The Whaling Museum & Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor

The Whaling Museum & Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor Long Island, People, and The Sea
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Want to find out the true stories of the women who ran Cold Spring Harbor while their whaling captain husbands were away...
05/10/2021

Want to find out the true stories of the women who ran Cold Spring Harbor while their whaling captain husbands were away at sea? Join us on a walking tour through the village and discover the fascinating lives of the women who once lived there. Space is limited, register today. cshwhalingmuseum.org/events

Want to find out the true stories of the women who ran Cold Spring Harbor while their whaling captain husbands were away at sea? Join us on a walking tour through the village and discover the fascinating lives of the women who once lived there. Space is limited, register today. cshwhalingmuseum.org/events

Here's just some of the unique items that will be for sale at the Museum's 2nd Annual Something Old: Antique Sale on Sun...
05/09/2021

Here's just some of the unique items that will be for sale at the Museum's 2nd Annual Something Old: Antique Sale on Sunday, May 23 from 10-4pm. This year's outdoor event celebrates the museum's 85th Anniversary with proceeds going toward museum education. Free admission, masks must be worn for entry.
#vintage #antique #museum #coldspringharbor #news12LI

Here's just some of the unique items that will be for sale at the Museum's 2nd Annual Something Old: Antique Sale on Sunday, May 23 from 10-4pm. This year's outdoor event celebrates the museum's 85th Anniversary with proceeds going toward museum education. Free admission, masks must be worn for entry.
#vintage #antique #museum #coldspringharbor #news12LI

Today is #InternationalMigratoryBirdDay! Did you know, that Arctic terns travel the longest regular migratory route of a...
05/08/2021

Today is #InternationalMigratoryBirdDay! Did you know, that Arctic terns travel the longest regular migratory route of any animal on earth? Each year these sea birds travel from pole to pole and back again, about 44,300 miles! Other then when they're nesting,the majority of their lives is spent flying over the ocean, feeding on fish as they go.

Today is #InternationalMigratoryBirdDay! Did you know, that Arctic terns travel the longest regular migratory route of any animal on earth? Each year these sea birds travel from pole to pole and back again, about 44,300 miles! Other then when they're nesting,the majority of their lives is spent flying over the ocean, feeding on fish as they go.

A Ph.D candidate from Stony Brook University is studying humpback movements along Long Island shores to better understan...
05/08/2021

A Ph.D candidate from Stony Brook University is studying humpback movements along Long Island shores to better understand how to lessen injuries and death from boat traffic. Read more: tbrnewsmedia.com/?s=stepanuk
#savethewhales

A Ph.D candidate from Stony Brook University is studying humpback movements along Long Island shores to better understand how to lessen injuries and death from boat traffic. Read more: tbrnewsmedia.com/?s=stepanuk
#savethewhales

Hey kids, only 2 more weekends to get your poster entries in to the museum! Details at cshwhalingmuseum.org/boating#chil...
05/07/2021

Hey kids, only 2 more weekends to get your poster entries in to the museum! Details at cshwhalingmuseum.org/boating

#children #fun #momlife #boat #love #art #contest #drawing #kidart #prizes

Hey kids, only 2 more weekends to get your poster entries in to the museum! Details at cshwhalingmuseum.org/boating

#children #fun #momlife #boat #love #art #contest #drawing #kidart #prizes

Trivia starts in 3 hours! Here's one more hint so you know you'll get at least one right. According to the Bible, on whi...
05/06/2021

Trivia starts in 3 hours! Here's one more hint so you know you'll get at least one right. According to the Bible, on which day were fish created?
Whoever wins tonight gets the $25 gift card to Main Street Nursery
cshwhalingmuseum.org/events

#didyouknow #themoreyouknow #quiz
#flowers #shoplocal #springtime

Trivia starts in 3 hours! Here's one more hint so you know you'll get at least one right. According to the Bible, on which day were fish created?
Whoever wins tonight gets the $25 gift card to Main Street Nursery
cshwhalingmuseum.org/events

#didyouknow #themoreyouknow #quiz
#flowers #shoplocal #springtime

It's not too late to register for tonight's Virtual Trivia Game! The theme is "New Beginnings" and "Then & Now."  Test y...
05/06/2021

It's not too late to register for tonight's Virtual Trivia Game! The theme is "New Beginnings" and "Then & Now." Test your knowledge and you could walk away with a $25 gift card to our sponsor, @mainstreetnursery!

cshwhalingmuseum.org/events

#aprilshowers #mayflowers #triviacontest #prizes #flowers #garden #winner #win
#themoreyouknow #didyouknow
#giveaway #contest #fun #facts #event

It's not too late to register for tonight's Virtual Trivia Game! The theme is "New Beginnings" and "Then & Now." Test your knowledge and you could walk away with a $25 gift card to our sponsor, @mainstreetnursery!

cshwhalingmuseum.org/events

#aprilshowers #mayflowers #triviacontest #prizes #flowers #garden #winner #win
#themoreyouknow #didyouknow
#giveaway #contest #fun #facts #event

05/06/2021

Gotta be #inittowinit! Tonight's virtual trivia winner gets a $25 gift card to Main Street Nursery!
Find hints on our social media
cshwhalingmuseum.org/events

#HintdropTomorrow night, our Trivia Night theme is about New Beginnings, with "then & now" questions in art, film, scien...
05/05/2021

#Hintdrop
Tomorrow night, our Trivia Night theme is about New Beginnings, with "then & now" questions in art, film, science, history, and more. Can you identify this LIRR train station, shown here circa 1910? Bring your answer tomorrow, register at cshwhalingmuseum.org/events
#trivia #onlinefun #colspringharbor #discoverLI #News12LI

#Hintdrop
Tomorrow night, our Trivia Night theme is about New Beginnings, with "then & now" questions in art, film, science, history, and more. Can you identify this LIRR train station, shown here circa 1910? Bring your answer tomorrow, register at cshwhalingmuseum.org/events
#trivia #onlinefun #colspringharbor #discoverLI #News12LI

It's #WhalerSpeak Wednesday. Today's word: Chock a'block (or chockfull). Literally, it refers to parts of a ship's riggi...
05/05/2021

It's #WhalerSpeak Wednesday. Today's word: Chock a'block (or chockfull). Literally, it refers to parts of a ship's rigging. A block (pictured) is made up of chocks and sheaves inside of it. When the rigging is chock a'block, it can't be pulled any tighter.
#themoreyouknow #coldspringharbor #history

It's #WhalerSpeak Wednesday. Today's word: Chock a'block (or chockfull). Literally, it refers to parts of a ship's rigging. A block (pictured) is made up of chocks and sheaves inside of it. When the rigging is chock a'block, it can't be pulled any tighter.
#themoreyouknow #coldspringharbor #history

#HintDropThis Thursday, our Trivia Night theme is about New Beginnings, with "then & now" questions in art, film, scienc...
05/04/2021

#HintDrop
This Thursday, our Trivia Night theme is about New Beginnings, with "then & now" questions in art, film, science, history, and more. Can you identify this family of fish, which can change genders?

#HintDrop
This Thursday, our Trivia Night theme is about New Beginnings, with "then & now" questions in art, film, science, history, and more. Can you identify this family of fish, which can change genders?

Calling All LI Artists! Applications are now available for our 10x10x85 Juried Art Exhibit taking place October 1-Decemb...
05/04/2021

Calling All LI Artists! Applications are now available for our 10x10x85 Juried Art Exhibit taking place October 1-December 15. $20 entry fee includes 10x10 canvas. Open to all media! Visit cshwhalingmuseum.org/85art for details
#Juriedartshow #artshow #calltoartists #discoverLI #Luckytolivehere #News12LI

Calling All LI Artists! Applications are now available for our 10x10x85 Juried Art Exhibit taking place October 1-December 15. $20 entry fee includes 10x10 canvas. Open to all media! Visit cshwhalingmuseum.org/85art for details
#Juriedartshow #artshow #calltoartists #discoverLI #Luckytolivehere #News12LI

It's not too late to sign the kids up for today's 4:30 Trivia competition! Perfect for grades 2-5, winners receive free ...
05/04/2021

It's not too late to sign the kids up for today's 4:30 Trivia competition! Perfect for grades 2-5, winners receive free museum passes. Be sure to check out our new exhibit, Shinnecock Artists & Long Island's First Whalers! Register: cshwhalingmuseum.org/events
#kids #games #trivia #afterschool #fun

It's not too late to sign the kids up for today's 4:30 Trivia competition! Perfect for grades 2-5, winners receive free museum passes. Be sure to check out our new exhibit, Shinnecock Artists & Long Island's First Whalers! Register: cshwhalingmuseum.org/events
#kids #games #trivia #afterschool #fun

#ParamornalDay seems like a good time for the story of the Octavius. Discovered by the whaleship Herald in 1775 drifting...
05/03/2021

#ParamornalDay seems like a good time for the story of the Octavius. Discovered by the whaleship Herald in 1775 drifting off the coast of Greenland, it's entire crew was found frozen in their quarters. The Captain was found sitting at his desk, pen in hand, finishing a logbook entry from 1762. Fearing the ship was cursed, the Herald crew left the Octavius to drift, never to be seen again!
#spooky

#ParamornalDay seems like a good time for the story of the Octavius. Discovered by the whaleship Herald in 1775 drifting off the coast of Greenland, it's entire crew was found frozen in their quarters. The Captain was found sitting at his desk, pen in hand, finishing a logbook entry from 1762. Fearing the ship was cursed, the Herald crew left the Octavius to drift, never to be seen again!
#spooky

Stopping by the museum this weekend? Be sure to visit our giftshop for our 85th Anniversary sale on select items. #85yea...
05/01/2021

Stopping by the museum this weekend? Be sure to visit our giftshop for our 85th Anniversary sale on select items. #85years #mothersday #giftideas #museum #support

Stopping by the museum this weekend? Be sure to visit our giftshop for our 85th Anniversary sale on select items. #85years #mothersday #giftideas #museum #support

Have you seen our new exhibit, Shinnecock Artists & Long Island's First Whalers? Stop in this weekend to learn about thi...
04/30/2021

Have you seen our new exhibit, Shinnecock Artists & Long Island's First Whalers? Stop in this weekend to learn about this local tribal nation. Tickets at: cshwhalingmuseum.org/visit

Have you seen our new exhibit, Shinnecock Artists & Long Island's First Whalers? Stop in this weekend to learn about this local tribal nation. Tickets at: cshwhalingmuseum.org/visit

Next Thursday, May 6 join us at 7pm for Virtual Trivia! We're done with April showers and thinking May flowers, so our f...
04/29/2021

Next Thursday, May 6 join us at 7pm for Virtual Trivia! We're done with April showers and thinking May flowers, so our first prize is donated by Main Street Nursery! We'll have a wide variety of questions, be sure to register at cshwhalingmuseum.org/events
#trivia #flowers #newbeginnings #thenandnow

Next Thursday, May 6 join us at 7pm for Virtual Trivia! We're done with April showers and thinking May flowers, so our first prize is donated by Main Street Nursery! We'll have a wide variety of questions, be sure to register at cshwhalingmuseum.org/events
#trivia #flowers #newbeginnings #thenandnow

DaVinci or not? The surprising medium of this sculpture is what ultimately proved who created it after a century of deba...
04/28/2021

DaVinci or not? The surprising medium of this sculpture is what ultimately proved who created it after a century of debate. Would you have guessed it is carved from s***maceti wax? Find out who the true artist is here: http://bit.ly/whalewax
#s***mwhale #art #whoknew

DaVinci or not? The surprising medium of this sculpture is what ultimately proved who created it after a century of debate. Would you have guessed it is carved from s***maceti wax? Find out who the true artist is here: http://bit.ly/whalewax
#s***mwhale #art #whoknew

Getting ready to enjoy a nice springtime drive? Here's a great spot. Can you identify this then/now location? The origin...
04/27/2021

Getting ready to enjoy a nice springtime drive? Here's a great spot. Can you identify this then/now location? The original late 1800s pic has a view of clam town. #85years #museumlife #Ccoldspringharbor #thenandnow

Getting ready to enjoy a nice springtime drive? Here's a great spot. Can you identify this then/now location? The original late 1800s pic has a view of clam town. #85years #museumlife #Ccoldspringharbor #thenandnow

Our list of breweries is growing. Be sure to save the date (June 15) for when tickets go on sale. Space is limited due t...
04/26/2021

Our list of breweries is growing. Be sure to save the date (June 15) for when tickets go on sale. Space is limited due to social distancing restrictions, and the 2019 event sold out! Limited VIP hour tickets available for special limited batch tastings. Proceeds support museum education. It's a win-win! 🐳🍻⁠
#WAST2021 OCTOBER 2, 2021!

Our list of breweries is growing. Be sure to save the date (June 15) for when tickets go on sale. Space is limited due to social distancing restrictions, and the 2019 event sold out! Limited VIP hour tickets available for special limited batch tastings. Proceeds support museum education. It's a win-win! 🐳🍻⁠
#WAST2021 OCTOBER 2, 2021!

Our Early Bird pricing is extended  til Friday and we still have a few spots left. For more info and to register, visit ...
04/25/2021

Our Early Bird pricing is extended til Friday and we still have a few spots left. For more info and to register, visit cshwhalingmuseum.org/camp
#summercamp #summer2021 #SummerKids #museum #coldspringharbor

Our Early Bird pricing is extended til Friday and we still have a few spots left. For more info and to register, visit cshwhalingmuseum.org/camp
#summercamp #summer2021 #SummerKids #museum #coldspringharbor

Our Collecions Manager Elizabeth just refinished our benches to be ready just for you! Come have a seat as you get your ...
04/24/2021

Our Collecions Manager Elizabeth just refinished our benches to be ready just for you! Come have a seat as you get your online admission ticket. cshwhalingmuseum.org/visit
#Saturdayfun #museum #coldspringharbor

Our Collecions Manager Elizabeth just refinished our benches to be ready just for you! Come have a seat as you get your online admission ticket. cshwhalingmuseum.org/visit
#Saturdayfun #museum #coldspringharbor

04/23/2021
Behind the Senes

#behindthescenes
Today Elizabeth & Liz (our Collections Intern) examine our stamp and postcard collection in our archival library. Is there something in our archives you're curious about? Let us know in the comments!
#museumlife #springcleaning #stampcollection #postcards

#EarthDay2021 #EarthdayisEveryday
04/22/2021

#EarthDay2021 #EarthdayisEveryday

#EarthDay2021 #EarthdayisEveryday

It's #WhalerSpeakWednesdayTodays word: Gamming.  When whalers met at sea, the crews often exchanged visits. The captain’...
04/21/2021

It's #WhalerSpeakWednesday
Todays word: Gamming. When whalers met at sea, the crews often exchanged visits. The captain’s wife was lowered from ship to whaleboat in a gamming chair and rowed to the other ship for a festive social occasion, visiting with the other captain’s wife.

It's #WhalerSpeakWednesday
Todays word: Gamming. When whalers met at sea, the crews often exchanged visits. The captain’s wife was lowered from ship to whaleboat in a gamming chair and rowed to the other ship for a festive social occasion, visiting with the other captain’s wife.

Ever wonder what whales talk about all day? Scientists are ready to crack the code! Find out how scientists can decipher...
04/20/2021

Ever wonder what whales talk about all day? Scientists are ready to crack the code! Find out how scientists can decipher the clicks of the s***m whale to interpret it's language: bit.ly/blubbertalk
#whalespeak #ilovewhales #museum

Ever wonder what whales talk about all day? Scientists are ready to crack the code! Find out how scientists can decipher the clicks of the s***m whale to interpret it's language: bit.ly/blubbertalk
#whalespeak #ilovewhales #museum

Have you registered for our next Trivia Night May 6? To celebrate all the May flowers, our first prize is a $25 gift cer...
04/19/2021

Have you registered for our next Trivia Night May 6? To celebrate all the May flowers, our first prize is a $25 gift certificate to @mainstreetnursery! Register at cshwhalingmuseum.org/events #trivianight #inittowinit #coldspringharbor #museum #aprilshowers #mayflowers

Have you registered for our next Trivia Night May 6? To celebrate all the May flowers, our first prize is a $25 gift certificate to @mainstreetnursery! Register at cshwhalingmuseum.org/events #trivianight #inittowinit #coldspringharbor #museum #aprilshowers #mayflowers

In celebrating our 85th Anniversary, we'll be highlighting some blast-from-the-past photos. Here's one from 1985. Can yo...
04/18/2021

In celebrating our 85th Anniversary, we'll be highlighting some blast-from-the-past photos. Here's one from 1985. Can you tell where in the museum this display was?
#85years #vintage #photographs #museumhistory #dotmatrixprinter

In celebrating our 85th Anniversary, we'll be highlighting some blast-from-the-past photos. Here's one from 1985. Can you tell where in the museum this display was?
#85years #vintage #photographs #museumhistory #dotmatrixprinter

A new mini series starting on Earth Day highlights the communication and culture of whales. Airing on disney+ with Sigou...
04/17/2021

A new mini series starting on Earth Day highlights the communication and culture of whales. Airing on disney+ with Sigourney Weaver narrating.
http://bit.ly/whalesecret

#whalelove #savethewhales #whale #family

A new mini series starting on Earth Day highlights the communication and culture of whales. Airing on disney+ with Sigourney Weaver narrating.
http://bit.ly/whalesecret

#whalelove #savethewhales #whale #family

Stopping in to the museum this weekend? Did you know we're celebrating our 85th anniversary? We're even doing some speci...
04/16/2021

Stopping in to the museum this weekend? Did you know we're celebrating our 85th anniversary? We're even doing some special sales in our gift shop. This week, our 4-in-1 Exploration Compass is on sale for just $8.50! New items on sale each week. #85years #ColdSpringHarbor #museum #sale #giftshop

Stopping in to the museum this weekend? Did you know we're celebrating our 85th anniversary? We're even doing some special sales in our gift shop. This week, our 4-in-1 Exploration Compass is on sale for just $8.50! New items on sale each week. #85years #ColdSpringHarbor #museum #sale #giftshop

We've extended our Early Bird pricing for 2 more weeks! We have a limited number of spots left, so be sure to register s...
04/15/2021

We've extended our Early Bird pricing for 2 more weeks! We have a limited number of spots left, so be sure to register soon!
cshwhalingmuseum.org/camp
#summercamp #museumfun #coldspringharbor #kidscamp
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We've extended our Early Bird pricing for 2 more weeks! We have a limited number of spots left, so be sure to register soon!
cshwhalingmuseum.org/camp
#summercamp #museumfun #coldspringharbor #kidscamp
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Today is #NationalDolphinDay. Did you know dolphins have 2 stomachs, just like cows? The first one stores the food, whil...
04/14/2021

Today is #NationalDolphinDay. Did you know dolphins have 2 stomachs, just like cows? The first one stores the food, while digestion takes place in the second. Even though they have about 100 teeth, they swallow their food whole!
#dolphinfact #hungry #themoreyouknow

Today is #NationalDolphinDay. Did you know dolphins have 2 stomachs, just like cows? The first one stores the food, while digestion takes place in the second. Even though they have about 100 teeth, they swallow their food whole!
#dolphinfact #hungry #themoreyouknow

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My team did pretty poorly. But, thanks for the chance to wear earrings! Super fun!
CSH Whaling Museum fun!
Fun afternoon! Great museum!
On the lookout for pirates!
Capts Mena and John!! with Gregory Saporita and Meghan Dolan Saporita
Saving the whales!
We had a wonderful morning at the CSH Whaling Museum. The museum was a perfect combination of educational content and hands on learning. Thank you to the curators!
Ahoy!
It was great visiting today and talking about my Grandfather, Pete Bongo who contributed to some of the artifacts there. I don’t know her name, but she was at the desk when we came in, she was really sweet and it was nice chatting with her about him. ❤️
I want to thank Katie and the rest of the staff for an amazing Mermaid Birthday theme party this past weekend. My daughter enjoyed every moment of her birthday party. She loved all the activities that you had to offer at the museum. All my guests were complimenting me throughout the party on how much fun they were having and how much they were learning from Nicole’s facts. Nicole and Matt were outstanding and provided me with all the help that I needed throughout the 2 hours of the party. I am so grateful that I was able to do my research online for my daughter’s 6th Birthday Party and found your facility. Thank you again for making my daughter’s birthday a memorable and enjoyable event for everyone.
**Help Support the Sailors' Snug Harbor Cemetery Memorial Campaign** @SSHMarinersGenealogy The Descendants of Sailors’ Snug Harbor Mariners have been reaching out to the Greater New York City Metro Area Heritage (Historical and Genealogical) Societies, Museums, Military Veterans Groups, and Concerned Citizens, to invite them to join a Letters of Support Campaign to support their efforts to gain access to the old Sailors’ Snug Harbor Cemetery on Staten Island to honor their Ancestors, and all of the 6,500 Merchant and Naval Mariners interred there (1834-1976), by installing a Memorial Monument (Obelisk) and holding an annual Memorial Service. Sadly, the Sailors' Snug Harbor Cemetery is devoid of gravestones or markers, except for 15 remaining gravestones. The Cemetery is closed and not open to the public. The Board of Trustees of Sailors' Snug Harbor have rejected the Descendants' requests to access the SSH Cemetery to honor their Ancestors. The Descendants are collecting Letters of Support to persuade the Trustees of Sailors’ Snug Harbor to change their decision. For more information and Support Letter Writing Instructions, use the following link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1sZv5VFLNWw0HA-pW2i33RhbgVFQ6oExx
Great afternoon at the museum!