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Connecticut River Museum

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

July 2019

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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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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River Rangers Camp

August 12 - August 16
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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August 12 - 16 (ages 9 - 12) Exploration and adventure await when you join the River Rangers and challenge yourself to find out all you can about the River. Spend each day in coves, on islands and on the water, collecting samples, conducting experiments, and building a study lab at the Museum. Located at the Museum campus in Essex. Register below for River Rangers Camp. If you are a Connecticut River Museum Family Member or above, please select member pricing…

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Thursdays on the Dock- USCG Dixieland Jazz Band

August 15 @ 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 vendor this evening is Fisher’s Island Lemonade.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a different local act each week! No BYOB please. This evening’s concert will feature the United States Coast Guard’s Dixieland Jazz Band.  The Dixieland Jazz Band has entertained…

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River Monsters and other Fish Tales

August 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

Hear Connecticut River Conservancy Executive Director Andy Fisk share his story of Connie the River Monster.  See firsthand proof of her existence and learn of other legendary fish tales. Prior to joining CRC in May 2011, Andy served as Director of the Land and Water Quality Bureau at the Maine Department of Environmental Protection for seven years. As Maine’s land and water quality director, Andy had extensive experience with a range of state and federal environmental quality statutes. He worked…

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Thursdays on the Dock – Rick Spencer

August 22 @ 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. New England Cider Company is our Featured Tasting 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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Thursdays on the Dock – Ramblin’ Dan Stevens

August 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

Since 2010, Thursday’s on the Dock have become the unofficial start to the summer weekend. The free concert series features a different band each night and the panoramic views of the River.  Food with Porky Pete’s BBQ. Complimentary massages with Prive-Swiss Wellness. August 29 Features Ramblin’ Dan Stevens Thursday’s on the Dock take place every Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., July through September 5 on the Museum’s historic waterfront. Thursdays on the Dock is Sponsored by Prive-Swiss Wellness.

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September 2019

Thursdays on the Dock – Small Pond All Stars

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

Small Pond All Stars and drinks tasting with Two Roads Brewing Since 2010, Thursday’s on the Dock have become the unofficial start to the summer weekend.  The free concert series features a different band each night and the panoramic views of the River. Thursday’s on the Dock take place every Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., July 5 through September 5 on the Museum’s historic waterfront. In addition to the lively music and drinks tastings, a cash bar is available. …

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