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July 2019

Paddle Program

July 6 - August 31
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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July and August, Saturday and Sundays only. 2 hour paddle $35 single kayak, paddle board $45 tandem kayak, canoe

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After-Care for Summer Adventure Camps

July 9 - September 23
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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After-Care is available for all campers participating in our Summer Adventure Camps. After-Care is $50 per child for each week. After-Care is available Monday - Thursday. Each weekly day camp runs from 9:00-4:00. If you require an extended day for your child, please register for After-Care. If you are booking more than one week of camp, please book After-Care for each week that you need.

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Digging Into the Past Camp

July 22 @ 8:00 am - July 26 @ 5:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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July 22 - 26 (ages 9- 12) What treasures lie buried beneath us? What clues do they reveal about the past? This week we learn about the science of archaeology as we discover the history of the River Valley. Learn how to conduct an excavation, find out how artifacts talk to us, explore a cemetery, visit an island and more! Located at the Museum campus in Essex. Register below for Digging Into the Past Camp. If you are a Connecticut…

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Thursdays on the Dock – Butter Jones

July 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

Join us for Thursdays on the Dock, a series of free concerts on the Museum’s riverfront lawn. The museum’s cash bar offers beer and wine, and Porky Pete’s BBQ will be onsite with grilled fare. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a different local act each week! No BYOB please. Butter Jones is a unique blend of indie rock, Americana, and a dash of jam band. It’s the sound of four musicians creating as one.  Powered by three…

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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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Free to Members of Deep River Historical Society and CRM members Fountain Hill Cemetery 57 High Street Deep River, CT 06417 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 –…

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Life at Sea

July 29 - August 2
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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July 29 - August 2 (ages 9 - 12) Ahoy Matey! Join our crew and learn the skills of a sailor and find out about life aboard a wooden sailing ship. Become a ship designer as you create and test your own model vessel and build a boat to launch that actually holds a person! Located at the Museum campus in Essex. Register here for Life at Sea Camp. If you are a Connecticut River Museum Family Member or above, please…

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August 2019

Thursdays on the Dock – Tiny Ocean

August 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

Join us for Thursdays on the Dock, a series of free concerts on the Museum’s riverfront lawn. The museum’s cash bar offers beer and wine, and Porky Pete’s BBQ will be onsite with grilled fare. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a different local act each week! No BYOB please. Tiny Ocean is an Americana, indie folk group.  While you are here, enjoy free massages offered by the team from Prive Swiss Wellness. Sponsored by Prive Swiss Wellness

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Myths and Legends Onrust Brunch

August 4 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
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 on 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. CLICK HER TO REGISTER

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River Explorers Camp

August 5 - August 9
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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August 5 - 9 (ages 6 - 8) Discover what is over, under and along the Connecticut River. Try your hand at catching critters using dip and seine nets, take a journey on the River to spot wildlife, and learn about the many fish, plants, birds and animals that call the River Valley home. Located at the Museum campus in Essex. Register below for River Explorers Camp. If you are a Connecticut River Museum Family Member or above, please select member…

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Thursdays on the Dock- Local Honey

August 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

Join us for Thursdays on the Dock, a series of free concerts on the Museum’s riverfront lawn. The Museum’s cash bar offers beer and wine, and Porky Pete’s BBQ will be onsite with grilled fare. Our featured drink tasting is Two Roads Brewing this evening.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a different local act each week! No BYOB please. Sponsored by Prive Swiss Wellness

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