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September 2019

Basic Blacksmithing

September 11

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

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Farm to Hearth: The Original Slow Food Movement

September 14
open hearth cooking

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

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October 2019

Celestial Navigation in the Age of Sail

October 5 - October 6

A fast-paced introductory workshop in the history and the actual techniques of celestial navigation as it was practiced aboard American vessels in the Age of Sail. We'll learn how to take sights and work calculations, especially as done aboard Mystic Seaport Museum's premier vessel, the 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan. Examining original logbooks and navigational calculations from its voyages, we'll apply these same methods to modern navigation. In this class, we'll learn how to use and adjust sextants and octants,…

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Chowder Chats

October 12

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

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How ‘Bout Them Apples

October 19

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

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Beyond Basic Blacksmithing Class

October 30 - December 4

A class for you who has taken the Basic Blacksmithing class at the Museum and wants to go further.

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November 2019

Modern Celestial Navigation

November 2 - November 3
Plath Sextant, 1930

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

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Introduction to Chanteys and Songs of the Sailor: A Beginner’s Music Class

November 2 - November 23
Masin Room, Thompson Exhibition Building + Google Map

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. Led by the Museum’s chantey staff, this class includes both musical instruction and hands-on work experience aboard our historic vessels. At the end of the class, participants are invited to share their new-found skills through a public concert and performance on…

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Ballads, Chanteys, and Songs of the Sailor: An Intermediate Music Class

November 2 - November 23
Masin Room, Thompson Exhibition Building + Google Map

Join us for a special music class designed for students who want to expand their knowledge of sea music beyond the basics. This four-lesson series will continue the themes of our beginner’s music class while digging deeper into the origins and traditions of music at sea. Led by the Museum’s chantey staff, this class includes in-depth musical instruction and hands-on work experience aboard our historic vessels. At the end of the class, participants are invited to share their new-found skills…

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Holiday Bakes: Pies and Puddings

November 16

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

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December 2019

Holiday Bakes: Cakes and Cookies

December 14

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

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