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:

Shifting Sands with Sheila Connor, Hull Conservation Commissioner

Thursday, April 14, 2016, 7 pm
Nantasket Beach Resort, 45 Hull Shore Drive, Hull
Free, Donations Welcome

Join Hull Conservation Commissioner Sheila Connor for a fascinating look at the shifting landforms of the Hull peninsula. Sheila will share her research of a historic study of Nantasket Beach conducted more than a century ago - a fascinating project from both the archival and geological perspectives.

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

April School Vacation Week Lego Club

Deep Sea Exploration Vessel!
Tuesday, April 19 - Friday, April 22, 2017
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
$160 members; $175 nonmembers
Space is limited; Preregistration is required.

Our young explorers LEGO Club will build their own Deep Sea Explorers set, complete with research vessel and shipwreck which they will take home at the end of the week. We will also learn about the real shipwrecks of Boston Harbor, and how modern technology is helping underwater archaeologists learn about 19th century wrecks.

LEGO Club is recommended for children age 7 and older. Children should bring a peanut-free lunch. Space is limited and preregistration is required. To register please contact Victoria Stevens at 781-925-5433 or email victoria@hulllifesavingmuseum.org .


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

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