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September 2020

Boathouse Kids Fall Crafts – September Scavenger Hunt

September 1, 2020 - September 30, 2020
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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September Scavenger Hunt Month of September FREE Event Fun September activity! Gather your kids and head to the Museum! Pick up your scavenger hunt bag and scour the area. Bring your treasures to the front desk any time in September and receive a treat!

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Thursdays on the Dock – Local Honey

September 3, 2020 @ 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 Local Honey Thursday, September 3, 2020 5:30 - 7:30 pm Please arrive early to ensure your spot on the lawn - Space is very limited. 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…

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Thursdays on the Dock – USCG Dixieland Band

September 10, 2020 @ 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 Please arrive early to ensure your spot on the lawn - Space is very limited. 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…

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POSTPONED UNTIL 2021 DATE TBD – Authors & Artists Series: Walt Woodward

September 15, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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POSTPONED UNTIL 2021 DATE TBD 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…

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Thursdays on the Dock – Tiny Ocean

September 17, 2020 @ 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 Tiny Ocean Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:30 - 7:30 pm Please arrive early to ensure your spot on the lawn - Space is very limited. 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…

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Authors & Artists Online Series: Chad Floyd

September 29, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Authors & Artists Online Series: Chad Floyd SS United States: Hallmark of Modern Design Presented online via Zoom 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…

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October 2020

Carlson’s Landing Dinner and A Sail

October 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Carlson's Landing Dinner and A Sail Saturday, October 10 5:00 pm $75 Book your Dinner and a Sail Here! Dinner and a Sail? What's not to love? Join us on Saturday, October 10 for a Sunset Sail followed by a delicious dinner at Carlson's Landing. Click Here for your Carlson's Landing Dinner and a Sail Menu!   Book your Dinner and a Sail Here!

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Authors & Artists Online Series: Erica Cirino “Trashed rivers, seas of plastic: How your habits on land harm the ocean”

October 13, 2020 @ 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” Presented online via Zoom 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…

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Fall Leaf-Peeping Cruise on the Connecticut River

October 25, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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$35

October 25, 2020 Two Sails! 10:30 am - 12:30 pm OR 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Join us for a leaf-peeping cruise on the Connecticut River aboard our replica of the historic ship Onrust. Enjoy the vibrant colors and enchanting scents of the river and nature in autumn in the Connecticut River Valley. Light fall snacks will be served. $35/person CLICK HERE TO REGISTER  for the 10:30-12:30 Sail or CLICK HERE TO REGISTER  for the 1:00-3:00 Sail Questions: Call 860-767-8269,…

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November 2020

Authors & Artists Online Series: Wick Griswold

November 10, 2020 @ 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 Presented online via Zoom 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…

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