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September 2018

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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SOLD OUT: Member Tour of Watercraft Hall

September 29

Join us for a Members-only tour of the Watercraft Hall, with more than 470 rarely seen vessels from the collection.

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Book Signing: Lincoln Paine

September 29

Join us to meet Lincoln Paine, author of Down East: An Illustrated History of Maritime Maine and The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World. Down East is an engaging overview of Maine’s maritime history ranges from early Native American travel and fishing to pre-Plymouth European settlements, wars, international trade, shipbuilding, boom-and-bust fisheries, immigrant quarrymen, quick-lime production, yachting, and modern port facilities, all unfolding against one of the most dramatic seascapes on the planet. Down East can be read…

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October 2018

Becoming American: The Century of Immigration: 1820-1934

October 4

“Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience” is a six-week public program featuring documentary film screenings.

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SABINO Dixieland Jazz Cruise

October 5
SABINO

Steam down the Mystic River towards Fisher Island Sound for a sunset cruise on Sabino with foot-tapping Dixieland jazz.

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Book signing: Paul Krantz

October 6

Author Paul S. Krantz stops by to sign copies of his book, “Riding the Wild Ocean” in the Maritime Bookstore.

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Nautical Nightmares

October 12 - October 28
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

This year's show, "A Creature Among Us," is a dramatic experience that explores ghost tales, legends, and mysteries of days gone by.

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Dyer Dhow Derby

October 13
Dyer Dhows

The Dyer Dhow Derby is an annual regatta held in honor of the yacht clubs, sailing associations, and individuals who have donated to or supported our Dyer Dhow fleet.

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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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Book Signing: Eric Dolin

October 13

Eric Jay Dolan will be in our Maritime Bookstore to sign copies of his new book, "Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates".

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Jessica Ryals: Life as a Woman on the Water

October 18
adventure series 2018

Hosted by Mystic Seaport Museum for more than 65 years, the Adventure Series provides a unique opportunity for attendees to meet adventurers firsthand and experience a wide array of challenges.

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Becoming American: Promise and Prejudice

October 18

“Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience” is a six-week public program featuring documentary film screenings.

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Educators Appreciation Day

October 20

Don't miss Educators Appreciation Day, featuring free admission for teachers, after school professionals, and their families.

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Book Signing: Matthew McKenzie

October 20

Join us for a book signing with the author, an associate professor of history and maritime studies at the University of Connecticut and currently serves on the New England Fishery Management Council.  

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Make a Spooky Impression – Printing Class

October 20
Students visit the Mystic Print Shop

Set and print Halloween cards using our 19th-century techniques and equipment with one of our master printers. There are no “ghost” writers involved – you get to print them yourself and take them home to share! This class is for children ages 8 and older accompanied by an adult.

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Member Trip: Battleship Cove

October 24

Join us for an autumn day in Fall River, MA, as we visit Battleship Cove.

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SOLD OUT Becoming American: Immigration Artifacts

October 25
Explore the Museum's collections with the Munson Institute

“Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience” is a six-week public program featuring documentary film screenings.

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Celestial Navigation in the Age of Sail

October 27 - October 28

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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Members Tour: Curiosities from the Collections

October 27
Scrimshaw from the permanent collection of Mystic Seaport Museum. A $735,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation will fund new scholarship and curation of these artifacts, which will result in a new exhibition on maritime folk art with the working theme “The Sea as Studio.” (Photo credit: Joe Michael/Mystic Seaport Museum)

A special behind the scenes tour of Mystic Seaport Museum’s Collections Research Center.

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Halloween at the Hearth

October 27

Join the staff of the Buckingham-Hall House at Mystic Seaport Museum as we explore some of the older traditions used to honor the dead.

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Free

Halloween Trick or Treat

October 31
Trick or Treat at Mystic Seaport

Join us for the annual trick-or-treat event at Mystic Seaport – perfect for ages 10 and younger.

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November 2018

Becoming American: Between Two Worlds: Identity and Acculturation

November 1

“Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience” is a six-week public program featuring documentary film screenings.

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Ballads, Chanteys, and Songs of the Sailor

November 3

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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Introduction to Chanteys and Songs of the Sailor

November 3

Join us for a special music class that celebrates the songs of the sailor including chanteys, ballads, and so much more. This four lesson series will sharpen your musical skills while introducing the rich connections between music and the sea.

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SOLD OUT: Tea Time

November 3

We will be taking a short journey through the vast history of Tea, from its beginning, to its international introduction, and even the start of a revolution.

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Becoming American: The Stonington Fishing Oral History Project

November 8
ROANN arriving in Cape May, NJ

Join us for a Curator talk by Fred Calabretta on the Stonington Fishing Oral History Project.

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Make A Rope Wreath

November 8
wreath

Just in time for the holiday season, join us to make a wreath for your home.

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Modern Celestial Navigation

November 9 - November 10
Plath Sextant, 1930

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

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Make a Rope Wreath

November 13
wreath

Just in time for the holiday season, join us to make a rope wreath for your home.

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Dwight Collins: Transatlantic Tango – Biking the Atlantic

November 15

In 1992, Collins pedaled from Newfoundland to England in 41 days. His harrowing journey of more than 2,000 miles earned him the world record for the fastest human-powered crossing of the Atlantic.

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Postponed: Becoming American: Help Wanted? Immigration and Work

November 15

“Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience” is a six-week public program featuring documentary film screenings.

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Relics of Surpassing Interest: The Franklin Expedition on Display, 1854-2018

November 16
Masin Room, Thompson Exhibition Building + Google Map

How do we tell a story with objects? How did our forebears do it? And why are they often referred to as “relics,” as though they had an almost sacred status?

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Holiday Bakes: Pies and Puddings

November 17

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
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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