Saturdays at 1pm
February 11 ‘ March 11, 2006
Admission: $7 adults, $6 seniors, $5 children
Members and kids under 6 years – FREE
FRAMES, FLOORS & MORE
SHIPYARD TOURS AND HANDS-ON BOAT BUILDING DEMO
The Essex Shipbuilding Museum is conducting guided tours of the Museum and the Burnham Shipyard every Saturday at 1 PM. Visit the 38-foot schooner ISABELLA currently under construction. Tours are followed by a hands-on demo and discussion of boat building tools and techniques at the Museum’s Waterline Education center. Swing an adze, drive a trunnel, or just enjoy a cup of hot cider and the company of other boating enthusiasts! Be sure to dress warmly with appropriate footwear, as part of the tour will be outside.
Call the Museum at 978-768-7541 or check the website at essexshipbuildingmuseum.org for more information.
About the Essex Shipbuilding Museum
The Essex Shipbuilding Museum tells the extraordinary story of a small New England village that built more two-masted wooden fishing schooners than any other place in the world. Preserving the history of the wooden shipbuilding industry, an integral part of the economy and culture in New England and the United States since the 1630’s, the Museum maintains one of the best maritime collections in the region. Museum projects have built or interpreted schooners, Chebacco boats, sailing lighters, dories and privateers. The last intact American fishing schooner, the Evelina M. Goulart is currently being preserved and documented. Innovative, experiential educational programs teach concepts through a rich mix of content knowledge and hands-on activities for children, adults, seniors and educators from around the world. Located in the heart of Essex, Massachusetts and integral to the town’s historic character, scenic vista and river basin, the Museum features antique shipbuilding tools, photographs, documents, and exhibits portraying the shipbuilding industry. Tours include video presentations and hands-on activities. A gift shop offers ship plans, maritime books, and other nautical memorabilia.