Posts Tagged ‘riverfront’

CRM Talks – Dr. Akeia de Barros Gomes
January 19, 2023

CRM Talks – Dr. Akeia de Barros Gomes
Live From the Boathouse
Tuesday, April  18, 2023
6:00 – 7:00 pm
Members FREE
Non-Members $5.00

RESERVE YOUR SEAT 

Dr. Akeia de Barros Gomes presents:
Ebb and Flow: Redefining “Maritime History” through Black and Indigenous Voices

How would we define maritime histories if those histories were told through Black and Indigenous lenses?  Dr. Akeia de Barros Gomes will present an ongoing collaborative project with New England’s Black and Indigenous communities which seeks to answer the question, “How would New England’s maritime history be told if it had always been told through Black and Indigenous voices?”

Maritime museums can, through exhibitions, publications and programming, make a strong argument that the complex narratives of the modern world ARE rooted in maritime histories.  We cannot understand the development of the modern world system without understanding how waterways have shaped human interactions and human relationships. While we often hear maritime museums are THE place to tell multiracial stories and that it’s natural to tell stories of integration and freedom through maritime museums because of the inclusive nature of 19th century maritime industries, we can’t start there. We cannot just dive into telling the stories of mariners of color or Indigenous whalers without a thorough study of their maritime histories before “America.”

We have a responsibility to rethink historical narratives and foreground marginalized voices. In the Dawnland (New England), these complex narratives involve the relationship of the sea to colonialism, dispossession and racialized slavery, but maritime cultures also functioned to maintain in cultural continuity, perseverance, resistance and agency within Black and Indigenous communities up to the present.

Dr. Akeia de Barros Gomes is the Senior Curator of Maritime Social Histories at Mystic Seaport Museum, she is the Director of the Frank C. Munson Institute of American Maritime Studies, and is a Visiting Scholar at Brown University’s Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice. Akeia is responsible for working on curatorial projects of race, Indigenous histories, ethnicity and diversity in New England’s Maritime activities.  She is lead curator for the 2024 Mystic Seaport exhibition, Entwined: The Sea, Sovereignty and Freedom, a multi-year Mellon Foundation-funded project that reimagines the history of the founding and development of New England through Indigenous, African, and African American maritime narratives. Dr. de Barros Gomes has engaged in archaeological fieldwork on the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Reservation in Mashantucket, CT; in the US Virgin Islands and in Newport, RI.  She has engaged in Anthropological fieldwork in the US Virgin Islands, in Benin, and in New Orleans. Akeia was professor of American Studies and Professor of Psychology and Human Development at Wheelock College from 2008 to 2017. She was Curator of Social History at the New Bedford Whaling Museum from 2017 to 2021 before taking her position at Mystic Seaport Museum.

Image Courtesy of Dr. Akeia de Barros Gomes

CRM Talks 2023:
February 23, 2023: Elizabeth Normen, Venture Smith
March 21, 2023: Steve Taylor, Connecticut Valley Agriculture: A Continuum of Change
April 18, 2023: Dr. Akeia de Barros Gomes, Maritime History: Indigenous & African American
May 17, 2023: Michaelle Pearson and Jim Lampos: Remarkable Women of Old Lyme

 

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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

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.

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 

26th Annual Holiday Train Show
October 7, 2019

Open Now!

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!

Paint and Sip Night with Essex Paint and Sip
August 5, 2019

Paint & Sip Night with Essex Paint and Sip
Saturday, August 24, 2019
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Come and flex your creative muscles under the guidance of the experts from the studio of Essex Paint and Sip!  Join us Saturday night (8/24/2019) to paint “Calm Canoes”.  We plan to paint under the awning on our beautiful Riverfront North Deck – weather permitting.

  • 2.5 hours of painting time on the Museum’s North Deck
  • Space for up to 30 painters
  • 16×20 canvases for every painter
  • Cheese and Crackers
  • One complimentary glass of wine, additional wine for purchase
  • Artist to guide you through your painting

Click here to book your fun evening!

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