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December 2018

SOLD OUT: Holiday Bakes: Cakes and Cookies

December 15

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

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January 2019

Introduction to Wood Carving: Carve and Leaf a Star

January 5, 2019 - January 6, 2019
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 5, 2019
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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Introduction to Hearth Cooking

January 7, 2019

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

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The ABCs and 123s of Wood Carving

January 21, 2019 - January 25, 2019
The Ship Carver shop at Mystic Seaport

In this hands-on workshop that spans five days, hunker down with our master carver and learn the fundamentals of letter and number carving using traditional hand tools.

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Buckingham Bread Baking

January 21, 2019

Chase away the winter chills with the comfort of freshly baked warm bread from the hearth. Join Mystic Seaport Museum staff Mary Pat Thayer at the Buckingham-Hall House to bake yeast bread in a cast iron bake kettle. Try your hand at the following things: proofing yeast – how does it work?, learning  about Autolyse, active dry vs instant yeast, mixing ingredients, kneading dough, first and second rise – managing heat to help the rise, shaping dough, using coals from…

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The A-B-Cs and 1-2-3s of Wood Carving

January 27, 2019
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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Wood Carving – Scroll Embellishment Workshop

January 28, 2019 - January 30, 2019
A ship carver's work

Advance your carving skills in this 3-day intensive workshop where you will create the same type of decorative scrollwork found on the stern of a clipper ship.

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February 2019

Coopering for Beginners

February 2, 2019
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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Valentine’s Day Dinner and Open Hearth Cooking Class

February 9, 2019

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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Basic Blacksmithing

February 13, 2019

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

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March 2019

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner on the Open Hearth

March 16, 2019

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

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April 2019

Beyond Basic Blacksmithing

April 3, 2019

Want to hone the skills you picked up in our Basic Blacksmithing class? Step back in time to practice and further develop your traditional blacksmithing skills with our experts.

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Codfish Fry at the Open Hearth

April 12, 2019
codfish

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

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Introduction to Coastal Weather

April 13, 2019

The course will cover interpretation of weather maps, satellite images and marine weather forecasts – “the big picture” – but will concentrate on local observations which we can all make.

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May 2019

Introduction to Coastal Navigation

May 11, 2019

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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Original Slow Food Movement

May 11, 2019

Knowledgeable cooks will guide you as you roast, bake, stir, and sizzle your way through the preparation of a traditional 19th-century farm-to-table meal.

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June 2019

Boating with Tides and Tidal Currents

June 22, 2019
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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