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May 2022

The Moon, Stars, and Tides: A sailor’s guide to the universe

May 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday, May 14, 2022 4:00 - 8:00 pm Jonathan Craig & Brenda Milkofsky at the Connecticut River Museum, with a cruise aboard the Onrust. The Moon, Stars, and Tides: A sailor’s guide to the universe Brenda Milkofsky, retired director and curator of the Connecticut River Museum will lead off our adventure at 4:00 pm with a behind the scenes view of some of the museum's historic navigation equipment collection. She'll offer a brief history of ship building along the Connecticut River before we…

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Burning of the Ships Day 2022

May 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Burning of the Ships Commemoration Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 2:00 PM Connecticut River Museum, Essex, CT Admission to the Museum is free for the Burning of the Ships visitors. The Burning of the Ships Commemoration is a free public celebration held in Essex, Connecticut on the second Saturday in May. The Sailing Masters of 1812 hold the commemorative event to mark the British raid on Essex ships and shipyard on April 8, 1814 during the War of 1812. Background…

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Lucianne Lavin – 2022 Lecture Series

May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Tuesday, May 17, 2022 VIRTUAL 6:00 pm $5.00 for CRM Members $10.00 for Non-Members   Lucianne Lavin, Director of Research and Collections Emeritus, The Institute for American Indian Studies Dutch-Native American Relationships in Eastern New Netherland (That's Connecticut, Folks!) Examine the significant impact of Dutch traders and settlers on the history of the colony and state of Connecticut, and their relationships with its Indigenous peoples. What is now the state of Connecticut was once part of the 17th century Dutch…

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Shanties & Sails: May 24 – Rick Spencer and Dawn Indermuehle

May 24 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Shanties & Sails Rick Spencer and Dawn Indermuehle Tuesday, May 24, 2022 5:30-6:30 Shanties:  FREE 7:00-8:00 Onrust:  $25. Sail aboard the Onrust with the performers! Thank You to our Shanties & Sails sponsor Privé Swiss Wellness for their generous support! Shanties & Sails is back! Come down and enjoy an evening of Sea Shanties. 🎼 You want to be on deck to hear talented shanty and sea-song musicians for a FREE one hour live performance. Add onto your evening to continue…

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Shanties & Sails: May 31 – Craig Edwards

May 31 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Shanties & Sails Craig Edwards Tuesday, May 31, 2022 5:30-6:30 Shanties:  FREE 7:00-8:00 Onrust:  $25. Sail aboard the Onrust with the performer! Thank You to our Shanties & Sails sponsor Privé Swiss Wellness for their generous support! Shanties & Sails is back! Come down and enjoy an evening of Sea Shanties. 🎼 You want to be on deck to hear talented shanty and sea-song musicians for a FREE one hour live performance. Add onto your evening to continue the fun.  Book…

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June 2022

Connecticut Sea Music Festival

June 10 @ 5:00 pm - June 12 @ 6:00 pm
Town of Essex essex, CT United States + Google Map

Friday, June 10. 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Saturday, June 11. 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Sunday, June 12. 9:30 am - 6:00 pm Town of Essex, CT An event from The Maritime Music and Tradition Society Musical Performances Historical Demonstrations A Symposium on the Music of the Sea Featuring performers from around New England and across the country, the festival includes a family stage, demonstrations of traditional sailors' arts and skills, and a beautiful historical setting by the River…

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Ralph T. Wood, PhD – 2022 Lecture Series

June 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Tuesday, June 14, 2022 VIRTUAL 6:00 pm $5.00 for CRM Members $10.00 for Non-Members “Things You Might Not Know about Connecticut’s New National Estuarine Research Reserve” by: Ralph T. Wood, PhD Some facts and figures about Connecticut’s National Estuarine Research Reserve and its promise. Join us for a brief history, with some little-known facts and figures, of the extensive effort, by teams from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the University of Connecticut, the Connecticut Audubon Society, and the…

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SOLD OUT! Jazzy Juneteenth River Cruise

June 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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THIS CRUISE IS SOLD OUT! Saturday, June 25 5:30 - 7:30 pm $70 Members $75 Non-Members Come along for a Jazz Dinner Cruise aboard the RiverQuest. Price includes food and one complementary drink. Vocals by  Michael Dunham. Food by Berkins on Main and Brown Butter. Cash Bar Live Music Comfortably Festive Attire RESERVE YOUR SEAT    

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Shanties & Sails: June 28 – Johnson Girls

June 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Shanties & Sails: June 28 - Johnson Girls Tuesday, June 28, 2021 5:30-6:30 Shanties:  FREE 7:00-8:00 Onrust:  $25. Sail aboard the Onrust with the performers! A big Thank You to our Shanties & Sails sponsor Privé Swiss Wellness for their generous support! Shanties & Sails are back! Enjoy an evening of Sea Shanties. 🎼 Hear talented shanty and sea-song musicians for a FREE one hour live performance. Add onto your evening to continue the fun.  Book a trip on the Onrust! Seating…

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Gary Mower: The History of Outboard Motors and Outboard Motor Racing 1900-1940

June 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thursday, June 30, 2022 6:00 pm Virtual Event $5.00 for CRM Members $10.00 for Non-Members Gary Mower The History of Outboard Motors and Outboard Motor Racing 1900-1940 Come and see Speed: Hydroplane Racing on the Connecticut River on exhibit through October. Some of the engines that Gary speaks about are on display. Gary Mower is a retired Mechanical Engineer with experience in aerospace, automotive, and consumer products. A graduate of Northeastern University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, he has…

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