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September 2019

SABINO Dixieland Jazz Cruise—SOLD OUT!

September 12, 2019
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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Members Only: Overnight on the JOSEPH CONRAD

September 14, 2019 - September 15, 2019
The Joseph Conrad

Mystic Seaport Members will have the opportunity to sleep on board the veteran training vessel, the JOSEPH CONRAD.

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Farm to Hearth: The Original Slow Food Movement

September 14, 2019
open hearth cooking

Join the staff of Mystic Seaport Museum at the Buckingham-Hall House in preparing a few classic, seasonal treats.

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Coastweeks Regatta

September 15, 2019
Coastweeks Regatta

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

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Dog Day

September 15, 2019
Dog Day September 15

Every dog will receive free admission for one human all day!

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Member Tour: ROANN and BRILLIANT – SOLD OUT!

September 18, 2019

Join us for this special opportunity to get onboard two of Mystic Seaport Museum’s incredible vessels, Roann and Brilliant. These extraordinary vessels are not available for public access. Our tour guide will take tour participants on board and below decks* for the first time, discussing the history of both of these remarkable vessels. Roann was constructed in the mid-1940s and remains one of the last surviving eastern-rigged draggers. She fished New England waters for more than 50 years. Brilliant is…

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Member Appreciation Night

September 20, 2019
Members, step inside our Membership Lounge during your next visit and enjoy complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, lemonade and Wi-Fi.

Visit Mystic Seaport Museum after hours for a free evening of Members-only special events.

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Annual International Marine Art Exhibition and Sale

September 28, 2019 - December 31, 2019
maritime art gallery

A juried show showcasing the recent work of the world's leading marine artists.

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October 2019

Member Trip – Intrepid: Sea, Air & Space Museum

October 2, 2019

Join us for a trip to visit the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City.

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Dyer Dhow Derby 2019

October 5, 2019
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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Celestial Navigation in the Age of Sail

October 5, 2019 - October 6, 2019
mystic seaport classes

A fast-paced introductory workshop in the history and the actual techniques of celestial navigation as it was practiced aboard American vessels in the Age of Sail.

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Member Preview: J.M.W. Turner: Watercolors from Tate

October 5, 2019
"The Artist and His Admirers," 1827, J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851) Tate: Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856 ©Tate 2019

An exclusive preview of Mystic Seaport Museum’s newest exhibit – J.M.W. Turner: Watercolors from Tate

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J.M.W. Turner: Watercolors from Tate

October 5, 2019 - February 23, 2020

Mystic Seaport Museum is the only North American venue for this unique exhibition on J.M.W. Turner’s watercolors.

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Turner Opening Program: David Blayney Brown and Nicholas Bell in Conversation

October 5, 2019
"Conversations with Turner: The Watercolors," edited by Nicholas R. Bell

Conversation on J.M.W. Turner and his art by David Blayney Brown and Nicholas.

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Members Only: Collection Vault Tour

October 12, 2019
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)

Mystic Seaport Members are invited on a special tour of Mystic Seaport Museum’s Collections Research Center. The Museum is only able to display a small fraction of its vast collection of artwork, ship models, scrimshaw, film, video, and other historical items through Museum exhibits. Join us as Senior Curator Fred Calabretta leads us into the vault to highlight a sampling of these incredible artifacts not available to the public.

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Chowder Chats

October 12, 2019
chowder chats buckingham-hall house

Join the staff of Mystic Seaport Museum at the Buckingham-Hall House in preparing a few classic, seasonal treats.

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Book signing: Paul Krantz

October 12, 2019
Museum Store, South Entrance + Google Map

Author Paul S. Krantz stops by to sign copies of his book "Riding the Wild Ocean" in the Museum's Store at the South Entrance.

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“My Name is ‘Ōpūkaha’ia”

Moses Goods as Opukahaia

The Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives commemorates the 200th anniversary of the first Congregational mission to Hawai'i with "The Hawai'i, New England Connection," a 30-day tour of History Theatre, panel discussions, and cultural events. This series explores the history and contemporary results of the intersection of New England and Hawaiian culture, which began in 1819 when the first missionaries left Boston for Hawai'i and continues today. "The Hawai'i, New England Connection" is a making a stop at Mystic…

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How ‘Bout Them Apples

October 19, 2019
mystic seaport class

Join the staff of Mystic Seaport Museum at the Buckingham-Hall House in preparing a few classic, seasonal treats.

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Booksigning: The Wicked Pilgrim: The true story of the Englishman who gave Mayflower II to America

October 19, 2019
Museum Store, South Entrance + Google Map

Randal Charlton is signing his book "The Wicked Pilgrim: The true story of the Englishman who gave Mayflower II to America" in the Museum’s Gift Shop at the south entrance.

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Beyond Basic Blacksmithing Class

October 30, 2019 - December 4, 2019
blacksmithing class

A class for you who has taken the Basic Blacksmithing class at the Museum and wants to go further.

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November 2019

Seaport after Seven: London Calling

November 1, 2019
seaport after seven web pic

A brilliant night of all things British, as we celebrate the art of J.M.W. Turner at our next 21+ after-hours party.

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Modern Celestial Navigation

November 2, 2019 - November 3, 2019
celestial navigation tool

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

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Introduction to Chanteys and Songs of the Sailor: A Beginner’s Music Class

November 2, 2019 - November 23, 2019
Masin Room, Thompson Exhibition Building + Google Map

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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Ballads, Chanteys, and Songs of the Sailor: An Intermediate Music Class

November 2, 2019 - November 23, 2019
Masin Room, Thompson Exhibition Building + Google Map

This four-lesson series will continue the themes of our beginner’s music class while digging deeper into the origins and traditions of music at sea.

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Science Teacher Professional Development at the Treworgy Planetarium

November 5, 2019
Treworgy Planetarium

The Museum invites science teachers of all grade levels to join us for a special day of professional development on November 5, 2019.

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Daisy Girl Scouts: Be a Space Science Explorer!

November 9, 2019
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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Jim Tildesley: The Navy, the Mob, and Other Dominant Influences in Turner’s Britain

November 9, 2019
Masin Room, Thompson Exhibition Building + Google Map
watercolor workshop painting

Jim Tildesley, former director of the Scottish Maritime Museum and Member of the UK National Historic Ships Committee, discusses conditions in Europe during the time of celebrated painter J.M.W. Turner.

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Rope Wreath Making

November 12, 2019

Make your own rope wreath at Mystic Seaport Museum.

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Member Evening: “J.M.W. Turner: Watercolors from Tate”

November 15, 2019
Private: Thompson Building Store, Thompson Exhibition Building + Google Map
watercolor workshop painting

Members evening with J.M.W. Turner

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Maritime Miniatures by Maritime Masters

November 16, 2019 - January 31, 2020

Maritime Miniatures by Maritime Masters is an invitational exhibition which features more than 100 small paintings by some 50 top Maritime Gallery artists and are available for purchase.

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Holiday Bakes: Pies and Puddings – SOLD OUT

November 16, 2019

Join the staff of Mystic Seaport Museum at the Buckingham-Hall House in preparing a few classic, seasonal treats.

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Rope Wreath Making

November 20, 2019

Make your own rope wreath at Mystic Seaport Museum.

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2019-2020 Adventure Series: Gemina Garland-Lewis: Baleias e Baleeiros – The Work of a National Geographic Explorer

November 21, 2019
gemina garland-lewis

2019 -2020 Adventure Series

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Members Double Discount Days

November 29, 2019 - December 8, 2019
Museum Store

Members Double Discount Days

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