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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join us at the museum as we welcome our local well-known, award-winning artist and instructor John Marshall Dyke for a watercolor demonstration. John has a penchant for capturing the essence of Hull and Nantasket Beach through with nautical and beach themes. For details please call us at 781-925-5433 or contact us by email.
John Marshall Dyke Bio
Fatal Forecast by Michael Tougias is an incredible true tale of disaster and survival at sea. As gripping and harrowing as The Perfect Storm - but with a miracle ending - this work tells the dramatic, true story of two fishing boats and their crews ambushed by a horrific surprise storm off the coast of Cape Cod.
This 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. email@example.com.
The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors by James D. Hornfischer is the extraordinary World War II story of the U.S. Navy's finest hour, the first full narrative account of the Battle off Samar, the greatest upset in the history of naval warfare.
Our book club is continuing to meet remotely. If you are interested in participating please email us to join.
To Register: please call (781) 925-5433 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hull Lifesaving Museum | P.O. Box 221, 1117 Nantasket Avenue, Hull, MA 02045 | (781) 925-5433
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