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March 2020

Spring Bird Feeder Craft

March 31, 2020 @ 4:30 am - April 12, 2020 @ 11:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Spring Bird Feeder Craft   CLICK HERE TO PRINT! Make your Spring a little more fun with this easy and fun craft. “Hide” 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 in the premeasured bird…

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June 2020

Mini Wooden Oar Craft – SOLD OUT!

June 24, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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SOLD OUT! Mini Wooden Oar Craft Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:00 - 2:00 pm FREE Event PARENT/GUARDIAN MUST BE PRESENT Bring your friends and family down to our lawn on Wednesday, June 24, from 1:00-2:00 pm for Children’s Oar Decorating event. We will hang their decorated oars in the lobby of the museum in celebration of the history of paddling on the Connecticut River. Grab a blanket, grab your oar, and get creative! All supplies are courtesy of the museum.…

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July 2020

Friendship Bracelet Weaving Craft

July 1, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Friendship Bracelet Weaving Craft Wednesday, July 1 11:00 am - 12:00 pm FREE Event PARENT/GUARDIAN MUST BE PRESENT Did you know that weaving is widely considered one of the oldest surviving crafts in the world, dating back more than 12,000 years? Weaving and textile creation and trade was an important part of life for the earliest settlers of the Connecticut River. Come celebrate this great tradition as you learn to weave by creating your own “friendship” bracelet. A parent or…

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September 2020

Boathouse Kids Fall Crafts – September Scavenger Hunt

September 1, 2020 - September 30, 2020
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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FREE

September Scavenger Hunt Month of September FREE Event Fun September 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 any time in September and receive a treat!

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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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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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May 2021

STEAMgirls at CRM: Erica Cirino

May 6 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thursday, May 6, 2021 4:30 pm Connecticut River Museum’s STEAMgirls Program Featuring: Erica Cirino 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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June 2021

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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STEAMgirls at CRM: Shani Mensing

June 22 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thursday, June 22, 2021 4:30 pm Connecticut River Museum’s STEAMgirls Program Featuring: Shani Mensing 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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