Join us for a Freedom Sail aboard the Amistad!
May
27
May 28

Join us for a Freedom Sail aboard the Amistad!

  • Amistad Pier, New London’s Waterfront Park New London, CT

Discovering Amistad and New London Maritime Society invite the public to a sail aboard the historic Amistad at Amistad Pier, New London’s Waterfront Park.

While enjoying a 2-1/2 hour sail, you will learn the history of New London’s role in the capture, and ultimate release, of the Mende people of Sierra Leone and their long-fought struggle for freedom.

Sails will take place Saturdays and Sundays from 12 to 3 p.m. throughout the month of May.  

Cost for the sail is $35 per person.

All proceeds go to support New London Maritime Society, the Custom House Maritime Museum and Discovering Amistad.

Reserve your spot now! For tickets, visit www.nlmaritimesociety.org. For more information, email info@discoveringamistad.org

Note:  Limit is 40 people per sail for guests age 7 and older.  

Photos ©2017 Toni Leland

Crisis and Opportunity in Black Education
Feb
22
12:00 pm12:00

Crisis and Opportunity in Black Education

  • U.S. Attorney's Office

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
157 Church Street, 25th floor, New Haven

Connecticut's U.S. Attorney's Office
presents a Panel Discussion

How can we work collaboratively to maximize outcomes for ALL children? What policies and outreach activities work? What isn't working?
Join us as we hear from the experts involved.

RSVP to Cindy Gartland at 203-821-3777 or Cindy.Gartland@usdoj.gov

Light refreshments will be served

The Amistad Returns to New Haven
Oct
15
Oct 16

The Amistad Returns to New Haven

  • Long Wharf Pier

Governor Dannel Malloy, Mayor Toni N. Harp, State Senator Martin Looney, and State Representative Toni Walker will join representatives from Discovering Amistad this Saturday, October 15, to officially welcome the return to New Haven of Connecticut’s flagship, the Freedom schooner Amistad. Saturday’s event will be at Long Wharf Pier, 389 Long Wharf Drive, in New Haven.
 
The public is welcome to attend the opening ceremony at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, with tours of the vessel available from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.; tours are also available Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The event will feature performances by local entertainers, and food carts will be available for visitors both days. Parking is available at the Maritime Center at 545 Long Wharf Drive, New Haven.

 

Conversations at Noon in Hartford
Sep
20
12:00 pm12:00

Conversations at Noon in Hartford

  • Connecticut State Library

Come and learn more about the Amistad, Connecticut's flagship, at a free presentation,   "La Amistad: Charting a New Course in 2016, ” on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 12 p.m. at the Connecticut State Library in Hartford. Speakers will be Len Miller, chair and Alexis Smith, vice chair, of Discovering Amistad, the newly formed nonprofit organization that owns the ship. This program is part of the CT Democracy Center's"Free Conversations at Noon."

Come see the Amistad at the CT Maritime Festival!
Sep
9
Sep 11

Come see the Amistad at the CT Maritime Festival!

The Amistad will be dockside as the Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival returns to New London Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Sept. 9-10-11, 2016. Come visit us! As in the past, the festival will feature a range of fun-filled activities for visitors of all ages to celebrate Connecticut’s maritime heritage, history and spirit of innovation tied to our state’s significant relationship with the sea. 

Summer Begins at Mystic Seaport's 25th Annual WoodenBoat Show!
Jun
24
Jun 26

Summer Begins at Mystic Seaport's 25th Annual WoodenBoat Show!

Visit us at the 25th Annual WoodenBoat Show at Mystic Seaport, June 24-26, 2016! Mystic Seaport is working hard to gather the very best in-water exhibits, to fill the tents with your favorite maritime vendors, to collect as many reader-built boats as they can fit on the village green, to offer the most informative skills demonstrations, and most of all to create a weekend for all visitors to enjoy beautiful wooden boats!

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Save the Date! April 7 & 8: Confronting Slavery
Apr
7
Apr 8

Save the Date! April 7 & 8: Confronting Slavery

This international Event will look at slavery and its impact at key historical points, with the goal of exploring ways to confront the persistent scourge of human bondage in all its forms.

CALL FOR PAPERS
Beecher House Center welcomes all kinds of proposals, for papers, panels, exhibitions, witnesses, and live interactive events.
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