Current Events & Exhibits

Connecticut River Museum is well known for its wonderful and educational events and exhibitions. Please view all the upcoming happenings taking place by the Connecticut River this season.

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Dogs on the Docks 2022

Connecticut River Museum 67 Main Street, Essex, CT

Sunday, October 9, 2022 1:00 - 3:00 pm The waterfront lawn of the Connecticut River Museum “goes to the dogs” with the Dogs On The Dock parade and competition. Dog owners and dog lovers alike are invited to attend rain […]

Lighthouse Cruise to Old Saybrook

Connecticut River Museum 67 Main Street, Essex, CT

RiverQuest River Cruise Lighthouses in Old Saybrook Monday, October 10 10:00 am to 12:00pm $45.00 All guests Join us aboard RiverQuest departing from Steamboat Dock in Essex for a relaxing cruise down the Connecticut River to view the Inner and […]

James Zug – First Descent of Connecticut River

Connecticut River Museum 67 Main Street, Essex, CT

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 Live Event with Book Signing 6:00 pm Free for CRM Members $5.00 for Non-Members   James Zug, Author, American Traveler: The Life and Adventures of John Ledyard RESERVE YOUR SEAT   CRM Talks Speaker Series: James […]

Sunset Foliage Cruise

Connecticut River Museum 67 Main Street, Essex, CT

RiverQuest Sunset Foliage Cruise Sunday, October 23 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm $36.00 Members $40.00 Non-Members Join us aboard RiverQuest departing from Steamboat Dock in Essex for a relaxing cruise on the Connecticut River. Enjoy the vibrant colors of the […]

Halloween Fun Kids’ Cruises

Connecticut River Museum 67 Main Street, Essex, CT

RiverQuest Halloween Fun Kids' Cruises Saturday, October 29 10:00 am to 11:00 am AND 11:30 am - 12:30 pm $20.00 per Adult $15.00 per Child Join us aboard RiverQuest departing from Steamboat Dock in Essex for Halloween fun! Every child […]

Essex Ed Meet the Author

Connecticut River Museum 67 Main Street, Essex, CT

Tuesday, November 8 1:30 pm Essex Ed's Groundhog Day Parade by Susan Cornell Meet the Author! Join us for a children’s read-aloud and book signing with Sue Cornell, the author of Essex Ed. Enjoy viewing the original artwork included in […]

Erik Hesselberg – Night Boat to New York

Connecticut River Museum 67 Main Street, Essex, CT

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 Live Event and Book Signing 6:00 pm Free for CRM Members $5.00 for Non-Members   Erik Hesselberg, Author: Night Boat to New York Steamboats on the Connecticut, 1815–1931   RESERVE YOUR SEAT Join us for an […]

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER: Trees in the Rigging 2022

Connecticut River Museum 67 Main Street, Essex, CT

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER: Trees in the Rigging 2022 Sunday, November 27, 2022 4:30 pm Trees in the Rigging Community Carol Sing and Parade The holiday season kicks off in Essex with the annual TREES IN THE RIGGING Community Carol […]

Sensory Friendly Hours at the Connecticut River Museum

November 28, 2022 10:00 am - 12:00 pm RESERVE YOUR SPACE We are committed to deepening our impact within the community. On three Mondays in 2022, days we are not open to the general public, our galleries will open from […]

CRM Tree Lighting

Beginning December 1! Lights turn on at 4:00 pm. Our tree will be illuminated through January 3. Join us on Thursday, 12/1 as we light our tree for the season. Stop by for your holiday card photo op by the […]

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