Join Connecticut Landmarks at the Hempsted Houses on Saturday, August 11th to learn about seafarers of the past. All are invited to this FREE event with sea-celebrating activities from 1 to 4 pm. Pirates and privateers once sailed the Sound and strolled the streets of New London. The Hempsted family had connections to a privateer/pirate and were involved in New London’s maritime trade. Learn about the trade of rope making and learn some basic knots. Budding shipwrights can craft their own toy boat and then set it afloat. Concoct golden slime and do some pirate beading! Participate in a pirate scavenger hunt while music of pirates and the sea fills the air. And don’t forget to tour the Hempsted Houses that witnessed all the salty characters and tales of New London’s maritime past! FREE family event sponsored by the Frank Loomis Palmer Fund.
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