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Connecticut River Museum

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67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
860-767-8269

May 2021

CRM Talks – Adair Mulligan: The Connecticut: New England’s Great River

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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CRM Talks - Adair Mulligan, Executive Director, Hanover Conservancy The Connecticut: New England's Great River Tuesday, May 18, 2021 6:00 - 7:00 pm Members $5.00 Non-Members $10.00 PURCHASE TICKETS  Adair Mulligan, Executive Director, Hanover Conservancy The Connecticut: New England’s Great River The largest river in New England rises in a small beaver pond near the Canadian border and flows over 400 miles through four states, falling 2670 feet to the sea through America’s only watershed-based national fish and wildlife refuge.…

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Connecticut Waters: Celebrating Our Coastline and Waterways

May 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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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…

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Shanties & Sails: May 25 – Marc Bernier

May 25 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Shanties & Sails: May 25 - Marc Bernier Tuesday, May 25, 2021 5:30-6:30 Shanties:  FREE 7:00-8:00 Onrust:  $25. Sail aboard the Onrust with the performers! A big Thank You shout out to our Shanties & Sails sponsor Privé Swiss Wellness for their generous support! We are limiting seating aboard the Onrust to ensure you all have safe distancing. Information regarding Onrust Sails will come as we get closer to the date to ensure compliance with the State of CT. Shanties &…

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June 2021

Shanties & Sails: June 1 – Rick Spencer and Dawn Indermuehle

June 1 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Shanties & Sails: June 1 - Rick Spencer and Dawn Indermuehle Tuesday, June 1, 2021 5:30-6:30 Shanties:  FREE 7:00-8:00 Onrust:  $25. Sail aboard the Onrust with the performers! A big Thank You shout out to our Shanties & Sails sponsor Privé Swiss Wellness for their generous support! We are limiting seating aboard the Onrust to ensure you all have safe distancing. Information regarding Onrust Sails will come as we get closer to the date to ensure compliance with the State of…

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RiverFare 2021

June 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thursday, June 3, 2021 $75 Individual Ticket $150 Patron ticket Tickets available now! Click Here to Purchase. The unofficial kickoff to summer on the Shoreline, Connecticut River Museum’s annual fundraiser RiverFare is a gourmet food and drink tasting event on the Museum’s riverfront lawn. Local caterers and restaurants provide delicious samples of their culinary talents for patrons, as well as tastings from breweries and wineries of the River Valley. A full cash bar, music, and silent auction offering all sorts…

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CRM Talks – Robert Kim Bingham – Courageous Dissent: How Harry Bingham Defied His Government to Save Lives

June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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CRM Talks - Robert Kim Bingham, Retired Federal Attorney, US Department of Justice and US Department of Homeland Security Tuesday, June 8, 2021 6:00 - 7:00 pm Members $5.00 Non-Members $10.00 Robert Kim Bingham, Retired Federal Attorney, US Department of Justice and US Department of Homeland Security Courageous Dissent: How Harry Bingham Defied His Government to Save Lives Courageous Dissent is the first book published about America's unsung diplomat hero Hiram (Harry) Bingham IV, the author's father, who was in…

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STEAMgirls at CRM: Gabriel Chevalier

June 10 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thursday, June 10, 2021 4:30 pm Connecticut River Museum’s STEAMgirls Program Featuring: Gabriel Chevalier FREE Program! A virtual program to serve girls, age 10-16, interested in studying the academic areas of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. Thanks to a generous grant through The Petit Family Foundation, we are able to offer this program free of charge. Once monthly after school for a four-month period, STEAMgirls participants meet and speak with accomplished young women, learning first-hand about the career…

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Homeschool Program: Navigation Skills and Onrust Sail

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Tuesday, June 15, 2021 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Connecticut River Museum: Navigation Skills and Onrust Sail Learn how to read charts to navigate the waterways. Older children complete a series of navigational challenges. Younger children learn to read a chart and use a compass. All participants take a hands-on sail aboard the Onrust. Click Here to Register!

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Shanties & Sails: June 15 – Geoff Kaufman

June 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Shanties & Sails: June 15 - Geoff Kaufman Tuesday, June 15, 2021 5:30-6:30 Shanties:  FREE 7:00-8:00 Onrust:  $25. Sail aboard the Onrust with the performers! A big Thank You shout out to our Shanties & Sails sponsor Privé Swiss Wellness for their generous support! We are limiting seating aboard the Onrust to ensure you all have safe distancing. Information regarding Onrust Sails will come as we get closer to the date to ensure compliance with the State of CT. Shanties &…

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Dueling Demos with Howard Park and Lisa Miceli

June 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thursday, June 17, 2021 5:00 pm FREE Program, Registration Required. On the Lawn at the Connecticut River Museum (Rain Date: June 24) Dueling Demos is an entertaining and fast-paced demonstration of how two artists view the same scene and paint it with two different mediums, oil paint and watercolor. While Howard and Lisa are painting, they explain their painting process and use of color, all the while engaging the audience in friendly conversation. While many activities were curtailed during the…

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STEAMgirls at CRM: Shani Mensing

June 22 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thursday, June 22, 2021 4:30 pm Connecticut River Museum’s STEAMgirls Program Featuring: Shani Mensing FREE Program! A virtual program to serve girls, age 10-16, interested in studying the academic areas of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. Thanks to a generous grant through The Petit Family Foundation, we are able to offer this program free of charge. Once monthly after school for a four-month period, STEAMgirls participants meet and speak with accomplished young women, learning first-hand about the career…

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Shanties & Sails: June 22 – The Johnson Girls

June 22 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Shanties & Sails: June 22 - The Johnson Girls Tuesday, June 22, 2021 5:30-6:30 Shanties:  FREE 7:00-8:00 Onrust:  $25. Sail aboard the Onrust with the performers! A big Thank You shout out to our Shanties & Sails sponsor Privé Swiss Wellness for their generous support! We are limiting seating aboard the Onrust to ensure you all have safe distancing. Information regarding Onrust Sails will come as we get closer to the date to ensure compliance with the State of CT. Shanties…

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CRM Talks – Dr. Stacey Close – Black Southern Migration, The Connecticut River, and the Transformation of Black Connecticut, 1915-1970

June 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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CRM Talks - Dr. Stacey Close - Black Southern Migration, The Connecticut River, and the Transformation of Black Connecticut, 1915-1970 Tuesday, June 29, 2021 6:00 - 7:00 pm Members $5.00 Non-Members $10.00 Dr. Stacey Close - Black Southern Migration, The Connecticut River, and the Transformation of Black Connecticut, 1915-1970 Image courtesy of: Dr. Close   The Connecticut River Museum may record this webinar, including all questions, comments, etc. by the audience. By participating, you agree to allow the recording to…

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July 2021

Thursdays on the Dock: Small Pond All Stars

July 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Small Pond All Stars Thursday, July 8 2021 5:30-7:30 pm In order to maintain best social distance practices, we will continue to limit the number attending our Thursdays on the Dock performances. The number allowed on the lawn is dictated by CT State regulations. Contact information (name and phone number/email) will be taken as you enter our property. Thank you for your understanding. Thursdays on the Dock has been a shoreline staple since 2009. 12 years in and we are…

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CRM Talks – Joe Attwater – Migration Along the Connecticut River

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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CRM Talks - Joe Attwater - Migration Along the Connecticut River Tuesday, July 13, 2021 6:00 - 7:00 pm Members $5.00 Non-Members $10.00 Joe Attwater - Teacher/Naturalist, CT Audubon Society's Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center Migration along the Connecticut River As bird species are heading north this spring from their wintering grounds, many use natural landscape features to aid in orientation. One of these important features is the Connecticut River valley, a migratory flyway that runs from the Canadian border…

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Thursdays on the Dock: USCG Jazz Nonet Band

July 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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USCG Jazz Nonet Band Thursday, July 15, 2021 5:30-7:30 pm In order to maintain best social distance practices, we will continue to limit the number attending our Thursdays on the Dock performances. The number allowed on the lawn is dictated by CT State regulations. Contact information (name and phone number/email) will be taken as you enter our property. Thank you for your understanding. Thursdays on the Dock has been a shoreline staple since 2009. 12 years in and we are…

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Thursdays on the Dock: John Spignesi Band

July 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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John Spignesi Band Thursday, July 22, 2021 5:30-7:30 pm In order to maintain best social distance practices, we will continue to limit the number attending our Thursdays on the Dock performances. The number allowed on the lawn is dictated by CT State regulations. Contact information (name and phone number/email) will be taken as you enter our property. Thank you for your understanding. Thursdays on the Dock has been a shoreline staple since 2009. 12 years in and we are still…

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Thursdays on the Dock: Little Big Band

July 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Little Big Band Thursday, July 29, 2021 5:30-7:30 pm In order to maintain best social distance practices, we will continue to limit the number attending our Thursdays on the Dock performances. The number allowed on the lawn is dictated by CT State regulations. Contact information (name and phone number/email) will be taken as you enter our property. Thank you for your understanding. Thursdays on the Dock has been a shoreline staple since 2009. 12 years in and we are still…

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Conquer the Current Paddle Regatta 2021

July 31 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States

Conquer the Current! For 2021 we are again partnering with our friends at Surfrider's Connecticut Chapter ct.surfrider.org. CT River Museum is thrilled that Surfrider CT supports our Conquer the Current paddle regatta! Our mutual love of paddling and protecting our beautiful waters makes it a perfect collaboration! Our race features the most popular 9 mile race! Registration closes on 7/30/2021. Register early to help us stage this event. THERE IS NO SAME DAY REGISTRATION. This is a One Way Race,…

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August 2021

Thursdays on the Dock: Eight to the Bar

August 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Eight to the Bar Thursday, August 5, 2021 5:30-7:30 pm In order to maintain best social distance practices, we will continue to limit the number attending our Thursdays on the Dock performances. The number allowed on the lawn is dictated by CT State regulations. Contact information (name and phone number/email) will be taken as you enter our property. Thank you for your understanding. Thursdays on the Dock has been a shoreline staple since 2009. 12 years in and we are…

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Thursdays on the Dock: Mama Train Jazz Band

August 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Mama Train Jazz Band Thursday, August 12, 2021 5:30-7:30 pm In order to maintain best social distance practices, we will continue to limit the number attending our Thursdays on the Dock performances. The number allowed on the lawn is dictated by CT State regulations. Contact information (name and phone number/email) will be taken as you enter our property. Thank you for your understanding. Thursdays on the Dock has been a shoreline staple since 2009. 12 years in and we are…

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Thursdays on the Dock: Meadows Brothers Band

August 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Meadows Brothers Band Thursday, August 19, 2021 5:30-7:30 pm In order to maintain best social distance practices, we will continue to limit the number attending our Thursdays on the Dock performances. The number allowed on the lawn is dictated by CT State regulations. Contact information (name and phone number/email) will be taken as you enter our property. Thank you for your understanding. Thursdays on the Dock has been a shoreline staple since 2009. 12 years in and we are still…

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CRM Talks – Melissa Josefiak – Connecting the History of Essex’s Three Villages

August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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CRM Talks - Melissa Josefiak - Connecting the History of Essex's Three Villages Tuesday, August 24, 2021 6:00 - 7:00 pm Members $5.00 Non-Members $10.00 Melissa Josefiak - Executive Director, Essex Historical Society Connecting the History of Essex's Three Villages Melissa Josefiak has served as the Director of Essex Historical Society since 2014.  From 2011-2017, she also served as a mentor for the professional development program for small museums, StEPs-CT.  Prior to that, she served as the Assistant Director of…

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Thursdays on the Dock: Local Honey

August 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Local Honey Thursday, August 26, 2021 5:30-7:30 pm In order to maintain best social distance practices, we will continue to limit the number attending our Thursdays on the Dock performances. The number allowed on the lawn is dictated by CT State regulations. Contact information (name and phone number/email) will be taken as you enter our property. Thank you for your understanding. Thursdays on the Dock has been a shoreline staple since 2009. 12 years in and we are still the…

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