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November 2018

Holiday Bakes: Pies and Puddings

November 17, 2018
mystic seaport class

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, 2018
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, 2018 - November 27, 2018

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, 2018

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

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SOLD OUT: Holiday Bakes: Cakes and Cookies

December 15, 2018

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 - January 6
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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SOLD OUT: Coopering for Beginners

January 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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Introduction to Hearth Cooking

January 7

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 - January 25
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

Chase away the winter chills with the comfort of freshly baked warm bread from the hearth. J

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

January 27
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 - January 30
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
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

February 9

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 2019

Easy Introductory Celestial Navigation

March 16 - March 17

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

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SOLD OUT St. Patrick’s Day Dinner on the Open Hearth

March 16

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

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

March 30

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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April 2019

Beyond Basic Blacksmithing

April 3

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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Celestial Navigation in the Age of Sail

April 6 - April 7

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 at the Open Hearth

April 12
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

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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Lunars: Finding Longitude by the Moon

April 27 - April 28

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 2019

Introduction to Coastal Navigation

May 11

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

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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Modern Celestial Navigation

May 18 - May 19
celestial navigation tool

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

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June 2019

Boating with Directions by Magnetic Compass

June 2
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 students to understand the Earth’s magnetic field and its influence on the compass.

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Boating with Tides and Tidal Currents

June 22
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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September 2019

Basic Blacksmithing–SOLD OUT

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
mystic seaport classes

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.

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Chowder Chats

October 12
chowder chats buckingham-hall house

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
mystic seaport class

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

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November 2019

Modern Celestial Navigation

November 2 - November 3
celestial navigation tool

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

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Daisy Girl Scouts: Be a Space Science Explorer!

Scouts and youth groups experience the thrill of sleeping aboard a tall ship when participating in the Museum's Anchor Watch program.

Girl Scouts take your new Space Science badges at Mystic Seaport Museum.

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Rope Wreath Making

November 12

Make your own rope wreath at Mystic Seaport Museum.

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