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Starting This Weekend!

We have 8 days of Halloween fun, starting this Saturday! Fall is a special time at the Museum and a highlight is always our Halloween events. This year is no exception. From pumpkin carving, to a spooky and fun Jack-o-Lantern Walk through our historic village — complete with food and live music — to a first-ever children’s costume parade on October 31. 

Check out all of the events below!

1. Carve A Pumpkin | October 24 - 25

Kicking Off This Weekend!

We have LOTS of pumpkins to carve for our Jack-o-Lantern Walk and you can help! Pumpkin-carving will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Bring your own tools or use ours.) Will you carve something scary? Magical? Funny? Whatever you create for us, you’ll enjoy some festive fall fun AND get a discount towards a ticket to the Jack-o-Lantern Walk. Will you be able to find your pumpkin in our trail? There will be a special treat if you can – just snap a pic!

2. Jack-O-Lantern Walk | October 26 - 30

Tickets Now On Sale!

Anticipate the arrival of All-Hallows Eve by joining us for an evening of outdoor fun! Stroll along some of the darker, oft-overlooked portions of our museum property and enjoy the spectacle of more than 500 lit jack-o-lanterns on display! Then play a lawn game, enjoy some live music, warm up by a roaring fire, create a fall-themed craft, or take a spooky guided tour in which you learn about the darker side of life in a 19th century seaport town.

3. Halloween Parade | October 31

A Community Event

Join us on Halloween afternoon for our first-ever Halloween Costume Parade! All day long on Halloween, kids in costume (12 and under) will enjoy FREE admission to the Museum. Then, the community is invited to enter FREE after 4:00 p.m. through the South entrance. Gather on the Village Green for a socially-distanced Halloween Costume Parade through the Museum grounds beginning at 4:30 sharp!  All participants will enjoy Halloween treats when they exit after the parade.

Happening This Week

Sailor Made Lecture Series

October 21, 1-2 p.m

Join in on our third virtual lecture in this series, "With loving care he wrought: Maritime America, Nostalgia, and the Arts and Crafts Movement, 1900-1940," with Nicole Williams, Ph.D. Her presentation will explore how artists, writers, and museum designers of the early twentieth century shaped a lasting image of the American whaling industry as a preindustrial craft practice.

The Sailor Made lecture series is funded by Connecticut Humanities.

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We welcome volunteers of all ages and offer many rewarding opportunities in our various departments. Whether assisting our guests in the Visitor Services department, working in our extensive gardens, or providing information about our exhibits in our new docent program, volunteers are an important part of the Museum team.  

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