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April 2019

Paul Krantz: Riding the Wild Ocean

April 11

Author Paul Krantz began his sailing career at the age of 3 when he went sailing for the first time with his father.

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Codfish Fry at the Open Hearth

April 12
codfish

Fry your own traditional codfish cakes in this hands-on experience in the Buckingham-Hall House.

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Introduction to Coastal Weather

April 13

The course will cover interpretation of weather maps, satellite images and marine weather forecasts – “the big picture” – but will concentrate on local observations which we can all make.

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Pirate Days

April 16 - April 17
pirate days

Avast, ye hearties, Mystic Seaport’s Pirate Days bring a treasure trove of fun for the whole family.

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Member Tour: Watercraft Hall

April 26

Members are invited to join us for a tour of our Watercraft Hall, which is the home of the remaining 460 vessels not accessible to the public.

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The Northwest Passage: The Voyages of the Exploration Yacht LATITUDE

April 26
Masin Room, Thompson Exhibition Building + Google Map

Captain Meahger’s presentation of modern photos and footage provides a contemporary view of the Northwest Passage and a unique perspective on the challenges faced by the Franklin Expedition.

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Lunars: Finding Longitude by the Moon

April 27 - April 28

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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May 2019

Member Trip: Ellis Island

May 1

Join us for a trip to NYC to visit Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty!

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Historical Cruise From Stonington to Watch Hill

May 8 - May 31
Dodson Boat Yard, 194 Water St.
Stonington, CT 06378 United States
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Captain Jack Spratt’s two-hour historical charter boat Encore tours the harbors of Stonington and Watch Hill, Little Narragansett Bay, Pawcatuck River, Sandy Point and Napatree.

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Introduction to Coastal Navigation

May 11

This three-day workshop will provide a hands-on approach to determining your position using charts and features in the water and ashore.

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Original Slow Food Movement

May 11

Knowledgeable cooks will guide you as you roast, bake, stir, and sizzle your way through the preparation of a traditional 19th-century farm-to-table meal.

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Mother’s Day at the Museum

May 12

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Mystic Seaport Museum!

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Annual Plant Sale

May 16 - May 17
Flowers bloom in front of the Buckingham Hall House

The Museum's greenhouse is bursting at the seams! Help us out by coming to our annual plant sale and bringing home a truckload of beautiful healthy plants!

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Modern Celestial Navigation

May 18 - May 19
Plath Sextant, 1930

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

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Members’ Annual Meeting and Recognition Day

May 18
Member Burgee

Please join us for our Annual Members’ Meeting.

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Focus on Photography: Back-to-Back Curators’ Tours

May 22
Studio portrait of a black man identified as Edward Wiggins. A dog sits beside him in a wicker chair. "Edw. [Edward] Wiggins" is scratched on the plate. Circa 1890-1899. Photo Credit: Mystic Seaport Museum MSM 1977.160.1171

Join us for a program that includes two exciting tours related to the photography exhibition, “When This You See, Remember Me.”

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Dwight Collins: Biking the Atlantic

May 23

RESCHEDULED from November: Join us as Dwight Collins recounts his harrowing journey of over 2,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean, a feat which earned him the world record for fastest human-powered crossing.

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Decoration Day

May 27
Decoration Day

2018 is the 150th anniversary of Memorial Day. Join us as we mark the day as they did in 1876.

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June 2019

Viking Days

June 1 - June 2

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

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Concert: The American Rogues

June 1

Back from their awesome performance in 2018 at Arts on the Quad, The American Rogues are guaranteed to rock Viking Days!

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Boating with Directions by Magnetic Compass

June 2
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 students to understand the Earth’s magnetic field and its influence on the compass.

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Sea Music Festival

June 6 - June 9

Come hear an amazing array of performers from across the world perform traditional and contemporary maritime music.

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Acoustic Music Cruise on SABINO

June 13
Ride aboard one of the oldest wooden, coal-fired steamboats still in operation, the Sabino.

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

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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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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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