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May 2019

North American Society for Oceanic History (NASOH) 45th Annual Conference

May 15 @ 8:00 am - May 18 @ 5:00 pm
New Bedford, MA

The Call for Papers for the 2019 NASOH Conference, Connecting the Global and Local: The Sea and Maritime Cities, is now posted! Submissions are due February 1, 2019. The conference dates are May 15-18, 2019. See you in New Bedford, MA!

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No Earthquakes in New England? Think again!

May 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free Admission

Learn about the earthquakes in Moodus, Connecticut which gave rise to the legends of the Moodus noises. And what the future holds for damaging earthquakes. Did you know in the 1960s Boston, Massachusetts was given the same seismic hazard rating as Los Angeles, California? John Ebel has been a professor of earth and environmental sciences at Boston College for more than thirty years. He is a research scientist at and former director of Boston College’s Weston Observatory, which is used…

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Hartford Tales at Charter Oak

May 23 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
$5 – $10

Come join staff members from CRM and Riverfront Recapture on a guided trail walk to learn about the myths and legends of the Hartford area. Hear the stories of Charter Oak, alleged river monster sightings and legends behind Hartford monuments like the Colt Armory. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle. Space is limited, preregistration is required. Both Members and Non Members - Please print out your receipt to present at our front desk for admission. $5 Members (Both…

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June 2019

Essex Annual Shad Bake

June 1 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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$10 – $40

The Rotary Club of Essex and The Connecticut River Museum partner to bring you a classic Spring ritual of the Connecticut Shoreline- the Shad Bake. Now in its 61st year, the Rotary Club of Essex has maintained this important culinary tradition for decades. Expertly de-boned, nailed on oak planks and cooked around a smoldering bonfire, the shad takes on a smokey flavor and will be accompanied by many sides, as well as pie from Lyman Orchards. Not a fan of…

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Exhibit Tour and Myths & Legends

June 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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$5

Take a guided tour of the Connecticut River Museum's newest exhibit with curator Amy Trout who will take you on a journey through a mysterious myriad of myths and legends from the CT River Valley. After the tour, sit back and enjoy a theatrical interpretation of one of the River's darker legends - the Dummerston Vampires! This short skit uses a magic lantern show and a cast of wandering entertainers to tell the tale of Captain Spaulding's cursed family. 5:30…

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2019 WoodenBoat Show

June 28 - June 30
Mystic Seaport Mystic, CT 06355 + Google Map
Woodenboat

The WoodenBoat Show will be returning to Mystic Seaport, the Museum of America and the Sea, June 28-30, 2019 with in-water and on-land boat exhibits, reader-built boats, expert skills demonstrations, marine vendors, families building their very own boats, and so much more. For a complete list of Activities, Exhibitors and Visitor Information, please visit www.thewoodenboatshow.com.

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July 2019

Phoenix Burning: Case Study of a Lake Champlain Shipwreck

July 1 - July 3
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, 4472 Basin Harbor Rd
Vergennes, VT 05487 United States
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$775

Lake Champlain was a once a hot bed of experimentation for the development of steamboat technology, and the remains of some of those experiments still lie at the bottom of the lake’s cold dark waters. During this three-day course participants will have the opportunity to take an in-depth look at the earliest steamboat shipwreck in North America, the steamboat Phoenix (1815-1819). Witches, heroines, sabotage, human error? Commemorate the 200th anniversary of an epic event with a look at the details…

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Deep River Cemetery Tour

July 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fountain Hill Cemetery, 57 High Street
Deep River, CT 06417 United States
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$5 – $10

Join Connecticut River Museum Curator Amy Trout and Deep River Historical Society Curator Rhonda Forristall to explore the Fountain Hill Cemetery in Deep River.  The tour will highlight the legend of the XYZ bank robber and the mysterious woman who visited his grave.  Be prepared to learn about other curiosities and notables buried there as well! 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a water bottle. Preregistration required.   Both Members and Non Members - Please print…

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August 2019

U.S. Coast Guard Birthday Celebration at Independence Seaport Museum

August 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Included with regular Museum admission; free for Coast Guard.

Join Independence Seaport Museum and guest speaker Commander (CDR) Warren Judge to celebrate the United States Coast Guard’s birthday! Take part in special activities, enjoy birthday cake, and more. CDR Judge has 32 years of distinguished service in the United States Coast Guard (USCG), with occupational specialty in the area of C4IT (Command, Control, Computers and Communications). He was a prior Radioman ‘RM’ in the enlisted ranks prior to his selection to college and transition to becoming an officer. He…

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Myths and Legends Onrust Brunch

August 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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$28

  Join Connecticut River Museum Curator Amy Trout on a morning sail aboard the Onrust.  Discover the Myths and Legends of the Connecticut River Valley! Enjoy the sights of the River! Light continental style breakfast served.  Space is limited – Preregistration is required. Light Continental Breakfast Complimentary Mimosa or Bloody Mary Preregistration required.  In Notes section of checkout, please give us your contact information in case of cancellation due to weather. Please print out your receipt to present at our front…

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