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January 2020

Chowder Chats

January 15
Chowder Days

Chase away the winter chills with a hearty bowl of fish chowder!

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2019-2020 Adventure Series: Journey to the Dark Side of the Planet: Exploring the Earth’s Deepest Ocean Environments

January 16

2019-2020 Adventure Series

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Monday, January 20, children are FREE!

January 20

Tate: The Artist and his Admirers, 1827, J.M.W. Turner (1775–1851) © Tate. On Monday, January 20, when the children are having a holiday, Mystic Seaport Museum will let children and youth (ages 17 and younger) in for FREE. The children and youth need to be accompanied by a paying adult. Open on this Monday will be the exhibition J.M.W. Turner: Watercolors from Tate in the Collins Gallery, the Thompson Exhibition Building (at the Museum’s north end…

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Carve Your Own Scroll

January 20 - January 22

In this workshop, students will learn to carve their own decorative scroll using traditional hand tools.

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Winter Preserves

January 25

Join our experienced staff to make several dishes featuring food that would commonly have been preserved for the long winter months in New England.

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Behind the Canvas: A Special Program for Art Lovers – Bill Davis

January 25

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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Thursdays Under the Stars – These events have been cancelled or postponed.

January 30 - March 26
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

Cadette Girl Scouts: Be a Space Science Researcher!

Scouts and youth groups experience the thrill of sleeping aboard a tall ship when participating in the Museum's Anchor Watch program.

Girl Scouts take your new Space Science badges at Mystic Seaport Museum.

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Basic Blacksmithing Class – SOLD OUT!

February 5 - March 11

Join a small group for six evenings of blacksmithing fun.

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Turner After Hours

Extra chances to see the unique J.M.W. Turner exhibition.

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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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Valentine’s Day Dinner

Get ready for a lovely Valentine’s Day meal at the Museum's Buckingham-Hall House.

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Live Piano Music in Turner

Gary Chapman, pianist for the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, will perform music from J.M.W. Turner’s era.

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Turner After Hours

February 10 - February 20

Extra chances to see the unique J.M.W. Turner exhibition.

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Members Tours: Paper Treasures from the Collections

Among Mystic Seaport Museum’s extraordinary collections are many gems on paper. Images of ships, boats, sailors, rivers, oceans, and beaches have illustrated many of America’s most familiar forms of printed artifacts including posters, prints, sheet music, currency, trade cards, advertisements, and more. Many of these items also represent fascinating stories, such as one particular steamship “disaster print” issued in 1854 by Nathaniel Currier. This attractive lithograph reveals stories of shipwreck, rescue, the California Gold Rush, America’s best maritime artist, and…

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“Résonances Boréales”: A Live Music Performance to accompany the Northern Lights on the Planetarium Dome – SOLD OUT!

Join us at the Treworgy Planetarium for a special performance of "Resonances Boreales" by Canadian musician Roman Zavada.

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Ice Festival

February 15 - February 17

Celebrate the great outdoors in New England with the Ice Festival at Mystic Seaport Museum.

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“Résonances Boréales”: A Live Music Performance to accompany the Northern Lights on the Planetarium Dome – SOLD OUT!

Join us at the Treworgy Planetarium for a special performance of "Resonances Boreales" by Canadian musician Roman Zavada.

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Live Piano in Turner

February 16 - February 17

Gary Chapman, pianist for the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, will perform music from J.M.W. Turner’s era.

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“Résonances Boréales”: A Live Music Performance to accompany the Northern Lights on the Planetarium Dome – SOLD OUT!

Join us at the Treworgy Planetarium for a special performance of "Resonances Boreales" by Canadian musician Roman Zavada.

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2019-2020 Adventure Series: Mary Maynard Drake: SCUD Around the World

February 20

2019-2020 Adventure Series

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Inspired by Turner’s Whaling Oil Paintings: Insights into 19th-Century British Whaling

February 21
Masin Room, Thompson Exhibition Building + Google Map
The CHARLES W. MORGAN sails on Block Island Sound en route to Newport on June 15, 2014

Join us for a talk by Matthew Stackpole on highlights of 19th-century British whaling, a topic Turner addressed in four paintings. A native of Nantucket and son of whaling historian and former Mystic Seaport Museum Curator Edouard A. Stackpole, Matthew Stackpole grew up in the Thomas Greenman House on the grounds of the Museum. He was the Ship’s Historian and a Major Gifts Officer for the Charles W. Morgan’s Restoration and 38th Voyage and is a former American History teacher…

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Member Open House: Last Opportunity to View “J.M.W. Turner: Watercolors from Tate”

Last chance to view J.M.W. Turner at Mystic Seaport Museum.

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Senior Girl Scouts: Be a Space Science Expert!

Scouts and youth groups experience the thrill of sleeping aboard a tall ship when participating in the Museum's Anchor Watch program.

Girl Scouts take your new Space Science badges at Mystic Seaport Museum.

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Sailor Skills – Ropework

February 22
Sail loft ropes

Join one of our experienced staff members to try your hand at some traditional ropework.

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Behind the Canvas: A Special Program for Art Lovers – David Monteiro

February 22

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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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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St. Patrick’s Day Meal Over the Open Hearth – This event has being cancelled or postponed.

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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2019-2020 Adventure Series: Melissa Miller: Crossing Every Ocean – For Science – This event has been cancelled or postponed.

March 19

This event has been cancelled or postponed. If you have registered for this event, you will be contacted by the Museum to receive more information! 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…

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Behind the Canvas: A Special Program for Art Lovers – Quentin Snediker – This event has been postponed.

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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Codfish Fry at the Open Hearth – This event has been cancelled or postponed.

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

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Member Tour: Ship Models – Secrets & Stories – This event has been cancelled or postponed.

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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Connecticut Safe Boating/Personal Watercraft Class (all ages welcome) -This Event Has Been Cancelled Or Postponed

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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