Kids’ T-Shirt Painting & Storytelling


SUNDAYS, MARCH 12, 19 & 26, 2006



Waterline Education Center

Rear 66 Main Street

Essex, MA


Spend part of your afternoon at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum. Hear a storyteller tell a tale of adventure, then decorate a t-shirt with bright images using stamps and kid-safe paints or create your own design! Admission fee includes story time, t-shirt, juicebox and snack. $10 per child/shirt.

Arrive anytime from 12:00-4:00. Held at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum, 66 Main Street, Essex. Call the Museum at 978-768-7541 or check the website at for more information. The Waterline Center is a handicap-accessible facility.

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. For current events, exhibits and programs