April Fools Day Party

Tired of this crazy winter? Need to get out and stretch your legs? Then come on over to the April Fool’s Party at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum on Saturday evening, April 1, from 5:00-11:00 PM. Jive, groove, and dance the night away to the foot-stomping beat of two great bands: sway to the blues of ToneKat and rock to the fabulous Mud Bugs. $10 admission includes raffle tickets for several fabulous door prizes. Beer and wine served. So come and stomp out your winter blues and enjoy a great evening!

All proceeds to benefit the Essex Shipbuilding Museum. Call the Museum or check the website for more information.

Essex Shipbuilding Museum

Waterline Education Center

66R Main Street, Essex, MA


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 at a the oldest continuously operating shipyard in the western hemisphere 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