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November 2019

Accepting Donations! Wreaths of the River Valley Auction

November 22, 2019 @ 8:00 am - November 27, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Donations: Friday, November 22 - Wednesday, November 27 Bid for Wreaths: Monday, December 2 - Thursday, December 12   Collecting donated handmade wreaths for the Wreaths of the River Valley auction from area businesses, organizations, and families! Click here for information on how to donate your wreath! Wreath Information Interested in donating a wreath for this special cause? Contact Phyllis Stillman at pstillman@ctrivermuseum.org or 860-767-8269, ext. 119. Wreath auction bidding opens at the beginning of December and closes during our…

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December 2019

Event Cancelled Due to Impending Weather – Trees in the Rigging

December 1, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Event Cancelled Due to Impending Weather Sunday, December 1, 2019 4:30 - 6:30 pm Trees in the Rigging Community Carol Sing & Boat Parade The holiday season kicks off in Essex with the annual TREES IN THE RIGGING Community Carol Sing and Boat Parade. The town always comes out for this event! Get there early! The Connecticut River Museum, the Essex Board of Trade, and the Essex Historical Society combine to present this annual event that includes a traditional, lantern-lit…

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As of 1:30 pm 12/12/19 Online Bidding is Closed. Wreaths of the River Valley

December 3, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - December 13, 2019 @ 2:00 am
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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As of 1:30 pm 12/12/19 Online Bidding is Closed. You may continue bidding this evening at our Mistletoe & Martinis event. Bid for Wreaths: Tuesday, December 3 - Thursday, December 12, 2019 Area businesses, organizations, and families have generously donated wreaths for our Wreaths of the River Valley auction! Online auction bidding opens at 10:00 am on Tuesday, December 3 and closes at noon on December 12. Live bidding continues during our newest holiday fundraiser, Mistletoe & Martinis on Thursday,…

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Mistletoe & Martinis

December 12, 2019 @ 11:00 pm - 2:00 am
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thursday, December 12 6 - 9 pm We are excited to announce our newest holiday fundraiser, Mistletoe & Martinis; a reimagining of our Fall Feast fundraiser. Join us Thursday, December 12 from 6 - 9 pm. This festive celebration at the Museum will feature signature martinis and other seasonal drinks, along with fabulous hors d'oeuvres from Gourmet Galley Catering, and music! Tickets on sale now! $75 per person, $125 for two, and $150 patron. Tickets include beer and wine bar…

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Luminary Craft at the Connecticut River Museum

December 19, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Celebrate the Winter Solstice With a Luminary Craft at CRM December 19, 2019 4:30 -6:00 pm $5/child (includes all materials) Free to CRM member families Non Members register: https://shop.ctrivermuseum.org/collections/public-programs/products/luminary-craft-at-the-connecticut-river-museum Members register: http://ctrivermuseum.org/event-registration/

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December Vacation Day Workshop

December 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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December Vacation Day Workshops 2019 Monday, December 30 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Ages 6-12 REGISTER NOW ____________________________________________ WONDERFUL WINTER! Monday, December 30, 2019 Join us for a winter adventure as we explore nature, find out about winter habitats and learn about the River in winter. Create your own winter landscape works of art! 10:00 am - 2:00 pm ____________________________________________ Members: $25.00 Non Members: $30.00 Sibling discount: subtract $5 per day Important Information: Children are dropped off at the Museum at…

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January 2020

Homeschool Program: Transportation and Innovation on the River Mini Series, Session One

January 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 7 RESCHEDULED FROM Tuesday, December 17, 2019 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Learn how steam power works, the history of steamboats and steam trains on the River and the origin of steam engines.  Visit the Annual Train Exhibit, participate in a scavenger hunt and paint a steamboat model. Click on the following link to register: https://shop.ctrivermuseum.org/collections/homeschool/products/homeschool-december-17-2019-transportation-innovation-1-registration

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Connecticut River Speaker Series – Steve Cryan – Steam Power of the CT River Valley

January 7 @ 11:00 pm - 12:00 am
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Connecticut River Speaker Series - Steve Cryan - Steam Power of the CT River Valley Tuesday, January 7 6:00 - 7:00 pm Members FREE. Non-Members $5.00 Steve Cryan, train professional and artist, opens the 2020 Connecticut River Speaker Series! Cryan will discuss Steam Power of the Connecticut River Valley. He is a leading authority on trains, tugs, and maritime history. Cryan is our Train Artist in Residence through February 23 with the Annual Holiday Train Show. He has been painting…

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Volunteer for Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey

January 11 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Volunteer for Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey Registration Required This is the time of year to spot many Bald Eagles on the lower Connecticut River.  As our national symbol with an amazing conservation story, we celebrate the re-population and continued protection efforts of this bird of prey.  In conjunction with Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the Connecticut River Museum is hosting a survey site and volunteers to participate in the Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey. The purpose of the Midwinter…

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Homeschool Program: Transportation and Innovation on the River Mini Series, Session Two

January 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Tuesday, January 14, 2020 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Dive into the story of the Turtle, the nation’s first submarine.  Did you know that the Museum has two replicas? Learn the physics of sinking and floating and create an aluminum boat to test your knowledge. Click on the following link to register: https://shop.ctrivermuseum.org/collections/homeschool/products/homeschool-january-14-2020-transportation-innovation-2-registration

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