MUSEUM PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS
Dramatically situated at the mouth of Boston Harbor, with breathtaking views of Boston Light and the Graves Lighthouse, the museum is located in the restored 19th century Point Allerton US Lifesaving Station, home of Joshua James and his crews, the most celebrated lifesavers in the world.
Nantasket Beach Lecture Series is co-presented monthly by the Hull Lifesaving Museum, the Friends of the Hull Public Library, and the Department of Conservation and Recreation.
Bound for Gold: a Peter Fallon Novel of the California Gold Rush
with author William Martin
Thursday, July 19, 2018, 7 pm
Nantasket Beach Resort
Free, Donations Welcome
Bound for Gold continues New York Times bestselling author William Martin’s epic of American history with the further adventures of Boston rare-book dealer Peter Fallon and his girlfriend, Evangeline Carrington. They are headed to California, where their search for a lost journal takes them into the history of Gold Rush. The journal follows young James Spencer, of the Sagamore Mining Company, on a spectacular journey from staid Boston, up the Sacramento River to the Mother Lode. During his search for a “lost river of gold,” Spencer confronts vengeance, greed, and racism in himself and others, and builds one of California’s first mercantile empires. Past and present intertwine as two stories of the eternal struggle for power and wealth become one.
Boston in the American Revolution:
A Town Versus an Empire
with Author Brooke Barbier
Thursday, August 9, 2018, 7 pm
Nantasket Beach Resort
Free, Donations Welcome
In 1764, a small town in the British colony of Massachusetts ignited a bold rebellion. When Great Britain levied the Sugar Act on its American colonies, Parliament was not prepared for Boston's backlash. For the next decade, Loyalists and rebels harried one another as both sides revolted and betrayed, punished and murdered. But the rebel leaders were not quite the heroes we consider them today. Samuel Adams and John Hancock were reluctant allies. Paul Revere couldn't recognize a traitor in his own inner circle. And George Washington dismissed the efforts of the Massachusetts rebels as unimportant. With a helpful guide to the very sites where the events unfolded, historian Brooke Barbier seeks the truth behind the myths. Barbier tells the story of how a city radicalized itself against the world's most powerful empire and helped found the United States of America.
Junior Model Maker Club (Ages 8-12)
April 17-19, 2018 (Tuesday thru Thursday)
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
$120 members; $135 nonmembers
Our Junior Model Makers will build and explore the U.S.S. Constitution! This COBI model is a beautiful replication of Old Ironsides. The 800 piece kit includes many original details and when complete measures 22 inches long and almost 14 inches high. On Tuesday, we will venture into Boston on the ferry to visit the real U.S.S. Constitution and Museum.
Children will bring the COBI set home at the end of the session. Please email Elizabeth Naylor or call 781-925-5433 for more information.
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For information, please contact Elizabeth Naylor at 781-925-5433 or email email@example.com
*If your child is eligible for free or reduced lunch in the Hull Public Schools, they are likely eligible for a scholarship for museum programming. Please contact Elizabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org
Holidays and Workshops
Point Allerton US Lifesaving Station Interactive Tours
Point Allerton U.S. Lifesaving Station, constructed in 1889, was home to Captain Joshua James and his crew, America's greatest lifesavers, renowned for saving hundreds of shipwrecked mariners from peril in Boston Harbor.
The tour begins with a brief history of organized lifesaving, emphasizing the contributions of volunteer lifesavers, continues on to the Galley where children learn about daily life at the station, then, on to the Boat Room to see the treasure of the museum collection - the storied surfboat Nantasket. Children will have the chance to view first-hand the lifesavers' surfboat and rescue equipment, while hearing true tales of amazing courage and heroic rescues. The fun culminates in the museum's loft where children of all ages enjoy "setting sail" on the climb-on boat, dressing up in period clothes, learning to tie a new knot, and standing watch in the museum cupola, with stunning views of Boston Light, Boston Harbor, and Fort Revere Park.
The Breeches Buoy
The Breeches Buoy rescue allowed lifesaving crews to carry shipwreck survivors safely to shore. A line firing gun sent a lifeline to the wrecked ship. Through this ingenious system lifesaving crews were able to send the breeches buoy to the ship. On shore, the lifesavers worked as a crew to haul the "whip line," pulling the breeches buoy along the hawser, and the survivors, one by one, over the water to safety. Children's groups can participate in breeches buoy reenactments from May through September, with children playing the roles of lifesaving crew and shipwreck survivors.
Children's Guided Tour Fee
Tour: $5/child. Teachers and 1 chaperone per 8 children are admitted free.
Tour with Breeches Buoy drill: $6/child
Please contact Victoria Stevens to inquire about additional hands-on activities for children's tours, including:
Simple Machines at Sea: Learn about simple machines (levers, wheels, pulleys) used in lifesaving, and experiment with our Lego Education Simple Machine Kits.
Why Do Boats Float?: Learn about concepts such as buoyancy, displacement and boat design through fun water activities.
Artist Talk & Demo with Jess Hurley Scott
Jess Hurley Scott is a contemporary painter of land and seascapes. Her dimensional paints of multiple layered, individually painted acrylic panels deal with light, illusion, and perception. Scott plays with the intricacies of the natural world, digital technology, and translucency in her work. The result is bold realism and a unique interpretation of landscape in paint and pane. Her scale ranges from near miniature scale vignettes to dramatic, sweeping landscapes. https://jesshurleyscott.com/
The Summer Adventure Program offers six weeks of discovery and exploration for children ages 5-11. Summer Adventure meets Tuesday-Thursday from 9:30-12:30, with a different theme each week. Each week includes hands-on activities, outdoor exploration, and a fun mix of history, science, and arts. A morning snack is provided. Children are encouraged to bring a re-useable water bottle.