The Steam Train Half Marathon and 2 person relay is the only road race against a turn of the century steam train in the United States of America. Runners race the train while families and friends can ride the train and cheer on the runners as you leave the station together, again at the relay exchange point, and finish line... that is unless your runner gets there first! The Essex Steam Train will begin its journey along the Connecticut River towards…Find out more »
The magic returns to the Connecticut River Museum with the 24th Annual Holiday Train Show. This family-friendly exhibit, created by train artist Steve Cryan, features more trains, new scenery, and lots of surprises to be found in the fully operational 26-foot model train layout. Visitors are challenged to find a scavenger list of various objects hidden within the settings while the smaller visitor set can get hands-on at an American Flyer and Lionel Train layout designed for toddler size viewing.…Find out more »
The holiday season kicks off in Essex with the annual TREES IN THE RIGGING Community Carol Sing and Boat Parade at the Connecticut River Museum The Connecticut River Museum, the Essex Board of Trade, and the Essex Historical Society combine to present this annual event that includes a traditional, lantern-lit carol stroll down Main Street where spectators are invited to bring their own lanterns or flashlights and join in with the Sailing Masters of 1812 Fife and Drum Corps and…Find out more »
All aboard the Santa Special for a one-of-a-kind, daytime holiday experience. Make sure you’re camera-ready for that special moment when Santa and Mrs. Claus visit each child! Enjoy the spirit of the season as you relax with family and friends aboard festive railway cars adorned with vintage decorations. Rudolph and Pablo the Penguin will be on board to spread holiday cheer. Each child receives a small holiday gift from Santa’s Elves! Take your family pictures in Santa’s sleigh Enjoy Fresh…Find out more »
Winter Vacation Workshops for Kids are at Connecticut River Museum this December. When the kids are off from school, sign them up so they won't be bored and can also learn something new in the process. Join Connecticut River Museum over Christmas Vacation Week for three mornings of creative fun! Wednesday, December 27: Terrific Trains!!! Explore the Holiday Train Show, meet train artist Steve Cryan and find out how he makes his fabulous layout. Design and paint a wooden train of your…Find out more »
Old Burnside Brewing Company will bring a selection of beer and ale; music by Rick Spencer, Dawn Indermuehle & Chris Dobbs, and historic food pairings by Catering by Selene. Don’t forget the Tavern Games! With gourmet historic food, drinks tastings, music and games, the museum will invite visitors into the Museum’s Lay House property as it is turned into an historic tavern for the evening. Join us for a lively evening of music, tavern games, good food, friends and fun!…Find out more »
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