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October 2019

Role of Fungi in the Forest Hike with Bill Yule

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pattaconk Lake, State Forest Road
Chester, 06412 United States
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Role of Fungi in the Forest Hike with Bill Yule   This hike has been postponed due to inclement weather. Please email educate@ctrivermuseum.org with any questions. Thank you.  

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Fall Leaf-Peeping Cruise on the Connecticut River

October 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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$33

October 12, 2019 2:00 – 3:30 pm Join Naturalist and Environmental Educator, Steve Sarnoski, at the Connecticut River Museum for a leaf-peeping cruise on the Connecticut River aboard our replica of the historic ship Onrust. Enjoy the vibrant colors and enchanting scents of the river and nature in autumn in the Connecticut River Valley. Light fall snacks and warm cider will be served. $33/person $17/children under 12 Click Here to register: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER  or call 860-767-8269, Ext. 110

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Dogs on the Docks

October 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$10 – $15

Sunday, October 13, 2019 1:00 - 3:00 pm The waterfront lawn of the Connecticut River Museum will once again be “going to the dogs” with the commencement of the 15th Annual “Dogs On The Dock” parade and competition. Dog owners and dog lovers alike are invited to attend rain or shine. Dog participant registration starts at 1:00 pm followed by a blessing of the dogs and the lawn parade at 2:00 pm and then individual canine competitions in categories such…

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Homeschool Program: Fishing Mini Series, Session Three

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Want to catch a striped bass or channel catfish?  Knowing strategies for different fish during different seasons helps you know what to carry in your tackle box.  Learn about the types of lures and rigs, and how to create them. Click on the following link to register: https://shop.ctrivermuseum.org/collections/homeschool/products/copy-of-homeschool-october-8-2019-fishing-2-registration

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Haunted River- Ghostly Tales & Valley Lore 10-25-19

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Haunted River Friday, October 25, 2019 6:00 pm   Witch Trials, the XYZ Bandit, Madam Sherri and more. ALL NEW stories based on Connecticut River Valley Myths and Legends! Ghost tours depart every twenty minutes beginning at 6:00 pm each night. Tickets $17 Adults, $13 Children ages 7-12. Purchase tickets at: ctrivermuseum.org (This event is not appropriate for children under 7)   Tours begin at the Lay House just west of the Museum. Event takes place in all weather conditions,…

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Haunted River- Ghostly Tales & Valley Lore 10-26-19

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Haunted River Saturday, October 26, 2019 6:00 pm   Witch Trials, the XYZ Bandit, Madam Sherri and more. ALL NEW stories based on Connecticut River Valley Myths and Legends! Ghost tours depart every twenty minutes beginning at 6:00 pm each night. Tickets $17 Adults, $13 Children ages 7-12. Purchase tickets at: ctrivermuseum.org (This event is not appropriate for children under 7)   Tours begin at the Lay House just west of the Museum. Event takes place in all weather conditions,…

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Haunted River- Ghostly Tales & Valley Lore 10-27-19

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Haunted River Sunday, October 27, 2019 6:00 pm   Witch Trials, the XYZ Bandit, Madam Sherri and more. ALL NEW stories based on Connecticut River Valley Myths and Legends! Ghost tours depart every twenty minutes beginning at 6:00 pm each night. Tickets $17 Adults, $13 Children ages 7-12. Purchase tickets at: ctrivermuseum.org (This event is not appropriate for children under 7) Tours begin at the Lay House just west of the Museum. Event takes place in all weather conditions, please…

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November 2019

Homeschool Program: Fishing Mini Series, Session Four

November 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Tuesday, November 5, 2019 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Why do some fish live in saltwater or freshwater? Why do fish have different numbers of fins? Fish vary greatly in size, shape and range. We will take a closer look at the anatomy of fish through fish dissection. Afterwards we will create Gyotaku (fish Printing), and squeeze in some autumn fishing. Click on the following link to register: https://shop.ctrivermuseum.org/collections/homeschool/products/homeschool-november-5-2019-fishing-4-registration

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Celestial Navigation with Roy Kilgard

November 5 - November 6
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Celestial Navigation with Roy Kilgard Tuesday, November 5th 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Free Event Please pre-register here: Event Registration Join Roy E. Kilgard, Wesleyan University Associate Professor of the Practice in Astronomy, on a celestial navigation journey beginning in England in the 1600s up through the mid-20th century. Kilgard integrates the development of navigational charts and navigational instruments through the years and the connection between astronomy and navigation. His topics include how to translate what you observe as you look…

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Global Trade, 17th Century Style – Lunch and Learn!

November 13 - November 14
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Global Trade, 17th Century Style Wednesday, November 13 12:00 – 1:00 pm Registration is appreciated. Please register here: Event Registration Free Event! Join us for a Lunch and Learn Talk! Bring your lunch and learn something new! Today Americans depend on trade with China for many of the consumer goods that make our lives comfortable. The English Puritans who settled the Connecticut Valley in the 17th century also turned to global trade to make their lives as comfortable as they…

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