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March 2020

Connecticut River Museum Activity Sheets

March 26 @ 4:30 am - May 31 @ 11:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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CONNECTICUT RIVER MUSEUM ACTIVITY SHEETS Check out these fun printable activities for kids. We've got coloring pages and word searches! All of these kids activities are totally free and easy to print out and do with your kids. Check back for new activities! Choose from one of the Connecticut River themed sheets. Click on the link and print it out. Lighthouse-coloring-page Sailboat-Coloring-Page Wooden-ship-coloring-page River-coloring-page Steamboat-coloring-page             CRM Wordsearch

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Easter Egg Bird Feeder Craft

March 31 @ 4:30 am - June 7 @ 11:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Easter Egg Bird Feeder Craft   CLICK HERE TO PRINT! Make your Spring or Easter a little more fun with this easy and fun craft. “Hide” Easter eggs around your yard for the birds! Put them in trees, too! They are easy to make and use only 3 ingredients and some plastic, fillable eggs. Ingredients/Supplies 1 box unflavored gelatin 10 cups bird seed Cooking spray 36 Plastic, fillable eggs Prepare the gelatin as directed on the box or package. Mix…

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May 2020

Homeschool Program: Trades on the Farm at Bushnell Farm

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 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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June 2020

CANCELLED – Shad Bake 2020

June 6 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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SHAD BAKE 2020 IS CANCELLED. STAY TUNED FOR SHAD BAKE 2021! Saturday, June 6, 2020 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm The Rotary Club of Essex and The Connecticut River Museum have paired up again! Now in its 62nd year, this is the quintessential New England shoreline tradition.  Yankee Magazine has called it one of the “Top 20 Summer Events.” Once the basis of a sizable fishery on the River, American Shad are a flavorful fish known both for their taste…

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Shanties & Sails: June 9 – Rick Spencer and Dawn Indermuehle

June 9 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Shanties & Sails: June 9 - Rick Spencer and Dawn Indermuehle Tuesday, June 9, 2020 5:30-6:30 Shanties:  FREE 7:00-8:00 Onrust:  More details to come!  Click Here to Register for this Event! Join us for CRM's newest concert series, Shanties & Sails! Each Tuesday in June, come down to our North Deck and enjoy an evening of Sea Shanties. 🎼 You want to be on the deck to hear talented shanty and sea-song musicians for a FREE one hour live performance.…

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Shanties & Sails: June 16 – Marc Bernier

June 16 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Shanties & Sails: June 16 - Marc Bernier Tuesday, June 16, 2020 5:30-6:30 Shanties:  FREE 7:00-8:00 Onrust:  More details to come!  Click Here to Register for this Event! Join us for CRM's newest concert series, Shanties & Sails! Each Tuesday in June, come down to our North Deck and enjoy an evening of Sea Shanties. 🎼 You want to be on the deck to hear talented shanty and sea-song musicians for a FREE one hour live performance. Add onto your…

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Shanties & Sails: June 23 – The Johnson Girls Band

June 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Shanties & Sails: June 23 - The Johnson Girls Band Tuesday, June 23, 2020 5:30-6:30 Shanties:  FREE 7:00-8:00 Onrust:  More details to come!  Click Here to Register for this Event! Join us for CRM's newest concert series, Shanties & Sails! Each Tuesday in June, come down to our North Deck and enjoy an evening of Sea Shanties. 🎼 You want to be on the deck to hear talented shanty and sea-song musicians for a FREE one hour live performance. Add…

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Shanties & Sails: June 30 – Geoff Kaufman

June 30 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Shanties & Sails: June 30 - Geoff Kaufman Tuesday, June 30, 2020 5:30-6:30 Shanties:  FREE 7:00-8:00 Onrust:  More details to come!  Click Here to Register for this Event! Join us for CRM's newest concert series, Shanties & Sails! Each Tuesday in June, come down to our North Deck and enjoy an evening of Sea Shanties. 🎼 You want to be on the deck to hear talented shanty and sea-song musicians for a FREE one hour live performance. Add onto your…

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September 2020

Authors & Artists Series: Walt Woodward

September 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Authors & Artists Series: Walt Woodward & The Band of Steady Habits Present A New Album & A New Book Tuesday, September 15, 2020 6:00 pm $5.00 Non-Members Click Here to Purchase. Members Free Members Click Here to Register Album Premiere Great River The album premiere celebrates the release of Walt Woodward and The Band of Steady Habits’  (Rachel Smith, Teagan Smith, Jeremy Teitelbaum, Duke York, and Walt) debut mini-album, Great River, which includes representative songs from Walt Woodward and…

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Authors & Artists Series: Chad Floyd

September 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Authors & Artists Series: Chad Floyd SS United States: Hallmark of Modern Design Tuesday, September 29, 2020 6:00 pm $5.00 Non-Members Click Here to Purchase. Members Free Members Click Here to Register In an illustrated lecture, Centerbrook Architects Partner Chad Floyd, FAIA, tells the story of the liner SS United States, the fastest ocean liner ever built. Floyd’s lecture describes a remarkable collaboration between the ship’s naval architect, William Francis Gibbs, and its interior designer, Dorothy Marckwald. Launched in 1951,…

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