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June 2019

Naturalization Ceremony

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

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Streamlined: From Hull To Home Opens

June 15

This exhibition charts the progress of streamlining from naval engineering through design/manufacturing, and into our everyday vocabulary.

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Tintype Photographs by Rob Gibson

June 15

Rob Gibson travels the back roads of America on his vintage Harley Davidson with the "world's fastest darkroom" sidecar in search of subjects for his antique wet plate cameras.

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Plein Air Painters of the Maritime Gallery

June 18 - June 22
Artist Jan Pawlowski paints en plein air at Mystic Seaport in 2016. Mr. Pawlowski will be participating in the 2017 exhibition and show. Photo credit: Mystic Seaport

Artists can be found on the grounds of the Mystic Seaport Museum capturing the shifting light along the Mystic River.

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Member Evening: Spotlight on “Streamlined”

June 20

Explore the newly opened exhibition, "Streamlined: From Hull to Home" after hours, when the Museum is closed to the general public.

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Seaport After Seven: Summer Solstice

June 21

Celebrate the Summer Solstice al fresco with Prohibition-era cocktails on the lawn and access to two fascinating exhibitions.

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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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The WoodenBoat Show

June 28 - June 30
WoodenBoat Show

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

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Small Craft Workshop

June 28 - June 30
Small Craft Workshop

Share your small craft with other registered boaters during this three-day celebration.

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Book Signing: Jason W. Smith

June 28

Join us in the Maritime Bookstore for a signing with Jason W. Smith, author of "To Master the Boundless Sea: The U.S. Navy, the Marine Environment, and the Cartography of Empire" (Flows, Migrations, and Exchanges).

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Book Signing: Matthew McKenzie

June 29

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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Author Talk & Signing: Ron Holland

June 29
Masin Room, Thompson Exhibition Building + Google Map

Join us in the Masin Room for a fascinating talk followed by a book signing with Ron Holland.

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Author Talk & Signing: Roger Taylor

June 29
Masin Room, Thompson Exhibition Building + Google Map

Join us in the Masin Room for a talk and book signing by Roger Taylor, author of volumes 1 and 2 of the biography of L. Francis Herreshoff. Taylor will focus on the recently published second volume, "The Flowering of Genius, 1931-1972."

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Author Talk & Signing: Kaci Cronkhite

June 29
Masin Room, Thompson Exhibition Building + Google Map

Join us in the Masin Room for a talk and book signing with Kaci Cronkhite, author of "Finding Pax."

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Book Signing: Roger Taylor

June 30

Join us for a book signing by Roger Taylor, author of volumes 1 and 2 of the biography of L. Francis Herreshoff. Taylor will focus on the recently published second volume, The Flowering of Genius, 1931-1972.

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July 2019

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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Music Cruise on Steamboat SABINO

July 11
Take a ride aboard SABINO, one of the oldest wooden, coal-fired steamboats still in operation.

Steam down the Mystic River towards Fisher Island Sound for a sunset cruise on SABINO with foot-stomping rock and roll sea chanteys with the band Sharks Come Cruisin'.

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Classic Woodie Car Show

July 13

Classic Woodie cars (pre-1970) are invited to display on the Village Green from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday July 13.

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AOTQ: Runa and the BENJAMIN F. PACKARD Cabin

July 13

Arts on the Quad returns! Pack your blanket or lawn chairs and find your perfect spot for viewing.

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Plymouth Whale Watch Adventure

July 17
Whale Breaching

Join us for a cruise through the waters of Cape Cod Bay and Stellwagen Banks to witness the majesty of whales in their natural habitat.

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Apollo Day at the Planetarium

Apollo 11 moon landing (Photo: NASA)

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing, we invite visitors to join us at the Treworgy Planetarium for a series of fun moon-themed activities for all ages!

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Book Signing: Kevin Gilheany

July 20

"Minding the Helm – An Unlikely Career in the U.S. Coast Guard" is Kevin Gilheany's story of his 20-year career in the U.S. Coast Guard.

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SABINO Dixieland Jazz Cruise–SOLD OUT!

July 25
Take a downriver cruise aboard our 1908 steamboat 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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The Restoration and Circumnavigation of Comet by Howard Park

July 26
Masin Room, Thompson Exhibition Building + Google Map

Talk by Howard Park about the restoration and circumnavigation of Comet.

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Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous

July 27 - July 28

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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Book signing: Captain Paul Lobo

July 27

Captain Paul Lobo will be signing Crossing the Bar: The Adventures of a San Francisco Bay Bar Pilot on Saturday, July 27 from 2 to 5 p.m., in the main store. 

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AOTQ: The New London Big Band and “Streamlined”

July 27

Arts on the Quad returns! Pack your blanket or lawn chairs and find your perfect spot for viewing.

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Moby-Dick Marathon

July 31 - August 1
Moby-Dick Marathon

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

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August 2019

Airstream Rally

August 3 - August 4
An Airstream Trailer in front of the Thompson Building

Airstream Rally - Airstream owners will show their trailers on the Museum campus.

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Acoustic Music Cruise on SABINO–SOLD OUT

August 8
Side of a steamboat named Sabino

Start your weekend early with a musical Thursday night cruise downriver on Sabino!

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Model Yacht Regatta

August 10 - August 11

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

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Member Preview: Mary Mattingly’s Open Ocean

August 10

For Members and Members Guests Only - An exclusive preview of Mystic Seaport Museum’s newest exhibit – Mary Mattingly’s Open Ocean.

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Mary Mattingly’s Open Ocean – Opening Day

August 10

Special programs for the opening of the artist Mary Mattingly's new exhibition "Mary Mattingly's Open Ocean".

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AOTQ: Figureheads and Flock Theatre

August 10

Arts on the Quad returns! Pack your blanket or lawn chairs and find your perfect spot for viewing.

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Antique Marine Engine Exposition

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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