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.
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.
Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse with author Eric Jay Dolan
Thursday, June 9, 2016, 7 pm
Nantasket Beach Resort, 45 Hull Shore Drive, Hull
Free, Donations Welcome
Join us as Eric Jay Dolin presents his latest book, Brilliant Beacons. In a work rich in maritime lore and brimming with original historical detail, Eric Jay Dolin, the best-selling author of Leviathan, presents an epic history of American lighthouses, telling the story of America through the prism of its beloved coastal sentinels.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
2016 Summer Adventure Registration Packet
Emergency Contact Form
There are no Workshops scheduled at this time.
Holidays and Workshops
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.