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September 2020

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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27th Annual Holiday Train Show

November 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am - February 14, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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PURCHASE TICKETS  Prepaid, timed admission tickets are required for all visitors, including Members. Please remember that these are timed-entry tickets. If you are unable to arrive in time for your reserved session, you may be asked to transfer to a different time. Trains run daily Tuesday through Sunday Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - Sunday, February 14, 2021 The family friendly Holiday Train Show exhibit is back at the Connecticut River Museum for its 27th year of fun for all ages.…

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January 2021

Boathouse Kids Crafts – Winter Scavenger Hunt

January 18 - February 28
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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FREE

Winter Scavenger Hunt FREE Event Fun Winter 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 through the end of February and receive a treat!

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February 2021

CRM Talks: Andrew Fisk – How Did We Clean Up Our Rivers? An Environmental History of the Legislation, Technology, and Politics of Clean Water in the Connecticut River Watershed

February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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CRM Talks: Andrew Fisk, "How Did We Clean Up Our Rivers? An Environmental History of the Legislation, Technology, and Politics of Clean Water in the Connecticut River Watershed" Tuesday, February 9, 2021 6:00 - 7:00 pm Members $5.00 Non-Members $10.00 Andrew Fisk, Ph.D., Executive Director, Connecticut River Conservancy "How Did We Clean Up Our Rivers? An Environmental History of the Legislation, Technology, and Politics of Clean Water in the Connecticut River Watershed" We all have a responsibility to make our…

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March 2021

CRM Talks – Renee Tribert – Mills: Making Places of Connecticut

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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CRM Talks - Renee Tribert - Mills: Making Places of Connecticut Tuesday, March 9, 2021 6:00 - 7:00 pm Members $5.00 Non-Members $10.00 Renee Tribert, Preservation Connecticut Mills: Making Places of Connecticut Join us as we discuss the historic physical structures that speak to Connecticut's industrial past, and carry forward to our present and future. Interesting industries/architecture, as well as case studies on different rehabs throughout the state will be discussed. Highlights cover the industries in Essex, Deep River, and…

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April 2021

CRM Talks – Eric Hintz: Three Centuries of Innovation in the Connecticut River Valley

April 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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CRM Talks - Eric Hintz: Three Centuries of Innovation in the Connecticut River Valley Tuesday, April 6, 2021 6:00 - 7:00 pm Members $5.00 Non-Members $10.00 Eric Hintz, Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation/Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History Three Centuries of Innovation in the Connecticut River Valley The Connecticut River valley has long been—and remains—one of the nation’s most important places of innovation, commerce, and creativity. The Connecticut River valley first supported agriculture and trade among…

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