Mystic Seaport, in partnership with film producer and sailor Gary Jobson, is proud to present the Mystic premiere of the documentary “Unfurling the World: The Voyages of Irving and Electa Johnson.” The screening will be held at the Olde Mistick Village Art Cinemas on Saturday, April 7, at 4:30 p.m. Jobson will introduce the film, which is one hour and 17 minutes long, and will briefly discuss the program.
Mystic Seaport and Jobson teamed together to create this new, exciting documentary about the Johnsons. The adventurous couple completed seven round-the-world voyages between 1933 and 1958 aboard a series of vessels named Yankee, and later in life traveled throughout the inland waterways of Europe. The Johnsons often visited remote islands and documented each voyage extensively, frequently as contributors to National Geographic. They were able to capture traditions, ceremonies, and customs of people that lived a lifestyle that in many cases no longer exists today. Mystic Seaport is the repository for much of the Johnson legacy, and the archival footage and most of the photographs of these voyages are from the Museum’s collections.
Tickets are $10 per person ($8 per Museum member) and can be purchased by calling Mystic Seaport Central Reservations at 860.572.5322 or online at https://mysticseaport.wpengine.com/.
The Olde Mistick Village Art Cinemas is located in Olde Mistick Village, 27 Coogan Boulevard Olde Mistick Village, Building 18, in Mystic, Conn.
About Mystic Seaport
Mystic Seaport is the nation’s leading maritime museum. Founded in1929, it is the home of four National Historic Landmark vessels, including the 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan, the oldest American merchant ship in existence. For more information, please visit https://mysticseaport.wpengine.com/.