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November 2020

27th Annual Holiday Train Show

November 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am - February 14, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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PURCHASE TICKETS  Prepaid, timed admission tickets are required for all visitors, including Members. Please remember that these are timed-entry tickets. If you are unable to arrive in time for your reserved session, you may be asked to transfer to a different time. Trains run daily Tuesday through Sunday Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - Sunday, February 14, 2021 The family friendly Holiday Train Show exhibit is back at the Connecticut River Museum for its 27th year of fun for all ages.…

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January 2021

Boathouse Kids Crafts – Winter Scavenger Hunt

January 18 - February 28
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Winter Scavenger Hunt FREE Event Fun Winter activity! Gather your kids and head to the Museum! Pick up your scavenger hunt bag and scour the area. Bring your treasures to the front desk through the end of February and receive a treat!

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Hands on the Land: Art & the Environment in the Connecticut River Valley

January 25 @ 10:00 am - August 26 @ 5:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Submissions accepted beginning Monday, January 25.   Click Here for Prospectus The Connecticut River Museum is collaborating with Lyme Art Association on a topical exhibition titled “Hands on the Land: Art & the Environment in the Connecticut River Valley.” The artwork being sought for the show should focus on the Connecticut River Valley and interpret concepts of change, impact, inspiration, reflection, or other vision of “man’s hand on the land” The show runs from mid-March, 2021 through mid-October, 2021, at which…

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February 2021

Homeschool Program: River Dwellers

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Tuesday, February 9, 2021 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Connecticut River Museum: River Dwellers Learn about the many changes that have occurred over time in the river, its valley, and watershed. Discuss the historic, environmental, and social experiences of the people who made the river valley their home. Gain appreciation for the community decisions that helped drive the development and protection of the river. Click Here to Register!  

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CRM Talks: Andrew Fisk – How Did We Clean Up Our Rivers? An Environmental History of the Legislation, Technology, and Politics of Clean Water in the Connecticut River Watershed

February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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CRM Talks: Andrew Fisk, "How Did We Clean Up Our Rivers? An Environmental History of the Legislation, Technology, and Politics of Clean Water in the Connecticut River Watershed" Tuesday, February 9, 2021 6:00 - 7:00 pm Members $5.00 Non-Members $10.00 Andrew Fisk, Ph.D., Executive Director, Connecticut River Conservancy "How Did We Clean Up Our Rivers? An Environmental History of the Legislation, Technology, and Politics of Clean Water in the Connecticut River Watershed" We all have a responsibility to make our…

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March 2021

CRM Talks – Renee Tribert – Mills: Making Places of Connecticut

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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CRM Talks - Renee Tribert - Mills: Making Places of Connecticut Tuesday, March 9, 2021 6:00 - 7:00 pm Members $5.00 Non-Members $10.00 Renee Tribert, Preservation Connecticut Mills: Making Places of Connecticut Join us as we discuss the historic physical structures that speak to Connecticut's industrial past, and carry forward to our present and future. Interesting industries/architecture, as well as case studies on different rehabs throughout the state will be discussed. Highlights cover the industries in Essex, Deep River, and…

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April 2021

CRM Talks – Eric Hintz: Three Centuries of Innovation in the Connecticut River Valley

April 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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CRM Talks - Eric Hintz: Three Centuries of Innovation in the Connecticut River Valley Tuesday, April 6, 2021 6:00 - 7:00 pm Members $5.00 Non-Members $10.00 Eric Hintz, Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation/Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History Three Centuries of Innovation in the Connecticut River Valley The Connecticut River valley has long been—and remains—one of the nation’s most important places of innovation, commerce, and creativity. The Connecticut River valley first supported agriculture and trade among…

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Homeschool Program: Signs of Spring Hike

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Tuesday, April 27, 2021 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Connecticut River Museum: Signs of Spring Hike Early spring is the ideal time to witness the bursts of color on the forest floor! Explore and find out what the forest is doing this time of year. Click Here to Register!

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CRM Talks – Neil Pederson – The Memories and Lives of Old Trees and What They Can Tell Us About Climate History

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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CRM Talks - Neil Pederson, Senior Ecologist, Harvard University Forest Tuesday, April 27, 2021 6:00 - 7:00 pm Members $5.00 Non-Members $10.00 Neil Pederson, Senior Ecologist, Harvard University Forest The Memories and Lives of Old Trees and What They Can Tell Us About Climate History Did you know that, until recently, people in the Northeastern US have been living in one of the wettest eras of the last 500 years? Trees do. Did you know that, until recently, global warming…

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May 2021

CRM Talks – Adair Mulligan: The Connecticut: New England’s Great River

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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CRM Talks - Adair Mulligan, Executive Director, Hanover Conservancy The Connecticut: New England's Great River Tuesday, May 18, 2021 6:00 - 7:00 pm Members $5.00 Non-Members $10.00 Adair Mulligan, Executive Director, Hanover Conservancy The Connecticut: New England’s Great River The largest river in New England rises in a small beaver pond near the Canadian border and flows over 400 miles through four states, falling 2670 feet to the sea through America’s only watershed-based national fish and wildlife refuge. This program…

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