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 Department of Conservation and Recreation.

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

feel good do well"Feel Good and Do Well by Doing Good" with author Peter Milewski
March 19, 2020, 7:00 pm - POSTPONED
Hull Lifesaving Museum
Free, Donations Welcome



uss jamestown"Voyage of Mercy: The USS Jamestown, the Irish Famine, and the Remarkable Story of America's First Humanitarian Mission" with author Stephen Puleo - POSTPONED
April 15, 2020, 7:00 pm
Nantasket Beach Salt Water Club
Free, Donations Welcome

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Summer Adventure Program
Tuesday - Thursday, July 13 - August 26, 2021
9:30 am - 12:30 pm (Morning Program)
9:30 am - 2:30 pm (Extended Day)
Hull Lifesaving Museum

The Summer Adventure Program offers six weeks of discovery and exploration with a different theme each week for children ages 5-11. Each week includes hands-on activities, outdoor exploration, and a fun mix of history, science, and arts. NOTE: New this year, we are offering an optional extended 2 hours to give parents a little longer break and to let the children have some less structured play time. For information, please contact Mike McGurl at 781-925-5433 or email mike@hulllifesavingmuseum.org. 

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Summer Adventure 2021 - Registration Form

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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

rock stackDe-Mystifying Mindfulness, Meditation and Eastern Thought
Wednesdays, October 13 - December 1, 2021, 7 - 8:30 pm
$35 per person

This course introduces you to an ages-old path to overall wellness. Taking a practical approach to living mindfully, enjoying where you are now, and accepting life on its terms. In this course you'll begin to understand and appreciate the basics of eastern philosophy and how these commonsense practices can bring peace to our busy lives. We will also take a deep dive into understanding, appreciating, and practicing the most common meditative approaches.

Come join us as we embark on the most exciting of all adventures, the journey within and the exploration of the present moment.

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.

Pre-registration is required. In case of financial hardship, please contact Mike McGurl for information.

china ruled the seasNautical Book Club with Sean Baggett
Friday Evenings: 7-8:30 pm
Meeting bi-weekly
Free to museum members (Not a member? Join! Individual Memberships start at $35/year)

After a summer hiatus the Friday night book club has resumed. In When China Ruled the Seas, Louise Levathes takes a fascinating look at this dynamic period, a hundred years before Columbus, when China rose as a naval power that literally could have ruled the world and its precipitous plunge into isolation when a new emperor ascended the Dragon Throne. To register please call (781) 925-5433 or email info@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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