Ship Discovery

New Haven, CT, December 17, 2012 — Much can be said about a painting—information on the artist, the style, the content. Children, along with adults, can discover quite a bit upon looking closely at a painting. The New Haven Museum acquired View of New Haven from Fair Haven Heights by Leopold Schierholz in October 2012. This c. 1860 painting illustrates a broad, sweeping view of New Haven and its harbor, filled with countless details that together tell the story of what New Haven was like in the middle of the nineteenth century.

The New Haven Museum and Schooner Inc. present a special family-friendly program inspired by the new painting on Sunday, January 6, 2013 (snow date: January 13) from 2-3 PM at the Museum, located at 114 Whitney Avenue in New Haven. Join Captain Tommy Seda and his crew to learn about the amazing world of historical sailing ships, as revealed by the unique painting. Then, children will take their new skills and build and decorate wooden sailboats of their own during the second half of the program. Admission is free. Space is limited. Pre-register at (203) 562-4183 ext. 11 or Please note that this program is best for children over the age of 5.

Captain Tommy Seda is a native New Yorker who found his love of tall ships at a young age. He has been working onboard tall ships for over 20 years and his understanding of Long Island Sound from a Captain’s perspective runs leagues deep. Tommy’s friendly face and good nature make him a Schooner favorite. Schooner Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting environmental awareness and personal growth by providing educational experiences in marine science, sailing, and the history of Long Island Sound and its watershed.

The New Haven Museum, founded in 1862 as the New Haven Colony Historical Society, is located in downtown New Haven at 114 Whitney Avenue. For more information, please contact Michelle Cheng, Director of Education, at (203) 562-4183 ext. 11 or

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