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Application Postmark Deadline March 1, 2018

On the water with Munson, 2017
Munson 2017 aboard Project O

Munson Institute Class of 2017 is in the house!  

There is still Munson logo-wear available in limited sizes and colors!  Best to email the webmeister with specific questions.  Choose short-sleeve beefy-Ts, long-sleeve technical tees, polo shirts and more!    

J-Boat founder and Munson Alumnus Rod Johnstone will receive the 2016 America and the Sea award on October 22, 2016.  Read the story here!  

2016 Summer Scholars Tour Stonington Borough

Munson Mystic Returns for 2016--
Welcome to our NEH Summer Scholars!
A splendid WoodenBoat weekend took place June 24-26th!
Photo Credit: Alida Roorda

Munson will host another 
National Endowment for the Humanities Institute
in Summer 2016, for teachers of American undergraduate students.
Deadline March 2016!  
But submit your applications early...

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Munson concludes for summer 2015.
Good luck and thanks for a great year!

Munson participants enjoyed an excursion downriver on Liberty.

To see the track of the voyage, you can download the KML file 
and open it in Google Earth!  Scroll to Liberty2015 on the 
Forms and Documents page.
Forms and Documents

The Munson Institute for Summer 2015 is underway!
Munson 2015 on the docks at Avery Point

Red 36

Future applicants can check application details here.

Fishers Island Oyster Company Tour, 2014

We mapped the route from Noank to Fishers Island, and you can download the file to view it in Google Earth in our Forms and Documents page. Zoom in to see us zig-zag at the mouth of the harbor!

2014 Scholars visited Fort Griswold in Groton in the rain.
Munson Group 2014

A follow-up to the Stonington and Mystic Walking Tour:


The countdown to Munson 2014 is on...
We're looking forward to welcoming 20
National Endowment for the Humanities participants!
We'll see you on Monday, June 23rd.

Munson Institute 2014 Application Materials are available here!
Now Recruiting Summer Scholars: 
3 graduate students and 17 college teachers, full or part-time.
DEADLINE March 4th, 2014.

Munson 2014 will host a National Institute for the Humanities Institute!

See the Projects and Presentations page for a video of the Charles W. Morgan launch, and example of a two-minute video made in Windows Moviemaker.

Touring Fisher's Island and the Fishers Island Oyster Farm Friday was awesome.

This was not too hard to do!
Save a web address as a QR code so people can access it using their smartphones. This one takes you to our Google Maps Walking tour!
You can even scan this image now to test it.
See here for a Google Earth tour to download.  It shows the Charles W Morgan's travels around the Mystic Seaport since 1991 by satellite views. After you download, you open the file from within your Google Earth program.  

See the Class Announcements page about viewing shipwrecks using Google Earth!

Here's a nifty project where the history of the Mystic maritime community is published in slide shows of historic pictures with narration.  Visitors in town can access the videos by scanning the QR code with their smart phones.  Have a look!

Summer 2013 Munson Institute is underway!
Classes began Monday, June 24th, 2013.
Prospective students can get the flavor of past Munson
by checking below...
Thanks, everyone for the help recruiting Munson Institute 2013 graduate students,
teachers, and motivated amateurs. For future reference,
See the Mystic Seaport page with information here.
Farewell to the Munson Institute for summer 2012.
Best wishes for safe travels home for NEH Summer Institute Participants!

More pictures are in Class Photos, including the Newport Tour.

View Photos from the Sabino Cruise, July 23rd.
Compare Map/Satellite and Google Earth Views for fun.

View photos from the Project O voyage 7/11/2012
For extra fun, click on the page where it says, View in Google Earth.
(Don't already have Google Earth? Download it here.  It's awesome.)


Dr. Glenn S. Gordinier, Albion Historian, Mystic Seaport

Dr. Eric Paul Roorda, Professor, Bellarmine University

Faculty and Guest Speakers

Dr. W. Jeffrey Bolster, Professor, University of New Hampshire

Dr. James T. Carlton, Professor, Williams College

Dr. Mary K Bercaw Edwards, Associate Professor, University of Connecticut

Dr. John Hattendorf, Professor, Naval War College

Dr. John O. Jensen, Associate Professor, Sea Education Association

Dr. Rod Mather, Associate Professor, University of Rhode Island

Dr. Matthew McKenzie, Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut

Dr. Lisa Norling, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota

Dr. Marcus Rediker, Professor, University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Helen Rozwadowski, Associate Professor, University of Connecticut

Dr. Daniel Vickers, Professor, University of British Columbia

See below for a link to the 2012 Syllabus.