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October 2018

Make a Spooky Impression – Printing Class

October 20
Students visit the Mystic Print Shop

Set and print Halloween cards using our 19th-century techniques and equipment with one of our master printers. There are no “ghost” writers involved – you get to print them yourself and take them home to share! This class is for children ages 8 and older accompanied by an adult.

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Celestial Navigation in the Age of Sail

October 27 - October 28

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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Halloween at the Hearth

October 27

Join the staff of the Buckingham-Hall House at Mystic Seaport Museum as we explore some of the older traditions used to honor the dead.

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November 2018

Ballads, Chanteys, and Songs of the Sailor

November 3

Join us for a special music class that celebrates the songs of the sailor including chanteys, ballads, and so much more.

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Introduction to Chanteys and Songs of the Sailor

November 3

Join us for a special music class that celebrates the songs of the sailor including chanteys, ballads, and so much more. This four lesson series will sharpen your musical skills while introducing the rich connections between music and the sea.

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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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SOLD OUT: Tea Time

November 3

We will be taking a short journey through the vast history of Tea, from its beginning, to its international introduction, and even the start of a revolution.

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Modern Celestial Navigation

November 6 - November 8
Plath Sextant, 1930

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

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Beyond Basic Blacksmithing

November 7 - December 12

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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Make A Rope Wreath

November 8
wreath

Just in time for the holiday season, join us to make a wreath for your home.

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Make a Rope Wreath

November 13
wreath

Just in time for the holiday season, join us to make a rope wreath for your home.

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Holiday Bakes: Pies and Puddings

November 17

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

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Make a Good Holiday Impression – Printing Class

November 17
Mystic Print Shop

Set and print holiday cards using our 19th-century techniques and equipment with one of our master printers. Jingle all the way to our historic print shop to make cards you can take home and share! This class is for children ages 8 and older accompanied by an adult.

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Make a Good Holiday Impression – Printing Class

November 26 - November 27

Set and print holiday cards using our 19th-century techniques and equipment with one of our master printers.

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December 2018

Sweet Histories – Sugar & Molasses

December 1

Join us for a sweet presentation at the Buckingham-Hall House followed by a brief cooking demonstration and taste-testing.

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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 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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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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