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January 2020

Maritime Paintings at Spicer Mansion

January 1 - June 30
Spicer Mansion, 15 Elm St
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Maritime Paintings at Spicer Mansion

Select paintings from the Maritime Gallery now adorn the walls of Spicer Mansion, a luxury boutique inn in historic downtown Mystic.

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Thursdays Under the Stars

January 30 - March 26
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 26, 2020

Treworgy Planetarium projector

Join us this winter for one of our hour-long programs on Thursday at the Planetarium.

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February 2020

Basic Blacksmithing Class – SOLD OUT!

February 5 - March 11

Join a small group for six evenings of blacksmithing fun.

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Basic Blacksmithing Class – SOLD OUT

February 6 - March 12

Join a small group for six evenings of blacksmithing fun.

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Huge Print, Photograph, and Frame Sale at the Art Loft

February 15 - February 29
The Art Loft

Huge Print and Photograph Sale at the Art Loft at Mystic Seaport Museum.

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Maritime Paintings at Ocean House

February 18 - June 3

The Maritime Gallery is pleased to exhibit a select group of paintings at the Ocean House in Watch Hill, R.I.

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Family Fun Sundays

February 23 - March 22

Let the joy of play brighten your winter day at Mystic Seaport Museum.

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Winter Treats: Pies and Puddings – SOLD OUT!

Join the staff of Mystic Seaport Museum at the Buckingham-Hall House to bake a few classic winter treats.

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March 2020

Introduction to Half-Model Construction

Half model

Learn the basics of half-hull construction by carving a model sailboat.

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Codfish Fry at the Open Hearth

Explore the life of a fisherman through a cultural, historic, and culinary tour.

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Varnishing Techniques

Varnishing techniques for traditional boats

Learn how to keep your traditional boat beautiful for years to come.

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St. Patrick’s Day Meal Over the Open Hearth

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

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Beyond Basic Blacksmithing Class

March 18 - April 22
mystic seaport classes

Want to hone the skills you picked up in our Basic Blacksmithing class?

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2019-2020 Adventure Series: Melissa Miller: Crossing Every Ocean – For Science

March 19

Marine technician Melissa Miller discusses her research expeditions that have taken her across six continents and all of the world’s oceans as a part of our Adventure Series. Melissa Miller spends up to half the year on research vessels as a marine technician for Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. She has traveled more than 125,000 nautical miles, the equivalent of nearly six times around the world, and has crossed every ocean. She has even been to the…

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Behind the Canvas: A Special Program for Art Lovers – Quentin Snediker

Experience a unique series of four programs with award-winning Maritime Gallery artists in the beautiful setting of the Maritime Gallery.

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Traditional Boat Building

March 26 - March 29

Gain hands-on experience in nearly every phase of traditional boat construction.

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Codfish Fry at the Open Hearth

Explore the life of a fisherman through a cultural, historic, and culinary tour.

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Member Tour: Ship Models – Secrets & Stories

A glimpse at our collection of ship models.

Join Mystic Seaport Museum's Senior Curator Fred Calabretta for a fascinating look behind the scenes at the Museum's ship models.

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

March 28 - April 18
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.

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

March 28 - April 18
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.

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Connecticut Safe Boating/Personal Watercraft Class (all ages welcome)

March 30 - March 31
Masin Room, Thompson Exhibition Building + Google Map

Qualify for the Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation which is required to operate a boat in the State of Connecticut.

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April 2020

Celestial Navigation in the Age of Sail

April 4 - April 5

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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Behind the Canvas: A Special Program for Art Lovers – Del-Bourree Bach

Experience a unique series of four programs with award-winning Maritime Gallery artists in the beautiful setting of the Maritime Gallery.

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Pirate Days

April 14 - April 15
pirate days

Avast, ye hearties, Mystic Seaport’s Pirate Days bring a treasure trove of fun for the whole family.

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2019-2020 Adventure Series: Rachael Z. Miller: Cleaning the World’s Waterways

April 16

2019-2020 Adventure Series

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Powerboat Handling Class (all ages welcome)

April 25 - May 2

Learn about powerboats and small marine outboard engine operation.

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Modern Celestial Navigation

April 25 - April 26

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

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SALT: Tracing Memories

April 30 - September 6

Mystic Seaport Museum is proud to present its latest exhibition, SALT: Tracing Memories by contemporary Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto.

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May 2020

Introduction to Coastal Navigation

This workshop will provide a hands-on approach to determining your position using charts and features on the water and ashore.

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Lunars: Finding Longitude by Lunar Distances

May 16 - May 17
celestial navigation tool

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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Members’ Annual Meeting and Recognition Day

May 16
Mystic Seaport Members' Burgee

Mystic Seaport Museum’s Annual Members’ Meeting to recognize members who are celebrating a milestone year.

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Decoration Day 1876

May 25

2020 is the 152nd anniversary of Memorial Day. Join us as we mark the day as they did in 1876.

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Boating with Directions by Magnetic Compass

This workshop will teach the students to understand the Earth’s magnetic field and its influence on the compass.

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June 2020

Sea Music Festival

June 11 - June 14

Come hear an amazing array of performers from across the world perform traditional and contemporary maritime music.

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Boating with Tides and Tidal Currents

This day-long workshop will provide an understanding of the celestial and geographic causes of tides; general tide and tidal current timing and local variations; determining the state of the tide and tidal current; and boating with tidal currents. Basic chart plotting skills are required. Course will be taught by Captain R.M. “Max” Maxwell. Class meets in the Susan P. Howell Classroom, below the Treworgy Planetarium.

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