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November 2020

Authors & Artists Online 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 Connecticut River Shipbuilding Presented online via Zoom Tuesday, November 10, 2020 6:00 pm Members Free Members Click Here to Register Join us to launch Wick Griswold and Ruth Major's latest book -  Connecticut River Shipbuilding Wick Griswold is sharing the release of his latest book which he co-wrote with Ruth Major, Connecticut River Shipbuilding, here at the Connecticut River Museum. We could not be more excited!  The primary focus of the book is on…

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Boathouse Kids Fall Crafts – November Painted Mandala River Stones

November 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Painted Mandala River Stones Saturday, November 14 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Non-Members $8.00 per class Members $5.00 per class PARENT/GUARDIAN MUST BE PRESENT Create a beautiful painted mandala river stone! Join us at the River’s edge and get ready to get creative. All supplies and instruction are included in the cost of the craft. Pre-registration is required, and space is limited. State of Connecticut safe distancing recommendations will be followed, and we ask that all visitors wear masks or…

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27th Annual Holiday Train Show

November 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am - February 14, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Trains run daily Tuesday through Sunday Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - Sunday, February 14, 2021 The family friendly Holiday Train Show exhibit is back at the Connecticut River Museum for its 27th year of fun for all ages. See what train artist Steve Cryan has created this year! A fully operational 26 foot train layout, "I SPY" scavenger hunts, and toddler sized viewing layout are all part of the fun! KEEPING FAMILIES SAFE FOR 2020: As with most events this…

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December 2020

Boathouse Kids Fall Crafts – December Holiday Luminaries

December 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Holiday Luminaries Saturday, December 12 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Non-Members $8.00 per class Members $5.00 per class PARENT/GUARDIAN MUST BE PRESENT Make your own shimmering luminary to glow throughout the holiday season! Join us at the River’s edge and get ready to get creative. All supplies and instruction are included in the cost of the craft. Pre-registration is required, and space is limited. State of Connecticut safe distancing recommendations will be followed, and we ask that all visitors wear…

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