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June 2019

RiverFare 2019

June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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$60

The unofficial kickoff to summer on the Shoreline, Connecticut River Museum’s annual fundraiser RiverFare is a gourmet food and drink tasting event on the Museum’s riverfront lawn. Numerous local caterers and restaurants vendors provide delicious samples of their culinary talents for patrons, as well as tastings from breweries and wineries of the River Valley. A full cash bar, music, and silent auction offering all sorts of great items and experiences! All proceeds benefit the Connecticut River Museum. Tickets are $60…

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July 2019

Finding the First Americans

July 8 - July 12
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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July 8th-12th (ages 9- 12) Learn how to make a dugout canoe, cook on the open fire, make a wigwam model, learn about different ways to catch and find your food, create pottery and other containers, plant a 3 sisters garden and more. Located at historic Bushnell Farm in Old Saybrook. Register below for Finding the First Americans. If you are a Connecticut River Museum Family Member or above, please select member pricing and enter your member number in the…

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Thursdays on the Dock – Crosstracks

July 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

BLUEGRASS AND MORE! Featuring New England Cider Company 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. To start our summer season off right, this week’s performer is Crosstracks, an Americana band. They play blues, folk, jug,…

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Vintage Treasures – Antique & Classic Boat Show

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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The Southern New England Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society holds their 35th annual “Vintage Treasures” show at the Connecticut River Museum on Saturday, July 13th! A must see for any fans of classic boats and cars. Free to the public. The vessel Valentine, a 1929, 50 foot Elco, will join us this year in celebration of her 90th birthday. This is sure to be a special sight gracing our docks. Boats will be docked at the Museum…

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Colonial Survival Camp

July 15 - July 19
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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July 15 - 19 (ages 6-8) Travel back in time and discover what life was like on a colonial farm. Build a timber frame structure, learn to weave, cook on an open hearth, plant a garden, play colonial games and more! Located at historic Bushnell Farm in Old Saybrook. Register here for the Colonial Survival Camp. If you are a Connecticut River Museum Family Member or above, please select member pricing and enter your member number in the notes at…

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Return to Colonial Life Camp

July 15 - July 19
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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July 15 - 19 (ages 9 - 12) Have you survived Colonial Life Camp? Are you ready to travel back to the past? Become a member of a colonial community, try your hand at farming activities, woodworking projects, a school day and cook an entire meal on the open hearth. (Participation in Colonial Life Camp not required.) Located at historic Bushnell Farm in Old Saybrook. Register here for Return to Colonial Life Camp. If you are a Connecticut River Museum…

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Thursdays on the Dock – Geoffrey Kaufman

July 18 @ 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. Songs of the sea, songs of the earth, songs of the heart and the spirit—all of these are in Geoff Kaufman‘s ditty bag. Ancient ballads, work songs, and…

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