H.L.F. Museum Programs Schedule

Hooch Hound February 23, 1922 Courtesy of the Library of Congress

Against the Tide: Prohibition on Land and at Sea, 1919-1933

This year’s exhibition chronicles the bitter struggle between “wets” and “drys” that tore the nation apart one century ago. The rumrunners that wrecked on Fishers Island are portrayed as part of a much wider battle that engulfed the entire country.

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Welcome to summer at the Museum. There is so much to see and learn.
Click the program title or the image to learn more about each one.
See you at the Museum!

 

Illustration from The Shadow of the Bottle –Published in the Interest of Nation-Wide Prohibition of the Liquor TrafficPublished by Review and Herald Publishing Assn.c.1917Museum Collection. Museum AcquisitionThose fighting for prohibition frequently portrayed the struggle with the “wet” enemy in military terms with stark life-altering consequences awaiting those who lost the battle of the bottle.

ADULT LECTURE SERIES: Scotch on the Rocks
An illustrated lecture by HLFM Director Pierce Rafferty
Sunday, July 21, 2019
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: Museum, 2nd floor

MUSEUM CHILDREN’S PROGRAM: Hummingbirds
Learn everything about the hummingbird, both the smallest bird in the world and the fastest relative to its size.
Wednesday, July 24
Time: 2-3 p.m. Place: The Museum

ADULT LECTURE SERIES: Going Local: Sustaining Place, Past & Community in a Global Age
An illustrated lecture by William Hosley
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: Museum, 2nd floor

MUSEUM CHILDREN’S PROGRAM: Owls and Other Raptors
Get up close and personal with live owls and hawks.
Wednesday, July 31
Time: 2-3 p.m. Place: The Museum

ADULT LECTURE SERIES: Faster, Cheaper, Cleaner: The Climate Solutions We Need Are at Hand
An illustrated lecture by Fred Krupp, EDF
Sunday, August 4, 2019
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: Museum, 2nd floor

MUSEUM CHILDREN’S PROGRAM: Pond Dipping
Go pond dipping and discover who is living in the pond.
Wednesday, August 7
Time: 2-3 p.m. Place: The Museum

ADULT LECTURE SERIES: Tide Talk
An illustrated lecture by Mark Borton
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: Museum, 2nd floor

MUSEUM CHILDREN’S PROGRAM: Full Moon Creatures
The phases of the moon can affect all animals, especially nocturnal ones. We will learn how the moon changes the behavior of nighttime creatures.
Wednesday, August 14
Time: 2-3 p.m. Place: The Museum

ADULT LECTURE SERIES: Nibbling on Native Plants in Your Back Yard and Beyond
An illustrated lecture by Russ Cohen
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: Museum, 2nd floor

ADULT LECTURE SERIES: Museum 2019 Nature Walk with Russ Cohen
A foraging walk on Fishers Island
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Time: 10 a.m.
Place: Meet at the Museum

ADULT LECTURE SERIES: Plum Island Questions and Answers
An illustrated lecture by Jason D. Golden
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: Museum, 2nd floor

MUSEUM CHILDREN’S PROGRAM: Fossils to Footprints
Go back to prehistoric times to discover what fantastic creatures roamed the earth.
Wednesday, August 21
Time: 2-3 p.m. Place: The Museum

ADULT LECTURE SERIES: Transforming the Museum: The World Comes to Mystic
An illustrated lecture by Nicholas Bell, Mystic Seaport Museum
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: Museum, 2nd floor

Illustration from The Shadow of the Bottle –Published in the Interest of Nation-Wide Prohibition of the Liquor TrafficPublished by Review and Herald Publishing Assn.c.1917Museum Collection. Museum AcquisitionThose fighting for prohibition frequently portrayed the struggle with the “wet” enemy in military terms with stark life-altering consequences awaiting those who lost the battle of the bottle.

ADULT LECTURE SERIES: Scotch on the Rocks
An illustrated lecture by HLFM Director Pierce Rafferty
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: Museum, 2nd floor

MUSEUM CHILDREN’S PROGRAM: Pollinator Party
Learn about the special relationship between plants and their pollinators.
Wednesday, August 28
Time: 2-3 p.m. Place: The Museum

ADULT LECTURE SERIES: Ospreys: The Revival of a Global Raptor
An illustrated lecture by author Alan Poole
Sunday, September 7, 2019
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: Museum, 2nd floor

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