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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Watercraft at Work

Watercraft at Work March 23 - May 14, 2023 Watercraft at Work showcases over 25 works of art from the Museum’s collections that depict vessels at work on the Connecticut River. From River-built schooners and sloops that carried stone and […]


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Water/Ways A Museum on Main Street (MoMS) exhibition developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service June 3 – August 14, 2023 Water/Ways dives into water—an essential component of life on our planet, environmentally, culturally, and historically. In societies across the […]

Waterways of the Connecticut River Valley

Waterways of the Connecticut River Valley August 29 - October 8, 2023 Plein air paintings of the Connecticut River Valley by Jerry Weiss For nearly thirty years, Jerry Weiss has recorded the dynamic landscape of the Connecticut River Valley. Since […]

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