Mystic Seaport Museum’s Annual Carol Sing Collects 610 Pounds of Food for the Needy
The Carol Sing is a tradition at the Museum for more than 70 years; admission is waived for the day in lieu of a donation of a non-perishable food item. The event was held Sunday, December 16, and included a holiday concert by the Mystic Seaport Carolers and the Community Carol Sing in the center of the McGraw Gallery Quadrangle. The music was led by Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Studies at the University of Connecticut, Jamie Spillane, backed by the Museum Carolers and a brass quartet, and the Mystic Middle School Chorus..
Despite inclement weather, more than 1,350 turned out to sing and help those in need.
Mystic Seaport Museum, founded in 1929, is the nation’s leading maritime museum. In addition to providing a multitude of immersive experiences, the Museum also houses a collection of more than two million artifacts that include more than 500 historic vessels and one of the largest collections of maritime photography. The new Thompson Exhibition Building houses a state-of-the-art gallery that is showing Death in the Ice: The Mystery of the Franklin Expedition, a major exhibition of one of seafaring’s most mysterious tragedies through April 28, 2019. Mystic Seaport Museum is located one mile south of Exit 90 off I-95 in Mystic, CT. For more information, please visit www.mysticseaport.org and follow Mystic Seaport Museum on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.