Thursday, February 3, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Beautiful pictures and video footage of KESTREL from EastBayRI.com
The video features students from the Herreshoff Institute Seamanship program last summer.
Check it out!
Friday, December 10, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
The lights are up and the tree is lit! It is starting to look very festive here at HMM - just in time for our holiday party next Thursday. This will be my first holiday at the museum and I am quite excited. We all had a fun time chatting and snacking after the Carlton Pinheiro lecture in October and we are due for another gathering. All are welcome to attend the party and I especially hope all of our volunteers can make it. It will be a great time to honor them for all of the work they do.
We will have special discounts in the store for the event. We have lovely prints which are newly framed, featuring the work of A.D. Blake, Scott Kennedy and John Mecray. I am also partial to our new 12 ½ clocks, made locally by Screencraft Tileworks (oh how I love that boat!) and the prism ornaments which are sweet and surprisingly affordable.
Local author Richard Simpson will be stopping by to sign books and the new America’s Cup calendar. Richard has written a number of books about Herreshoff and also about Bristol. Try to stump him on some local trivia. I challenge you! Louie Howland is also setting up shop to feature some beautiful books. Mariette and the Herreshoff Schooners by Jacques Taglang sells for $295. The book is stunning! We have one here in our museum library which I looked through last week. The photographs are absolutely beautiful and there are also plans and drawings. It will be great to have them here at the party for our visitors to ogle.
The Museum has been open this winter on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. We will continue to be open three days a week from 10 – 5 until the end of December. We have had a good number of visitors stop in to shop and tour. The weekend after Thanksgiving was busy with families and I’ve seen a number of locals coming by with out of town visitors. The Hall of Boats can be quite chilly on some days but it doesn’t stop the Herreshoff crowd. If you give folks a chance to board a Fisher’s Island 31, they’ll take it.
Hope to see everyone next Thursday, December 9th from 5:30 to 8!
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010