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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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Veterans Day – Free Admission to Veterans and Current Military Personnel

November 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Veterans Day: Wednesday, November 11, 2020   In support and appreciation of former and current military personnel, we offer free admission to all veterans and current military personnel on Wednesday, November 11, 2020.  

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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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December 2020

Bid for Wreaths! Wreaths of the River Valley Auction 2020

December 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - December 11, 2020 @ 12:00 am
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Bid for Wreaths: Tuesday, December 1 - Thursday, December 10 Browse and Bid For Your Holiday Wreath Here! Connecticut River Museum collected wreaths for our second annual Wreaths of the River Valley auction from area businesses, organizations, and families! Don't live nearby and still want to get in on the fun? No problem! We will ship your wreath to you! Contact Phyllis Stillman for more information.  Wreath auction bidding closes at Midnight, December 10; the evening of our holiday fundraiser,…

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Virtual Mistletoe & Martinis Celebration 2020

December 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - December 31, 2020 @ 9:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Virtual Fundraiser Thursday, December 10, 2020   Welcome to Virtual Mistletoe & Martinis! This festive online celebration features a "how-to" make our signature martini, a fabulous meal from Carlson's Landing, Becker's Red Box raffle, Wreaths of the River Valley auction and so much more. Program Event Schedule To view the series of videos for our virtual fundraiser, click on each green title below: Welcome to Virtual Mistletoe & Martinis! Get an Education Update with Allison Insall, Director of Education Get…

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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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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

Homeschool Program: River Dwellers

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Tuesday, February 9, 2021 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Connecticut River Museum: River Dwellers Learn about the many changes that have occurred over time in the river, its valley, and watershed. Discuss the historic, environmental, and social experiences of the people who made the river valley their home. Gain appreciation for the community decisions that helped drive the development and protection of the river. Click Here to Register!  

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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

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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