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October 2020

World Sight Day 2020

October 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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World Sight Day: Thursday, October 8, 2020 Free Admission to the blind World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness to focus global attention on blindness. The Day is observed around the world and is the main advocacy event for the prevention of blindness and for "Vision 2020: The Right to Sight", a global effort to prevent blindness created by WHO and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness.  If you are interested in learning more, please go…

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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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CRM Volunteer Painting Day!

October 24, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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CRM Volunteer Opportunity Paint the Boathouse Exterior Saturday, October 24 8:00 am to Noon Join CRM Board Vice Chair Bruce Lawrence and Executive Director Jennifer Carlson as we paint the exterior of the Boathouse.  Wear clothes for painting. Snacks and beverages will be provided! Please let us know if you will be here. Contact Jennifer at 860.767.8269, ext 112. Or by email. jcarlson@ctrivermuseum.org Rain Date: Sunday, October 25, 12:00 pm  - 4:00 pm

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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

Wreaths of the River Valley 2020 Auction – Accepting Donations!

November 5, 2020 @ 10:00 am - November 25, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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  Accepting Donations through Wednesday, November 25 at 5:00 pm Wreath auction runs from Tuesday, December 1 - Thursday, December 10   Share the joy of the holiday season as you create your one-of-a-kind holiday wreath. Connecticut River Museum is collecting wreaths for our second annual Wreaths of the River Valley auction. Donations accepted from area businesses, organizations, and families! We can only accept the first 30 wreaths. If you are interested in donating your creation, click below for guidelines!…

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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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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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