Press Releases

Mystic Seaport Museum Named “Business of the Year” by Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut

Mystic Seaport Museum proudly announces its recognition as Business of the Year in the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut’s Annual ECTy Awards. The ECTy Awards honor excellence in community engagement, innovation, customer service, and business best practices. Through the nomination process, the Museum demonstrated its commitment to community involvement, support, and collaboration; the preservation of skills in Connecticut; and innovative, green and otherwise progressive business practices delivered through world class exhibitions, educational programming, and global partnerships. 

Mystic Seaport Museum will be honored at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting and Awards Celebration, on Wednesday, March 27, at the Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa. This is the Chamber’s premier membership gathering and will be an evening of celebration and recognition. 

“We are grateful to the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut for this honor in being named Business of the Year in the esteemed ECTy Awards. Congratulations to all the winners, who through our collective work are supporting the growth and development of our region and Connecticut as a whole,” expressed Sophia Matsas, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at the Museum. 

To learn more about the event and purchase tickets to support the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut, visit here.


New Ticketing System Set to Enhance Your Museum Experience

We’re excited to share that over the past eight months the Museum staff has been working diligently to implement a new ticketing and online order system that will significantly improve your interactions with the Museum. This system will elevate your user experience by providing a quicker and smoother checkout processes, streamlined communication, and a reduction in our environmental footprint. 

In order to activate these benefits, you will need to create a new online account. The process is simple and should only require a few minutes of your time. 

Follow these steps to create your account:  

  1. Click on this link 

  2. Enter your email and set your password.

  3. Complete your account information.

  4. Select your interests. This will help us to provide the information that is most relevant to you!


  6. A confirmation will be sent to the email provided. 

For members, follow these steps to create your account:  

  1. Click on this link.

  2. Enter your email address in the email field. 

  3. You will receive an email with a link to reset your password.

  4. Create your new password

Once your account is created, you will have the ability to update your account and preferences, see your upcoming events and get access to your e-tickets. For members, you will also have access to relevant member information.


Mystic Seaport Museum Magazine | Spring 2023

Spring/Summer 2023

This issue of the Mystic Seaport Museum Magazine features our newest exhibition, Alexis Rockman: Oceanus, and articles on Blue Technology, the Blue Economy, and introduced species, highlighting a shift in perspective at the Museum to raise awareness and inspire conversations around the critical global issues that face our oceans due to the impacts of maritime activities as part of our collective cultural, social, and economic heritage. Also included is news from the Shipyard on the L.A. Dunton and Coronet projects, Sabino’s return to the water, and much more!


Mystic Seaport Museum Magazine: Fall 2022

In this Issue

This issue of the Mystic Seaport Museum Magazine celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Henry B. du Pont Preservation Shipyard, the first shipyard built specifically for preservation in the United States, and possibly the world. We also explore the digitization process at our Collection Research Center, the launch of MAINSHEET, a biannual peer-reviewed interdisciplinary publication and more.


Mystic Seaport Museum Magazine: Spring/Summer 2022

In this Issue

Get the latest news from exciting upcoming exhibitions, Brilliant turning 90, this year’s America and the Sea Award Recipient, and our commitment to the visitor experience!