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Connecticut River Museum

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67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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July 2022

13th Annual Essex Auto Club Car Show – July 4th

July 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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13th Annual Essex Auto Club Car Show – July 4th July 04, 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm $20.00 per car; $5.00 general admission Essex Auto Club 13th Annual Car Show on July 4th The Essex Auto Club will hold its annual car show on the grounds of the Connecticut River Museum on July 4th from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. This well-attended annual event features a broad range of cars - from vintage classics to more contemporary offerings - all…

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CRM Lectures Underway: Johan C. Varekamp

July 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thursday, July 7, 2022 4:00 - 5:30 pm $40 Members $45 Non-Members RESERVE YOUR SEAT Johan Varekamp, professor emeritus, Wesleyan University The life and times of Adriaen Block Join Johan Varekamp aboard the Onrust while he talks about the four voyages of Block and his friends from Holland to the Americas, their adventures, goals, and the role they played in the establishment of the New Netherlands colony. Johan “Joop” Varekamp, East Haddam CT Dr. Johan C. Varekamp is the Harold…

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Thursdays on the Dock – USCG Jazz Band

July 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thursdays on the Dock USCG Dixieland Band Thursday, July 14, 2022 5:30 - 7:30 pm Thursdays on the Dock has been a shoreline staple since 2009. 13 years in and we are still the destination for waterfront music. Each Thursday evening in July and August from 5:30-7:30, bring a chair or blanket, and watch the sun go down over the river. Our presenting sponsor, Prive Swiss Wellness is always on hand offering massages and giveaways. The United States Coast Guard…

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Thursdays on the Dock: John Spignesi Band

July 21 @ 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 21, 2021 5:30-7:30 pm Thursdays on the Dock has been a shoreline staple since 2009. 13 years in and we are still the destination for waterfront music. Each Thursday evening in July and August from 5:30-7:30, bring a chair or blanket, and watch the sun go down over the river. Our presenting sponsor, Prive Swiss Wellness is always on hand offering massages and giveaways. New Haven based quartet "JSB" (shortened for The John Spignesi Band)…

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Vintage Treasures – Antique & Classic Boat Show 2022

July 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Southern New England Chapter - Antique and Classic Boat Society Vintage Treasures - 36th Annual Show Saturday, July 23, 2022   The Southern New England Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society's 36th annual “Vintage Treasures” show at the Connecticut River Museum July 23! A must see for any fans of classic boats and cars. Boats will be docked at the Museum docks and displayed on the lawn. Public viewing is from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm on Saturday…

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Thursdays on the Dock – Eight to the Bar

July 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thursdays on the Dock Eight to the Bar Thursday, July 28, 2022 5:30 - 7:30 pm Thursdays on the Dock has been a shoreline staple since 2009. 13 years in and we are still the destination for waterfront music. Each Thursday evening in July and August from 5:30-7:30, bring a chair or blanket, and watch the sun go down over the river. Our presenting sponsor, Prive Swiss Wellness is always on hand offering massages and giveaways. Drawing its musical influences…

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August 2022

Thursdays on the Dock: Local Honey

August 4 @ 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 4, 2022 5:30-7:30 pm Thursdays on the Dock has been a shoreline staple since 2009. 13 years in and we are still the destination for waterfront music. Each Thursday evening in July and August from 5:30-7:30, bring a chair or blanket, and watch the sun go down over the river. Our presenting sponsor, Prive Swiss Wellness is always on hand offering massages and giveaways. Born out of a mutual respect for all things auditory and a…

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Conquer the Current Paddle Regatta 2022

August 6 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States

Register Here! Conquer the Current 2022  Featuring the popular 9 mile race! While we appear to be over the Covid pandemic, we continue to abide by any CDC and local health authority guidelines, which currently have no restrictions.   This is a One Way Race, Point A to Point B. Registrants must find their own rides to/from each location. Uber is available in our area. This fun race/ regatta is open to all non-motorized, safe, and seaworthy paddle craft including but…

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Thursdays on the Dock: Mama Train Jazz Band

August 11 @ 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 11, 2022 5:30-7:30 pm Thursdays on the Dock has been a shoreline staple since 2009. 13 years in and we are still the destination for waterfront music. Each Thursday evening in July and August from 5:30-7:30, bring a chair or blanket, and watch the sun go down over the river. Our presenting sponsor, Prive Swiss Wellness is always on hand offering massages and giveaways. Jazz/Blues band, Mama Train, blends the warmth of rich female…

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Thursdays on the Dock – Butter Jones

August 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thursdays on the Dock Butter Jones Thursday, August 18, 2022 5:30 - 7:30 pm Thursdays on the Dock has been a shoreline staple since 2009. 13 years in and we are still the destination for waterfront music. Each Thursday evening in July and August from 5:30-7:30, bring a chair or blanket, and watch the sun go down over the river. Our presenting sponsor, Prive Swiss Wellness is always on hand offering massages and giveaways. Butter Jones, with a unique blend…

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CRM Concerts Underway: Live Music on the River: John Spignesi

August 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Sunday, August 21, 2022 4:00 - 6:00 pm $50 Members $55 Non-Members LIVE MUSIC ON THE RIVER RESERVE YOUR SEAT We've been lucky enough to have JSB on our lawn for Thursdays on the Dock. Now we are so excited to offer for your listening pleasure, a two-hour JSB show aboard the RiverQuest. This is really one show that you do not want to miss! New Haven based quartet "JSB" (shortened for The John Spignesi Band) is a group you…

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Thursdays on the Dock: Meadows Brothers Band

August 25 @ 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 25, 2022 5:30-7:30 pm Thursdays on the Dock has been a shoreline staple since 2009. 13 years in and we are still the destination for waterfront music. Each Thursday evening in July and August from 5:30-7:30, bring a chair or blanket, and watch the sun go down over the river. Our presenting sponsor, Prive Swiss Wellness is always on hand offering massages and giveaways. The Meadows Brothers music exists in the spaces between a rock…

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September 2022

Kelsey Wentling – 2022 Lecture Series

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Wednesday, September 14, 2022 6:00 pm $5.00 for CRM Members $10.00 for Non-Members   Kelsey Wentling, River Steward, Connecticut River Conservancy Water Quality in the CT River: what is it and how is it measured?   RESERVE YOUR SEAT 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.…

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