President’s Letters

The opening video projection in the SEACHANGE exhibition.

An Experience Greater Than Ever

On behalf of the entire Mystic Seaport community, thank you to everyone who helped make 2016 such a milestone year for Mystic Seaport!

A Change for the Good

It is with great anticipation that we open “SeaChange” in the Collins Gallery in the new Thompson Exhibition Building.

Drakan Harald Harfagre

A Parade of Vessels

One of the wonderful qualities of Mystic Seaport is how it is a destination for so many interesting vessels.

Thompson Exhibition Building

Remarkable News

Late the following Monday, we received some remarkable news. Amanda Thompson Riegel, in a congratulatory and grateful email, shared with me how pleased they were with their visit and all of the Thompson Building-related events. In fact, they were so inspired by what they had seen and experienced that Amanda and her mother decided to […]

Achieving the Vision

It is with great anticipation that we welcome the month of September! On September 24, we will finally arrive at a long-awaited event: the opening of the Thompson Exhibition Building, which is the final manifestation of a vision created by Museum leadership and staff, and supported by lead donors Wade and Angela Thompson along with […]

EMMA C. BERRY in the 2016 Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous.

Sailing Near and Far

As we head into the month of August, we are reminded that it is in all likelihood the busiest month of the year when it comes to maritime activity.

The replica yacht AMERICA. Photo courtesy Next Level Sailing.

A Month of Inspiration

There is always so much to look forward to in the month of June at Mystic Seaport, but before looking forward, I’d like to make a comment about the past.

Thompson Exhibition Building west facade.

Kicking Off a New Year

With the simple turn of a page on the calendar, Mystic Seaport closed its fiscal year Saturday, April 30, and opened a new one the next day.

Young visitors watching one of the Harrison sea clocks.

Reflecting on “Ships, Clocks & Stars”

At the end of the day on March 28, the last visitor left “Ships, Clocks &Stars,” officially bringing to closure what has been an extraordinary exhibition.