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

december 41"December 41" ~ with author William Martin
August 18, 2022, 7:00 pm
Nantasket Beach Resort
Free, Donations Welcome

Martin takes us on the ultimate manhunt, a desperate chase from Los Angeles, CA to Washington, DC in the first weeks of the Second World War.

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

J Menice sail boatsSummer Vacation ~ Kids Art
August 19, 2022
10:00am - noon
$25 per child
Hull Lifesaving Museum
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Join us for  art and fun dedicated to art projects instructed by artist, teacher Jeff Menice.  This program is for children ages 7-10. Please pack a water bottle and a snack for your child. For more information please email maureen@hulllifesavingmuseum.org or call 781-925-5433.

Summer Adventure Program - Summer 2022
July 5 - August 18, 2022
Tuesday - Thursday
9:30 am - 12:30 pm (Morning Program)
9:30 am - 2:30 pm (Extended Day)
Hull Lifesaving Museum

The Summer Adventure Program offers seven 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: Due to the success of last year's program, we are once again 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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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

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.  Summer Schedule

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

Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Join us for fun, informal conversation, and community, where we discuss practical approaches and interesting topics related to living peacefully in the here and now. These sessions will also include a period of insight meditation. If you are an experienced mindfulness practitioner, or at the beginning of your journey, or just curious, come on in and join us. All are welcome.

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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