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September 2020

SOLD OUT! Thursdays on the Dock – USCG Dixieland Band

September 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thursdays on the Dock USCG Dixieland Band Thursday, September 10, 2020 5:30 - 7:30 pm We are sold out for this show! In order to maintain best social distance practices, we need to limit the number attending our Thursday On The Dock performances. The number allowed on the lawn is dictated by CT State regulations. Thank you for your understanding during these uncommon times. Now in its 11th year, Thursday’s on the Dock continues to rock the River! Each Thursday…

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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 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 the band of steady…

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Paint and Sip Night

September 22 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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$50

Paint and Sip Night Wednesday, September 22 5:30 - 8:30 pm Reservations will include materials for the paint portion as well as one glass of wine. A cash bar will be available. Additional Information Please wear a mask Seating will be organized to facilitate safe social distancing   Click Here to Book Online Now!  

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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 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, the “Big U” was…

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October 2020

First Tuesday Talks – Andy Fisk – The Environmental History of the Legislation, Technology, and Politics of Clean Water in the CT River

October 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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First Tuesday Talks - Andy Fisk - The Environmental History of the Legislation, Technology, and Politics of Clean Water in the CT River Tuesday, October 6, 2020 6:00 - 7:00 pm Members FREE. Non-Members $5.00 Andy Fisk, Executive Director of the CT River Conservancy, presents the story of how New England's citizens, laws, and institutions tackled the work of cleaning the CT River, both before and after the passage of the federal Clean Water Act. Members reserve your spot here. …

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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 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 sea, or flows into…

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November 2020

First Tuesday Talks – Renee Tribert and Preservation Connecticut – The Historic Mills of the CT River Valley

November 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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First Tuesday Talks - Renee Tribert and Preservation Connecticut - The Historic Mills of the CT River Valley Tuesday, November 3, 2020 6:00 - 7:00 pm Members FREE. Non-Members $5.00 Join the Preservation Connecticut organization for a discussion and film about the historic mills in and around the Connecticut River and Valley. PURCHASE TICKETSMembers reserve your spot here.    Image Courtesy of Preservation Connecticut

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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 Connecticut River Shipbuilding 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 shipbuilding in Essex, Connecticut,…

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