Update: Mystic Author Series Opening Rescheduled

The first author program with Jessica DuLong that was scheduled for January 26 has been canceled due to weather conditions. The program has been rescheduled to Wednesday, February 9, in the G.W. Blunt White Building, same time of 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. We hope to see you then.

The series runs Wednesday evenings (February 9, March 2, March 23 and April 27) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Museum’s G.W. Blunt White Building. Tickets are $65 ($50 for members) for the series and $20 ($15 for members) for individual programs.

A wine and cheese reception will be hosted at 5:30 p.m., followed by the author’s presentation at 6:00 p.m. and then a Q&A session. One attendee at each program will also win a free copy of the author’s book.

Tickets are available:

February Featured Speaker:

February 9: Jessica DuLong will discuss My River Chronicles: Rediscovering the Work that Built America; A Personal and Historical Journey, a memoir that details her career change from freelance journalist and dotcom executive to becoming the world’s only female diesel engine operator aboard a fireboat. In her book, DuLong describes first volunteering aboard the antique fireboat John J. Harvey then leaving her career for a job in the vessel’s engine room and a life along the ever-changing Hudson River—a transition that caused her to question what America was losing in its shift away from hands-on work. These questions crystallized for DuLong in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks when the retired John J. Harvey was called back into service and its crew pumped water to fight blazes at Ground Zero.

Mystic Seaport Series Information:

New England Boating: Mystic Seaport Anounces 2011 Maritime Author Series

For more information:

Mystic Seaport: Maritme Authors

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