Posts Tagged ‘connecticut river museum’

Onrust River Cruises
July 30, 2019

River Cruises – Private Charters – Bring a Picnic!

Onrust is a 53′ gaff rigged and auxiliary engine powered replica of Adriaen Block’s vessel, one of the first western style ships built in the new world. And the first ever to sail up the Connecticut River.

Join us for a sail or for a private charter. Picnics are encouraged!

Public Sail Times
Thursday – Saturday 2:00, 4:00, and 6:00 pm
Sunday and Monday 2:00 pm

Private Charter Sails
Call 860-767-8269, ext 121 for further information

26th Annual Holiday Train Show
October 7, 2019

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Trains run daily Tuesday through Sunday
November 27, 2019 – February 23, 2020

The family friendly Holiday Train Show exhibit is back at the Connecticut River Museum for its 26th year of fun for all ages.

See what train artist Steve Cryan has created this year!

A fully operational 26 foot train layout, “I SPY” scavenger hunts,

and toddler sized viewing layout are all part of the fun!

Luminary Craft at the Connecticut River Museum
November 19, 2019

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:
Luminary Craft at The Connecticut River Museum

Members register:
https://ctrivermuseum.org/event-registration/

27th Annual Holiday Train Show
September 8, 2020

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. See what train artist Steve Cryan has created this year! A fully operational 26 foot train layout, “I SPY” scavenger hunts, and toddler sized viewing layout are all part of the fun!

KEEPING FAMILIES SAFE FOR 2020:

As with most events this year, our Annual Holiday Train will look different. To ensure that every guest can view the exhibit and maintain safe social distancing, please see the following new protocols:

 

            • * Timed, Ticketed Admission for all guests, including Members.
            • * To ensure distancing, ticket sales will close 1 hour prior to your reserved session.
            • * Each Admission Group will hold a maximum of 10 guests.
            • * Admission to the third floor exhibit is booked for 30 minute viewing sessions.
            • * Guests will not be admitted to the 3rd Floor Exhibit without an admission ticket.

           

          PURCHASE TICKETS 

Connecticut Waters: Celebrating Our Coastline and Waterways
April 23, 2021

Book Signing with Caryn B. Davis
Sunday, May 23, 2021
1:00 – 3:00 pm

Connecticut Waters is a tribute to Connecticut’s maritime roots, both past and present. The book takes readers on a nautical journey exploring the many ways Nutmeggers use our lakes, rivers, sounds and shores for industry, education, and recreation. From boat builders to antique, power, and sailing vessels, to lobster shacks, the oyster and fishing industries, historic ferries, nautical arts, lighthouses and islands, charter boats, maritime festivals and celebrations, and more, this book showcases how these waterways have defined our culture and shaped our heritage as a state.

About the Author

Caryn B. Davis is a journalist and an award-winning photographer specializing in architecture, garden, boat, and travel photography. Her career has spanned the globe taking her to over 50 countries and still counting. Her images and articles have been featured in over 60 publications worldwide including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Town & Country, Lonely Planet, Islands, Conde Nast Traveler, Fine Art Connoisseur, New Zealand Geographic, and others. Caryn’s first commissioned photography book, A Connecticut Christmas: Celebrating the Holiday in Classic New England Style, garnered high accolades in 15 newspapers and magazines nationwide. Additionally, Caryn was interviewed in the New York Times, on NPR’s All Things Considered and on several Connecticut television stations. Connecticut Waters is her second book.

Centuries of River Culture, Commerce, and Conservation – Virtual Lecture
August 4, 2021

Thursday, September 16, 2021
6:00 pm EST
$5.00/Members (of any of the Four Participating Museums)
$10.00/Public

Part of the The Rivers That Connect Us: Exploring America’s Great Rivers Series

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Centuries of River Culture, Commerce and Conservation

Presented by: Jennifer Drayna, Curator of Education at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium in Dubuque, IA

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From the fur trade to the button industry to modern barges, we will discuss how the river was used by early settlers and compare it to the industries of today.

The Mississippi River has been at the center of culture and commerce in the Midwest for centuries. From the fur trade to the button industry to modern barges, we will discuss how the river was used by early settlers and compare it to the industries of today. We will then look at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium’s freshwater mussel conservation efforts – these critically endangered animals play a key role in healthy rivers for people and wildlife.

Jennifer grew up in Wisconsin and has always enjoyed being in nature – especially near the water. She has been an environmental educator for more than 12 years and began working at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium in 2017. Some of Jennifer’s favorite programs to teach involve live animal ambassadors because they provide an up-close, memorable connection between the subject matter and program participants. In her spare time, she loves traveling, coaches a local swim team, and volunteers with several regional raptor conservation groups.

Photo Courtesy of National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

28th Annual Holiday Train Show
October 5, 2021

28th Annual Holiday Train Show
Tuesday through Sunday
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Trains run daily Tuesday through Sunday
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 – Sunday, February 20, 2022

The family friendly Holiday Train Show exhibit is back at the Connecticut River Museum for its
28th year of fun for all ages. See what train artist Steve Cryan has created this year! A fully operational 26-foot train layout, “I SPY” scavenger hunts, and toddler sized viewing layout are all part of the fun!

Sponsored by: Lorensen Auto Group and Webster Bank

Richard Friswell – 2022 Lecture Series
December 30, 2021

Tuesday, April 12, 2022
VIRTUAL Event
6:00 pm
Free

 

Richard Friswell, Visiting Scholar Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Merchants of Deceit: Opium, American Fortune & the China Trade
A work of historical fiction profiling Middletown’s Samuel Russell and his role in the Chinese opium trade

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Richard Friswell is a Visiting Scholar at Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, where he directs the Institute for Lifelong Learning, their adult education program. This is his third book dealing with topics of cultural history through the imagined eye of a cultural historian and storyteller. His last book, Hudson River Chronicles: In Search of the Splendid & Sublime on America’s ‘First’ River (2019), highlights the life and times of 19th c. Hudson River School painter, Thomas Cole. It is set in the Catskills and relates his love of the Hudson and its surrounding mountains.

He speaks and lectures widely on topics related to the ‘Modern Era,’ a time during the 18th and 19th century when Western civilization was experiencing rapid change in the face of the Industrial Revolution and widespread political upheaval. He lives and writes in Branford, CT.

This event includes a PowerPoint presentation of key figures and locations included in the early 19th century opium trade, highlighting Middletown’s Samuel Russell and his time in Canton China. Excerpts will be drawn from the text of the newly published historical fiction book by the same name, highlighting a little-known chapter in U.S. history.

Photo Courtesy of Richard Friswell

Amy Trout – 2022 Lecture Series
December 29, 2021

Tuesday, April 19, 2022
VIRTUAL Event
6:00 pm
Free

 

Amy Trout, Curator, Connecticut River Museum
Fast Women: The Pioneering Women Racers Who Beat Men At Their Own Game

 

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Amy Trout recounts stories of the fearless women racers who raced alongside the men in the early 1900s on the Connecticut River.

Amy Trout has been the Curator at the Connecticut River Museum in Essex, Connecticut since 2008. Previous to this, she spent twenty years at the New Haven Colony Historical Society (now known as the New Haven Museum). She is a graduate of the George Washington University with an M.A. in American Studies and Material Culture.

In 1996 while at the New Haven Museum, Ms. Trout curated an exhibit entitled “The Voyage of the Neptune, 1796-1799” which won a Wilbur Cross Award from the Connecticut Humanities Council. The Neptune exhibit chronicled the voyage of Connecticut’s most successful China Trade vessel. Her new talk, “Global Pioneers: New Haven and the China Trade,” focuses on New Haven’s brief but exciting foray into the China Trade right after Independence – making them some of the first Americans to enter the South Seas markets. Amidst international hostilities, New Haveners traveled dangerous waters, marooned themselves lonely islands, and negotiated trade in strange, exotic lands – all in search of profit.

Photo Courtesy of Connecticut River Museum

Kelsey Wentling – 2022 Lecture Series
December 30, 2021

Wednesday, September 14, 2022
In-Person Event
6:00 pm
Free; Please reserve your seat to ensure enough seating at the lecture.

 

Kelsey Wentling, River Steward, Connecticut River Conservancy
Water Quality in the CT River: what is it and how is it measured?

 

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The Connecticut River has a reputation for poor water quality —  does that still hold true?

Once known as the most beautifully landscaped sewer in America, the Connecticut River has been burdened by a reputation of poor water quality for decades. While the Connecticut was the archetypal polluted river of the time, much has changed in the 60 years since it was dubbed with this undesirable title. This lecture focuses on the basics of what good water quality means and how we measure it in the Connecticut River. We discuss what has changed in the last 60 years and the progress still to be made in the next 60 years.

Kelsey got started with CRC in 2019 as a volunteer and then as staff assisting with Source to Sea Cleanup. Prior to joining CRC, Kelsey analyzed how emerging markets might influence Massachusetts’ climate goals, taught a course on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and worked as an AmeriCorps volunteer and outdoor science educator. Kelsey holds an M.S. in Environmental Conservation from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research explored the interface of science and policy in transboundary river basins, using case studies to identify ways to promote the use of science in management decisions.

Photo Courtesy of Kelsey Wentling

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