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January 2019

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

January 27, 2019
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, 2019 - January 30, 2019
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, 2019
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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New! Brownie Girl Scouts: Be a Space Science Adventurer!

February 9, 2019
Treworgy Planetarium

Our NEW workshops will provide girl scouts with the knowledge, materials, and encouragement to complete the NEW Space Science badges!

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Behind the Canvas: Jonathan McPhillips

February 9, 2019

Jonathan McPhillips, painter and instructor, demonstrates his process for creating a maritime-themed painting.

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Valentine’s Day Dinner and Open Hearth Cooking Class

February 9, 2019

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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Basic Blacksmithing

February 13, 2019

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

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New! Junior Girl Scouts: Be a Space Science Investigator!

February 16, 2019
Treworgy Planetarium

By the end of this two-hour workshop, Junior girl scouts will have completed MOST of the requirements for their Space Science Explorer badge.

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Dr. William Fitzhugh: Journeys through the Arctic

February 21, 2019

For more than 30 years, Dr. William Fitzhugh has been conducting fieldwork in remote regions in the Arctic, researching circumpolar archeology, environments, and northern cultures and people. His studies have taken him to northern Canada, Alaska, Siberia, Scandinavia, and Mongolia. Dr. Fitzhugh has been the Director of the Smithsonian Institute’s Arctic Studies Center since 1988 and the Smithsonian’s Arctic Anthropology Curator since 1970. Hosted by Mystic Seaport Museum for more than 65 years, the Adventure Series provides a unique opportunity…

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By George! Celebrate Washington’s Birthday

February 22, 2019

We will commemorate the day cooking some favorites in the Buckingham-Hall House (including cake)! Drop by!

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March 2019

Behind the Canvas: William D. Hobbs

March 9, 2019

William has sought to explore those aspects of moving water that have always held his fascination.

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John Kerr and Carol Simons: Dreamers Before the Mast

March 14, 2019

Join us as authors John Kerr, ship’s historian, and Carol Simons share the many adventures experienced on board this extraordinary ship.

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St. Patrick’s Day Dinner on the Open Hearth

March 16, 2019

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

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April 2019

Beyond Basic Blacksmithing

April 3, 2019

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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Behind the Canvas: Cindy House

April 6, 2019

Cindy House has developed a unique way of using pastels to capture the beauty of the natural world.

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Paul Krantz: Riding the Wild Ocean

April 11, 2019

Author Paul Krantz began his sailing career at the age of 3 when he went sailing for the first time with his father.

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Codfish Fry at the Open Hearth

April 12, 2019

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, 2019

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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Pirate Days

April 16, 2019 - April 17, 2019

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

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May 2019

Boating with Directions by Magnetic Compass

May 11, 2019
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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Original Slow Food Movement

May 11, 2019

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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Introduction to Coastal Navigation

May 18, 2019

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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Decoration Day

May 27, 2019
Decoration Day

2018 is the 150th anniversary of Memorial Day. Join us as we mark the day as they did in 1876.

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June 2019

Viking Days

June 1, 2019 - June 2, 2019

Mystic Seaport Museum will be transformed in celebration of Viking culture.

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Sea Music Festival

June 6, 2019 - June 9, 2019

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

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Naturalization Ceremony

June 14, 2019

Mystic Seaport will be hosting a Naturalization Ceremony along with officials from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Department.

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Boating with Tides and Tidal Currents

June 15, 2019
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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The WoodenBoat Show

June 28, 2019 - June 30, 2019
WoodenBoat Show

The festival, which is hosted in partnership with WoodenBoat Publications, celebrates the design and craftsmanship of wooden craft.

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July 2019

Independence Day Celebration

July 4, 2019
Celebrate an 1876 Fourth of July at Mystic Seaport.

Join us as we celebrate America’s birthday circa 1876!

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Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous

July 27, 2019 - July 28, 2019

Join us for the Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous, a dazzling display of high-quality antique and classic vessels including cruisers, sailboats and runabouts.

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Moby-Dick Marathon

July 31, 2019 - August 1, 2019
Moby-Dick Marathon

Join us for our annual 24-hour reading of Herman Melville’s masterpiece, "Moby-Dick."

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August 2019

Model Yacht Regatta

August 2, 2019 - August 4, 2019

J Class and International One Meter class models race off the north dock at Mystic Seaport.

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Antique Marine Engine Exposition

August 17, 2019 - August 18, 2019
2018 Engine Show Featured Engine c.1895 Naphtha Launch Engine, manufactured by New York Gas Engine and Power Company in Morris Heights, NY, It has 3 cylinders and generates about 2 HP. Owned by James Wright, Stonington, CT.

Join us for the largest antique marine engine show in the nation.

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September 2019

Coastweeks Regatta

September 15, 2019
Coastweeks Regatta

Watch rowers race along the Mystic River at our annual regatta.

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By Land and By Sea: Antique Vehicle Show

September 22, 2019
2018 featured vehicle is a 1910 Stanley Model 70 steam car, 2 cylinders, 20 HP. It is owned by John Linderman of Glastonbury, CT.

See more than 100 antique cars, trucks, and motorcycles as they take over the grounds.

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