 23, 2018
codfish

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

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March 2018

Easy Introductory Celestial Navigation

March 3, 2018 - March 4, 2018

An easy introduction to the basic principles of celestial navigation from a modern perspective designed for yachtsmen and recreational boaters.

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Coopering for Beginners

March 5, 2018
Learn the art of making barrels and casks, an integral part of 19-century industry, at the Mystic Seaport Cooperage.

Join our master cooper and learn the techniques, terminology, and processes necessary to fashion round containers made of wood

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Fundamentals of Hand-Forged Bladesmithing

March 5, 2018 - April 9, 2018

Learn how to build a coal fire, forge, quench, temper, and sharpen your own knife blade from high carbon steel.

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Basic Blacksmithing Class

March 7, 2018 - April 11, 2018

Join a small group for six evenings of blacksmithing fun.

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Introduction to Coastal Weather

March 10, 2018

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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St. Patrick’s Day Dinner on the Open Hearth

March 10, 2018

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

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Celestial Navigation in the Age of Sail

March 17, 2018 - March 18, 2018

A fast-paced introductory workshop in the history and the techniques of celestial navigation as it was practiced aboard American vessels in the Age of Sail.

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Modern Celestial Navigation

March 24, 2018 - March 25, 2018

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

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

March 31, 2018

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

Traditional Celestial Navigation using HO249

April 3, 2018 - April 5, 2018
Sextant

A fast-paced introduction to standard celestial navigation as it was practiced in the second half of the 20th century.

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Original Slow Food Movement

April 7, 2018 - April 18, 2018

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

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Celestial Navigation in the Age of Sail

April 7, 2018 - April 8, 2018
Sextant

A fast-paced introductory workshop in the history and the techniques of celestial navigation as it was practiced aboard American vessels in the Age of Sail.

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Modern Celestial Navigation

April 10, 2018 - April 12, 2018
Plath Sextant, 1930

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

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Introduction to Coastal Navigation

April 14, 2018

This three-day workshop will provide a hands-on approach to determining your position using charts and features in the water and ashore.

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First Impressions Printing Workshop

April 17, 2018
print shop

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

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First Impressions Printing Workshop

April 18, 2018
print shop

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

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First Impressions Printing Workshop

April 19, 2018
print shop

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

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Lunars: Finding Longitude by Lunar Distances

April 21, 2018 - April 22, 2018

An intermediate level class in the famous method of finding longitude by observing the Moon’s angular separation from the Sun and bright stars.

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May 2018

Original Slow Food Movement

May 5, 2018 - May 18, 2018

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

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Traditional Celestial Navigation using HO249

May 5, 2018 - May 6, 2018
Plath Sextant, 1930

A fast-paced introduction to standard celestial navigation as it was practiced in the second half of the 20th century.

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Celestial Navigation in the Age of Sail

May 8, 2018 - May 10, 2018

A fast-paced introductory workshop in the history and the techniques of celestial navigation as it was practiced aboard American vessels in the Age of Sail.

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Boating with Directions by Magnetic Compass

May 19, 2018

This workshop will teach the student to understand the Earth’s magnetic field and its influence on the compass

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Modern Celestial Navigation

May 26, 2018 - May 27, 2018

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

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Fundamentals of Traditional Norse Boatbuilding

May 31, 2018 - June 3, 2018
Norse boatbuilding techniques

During this four-day, intensive class, participants will learn the fundamental boat building methods of the Viking Age.

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June 2018

Boating with Directions by Magnetic Compass

June 9, 2018
A mariner's compass manufactured by Jonathan Eade, circa 1750. Such compasses were crucial tools to assist mariners in determining in which direction they were sailing. Image courtesy National Maritime Museum, London.

This workshop will teach the student to understand the Earth’s magnetic field and its influence on the compass

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