Current Events & Exhibits

Connecticut River Museum is well known for its wonderful and educational events and exhibitions. Please view all the upcoming happenings taking place by the Connecticut River this season.

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Connecticut River Museum Celebrates 50 Years

50th Anniversary Celebration October 12, 2023-October 12, 2024   “The most historic property on the Connecticut River.” It all started over a bowl of clam chowder at the Griswold Inn. It was 1972, and Tom Stevens—historian, former director of the […]

Shanties & Sails: Rick Spencer & Dawn Indermuehle

Connecticut River Museum 67 Main Street, Essex, CT, United States

Shanties & Sails: Rick Spencer & Dawn Indermuehle Tuesday, June 18, 2024 5:30-6:30 Shanties:  FREE 7:00-8:00 Onrust:  $25. Sail aboard the Onrust with the performers!   A big Thank You to our Shanties & Sails sponsor Privé Swiss Wellness for […]

Full Moon trip on RiverQuest

Join us aboard RiverQuest and take a relaxing evening cruise on the lower Connecticut River. This will be a cruise to no where, timed so that, weather permitting, we will see the full moon rise. Observe how beautiful the river […]

$36 – $40

Connecticut River Environmental Symposium

Wesleyan University

Connecticut River Environmental Symposium 09:30 am – 2:45 pm 06/23/2024 Purchase Tickets   The Connecticut River Museum is hosting an Environmental Symposium this June at Wesleyan University’s Beckham Hall Ballroom, featuring speakers and topics spanning all 410 miles of the […]

Shanties & Sails: Littlefield and Morneault

Connecticut River Museum 67 Main Street, Essex, CT, United States

Shanties & Sails: Littlefield and Morneault Tuesday, June 25, 2024 5:30-6:30 Shanties:  FREE 7:00-8:00 Onrust:  $25. Sail aboard the Onrust with the performers!   A big Thank You to our Shanties & Sails sponsor Privé Swiss Wellness for their generous […]

Summer Camp: Summer Days at Bushnell Farm

July 1, 2, 3 & 5   Kick-off your summer with a unique, historical experience at Bushnell Farm in Old Saybrook. Travel back in time to glimpse what life was like for kids during the colonial era. Try your hand […]

Independence Day Boat Parade

Connecticut River Museum 67 Main Street, Essex, CT, United States

Independence Day Boat Parade July 4th, 2024 12pm - 3pm   Join the Connecticut River Museum this Independence Day for an afternoon of excitement, learning and fun! Together with the Essex Corinthian Yacht Club, we are excited to host our […]

RiverQuest Osprey Cruise

See the young Osprey at and around the nests! Join us aboard RiverQuest as we quietly cruise the lower Connecticut River to learn about and observe a fascinating bird of prey, the Osprey. In mid-July, most of the young Osprey […]

$36 – $40

Summer Camp: River Explorers

Connecticut River Museum 67 Main Street, Essex, CT, United States

River Explorers July 8 - 12     This is a week for outdoor discovery!  Join us in exploring the creatures of the Connecticut River through binoculars, microscopes and dip-nets! We will sail the Onrust (a replica 17th century Dutch […]

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