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November 2021

28th Annual Holiday Train Show

November 23, 2021 @ 10:00 am - February 20, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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28th Annual Holiday Train Show Tuesday through Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Trains run daily Tuesday through Sunday Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - Sunday, February 20, 2022 The family friendly Holiday Train Show exhibit is back at the Connecticut River Museum for its 28th 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…

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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. Rivers, including the…

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Connecticut River Museum Speaker Series – Steve Cryan – Steam Power of the CT River Valley

December 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Connecticut River Speaker Series - Steve Cryan - Steam Power of the CT River Valley Thursday, December 16 6:00 - 7:00 pm Free. Cryan will discuss Steam Power of the Connecticut River Valley. Cryan is our Train Artist in Residence through February 20 with the Annual Holiday Train Show and has been painting maritime and railroad subjects for over thirty years. Steven Cryan graduated from Paier College of Arts in the early 70s. Since that time, he has painted maritime…

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February 2022

Josh Shanley – 2022 Lecture Series

February 10, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thursday, February 10, 2022 6:00 pm Free; Please Reserve your seat to ensure we have enough seats at the lecture.   Josh Shanley, MS, MEd, MBA, EMT-P The Connecticut River Valley Flood of 1936 RESERVE YOUR SEAT Author Josh Shanley recounts the greatest flood in New England history and examines the potential for future floods. In the beginning of the twentieth century, the Connecticut River Valley was a thriving manufacturing hub for fabric, arms and brass. But early in the…

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March 2022

Dick Shriver – 2022 Lecture Series

March 15, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 6:00 pm Free; Please Reserve your seat to ensure we have enough seats at the lecture.   Richard H. Shriver, Publisher of Estuary Magazine The Connecticut River … past, present and future RESERVE YOUR SEAT   The Connecticut River … its long and peaceful past until the industrial revolution, followed by years of abuse, then partial recovery, and a bright outlook today. Dick Shriver uses PowerPoint slides to illustrate his presentation on the last 12,000 years…

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