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Connecticut River Museum

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67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
860-767-8269

February 2020

Connecticut River Speaker Series – Dr. Katherine Hermes – African American Burying Ground

February 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Connecticut River Speaker Series - Dr. Katherine Hermes - African American Burying Ground Wednesday, February 5 6:00 - 7:00 pm Members FREE. Non-Members $5.00 On Wednesday, February 5, Dr. Katherine A. Hermes, an academic professional at Eastern Connecticut State University shares her stories about the oldest historic site in Hartford, the Ancient Burying Ground. This site is the only one remaining from the 17th century. Seating is limited, so please reserve your spot early. Refreshments will be served. Members reserve your…

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Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises

February 8 @ 1:00 pm - March 15 @ 9:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Saturday, February 8, 2020 Through Sunday, March 15, 2020 Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. This winter, climb aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. An on-board naturalist provides narration while you get an up-close view of the River. Coffee and use of binoculars…

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Homeschool Program: Migratory Animal Mini Series, Session One

February 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Tuesday, February 11, 2020 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Take a boat ride on the RiverQuest and witness the winter visitors on the Lower River. Before we set out on the  River, we will inspect bird flyway maps and discover how birds are able make their migration journeys each year. Click on the following link to register: https://shop.ctrivermuseum.org/collections/homeschool/products/homeschool-february-11-2020-migratory-animals-1-registration

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Eagles with Brian Hess – Lunch and Learn!

February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Eagles with Brian Hess - Lunch and Learn! Wednesday, February 12 12:00 - 1:00 pm Members FREE.  Members Register Here. Non-Members $5.00.  Public Register Here. Bring your lunch, spend an hour, and learn something new! Brian Hess is a wildlife biologist with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Brian will discuss eagle biology, the decline and recovery of this species and what is being done to conserve their populations. Seating is limited; please reserve your spot early.

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Privateer Bash!

February 29 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Privateer Bash! Saturday, February 29, 2020 6:30 - 10:00 pm Avast! Don’t miss the Swashbuckling Party at the Connecticut River Museum “Arr” you in? Come down and show us your swagger on Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 6:30 – 10:00 pm. Grab your sword, hoist your sails and get to the Privateers’ Bash, presented by Gosling’s Rum, at the Connecticut River Museum. Come in costume (or not!) and let off a bit of winter steam. Relive riverfront history at the fourteenth…

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March 2020

Connecticut River Speaker Series – CT Women’s Hall of Fame – Votes for Women!

March 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Connecticut River Speaker Series - CT Women's Hall of Fame - Votes for Women! Tuesday, March 3 6:00 - 7:00 pm Members FREE. Non-Members $5.00 CT Women's Hall of Fame discusses Votes for Women and the fight for women's suffrage through the eyes of Connecticut's suffragists including the Smiths of Glastonbury, Isabella Beecher Hooker, and Alice Paul. Members reserve your spot here.  Non-Members reserve your spot here.

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Jessie Hull Mayer: An Independent Artist – Lunch and Learn!

March 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Jessie Hull Mayer: An Independent Artist - Lunch and Learn! Wednesday, March 11 12:00 - 1:00 pm Members FREE.  Members Register Here. Non-Members $5.00.  Public Register Here. Bring your lunch, spend an hour, and learn something new! Brian Hess is a wildlife biologist with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Brian will discuss eagle biology, the decline and recovery of this species and what is being done to conserve their populations. Seating is limited; please reserve your spot…

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Homeschool Program: Migratory Animal Mini Series, Session Two

March 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Tuesday, March 17, 2020 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Not only winged animals migrate, but so do scaly, slimy and four legged animals.  Learn about migrations of amphibians and reptiles and their amazing seasonal adaptions. Click on the following link to register: https://shop.ctrivermuseum.org/collections/homeschool/products/homeschool-march-17-2020-migratory-animals-2-registration

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April 2020

Connecticut River Speaker Series – Judy Preston – CT River Estuary “I Didn’t Know That”

April 7 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Connecticut River Speaker Series - Judy Preston - CT River Estuary "I Didn't Know That" Tuesday, April 7 6:00 - 7:00 pm Members FREE. Non-Members $5.00 Tuesday, April 7 brings Judy Preston from Sea Grant to discuss what makes the estuary region special, what risks it’s facing and what people can do to help. Members reserve your spot here.  Non-Members reserve your spot here.

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Fish Migration with Steve Gephard – Lunch and Learn!

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Fish Migration with Steve Gephard - Lunch and Learn! Wednesday, April 8 12:00 - 1:00 pm Members FREE.  Members Register Here. Non-Members $5.00.  Public Register Here. Bring your lunch, spend an hour, and learn something new! “Connecticut River Fish Migrations” Gephard will talk about which fish are migrating during which months of the year as well as tell a bit about the specific fish history and their status in the river.  Potential species included in the talk are springtime migratory…

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Homeschool Program: Migratory Animal Mini Series, Session Three

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Tuesday, April 21, 2020 10:00 am - 12:30 pm HIKE! Explore Canfield Woods during early spring looking for ephemeral blooms and their insect counterparts.  Learn about insect lifecycles and seasonal changes in the forest as we enjoy an easy hike. Click on the following link to register: https://shop.ctrivermuseum.org/collections/homeschool/products/homeschool-april-21-2020-migratory-animals-3-hike

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May 2020

Homeschool Program: Trades on the Farm at Bushnell Farm

May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Tuesday, May 19, 2020 10:00 am - 12:30 pm According to Merriam Webster Dictionary a farmer “is a person who cultivates land or crops or raises animals (such as livestock or fish)”.  Sounds simple, but a colonial farmer had to acquire many skills to prosper.  Visit Bushnell Farm in Old Saybrook and see what a day on the farm would have been like.  Participate in a blacksmith demonstration and use a yoke to carry water from a well. Click on…

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