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February 2020

Live Birds of Prey

February 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Essex Town Hall, 29 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426
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Live Birds of Prey Monday, February 17, 2020 10:00 am - 11:00 am We join with A Place Called Hope, a nonprofit wildlife rehabilitation organization, for our annual Live Birds of Prey show. Visitors get an up close look at several species of majestic raptors, including a Bald Eagle, and learn about the life-cycle and ecology of these animals. Come and learn what makes these birds of prey so uniquely interesting. Seating is limited please arrive promptly. This program is…

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March 2020

Connecticut River Speaker Series – CT Women’s Hall of Fame – Votes for Women!

March 3 @ 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 - CT Women's Hall of Fame - Votes for Women! Tuesday, March 3 6:00 - 7:00 pm Members FREE. Non-Members $5.00 CT Women's Hall of Fame discusses Votes for Women and the fight for women's suffrage through the eyes of Connecticut's suffragists including the Smiths of Glastonbury, Isabella Beecher Hooker, and Alice Paul. Members reserve your spot here.  Non-Members reserve your spot here. Click Here for Lecture Series Information.

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Jessie Hull Mayer: An Independent Artist – Lunch and Learn!

March 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Jessie Hull Mayer: An Independent Artist - Lunch and Learn! Wednesday, March 11 12:00 - 1:00 pm Members FREE.  Members Register Here. Non-Members $5.00.  Public Register Here. Click Here for Lunch and Learn Series Information. Bring your lunch, spend an hour, and learn something new! Amy Trout, Connecticut River Museum Curator, gives an illustrated lecture on the life and art of this important Essex, Connecticut artist who painted views of the waterfront from the 1940s - 1970s. Seating is limited;…

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PROGRAM CANCELLED: Little STEAMers Series – Windy Day Pin Wheels

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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PROGRAM CANCELLED Little STEAMers Series March 16 – April 6: Mondays 10:00-11:30 am March 16, 2020: Windy Day Pin Wheels Children build and decorate a wind-catching pin wheel. Discussion includes the science behind what makes wind, and how the forces of wind can move objects and create energy. The Connecticut River Museum newest children’s program, Little STEAMers is open to children between three and five years of age, accompanied by a caregiver or adult. Little STEAMers offers children early exposure…

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PROGRAM CANCELLED: Little STEAMers Series – Make It Rain Science Experiment

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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PROGRAM CANCELLED Little STEAMers Series March 16 – April 6: Mondays 10:00-11:30 am March 23, 2020: Make it Rain Science Experiment Children participate in a hands-on science experiment while learning about the science behind what makes rain. The Connecticut River Museum newest children’s program, Little STEAMers is open to children between three and five years of age, accompanied by a caregiver or adult. Little STEAMers offers children early exposure to the themes in STEAM-based education: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and…

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Connecticut River Museum Activity Sheets

March 26 @ 4:30 am - April 12 @ 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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Spring Bird Feeder Craft

March 31 @ 4:30 am - April 12 @ 11:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Spring Bird Feeder Craft   CLICK HERE TO PRINT! Make your Spring a little more fun with this easy and fun craft. “Hide” 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 in the premeasured bird…

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April 2020

Connecticut River Museum Go Fish! Game

April 10 @ 8:00 am - April 12 @ 5:00 pm

Connecticut River Museum Go Fish! Game   Click Here for Go Fish Cards (Print 2 Copies)   Click Here for Rules to CRM Go Fish

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June 2020

Mini Wooden Oar Craft – SOLD OUT!

June 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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SOLD OUT! Mini Wooden Oar Craft Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:00 - 2:00 pm FREE Event PARENT/GUARDIAN MUST BE PRESENT Bring your friends and family down to our lawn on Wednesday, June 24, from 1:00-2:00 pm for Children’s Oar Decorating event. We will hang their decorated oars in the lobby of the museum in celebration of the history of paddling on the Connecticut River. Grab a blanket, grab your oar, and get creative! All supplies are courtesy of the museum.…

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July 2020

Friendship Bracelet Weaving Craft

July 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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FREE

Friendship Bracelet Weaving Craft Wednesday, July 1 11:00 am - 12:00 pm FREE Event PARENT/GUARDIAN MUST BE PRESENT Did you know that weaving is widely considered one of the oldest surviving crafts in the world, dating back more than 12,000 years? Weaving and textile creation and trade was an important part of life for the earliest settlers of the Connecticut River. Come celebrate this great tradition as you learn to weave by creating your own “friendship” bracelet. A parent or…

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