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September 2020

Authors & Artists Series: Walt Woodward

September 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Authors & Artists Series: Walt Woodward & The Band of Steady Habits Present A New Album & A New Book Tuesday, September 15, 2020 6:00 pm $5.00 Non-Members Members Free Members Click Here to Register Album Premiere Great River The album premiere celebrates the release of Walt Woodward and The Band of Steady Habits’  (Rachel Smith, Teagan Smith, Jeremy Teitelbaum, Duke York, and Walt) debut mini-album, Great River, which includes representative songs from Walt Woodward and the band of steady…

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Authors & Artists Series: Chad Floyd

September 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Authors & Artists Series: Chad Floyd SS United States: Hallmark of Modern Design Tuesday, September 29, 2020 6:00 pm $5.00 Non-Members Members Free Members Click Here to Register In an illustrated lecture, Centerbrook Architects Partner Chad Floyd, FAIA, tells the story of the liner SS United States, the fastest ocean liner ever built. Floyd’s lecture describes a remarkable collaboration between the ship’s naval architect, William Francis Gibbs, and its interior designer, Dorothy Marckwald. Launched in 1951, the “Big U” was…

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October 2020

First Tuesday Talks – Andy Fisk – The Environmental History of the Legislation, Technology, and Politics of Clean Water in the CT River

October 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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First Tuesday Talks - Andy Fisk - The Environmental History of the Legislation, Technology, and Politics of Clean Water in the CT River Tuesday, October 6, 2020 6:00 - 7:00 pm Members FREE. Non-Members $5.00 Andy Fisk, Executive Director of the CT River Conservancy, presents the story of how New England's citizens, laws, and institutions tackled the work of cleaning the CT River, both before and after the passage of the federal Clean Water Act. Members reserve your spot here. …

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Authors & Artists Series: Erica Cirino “Trashed rivers, seas of plastic: How your habits on land harm the ocean”

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Erica Cirino “Trashed rivers, seas of plastic: How your habits on land harm the ocean” Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:00 pm $5.00 Non-Members Members Free Members Click Here to Register The ocean is often depicted as ground zero of the world’s plastic pollution crisis. But it turns out that a minority of plastic in the oceans—about 20 percent—is there as a result of dumping at sea. The vast majority of pollution—about 80 percent—blows from land to sea, or flows into…

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November 2020

First Tuesday Talks – Renee Tribert and Preservation Connecticut – The Historic Mills of the CT River Valley

November 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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First Tuesday Talks - Renee Tribert and Preservation Connecticut - The Historic Mills of the CT River Valley Tuesday, November 3, 2020 6:00 - 7:00 pm Members FREE. Non-Members $5.00 Join the Preservation Connecticut organization for a discussion and film about the historic mills in and around the Connecticut River and Valley. PURCHASE TICKETSMembers reserve your spot here.    Image Courtesy of Preservation Connecticut

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Authors & Artists Series: Wick Griswold

November 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Authors & Artists Series: Wick Griswold Shipbuilding on the Connecticut River Tuesday, November 10, 2020 6:00 pm Members Free Members Click Here to Register Join us to launch Wick Griswold's latest book - Shipbuilding on the Connecticut River Wick Griswold is sharing the release of his latest book, Shipbuilding on the Connecticut River, here at the Connecticut River Museum and we could not be more excited!  The primary focus of the book is on shipbuilding in Essex, Connecticut, flowing from…

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