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.

 LECTURE SERIES









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.

Upcoming:

The Wonder Years:  Hull Yacht Club 1880-1905 with Bill Bradford 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 7 pm
Hull Yacht Club, 5 Fitzpatrick Way, Hull
Free, Donations Welcome

During the 1880's Boston became the hub of boat design and racing. Boston builders, designers, and sailors built and won the America's Cup for 3 straight years with Puritan, Mayflower, and Volunteer. Hull Yacht Club like other important clubs followed the cup closely and was involved. Join us as Bill Bradford recounts the early years of Hull Yacht Club when it was one of the most active clubs in America.

American Treasures with Stephen Puleo

Thursday, September 15, 2016, 7 pm
Hull Resort Hotel, 45 Hull Shore Drive, Hull
Free, Donations Welcome

Join us for an exciting evening with celebrated writer Stephen Puleo, author of Dark Tide, A City So Grand, and The Boston Italians, as he debuts his new book, American Treasures: The Secret Efforts to Save the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Gettysburg Address. Puleo's sixth book alternates between the perilous WWII years and key moments throughout American history in which the documents are debated, created, threatened, rescued, preserved, and indelibly stamped upon the national psyche.

SAVE THE DATES:
October 13:
Maureen Meister, Arts & Crafts Architecture: History and Heritage in New England
November 10: Connie Hertzberg Mayo, The Island of Worthy Boys, a fictional story of the Boston Farm School on Thompson Island.


Boat Talks at the Hull Lifesaving Museum

By popular demand, we are bringing back the much-loved opportunity to get together at the Museum to talk boats. 

PAST BOAT TALKS:
South Korea: Massive Shipyards, Wonderful People, and Awesome Food
with Shipmaster, Adam Iverson

Thursday, May 19, 2016, 7 pm
Point Allerton Station
1117 Nantasket Ave., Hull
$5 suggested donation

Join Hull's own Adam Iverson, shipmaster, to hear about his extensive maritime experience in South Korea, where he has traveled since 1999. Come on a tour of South Korea's second-largest island where two of the world's largest shipyards are surrounded by a spectacular rocky coastline, picturesque fishing villages and forested hills laced with hiking trails. The talk will focus on Korea's world-leading shipbuilding industry with plenty of photos of one of the world's largest shipyards in action.

Past Lectures:

Renovation of Graves Light with Dave Waller

Minots Ledge Lighthouse with Victor Mastone

The Science of Storms with Rob Gilman

Sea Ice & Coast Guard Icebreaking, with LT Cynthia Travers, USCG

The Wreck of the Nancy with Victoria Stevens, HLM Curator

Boston Lighthouse with Keeper Sally Snowman


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Summer Lego Club

Tuesday August 16 - Thursday, August 18, 2016
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Point Allerton Station
1117 Nantasket Ave., Hull
$100 members; $120 nonmembers

Our Summer Lego Club will be celebrating the 300th anniversary of Boston Light by building the Lego Creator Lighthouse Point kit. It's a terrific kit that includes a working "light brick," and can also be built as a ferry or summer cottage. Perfect for Hull!

Children will bring the Lego set home at the end of the session. Please contact Victoria Stevens or phone 781-925-5433 for more information.


Summer Adventure Program

 The Summer Adventure Program offers six weeks of discovery and exploration for children ages 5-9.  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.

*Registration for Pond Yacht Racers is $110 members, $130 nonmembers (due to a higher material cost).  Registration for all other weeks is $100 members, $120 nonmembers (scholarships and 10% discounts for siblings and active military families available).  For information, please contact Victoria Stevens at 781-925-5433 or email victoria@hulllifesavingmuseum.org

2016 Summer Adventure Registration Packet
Emergency Contact Form


Holidays and Workshops
 

There are no Workshops scheduled at this time.

GROUP TOURS

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.

ADULT WORKSHOPS

Maritime History Symposium: Boston Light, 1716 - 2016

Saturday, October 15, 2016
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Nantasket Beach Resort
45 Hull Shore Drive, Hull, MA
Registration $10 per person

Purchase Symposium Ticket

Save the date for a special opportunity to delve deeper into the history of our most iconic local landmark.

Details to follow. A tentative schedule of events includes:
Schedule of Events
8:30   Registration & Coffee (Idlers may perform, beginning at 9:00 am)
9:30   Welcoming Remarks & Performance by the Idlers
(USCG Academy Shanty Singers)
10:00  Eric Jay Dolin, Brilliant Beacons (overview of US Lighthouse History)
10:30  Sally Snowman, Keeper, Boston Light, Boston Light, 1716 - 2016)
11:15  Jeremy D'Entremont, Family Life at Boston Light

12:00-1:30  Lunch on your Own
1:45    Tim Dring, Lighthouse Tenders
2:15    Victoria Stevens, Shipwrecks of Boston Light

 


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