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Essex Shipbuilding Museum

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66 Main Street
Essex, MA 01929 United States
(978) 768-7541 http://www.essexshipbuildingmuseum.org/

October 2017

Cape Ann Plein Air

October 15, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Essex Shipbuilding Museum, 66 Main Street
Essex, MA 01929 United States
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Join America’s top painters at the premier New England plein air competition. CAPA 2017 builds on the success of the region’s inaugural plein air event – held in October of 2016 – which attracted painters, collectors and art enthusiasts from around the U.S. to Cape Ann. Widely considered to be the birthplace of plein air painting, Cape Ann today remains the showcase for a vibrant and growing group of artists spread throughout the North Shore communities of Gloucester, Rockport, Essex and…

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January 2019

Essex Shipbuilding Museum Tours by Appointment

January 14, 2019
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An event every 3 weeks that begins at 12:00 am on Monday, repeating until April 1, 2019

Essex Shipbuilding Museum, 66 Main Street
Essex, MA 01929 United States
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Open by Appointment on Mondays from January 7 to Monday, April 1, 2019 Essex Shipbuilding Museum, 66 Main Street (Rte. 133) The Museum Collection totals more than 8,000 objects and is comprised of artifacts that record and embody the history of Essex. The largest category in the Museum Collection consists of nearly 3,000 photographs. Many of these photographs portray vessels under construction from the middle 19th century through the 20th century. Hands-on exhibits, historic tools are also part of this must-see…

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February 2019

Essex Shipbuilding Museum Tours by Appointment

February 4, 2019
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An event every 3 weeks that begins at 12:00 am on Monday, repeating until April 1, 2019

Essex Shipbuilding Museum, 66 Main Street
Essex, MA 01929 United States
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Open by Appointment on Mondays from January 7 to Monday, April 1, 2019 Essex Shipbuilding Museum, 66 Main Street (Rte. 133) The Museum Collection totals more than 8,000 objects and is comprised of artifacts that record and embody the history of Essex. The largest category in the Museum Collection consists of nearly 3,000 photographs. Many of these photographs portray vessels under construction from the middle 19th century through the 20th century. Hands-on exhibits, historic tools are also part of this must-see…

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Essex Shipbuilding Museum Tours by Appointment

February 25, 2019
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An event every 3 weeks that begins at 12:00 am on Monday, repeating until April 1, 2019

Essex Shipbuilding Museum, 66 Main Street
Essex, MA 01929 United States
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Open by Appointment on Mondays from January 7 to Monday, April 1, 2019 Essex Shipbuilding Museum, 66 Main Street (Rte. 133) The Museum Collection totals more than 8,000 objects and is comprised of artifacts that record and embody the history of Essex. The largest category in the Museum Collection consists of nearly 3,000 photographs. Many of these photographs portray vessels under construction from the middle 19th century through the 20th century. Hands-on exhibits, historic tools are also part of this must-see…

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March 2019

Essex Shipbuilding Museum Tours by Appointment

March 18, 2019
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An event every 3 weeks that begins at 12:00 am on Monday, repeating until April 1, 2019

Essex Shipbuilding Museum, 66 Main Street
Essex, MA 01929 United States
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Open by Appointment on Mondays from January 7 to Monday, April 1, 2019 Essex Shipbuilding Museum, 66 Main Street (Rte. 133) The Museum Collection totals more than 8,000 objects and is comprised of artifacts that record and embody the history of Essex. The largest category in the Museum Collection consists of nearly 3,000 photographs. Many of these photographs portray vessels under construction from the middle 19th century through the 20th century. Hands-on exhibits, historic tools are also part of this must-see…

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Harold Burnham

Frame Up to Fit Out Talk: Harold Burnham and the Sylvina Beal

March 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Essex Shipbuilding Museum, 66 Main Street
Essex, MA 01929 United States
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Harold Burnham discusses the stewardship of the Schooner Sylvina W. Beal at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum on Wednesday, March 27 at 7:00 pm. The Sylvina W. Beal, an eighty-foot fishing schooner built by Frank Adams in East Boothbay, Maine, is a survivor. After commercial fishing for 69 years and carrying passengers as a windjammer for 33 years, her age caught up to her. She made her way under sail and engine from Bar Harbor to her new home port, Gloucester,…

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May 2019

Clam Basket Making Workshop

May 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Essex Shipbuilding Museum, 66 Main Street
Essex, MA 01929 United States
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$65

Come join in on a workshop to create a traditional Essex Clam Basket! Baskets will be constructed from white oak, cane, and wire using traditional methods.

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June 2019

Spring in the Shipyard: By Skiff and Basket

June 8, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Essex Shipbuilding Museum, 66 Main Street
Essex, MA 01929 United States
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$30

Be part of a clambake celebrating the opening of the By Skiff and Basket Exhibit and the completion of the Essex Clam Skiff built in the Essex Shipbuilding Museum yard. Crafts and activity stations for all ages. Adult ticket includes clambake (chowder, steamers, mini lobster rolls, shrimp, cornbread, and hot dogs), child ticket includes hot dogs and chips. Veggie burgers will be available a la carte. Cash bar for beer, wine, and soft drinks. Admission to the exhibit is FREE!

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August 2019

Greenheads Gone Party

August 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Essex Shipbuilding Museum, 66 Main Street
Essex, MA 01929 United States
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Celebrate the departure of the menace of the marsh known as the Greenheads, with a family friendly cookout featuring snack bar style burgers, hot dogs, and a cash bar in the Essex Shipbuilding Museum yard! Event begins at 6pm till 8pm on August 2.

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September 2019

6th Annual Arts Festival In the Shipyard

September 21, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Essex Shipbuilding Museum, 66 Main Street
Essex, MA 01929 United States
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The 6th Annual Arts Festival In The Shipyard will be held Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 4 – 7pm at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum. There will be a local art show and sale, makers table, lots of creative activities, food, music and fun for all the family.

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January 2020

Frame Up and Fit Out Speaker Series: Essex Shipbuilding Museum

January 8 @ 7:00 pm
Essex Shipbuilding Museum, 66 Main Street
Essex, MA 01929 United States
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Join the Essex Shipbuilding Museum for its conversational lecture series featuring Dan Noyes discussing the construction of and adventures with his centennial dory.

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February 2020

Frame Up to Fit Out: Sailor’s Valentines

February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Essex Shipbuilding Museum, 66 Main Street
Essex, MA 01929 United States
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Michael LaFosse, former President of the Boston Malacological Club, discusses Sailor’s Valentines and Shells of New England on February 5th, 2019 at 7:00 pm. Join in on the conversational lecture series featuring Justin Demetri and other speakers on topics surrounding Essex history, shipbuilding and the sailing and fishing industries! It’s the only lecture series where derailing the conversation is encouraged! Come with your curiosity and you won't be disappointed. Tickets are available on the Museum's website a week prior to…

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