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November 2020

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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PURCHASE TICKETS  Prepaid, timed admission tickets are required for all visitors, including Members. Please remember that these are timed-entry tickets. If you are unable to arrive in time for your reserved session, you may be asked to transfer to a different time. 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.…

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February 2021

CRM Talks: Andrew Fisk – How Did We Clean Up Our Rivers? An Environmental History of the Legislation, Technology, and Politics of Clean Water in the Connecticut River Watershed

February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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CRM Talks: Andrew Fisk, "How Did We Clean Up Our Rivers? An Environmental History of the Legislation, Technology, and Politics of Clean Water in the Connecticut River Watershed" Tuesday, February 9, 2021 6:00 - 7:00 pm Members $5.00 Non-Members $10.00 Andrew Fisk, Ph.D., Executive Director, Connecticut River Conservancy "How Did We Clean Up Our Rivers? An Environmental History of the Legislation, Technology, and Politics of Clean Water in the Connecticut River Watershed" We all have a responsibility to make our…

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March 2021

CRM Talks – Renee Tribert – Mills: Making Places of Connecticut

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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CRM Talks - Renee Tribert - Mills: Making Places of Connecticut Tuesday, March 9, 2021 6:00 - 7:00 pm Members $5.00 Non-Members $10.00 Renee Tribert, Preservation Connecticut Mills: Making Places of Connecticut Join us as we discuss the historic physical structures that speak to Connecticut's industrial past, and carry forward to our present and future. Interesting industries/architecture, as well as case studies on different rehabs throughout the state will be discussed. Highlights cover the industries in Essex, Deep River, and…

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April 2021

CRM Talks – Eric Hintz: Three Centuries of Innovation in the Connecticut River Valley

April 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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CRM Talks - Eric Hintz: Three Centuries of Innovation in the Connecticut River Valley Tuesday, April 6, 2021 6:00 - 7:00 pm Members $5.00 Non-Members $10.00 Eric Hintz, Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation/Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History Three Centuries of Innovation in the Connecticut River Valley The Connecticut River valley has long been—and remains—one of the nation’s most important places of innovation, commerce, and creativity. The Connecticut River valley first supported agriculture and trade among…

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CRM Talks – Neil Pederson – The Memories and Lives of Old Trees and What They Can Tell Us About Climate History

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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CRM Talks - Neil Pederson, Senior Ecologist, Harvard University Forest Tuesday, April 27, 2021 6:00 - 7:00 pm Members $5.00 Non-Members $10.00 Neil Pederson, Senior Ecologist, Harvard University Forest The Memories and Lives of Old Trees and What They Can Tell Us About Climate History Did you know that, until recently, people in the Northeastern US have been living in one of the wettest eras of the last 500 years? Trees do. Did you know that, until recently, global warming…

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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 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. This program…

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June 2021

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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