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June 2018

Paddle Rental Program

June 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - October 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St.Essex06426United States + Google Map
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Paddle Program CRM’s Paddle Explorations Program opens for the season on June 16th and will run through October 8th.  Rent a canoe, kayak, or paddleboard and get out on the River on a self guided tour!  Paddlers are provided with a boat, paddles, PFD, and chart showing the local environs.  Rentals are available by reservation Thursday through Monday, in two hour increments.  Please call the Museum’s front desk (860-767-8269 ext.110) to make a reservation. June: Saturday and Sunday July &…

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October 2018

History Is…

October 6, 2018 @ 8:00 am - September 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm EDT
47 Strickland Rd., Greenwich, CT, United States, 47 Strickland Rd
Cos Cob,CTUnited States
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History Is..., Oct. 6 through Sept. 7, 2019, Greenwich Historical Society, 47 Strickland Road, Cos Cob. The newly reimagined Greenwich Historical Society Museum and campus connects visitors to the town's past and American Impressionist Art Colony. Info:greenwichhistory.org.

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November 2018

The Dawn of Modern Medicine: Selections from the Medical Artifact Collection of M. Donald Blaufox, MD, PhD

November 24, 2018 @ 12:00 am - April 7, 2019 @ 12:00 am EST
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The Bruce Museum presents a thought-provoking examination of how far medical technology advanced across the 19th century – and how once-revolutionary concepts and instruments became commonplace.,The exhibition showcases approximately 100 artifacts from the collection of M. Donald Blaufox, MD, PhD, ranging from surgical tools to quack patent medicines to early x-ray tubes, telling the story of how various branches of diagnostic and therapeutic medicine evolved.,“, exhibition will open our visitors' eyes to the remarkable history of medical instruments,” says Dr.…

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December 2018

Death in the Ice: The Mystery of the Franklin Expedition

December 1, 2018 @ 12:00 am - April 28, 2019 @ 12:00 am EST
Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Ave.Mystic06355United States
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In 1845, Sir John Franklin led the Royal Navy's sturdiest two ships into the Arctic to great international acclaim. His mission: to discover a Northwest Passage to Asia. Franklin and his crew of 128 men were never heard from again. Thirty-seven expeditions were launched from several countries in a decades-long effort to discover the fate of Franklin's men. Tantalizing clues, including graves, provisions, Inuit tales, and a single handwritten note told a grim story, but the men and ships would…

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Arts and Eats Stroll

December 3, 2018 @ 12:00 am - May 31, 2019 @ 12:00 am EST
Main Street, Main StreetWillimantic06226United States
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Take a leisurely stroll from one end of Main Street and nearby streets to explore all things Willimantic. The Mill Museum, Garden on the Bridge, Garibaldi's Restaurant, murals depicting thread mill scenes from days gone by, remnants of these thread mills, art exhibits, foot bridges, and other restaurants! So many things to see!, 

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January 2019

Masterpieces from the Museum of Cartoon Art

January 26 @ 12:00 am - April 20 @ 12:00 am EST
Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr.Greenwich06830United States
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Exhibit showcases more than 100 original works celebrating the history of this unique art form in America. Among the many items on display will be an early editorial cartoon by Thomas Nast, a spectacular , Sunday page by Hal Foster, and a witty , gag by Peter Arno, as well as classic ,, , and , comic strips.,Treasures from this rich and varied repository represent all of the cartoon genres, including comic strips, newspaper panels, comic books, editorial cartoons, magazine cartoons, caricature, illustration and animation. The artwork is on…

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March 2019

Still Life Watercolors with Jeanne Potter

March 19 @ 9:00 am - April 23 @ 12:00 pm UTC-5
Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, 84 Lyme Street
Old Lyme,CT06371United States
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Image: Jeanne Potter, Still Life Patterns, watercolor, 7 3/4" x 10 1/4" Still Life Watercolor with Jeanne Potter  Registration: $325 Tuesdays, March 19 - April 23, 9 am - 12 pm Weir Studio Discover how the delicate translucency and speed of watercolor is ideally suited to capturing light, shadows and form of still life arrangements. There will be an emphasis on using the watercolor medium including correct brushwork, water/pigment ratio and the application to various watercolor paper surfaces. Learn how…

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Still Life Watercolors with Jeanne Potter

March 19 @ 9:00 am - April 23 @ 12:00 pm UTC-5
Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, 84 Lyme Street
Old Lyme,CT06371United States
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Image: Jeanne Potter, Still Life Patterns, watercolor, 7 3/4" x 10 1/4" Still Life Watercolor with Jeanne Potter  Registration: $325 Tuesdays, March 19 - April 23, 9 am - 12 pm Weir Studio Discover how the delicate translucency and speed of watercolor is ideally suited to capturing light, shadows and form of still life arrangements. There will be an emphasis on using the watercolor medium including correct brushwork, water/pigment ratio and the application to various watercolor paper surfaces. Learn how…

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April 2019

Family Day: Portraits and Self-Portraits [DATE CHANGE]

April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-5
Bellarmine Hall, Fairfield University, 1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield,Connecticut06824United States
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**Note: Family Day Postcards incorrectly list the date of this event as April 13** Please join us on Saturday, April 27, for Family Day: Portraits and Self-Portraits. Family Day activities include arts & crafts and a child friendly gallery tour designed for ages 4-10. Session 1: 1 - 2:30 p.m.Session 2: 2:30 - 4 p.m. Please register number of children only. Space is limited. If you are unable to attend, please unregister online or contact the museum at museum@fairfield.edu. Image: Nicolò dell’Abate…

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May 2019

Decoration Day

May 27 @ 9:00 am EDT
Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Ave.Mystic06355United States
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Mystic Seaport will pay tribute to fallen Civil War soldiers during its annual Decoration Day ceremony.,Known today as Memorial Day, Decoration Day was formally instituted by the United States government in 1868 as a day of national remembrance of those killed during the Civil War. Decoration Day observances included tending and decorating the graves of the fallen, church services, solemn processions, and community suppers.,In the morning, visitors are invited to the museum's Fishtown Chapel to witness the memorials laid for…

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June 2019

The Adventures of Flat Stanley

June 1 @ 12:00 am - June 9 @ 12:00 am EDT
Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Road
West Hartford,CT06119United States
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Based on the best-selling book series, Stanley folds his way around the world with his flat-tastic hijinks. Stanley Lambchop is your ordinary, everyday, run-of-the-mill, ten-year-old: normal mom and dad, normal little brother, normal life. That's just the problem, for Stanley, life is too normal. He wants to travel the world, do something amazing, something no one's ever seen before. Careful what you wish for, Stanley! One night, the bulletin board on the wall above Stanley's bed comes loose and falls,…

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Sea Music Festival

June 6 @ 9:00 am - June 9 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Ave.Mystic06355United States
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Mystic Seaport is proud to host its annual Sea Music Festival, one of the world's premier sea music events. Fans of traditional sea music gather each year to hear national and international performers, along with the museum's chantey staff, perform music from the golden Age of Sail through the best of contemporary compositions.,The weekend's festivities include daytime and evening concerts, special performances for children, instructional workshops, and a unique opportunity to witness sea music at work aboard historic vessels. All workshops…

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July 2019

Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous

July 27 @ 12:00 am - July 28 @ 12:00 am EDT
Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Ave.Mystic06355United States
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Every year some of the most outstanding boats in the country converge at Mystic Seaport for the Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous. The annual event showcases high-quality antique vessels, including cruisers, sailboats, and runabouts. An award competition recognizes excellence in restoration, authenticity, and workmanship. Approximately 50 classic vessels dressed and in pristine condition will create a colorful gathering along the museum's waterfront. ,Sunday at 11:45 a.m. the classic vessels depart Mystic Seaport to take part in a jubilant, three-mile parade down the…

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Moby-Dick Marathon

July 31 @ 12:00 am - August 1 @ 12:00 am EDT
Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Ave.Mystic06355United States
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Join us for the annual celebration of Herman Melville's masterpiece, ,. The 24-hour reading will take place aboard the decks of the 1841 wooden whaleship ,. The reading begins at noon on July 31 with an actor portraying Herman Melville reciting the first chapter of the novel. Visitors can then sign up to read a chapter aloud as the marathon continues until its conclusion. Once the reading is complete at noon on August 1, we will celebrate the 198th anniversary of Melville's birthday…

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August 2019

Model Yacht Regatta

August 2 @ 9:30 am - August 4 @ 3:30 pm EDT
Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Ave.Mystic06355United States
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Mystic Seaport is pleased to welcome back Model Yacht Racing. The J Class and the East Coast 12 Meter class will once again take to the water off the museum's north dock for what promises to be an exciting event hosted by the Mystic River Radio Sailors (AMYA CLUB #39) and in association with the American Model Yachting Association., 

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Antique Marine Engine Exposition

August 17 @ 9:00 am - August 18 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Ave.Mystic06355United States
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The transition from sail to engine power was a momentous event for the maritime industry and the world. Experience it firsthand at the 25th annual Antique Marine Engine Exposition. Collectors from around the country will show off full-size and miniature 19th- and early 20th-century marine engines and inboards, outboards, steam, gasoline, diesel, electric, and naphtha engines. More than 300 engines will be exhibited in the museum's shipyard and many will be operated for your viewing and listening pleasure. A large…

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September 2019

Coastweeks Regatta

September 15 @ 7:00 am EDT
Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Ave.Mystic06355United States
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Signaling the start of the fall head racing season in New England, the 25th annual Coastweeks Regatta at Mystic Seaport offers a range of masters, open, and junior categories and includes local and regional rowers in both racing and recreational shells. Singles and doubles will race the 2,000-meter course along the Mystic River, beginning north of the I-95 overpass and finishing at the museum's Lighthouse Point. Visitors are invited to watch the racing from the Museum's North Lawn located behind…

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Antique Vehicle Show

September 22 @ 9:00 am EDT
Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Ave.Mystic06355United States
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See a dazzling display of more than 100 authentic pre-1930 cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Take a closer look at the various types of vehicles that helped transport commerce from the land to the sea at the turn of the century. Watch as the museum's village and waterfront bustle with activity as early 20th-century vehicles go about the daily business of the 1920s. Take the opportunity to talk with the exhibitors who lovingly maintain these beauties and hear unique stories about…

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