Essex and the Connecticut River Museum

Departing from the pier at the World’s Fair Marina in Queens on a lovely Sunday September morning in 2015, members and guests cruised Long Island Sound and up the Connecticut River to the Connecticut River Museum in Essex, CT.

The museum, an 1878 Steamboat Warehouse, was established in 1974 and is dedicated to preserving the history of the Connecticut River and its people. Now the only one of its type remaining on the river, the Warehouse has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places and plays an important role in collecting and protecting manuscripts, books, art and artifacts of regional significance and focuses on the marine environment and maritime heritage of the Connecticut River Valley.

Essex, CT
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The Bronxville Historical Conservancy was established in 1998 to further the understanding and appreciation of the history and current life of the Village of Bronxville, New York. The Conservancy furthers its mission through the presentation of programs, publications, lectures, and special events that foster an awareness of the Village’s architectural, artistic, and cultural heritage and lends its support for projects designed to strengthen and preserve those legacies.