Season’s Greetings!

I’d like to add my holiday cheer to all our members and friends.

Giving Thanks

I’m glad to report that Hurricane Sandy’s arrival brought with it impressive winds and surge, but our staff’s response was once again exemplary.

Annual Meeting of Members

On September 21, Mystic Seaport held the 83rd Annual Meeting of Members, which is an opportunity for our members to hear reports on the state of Museum and to celebrate the milestone years of longtime members.

Take Your Time

Taking one’s time – to linger, to pause, to appreciate – is a skill that is difficult to exercise, perhaps now more than ever. How fortunate we are to have a place like Mystic Seaport where “taking one’s time” is valued, if not required.

Autumn at Mystic Seaport

Fall is Our Second Summer

As I have said before, fall is a second summer for Mystic Seaport. The grounds are just as active and engaged, and we do not disappoint.

An Election

Since early May, the management team at Mystic Seaport has been dealing with an effort by some of our employees to unionize through the AFT Connecticut.

Setting Course for this Summer

By the time the E-Newsletter “goes to press” the WoodenBoat Show, along with the Small Craft Workshop, will have just packed up, leaving Mystic Seaport suddenly quiet yet with a feeling of accomplishment.

Welcome, summer!

Welcome, summer!

All the staff would agree how wonderful it is to have the public streaming back to the campus. It’s been a great start to the year, building on what was a successful end to fiscal year 2012 on April 30.

Leading the Way

Last month in a ceremony at the state Capitol in Hartford, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the State Senate declared the 2013-14 academic year to be the “Year of the Charles W. Morgan.”

Mystic Seaport: The School of America and the Sea

It has long been the mission of Mystic Seaport to attend to the broad education of its visitors and members, both young and old. Today our educational programs span kindergarten to post-graduate levels in our effort “to inspire an enduring connection to the American maritime experience.”