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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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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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Viking Days

June 20 - June 21

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

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The WoodenBoat Show

June 26 - June 28
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 2020

Independence Day Celebration

July 4
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 26

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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August 2020

Antique Marine Engine Exposition

Antique Marine Engine Exposition

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

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September 2020

By Land and By Sea: Antique Vehicle Show

September 26
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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October 2020

Mystic River Oyster Festival

October 3
Photo credit: Joy Torento, Mystic Oysters

Celebrate the history, growing, and cuisine of the popular shellfish. Bring your appetite!

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Nautical Nightmares

October 9 - October 30
File photo. Nautical Nightmares returns to Mystic Seaport Museum beginning October 12, 2018. This year's production is inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft. Photo credit: Mystic Seaport Museum

Inspiration for this year’s Nautical Nightmare, "Wake of the Banshee," is founded in the depths of Irish, Scottish, and English folklore.

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Chowder Days

October 10 - October 12
chowder days

Enjoy a variety of chowders and other seasonal delights at our annual Columbus Day Weekend event.

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October 31

Kids! Show off your best trick-or-treat costume at Mystic Seaport Museum.

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November 2020

Discovering Antarctica: 1820-2020

November 14, 2020 - October 24, 2021

Mystic Seaport Museum will present the exhibition Discovering Antarctica, marking the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica with the first-ever exhibition to explore the full history of human contact and our engagement with the Earth’s most extreme environment.

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Field Days

November 27 - November 28

Let the children burn off some energy during Field Days at Mystic Seaport Museum.

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Lantern Light Tours

November 27 - December 20
Lantern Light Tours

For the 40th Anniversary of the Museum's Lantern Light Tours, tour goers will immediately recognize the influences of that most Victorian of Christmas tales, Charles Dickens’s "A Christmas Carol."

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December 2020

Community Carol Sing

December 20
community carol sing

Community Carol Sing. Free admission to everyone who donates a canned food item to help combat hunger in the Mystic community.

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Holiday Magic

December 26 - December 31
holiday magic

Enjoy special family-fun activities at Mystic Seaport Museum during the holiday break.

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