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 Hull Public Library, and the Nantasket Beach Resort.

AUTHOR 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 books.

UPCOMING LECTURES

"In Scoring Position" ~ with sports writer, Bob Ryan
September 8, 2022, 7:00 pm
Nantasket Beach Resort
$5 donation per person

A loveletter to the game of baseball from one of America's foremost scribes. Bob Ryan has scored every baseball game he's attended, at every level, since the start of the 1977 season, a deeply personal position still going strong.

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

GROUP TOURS

Boston LightMaritime History Tour of Hull Village
October 3, 2020, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Donation $15.00

Hull is steeped in maritime history from the ships that first plied the waters of Massachusetts Bay to the lifesavers who rescued the mariners when they got into trouble to our famous lighthouses guiding ships to safety and much more. Tour leader, Sean Baggett, HLM Board Member and Hull Village resident is also an accomplished photographer and will look for photo opportunities along the way, so bring a camera.
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Architecture TourArchitecture of Hull Village
October 10, 2020, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Donation $15.00

Hull Village is one of the oldest communities on the South Shore and, throughout its settled history, beautiful homes have been designed and built. Many of these stately homes are now off the beaten path as the main roads were built for expediency, by-passing these gems. Our tour leader is Chad Wolfe, HLM Board Member and lifelong Hull resident.
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Ft RevereGeology Walking Tour - How Hull Geology Impacted History, from the early native peoples to present day.
October 24, 2020, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Donation: $15.00

The land masses and waterways of Boston Harbor and the Hull peninsula shaped the use of the land from early hunting, fishing and farming to harbor defenses, summer vacation oasis and more. Join Sean Baggett for this fascinating look at Hull, like you may never have looked at it before.
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Walking TourWalking Tour of Hull Village & Fort Revere
November 28, 2020, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Donation: $15.00

Join guide Sean Baggett as he leads a walking tour starting at the museum and proceeding through picturesque Hull Village and historic Fort Revere. Space is limited for this popular tour so secure your reservations early: tickets go on sale September 29, 2020
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Nantasket in BoatroomPoint 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 onto the Galley where children learn about daily life at the station, then, onto the Boat Room to see the treasure of the museum collection - the storied surfboat Nantasket. Learn more.

Breeches Buoy CoastieThe 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. Learn more.

adult workshops & COURSES

CURRENT WORKSHOPS & courses

Driftwood Collage Workshop
Saturday, September 24, 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$45 per person

Have a fun morning with family and friends creating your own driftwood artwork at the Driftwood Collage Workshop. Everything is included in this class, driftwood, beach glass, wood panels, shells, beachstone and adhesive. Also, feel free to bring any beach glass or any personal collections of shells and driftwood.

Richard Honan is an award winning local artist from across the harbor, in Winthrop. Along with various awards from galleries and art associations on the North Shore, he has also exhibited several times at the Hull Lifesaving Museum's Sea & Sky Exhibit. This class is about fun, creating something with found objects picked up on our local beaches, no drawing or formal artistic skills needed. This class is open to adults and children alike.

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Marianne Friday PainterFriday Painters in Hull~ An Informal En Plein Air Painting Group
Friday Mornings 9:00 - 12:00 noon
Free to all.

Welcome to another season of Friday Painters in Hull. In conjunction with Hull Artists and the Hull Lifesaving Museum. We post a variety of painting locations that encourage artists to enjoy Hull's natural beauty and diverse landscapes. Mixed in the locations are seaside, historic locations, vistas and private gardens. It is organized so that we can take advantage of the morning light and finished in time not to get the afternoon burn. Open and free to all, any level or ability. There are no instructions given, just bring your supplies and enjoy. A chair, hat and water bottle are recommended. For information on weekly painting locations, please follow the Friday Painters in Hull on Facebook.  September Schedule

lotus flowerLifesaving Sangha ~ When Things Fall Apart
HLM Mindfulness Meditation Group

Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
$35 per person
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Led by Sean Baggett, this Fall we will be exploring Jon Kabat-Zinn's timeless classic: Wherever You Go, There You Are. This beautiful book builds on the practices first introduced by ancient teachers; it will show us how to cultivate understanding, acceptance, forgiveness and finally peace to our lives.
All are welcome. Learn more.

Sean is a mindfulness practitioner and a student of Buddhist philosophy. He has taught similar courses at the Plymouth County Correctional Facility and The Anchor of Hull. Sean's classes are easy going, informal and welcoming.

Online Book Club with Mike McGurl
Thursday Evenings: 7-8:00 pm
Free to all.

Rebels at Sea, Privateering in the American Revolution reclaims the daring freelance sailors who proved essential to winning the Revolutionary War.

This book club is intended to be a low-intensity fun activity. If you fall behind in the reading or miss a session, jump back in when you can...no pressure.

To participate, simply send us an email and we will send you an invitation before the first meeting. mike@hulllifesavingmuseum.org

military services1st Friday Veterans' Coffee Hour
1st Friday of Each Month
9:00 am
Free to all

Military veterans are invited to the museum the first Friday of every month for an hour of coffee and conversation in the Boat Room. Each session has a special focus and provides attendees with a community calendar of events, free activities and updates on services for Veterans.  For information please call (781) 925-5433 or email info@hulllifesavingmuseum.org.

Hull Lifesaving Museum   |   P.O. Box 221, 1117 Nantasket Avenue, Hull, MA  02045   |   (781) 925-5433

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