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September 2021

The Rivers That Connect Us: Exploring America’s Great Rivers Series

September 16 @ 6:00 pm - December 7 @ 7:00 pm

6:00 pm EST $5.00/Members (of any of the Four Participating Museums) $10.00/Public The Rivers That Connect Us: Exploring America's Great Rivers Series We are honored to join with these Museums from across the Country to present our Virtual Lecture Series. Book your spot to learn what makes each of these Rivers both unique and similar as part of the Great American River story. Thursday, September 16, 2021 National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium Centuries of River Culture, Commerce and Conservation…

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The Connecticut Headwaters To The Sound: A Day of Stories and Song With The Nehantic and The Abenaki

September 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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  Saturday, September 25 10:00 am to 4:00 pm FREE Outdoor Event at the Connecticut River Museum A Day of Stories and Song With The Nehantic and The Abenaki Some Highlights of the Day: Time-honored Native drum group Jennifer Lee demonstrates the making of traditional Ash Bark and White Pine basketry Abenaki Chief Roger Longtoe displays a collection of tools and armaments "mishoon" project video at Peskeompskut and Elizabeth James-Perry wampum video on display throughout the day   The event…

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October 2021

The Great River of the West and Maritime Heritage – Virtual Lecture

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 6:00 pm EST $5.00/Members (of any of the Four Participating Museums) $10.00/Public Part of the The Rivers That Connect Us: Exploring America's Great Rivers Series Columbia River Maritime Museum The Great River of the West and Maritime Heritage Presented by: Captain Bruce Jones, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired), Deputy Director, Columbia River Maritime Museum, Astoria, Oregon BOOK HERE! Captain Jones will explore the history of maritime commerce, shipwrecks, commercial fishing, search and rescue and other topics featured…

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November 2021

The Ohio River, Gateway to the West – Virtual Lecture

November 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 6:00 pm EST $5.00/Members (of any of the Four Participating Museums) $10.00/Public Part of the The Rivers That Connect Us: Exploring America's Great Rivers Series Ohio River Museum The Ohio River, Gateway to the West Presented by: William Reynolds, Ohio Historical Society- Campus Martius and the Ohio  River Museum. Currently serving as Historian at both museums. BOOK HERE! William Reynolds will discuss the important collections at the Ohio River Museum from dugout canoe to steamboat and the…

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December 2021

The Connecticut River: Past, Present, and Future – Virtual Lecture

December 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 6:00 pm EST $5.00/Members (of any of the Four Participating Museums) $10.00/Public Part of the The Rivers That Connect Us: Exploring America's Great Rivers Series CT River Museum The Connecticut River: Past, Present, and Future - Virtual Lecture Presented by: Jennifer L. Carlson, Executive Director, The Connecticut River Museum BOOK HERE! Carlson hopes to foster future generations interest in the River by showing the importance of the past generations' influence on the River. Prior to the…

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