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March 2020

Connecticut River Museum Activity Sheets

March 26 @ 4:30 am - May 31 @ 11:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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CONNECTICUT RIVER MUSEUM ACTIVITY SHEETS Check out these fun printable activities for kids. We've got coloring pages and word searches! All of these kids activities are totally free and easy to print out and do with your kids. Check back for new activities! Choose from one of the Connecticut River themed sheets. Click on the link and print it out. Lighthouse-coloring-page Sailboat-Coloring-Page Wooden-ship-coloring-page River-coloring-page Steamboat-coloring-page             CRM Wordsearch

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Easter Egg Bird Feeder Craft

March 31 @ 4:30 am - June 7 @ 11:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Easter Egg Bird Feeder Craft   CLICK HERE TO PRINT! Make your Spring or Easter a little more fun with this easy and fun craft. “Hide” Easter 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…

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June 2020

Shanties & Sails: June 9 – Rick Spencer and Dawn Indermuehle

June 9 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Shanties & Sails: June 9 - Rick Spencer and Dawn Indermuehle Tuesday, June 9, 2020 5:30-6:30 Shanties:  FREE 7:00-8:00 Onrust:  More details to come!  Click Here to Register for this Event! Join us for CRM's newest concert series, Shanties & Sails! Each Tuesday in June, come down to our North Deck and enjoy an evening of Sea Shanties. 🎼 You want to be on the deck to hear talented shanty and sea-song musicians for a FREE one hour live performance.…

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Shanties & Sails: June 16 – Marc Bernier

June 16 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Shanties & Sails: June 16 - Marc Bernier Tuesday, June 16, 2020 5:30-6:30 Shanties:  FREE 7:00-8:00 Onrust:  More details to come!  Click Here to Register for this Event! Join us for CRM's newest concert series, Shanties & Sails! Each Tuesday in June, come down to our North Deck and enjoy an evening of Sea Shanties. 🎼 You want to be on the deck to hear talented shanty and sea-song musicians for a FREE one hour live performance. Add onto your…

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Shanties & Sails: June 23 – The Johnson Girls Band

June 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Shanties & Sails: June 23 - The Johnson Girls Band Tuesday, June 23, 2020 5:30-6:30 Shanties:  FREE 7:00-8:00 Onrust:  More details to come!  Click Here to Register for this Event! Join us for CRM's newest concert series, Shanties & Sails! Each Tuesday in June, come down to our North Deck and enjoy an evening of Sea Shanties. 🎼 You want to be on the deck to hear talented shanty and sea-song musicians for a FREE one hour live performance. Add…

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Shanties & Sails: June 30 – Geoff Kaufman

June 30 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Shanties & Sails: June 30 - Geoff Kaufman Tuesday, June 30, 2020 5:30-6:30 Shanties:  FREE 7:00-8:00 Onrust:  More details to come!  Click Here to Register for this Event! Join us for CRM's newest concert series, Shanties & Sails! Each Tuesday in June, come down to our North Deck and enjoy an evening of Sea Shanties. 🎼 You want to be on the deck to hear talented shanty and sea-song musicians for a FREE one hour live performance. Add onto your…

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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 Click Here to Purchase. 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…

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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 Click Here to Purchase. 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,…

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October 2020

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 Click Here to Purchase. 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…

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November 2020

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 $5.00 Non-Members Click Here to Purchase. 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…

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