Hull Lifesaving Museum
Upcoming Events
August - September

Sumptuous Summer
Celebrate the bounty of the season with a Farm to Table Dinner
  
~ SOLD OUT
Saturday, August 13, 2016, 7:00 pm
Hull Lifesaving Station
1117 Nantasket Ave., Hull
Catering by Michael Aprea
Tickets: $75 all inclusive
Reservations Limited.
Valet Parking Available
 
Although this Saturday's Farm to Table Dinner catered by Michael Aprea is sold out we are still adding names to the waiting list in case of last-minute cancellations. 
Summer Lego Club
 

Tuesday August 16 - Thursday August 18, 2016
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Hull Lifesaving Museum
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.
Nantasket Beach Lecture Series

 
The Wonder Years:Hull Yacht Club 1880-1905
with Bill Bradford     
Tuesday, August 16, 2016  7:00 pm 
Hull Yacht Club  (please note location change
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 Cub for 3 straight years with Puritan, Mayflower, and Volunteer. Hull YC 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. 

Stephen Puleo: American Treasures 

Thursday, September 15, 2016  7:00 pm 
Nantasket Beach Resort 
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.

"Stephen Puleo once again educates, enlightens, and entertains us, this time through the history of the most important documents of our democracy. A tour de force based on exhaustive research into both primary and secondary sources, he tells the miraculous stories of the survival of the most precious evidence of our freedom thanks to, until now the unsung heroes and heroines of our past."  - David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States.

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. 

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. 
September 14, 2016: Hull Celebrates the 300th Anniversary of Boston Light
   
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

On Wednesday, September 14th Hull will joyously celebrate the 300th anniversary of the first lighting of Boston Light.

The Town of Hull, a National Coast Guard City, will welcome the United States Coast Guard Band for a performance at Hull High School. The performance will begin at 6:00 pm. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs and a picnic for the outdoor concert. Seating will begin at 5:00 pm. Boston Light Keeper Sally Snowman will offer welcoming remarks at 5:45 pm. Please contact Town Hall for information about parking and transportation, 781-925-2000.

At sundown, Boston Light Keeper Sally Snowman will ceremonially darken, then illuminate Boston Light to commemorate the 300th anniversary.

At 7:30 pm, following the Coast Guard Band performance, the Hull Lifesaving Museum will host an open house and Blue Grass performance. Join us to enjoy a spectacular view of Boston Light and fantastic bluegrass music. The museum's special exhibit: Shining Beacon, Island Home, celebrating the history of Boston Light, will be on view. Jay Thompson, Coast Guard Auxiliarist and co-author with wife Sally Snowman, will be on hand to sign copies of their new Images of American book Boston Light.  The new book is packed with dozens of rare, carefully researched images of life on Little Brewster Island. 
Annual Meeting

with Guest Speaker Whit Perry of Plimoth Plantation
      
Saturday, September 24, 2016, 3:00 pm
Point Allerton Station,
1117 Nantasket Ave., Hull, MA
Free to All Current Members

All current members are invited to join us for a look back at this exciting year full of memorable milestones, applaud the newest winner of the Staton Award for volunteer service above and beyond all expectations.  Whit Perry, newly appointed director of Maritime Preservation and Operations at Plimoth Plantation will speak about the multi-year, multi-million dollar restoration of the Mayflower II, a collaboration with Mystic Seaport in an effort to ensure her future seaworthiness and ready her for Plymouth's 2020 commemoration.
SAVE THE DATE
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

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, Famliy 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
 
Looking Ahead...

10/15 ~ Maritime History Symposium - Nantasket Hotel
10/15 & 10/16 ~ HLM Hosts Hull Artists Open Studios - Museum
10/29 ~ Head of the Weir River Race - West Corner to Windmill Point
11/19 ~ The Icebreaker Youth Races - Boston Rowing Center
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