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December 2019

Luminary Craft at the Connecticut River Museum

December 19, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Celebrate the Winter Solstice With a Luminary Craft at CRM December 19, 2019 4:30 -6:00 pm $5/child (includes all materials) Free to CRM member families Non Members register: https://shop.ctrivermuseum.org/collections/public-programs/products/luminary-craft-at-the-connecticut-river-museum Members register: https://ctrivermuseum.org/event-registration/

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December Vacation Day Workshop

December 30, 2019 @ 5:00 am - 9:00 am
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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December Vacation Day Workshops 2019 Monday, December 30 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Ages 6-12 REGISTER NOW ____________________________________________ WONDERFUL WINTER! Monday, December 30, 2019 Join us for a winter adventure as we explore nature, find out about winter habitats and learn about the River in winter. Create your own winter landscape works of art! 10:00 am - 2:00 pm ____________________________________________ Members: $25.00 Non Members: $30.00 Sibling discount: subtract $5 per day Important Information: Children are dropped off at the Museum at…

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January 2020

Homeschool Program: Transportation and Innovation on the River Mini Series, Session One

January 7 @ 5:00 am - 7:30 am
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 7 RESCHEDULED FROM Tuesday, December 17, 2019 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Learn how steam power works, the history of steamboats and steam trains on the River and the origin of steam engines.  Visit the Annual Train Exhibit, participate in a scavenger hunt and paint a steamboat model. Click on the following link to register: https://shop.ctrivermuseum.org/collections/homeschool/products/homeschool-december-17-2019-transportation-innovation-1-registration

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Connecticut River Speaker Series – Steve Cryan – Steam Power of the CT River Valley

January 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Connecticut River Speaker Series - Steve Cryan - Steam Power of the CT River Valley Tuesday, January 7 6:00 - 7:00 pm Members FREE. Non-Members $5.00 Steve Cryan, train professional and artist, opens the 2020 Connecticut River Speaker Series! Cryan will discuss Steam Power of the Connecticut River Valley. He is a leading authority on trains, tugs, and maritime history. Cryan is our Train Artist in Residence through February 23 with the Annual Holiday Train Show. He has been painting…

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Volunteer for Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey

January 11 @ 2:00 am - 6:00 am
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Volunteer for Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey Registration Required This is the time of year to spot many Bald Eagles on the lower Connecticut River.  As our national symbol with an amazing conservation story, we celebrate the re-population and continued protection efforts of this bird of prey.  In conjunction with Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the Connecticut River Museum is hosting a survey site and volunteers to participate in the Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey. The purpose of the Midwinter…

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Homeschool Program: Transportation and Innovation on the River Mini Series, Session Two

January 14 @ 5:00 am - 7:30 am
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Tuesday, January 14, 2020 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Dive into the story of the Turtle, the nation’s first submarine.  Did you know that the Museum has two replicas? Learn the physics of sinking and floating and create an aluminum boat to test your knowledge. Click on the following link to register: https://shop.ctrivermuseum.org/collections/homeschool/products/homeschool-january-14-2020-transportation-innovation-2-registration

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February 2020

Connecticut River Speaker Series – Dr. Katherine Hermes – African American Burying Ground

February 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Connecticut River Speaker Series - Dr. Katherine Hermes - African American Burying Ground Wednesday, February 5 6:00 - 7:00 pm Members FREE. Non-Members $5.00 On Wednesday, February 5, Dr. Katherine A. Hermes, an academic professional at Eastern Connecticut State University shares her stories about the oldest historic site in Hartford, the Ancient Burying Ground. This site is the only one remaining from the 17th century. Seating is limited, so please reserve your spot early. Refreshments will be served. Pre-Registration is closed,…

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Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises

February 8 @ 8:00 am - March 15 @ 5:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Saturday, February 8, 2020 Through Sunday, March 15, 2020 Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. This winter, climb aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. An on-board naturalist provides narration while you get an up-close view of the River. Coffee and use of binoculars…

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Homeschool Program: Migratory Animal Mini Series, Session One

February 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Tuesday, February 11, 2020 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Take a boat ride on the RiverQuest and witness the winter visitors on the Lower River. Before we set out on the  River, we will inspect bird flyway maps and discover how birds are able make their migration journeys each year. Click on the following link to register: https://shop.ctrivermuseum.org/collections/homeschool/products/homeschool-february-11-2020-migratory-animals-1-registration

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Eagles with Brian Hess – Lunch and Learn!

February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Eagles with Brian Hess - Lunch and Learn! Wednesday, February 12 12:00 - 1:00 pm Limited seating is still available. Please check in with our front desk. Thank you. Click Here for Lunch and Learn Series Information. Bring your lunch, spend an hour, and learn something new! Brian Hess is a wildlife biologist with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Brian will discuss eagle biology, the decline and recovery of this species and what is being done to conserve…

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