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March 2021

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

March 18 @ 10:00 am - October 17 @ 5:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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March 18, 2021 - October 17, 2021 The natural world of the Connecticut River Valley has seen great changes over the past four centuries. At the Connecticut River Museum, we often use history and science to teach our visitors about these changes. This year, we are partnering with the Lyme Art Association for an exhibit that uses art as our guide to the changes in our natural world. Hands on the Land: Art and the Environment in the Connecticut River…

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June 2021

CRM Migration Celebration! Origami Swallow Making with Paper Artist Ben Parker

June 27 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Origami Swallow Making with Paper Artist Ben Parker Sunday, June 27 11:00 - 2:00 pm FREE event! CRM Migration Celebration! Origami Swallow Making with Paper Artist Ben Parker Join the fun on Sunday, June 27 from 11:00 to 2:00. Learn how to create your own Origami Swallow! #origami #origamipaper #craftswithkids #crafting #waterfront

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CRM Talks – Dr. Stacey Close – Black Southern Migration, The Connecticut River, and the Transformation of Black Connecticut, 1915-1970

June 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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CRM Talks - Dr. Stacey Close - Black Southern Migration, The Connecticut River, and the Transformation of Black Connecticut, 1915-1970 Tuesday, June 29, 2021 6:00 - 7:00 pm Members $5.00 Non-Members $10.00 Dr. Stacey Close - Black Southern Migration, The Connecticut River, and the Transformation of Black Connecticut, 1915-1970 Image courtesy of: Dr. Close   The Connecticut River Museum may record this webinar, including all questions, comments, etc. by the audience. By participating, you agree to allow the recording to…

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July 2021

12th Annual Essex Auto Club Car Show – July 4th

July 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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12th Annual Essex Auto Club Car Show – July 4th Sunday, July 04, 2021 10:00 am - 2:00 pm $20 per car; $5 general admission, children under 12 free The Essex Auto Club will hold it’s 12th Annual Car Show in Essex on July 4th. As in prior years, this event promises to have a wide variety of automobiles on display, ranging from classics to more contemporary offerings – there’s something for everyone to see. The Car Show will be held…

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Thursdays on the Dock: Small Pond All Stars

July 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Small Pond All Stars Thursday, July 8 2021 5:30-7:30 pm In order to maintain best social distance practices, we will continue to limit the number attending our Thursdays on the Dock performances. The number allowed on the lawn is dictated by CT State regulations. Contact information (name and phone number/email) will be taken as you enter our property. Thank you for your understanding. Thursdays on the Dock has been a shoreline staple since 2009. 12 years in and we are…

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CRM Talks – Joe Attwater – Migration Along the Connecticut River

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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CRM Talks - Joe Attwater - Migration Along the Connecticut River Tuesday, July 13, 2021 6:00 - 7:00 pm Members $5.00 Non-Members $10.00 Joe Attwater - Teacher/Naturalist, CT Audubon Society's Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center Migration along the Connecticut River As bird species are heading north this spring from their wintering grounds, many use natural landscape features to aid in orientation. One of these important features is the Connecticut River valley, a migratory flyway that runs from the Canadian border…

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Thursdays on the Dock: USCG Jazz Nonet Band

July 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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USCG Jazz Nonet Band Thursday, July 15, 2021 5:30-7:30 pm In order to maintain best social distance practices, we will continue to limit the number attending our Thursdays on the Dock performances. The number allowed on the lawn is dictated by CT State regulations. Contact information (name and phone number/email) will be taken as you enter our property. Thank you for your understanding. Thursdays on the Dock has been a shoreline staple since 2009. 12 years in and we are…

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Thursdays on the Dock: John Spignesi Band

July 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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John Spignesi Band Thursday, July 22, 2021 5:30-7:30 pm In order to maintain best social distance practices, we will continue to limit the number attending our Thursdays on the Dock performances. The number allowed on the lawn is dictated by CT State regulations. Contact information (name and phone number/email) will be taken as you enter our property. Thank you for your understanding. Thursdays on the Dock has been a shoreline staple since 2009. 12 years in and we are still…

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Thursdays on the Dock: Little Big Band

July 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Little Big Band Thursday, July 29, 2021 5:30-7:30 pm In order to maintain best social distance practices, we will continue to limit the number attending our Thursdays on the Dock performances. The number allowed on the lawn is dictated by CT State regulations. Contact information (name and phone number/email) will be taken as you enter our property. Thank you for your understanding. Thursdays on the Dock has been a shoreline staple since 2009. 12 years in and we are still…

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Conquer the Current Paddle Regatta 2021

July 31 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States

Conquer the Current! We are again partnering with our friends at Surfrider's Connecticut Chapter. Registration closes on 7/30/2021. THERE IS NO SAME DAY REGISTRATION. This is a One Way Race, Point A to Point B. Registrants must find their own rides to/from each location. Uber is available in our area. This fun race/regatta is open to all non-motorized safe seaworthy paddle craft including, but not limited to: canoes, kayaks, stand up/prone paddleboards, rowboats, surf skis, shells, currachs, outrigger canoes... All…

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