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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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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 PURCHASE TICKETS  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.…

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Connecticut Waters: Celebrating Our Coastline and Waterways

May 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Book Signing with Caryn B. Davis Sunday, May 23, 2021 1:00 - 3:00 pm Connecticut Waters is a tribute to Connecticut’s maritime roots, both past and present. The book takes readers on a nautical journey exploring the many ways Nutmeggers use our lakes, rivers, sounds and shores for industry, education, and recreation. From boat builders to antique, power, and sailing vessels, to lobster shacks, the oyster and fishing industries, historic ferries, nautical arts, lighthouses and islands, charter boats, maritime festivals…

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Shanties & Sails: May 25 – Marc Bernier

May 25 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Shanties & Sails: May 25 - Marc Bernier Tuesday, May 25, 2021 5:30-6:30 Shanties:  FREE 7:00-8:00 Onrust:  $25. Sail aboard the Onrust with the performers! A big Thank You shout out to our Shanties & Sails sponsor Privé Swiss Wellness for their generous support! We are limiting seating aboard the Onrust to ensure you all have safe distancing. Information regarding Onrust Sails will come as we get closer to the date to ensure compliance with the State of CT. Shanties &…

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June 2021

Shanties & Sails: June 1 – Rick Spencer and Dawn Indermuehle

June 1 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Shanties & Sails: June 1 - Rick Spencer and Dawn Indermuehle Tuesday, June 1, 2021 5:30-6:30 Shanties:  FREE 7:00-8:00 Onrust:  $25. Sail aboard the Onrust with the performers! A big Thank You shout out to our Shanties & Sails sponsor Privé Swiss Wellness for their generous support! We are limiting seating aboard the Onrust to ensure you all have safe distancing. Information regarding Onrust Sails will come as we get closer to the date to ensure compliance with the State of…

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RiverFare 2021

June 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thursday, June 3, 2021 $75 Individual Ticket $150 Patron ticket Tickets available now! Click Here to Purchase. The unofficial kickoff to summer on the Shoreline, Connecticut River Museum’s annual fundraiser RiverFare is a gourmet food and drink tasting event on the Museum’s riverfront lawn. Local caterers and restaurants provide delicious samples of their culinary talents for patrons, as well as tastings from breweries and wineries of the River Valley. A full cash bar, music, and silent auction offering all sorts…

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CRM Talks – Robert Kim Bingham – Courageous Dissent: How Harry Bingham Defied His Government to Save Lives

June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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CRM Talks - Robert Kim Bingham, Retired Federal Attorney, US Department of Justice and US Department of Homeland Security Tuesday, June 8, 2021 6:00 - 7:00 pm Members $5.00 Non-Members $10.00 Robert Kim Bingham, Retired Federal Attorney, US Department of Justice and US Department of Homeland Security Courageous Dissent: How Harry Bingham Defied His Government to Save Lives Courageous Dissent is the first book published about America's unsung diplomat hero Hiram (Harry) Bingham IV, the author's father, who was in…

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STEAMgirls at CRM: Gabriel Chevalier

June 10 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thursday, June 10, 2021 4:30 pm Connecticut River Museum’s STEAMgirls Program Featuring: Gabriel Chevalier FREE Program! A virtual program to serve girls, age 10-16, interested in studying the academic areas of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. Thanks to a generous grant through The Petit Family Foundation, we are able to offer this program free of charge. Once monthly after school for a four-month period, STEAMgirls participants meet and speak with accomplished young women, learning first-hand about the career…

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Homeschool Program: Navigation Skills and Onrust Sail

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Tuesday, June 15, 2021 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Connecticut River Museum: Navigation Skills and Onrust Sail Learn how to read charts to navigate the waterways. Older children complete a series of navigational challenges. Younger children learn to read a chart and use a compass. All participants take a hands-on sail aboard the Onrust. Click Here to Register!

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Shanties & Sails: June 15 – Geoff Kaufman

June 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Shanties & Sails: June 15 - Geoff Kaufman Tuesday, June 15, 2021 5:30-6:30 Shanties:  FREE 7:00-8:00 Onrust:  $25. Sail aboard the Onrust with the performers! A big Thank You shout out to our Shanties & Sails sponsor Privé Swiss Wellness for their generous support! We are limiting seating aboard the Onrust to ensure you all have safe distancing. Information regarding Onrust Sails will come as we get closer to the date to ensure compliance with the State of CT. Shanties &…

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