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October 2017

Learn a Lost Art – Classic Book Binding

October 28, 2017
Image: Bookbinding Materials

In this one-day class, you will create a flat-back book using a 19th-century book binding techniques.

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December 2017

Drop-in Holiday Crafts

December 17, 2017

Join us for holiday craft-making!

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January 2018

Coopering for Beginners

January 6
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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February 2018

Valentine’s Day Dinner and Open Hearth Cooking Class — SOLD OUT

February 10

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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March 2018

Coopering for Beginners

March 5
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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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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Celestial Navigation in the Age of Sail

March 17 - March 18

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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Codfish Fry-Days at the Open Hearth

March 23
codfish

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

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Modern Celestial Navigation

March 24 - March 25

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

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SOLD OUT: A Traditional Music Class

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

Celestial Navigation in the Age of Sail

April 7 - April 8
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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Introduction to Coastal Navigation

April 14

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
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
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
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 - April 22

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

Fundamentals of Traditional Norse Boatbuilding

May 31 - June 3
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

Introduction to Wood Carving: Carve and Leaf a Star

June 2 - June 3
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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Boating with Tides and Tidal Currents

June 9
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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Introduction to Coastal Weather

June 16

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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July 2018

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

July 7
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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Historic Printing for Beginners

July 17

This workshop offers the opportunity to learn to set and print using historic 19th-century methods and tools.

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Historic Printing for Beginners

July 19

This workshop offers the opportunity to learn to set and print using historic 19th-century methods and tools.

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August 2018

Introduction to Wood Carving: Carve and Leaf a Star

August 11 - August 12
The Ship Carver shop at Mystic Seaport

In this two-day workshop, learn the fundamentals of wood carving and applying gold leaf by carving and gilding your very own star.

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Historic Printing for Beginners

August 14
Students visit the Mystic Print Shop

This workshop offers the opportunity to learn to set and print using historic 19th-century methods and tools.

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Historic Printing for Beginners

August 16
Mystic Print Shop

This workshop offers the opportunity to learn to set and print using historic 19th-century methods and tools.

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September 2018

Original Slow Food Movement

September 8
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One event on an unspecified date at 4:30pm

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

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SOLD OUT: Basic Blacksmithing

September 19

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

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CANCELLED: Introduction to Coastal Weather

September 22

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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Easy Introductory Celestial Navigation

September 29 - September 30

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

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October 2018

Modern Celestial Navigation

October 13 - October 14

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

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SOLD OUT: How ‘Bout Them Apples?

October 13

You will learn authentic New England methods to prepare and preserve apples for use year-round.

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