Mystic Seaport Museum Unveils a Century of Women
The Mystic Seaport maritime museum in Mystic, Connecticut, has produced a video that gives an intimate glimpse of women’s lives over the past 100 years.
The video supports a new exhibit at Mystic Seaport, “On Land and Sea: A Century of Women in the Rosenfeld Collection” which artfully details the lives and achievements of women over the last century.
The Rosenfeld Collection, acquired in 1984 by Mystic Seaport, is one of the largest archives of maritime photographs in the United States. It contains nearly one million pieces from 1881 to the present. Images are captured in a variety of formats, from glass plate negatives to color transparencies, and from glossy prints to photographic murals.
Founded in 1929 to gather and preserve the rapidly disappearing artifacts of America’s seafaring past, the Museum has grown to become a national center for research and education with the mission to inspire an enduring connection to the American maritime experience.
The Museum’s grounds cover 19 acres on the Mystic River in Mystic and include a recreated 19th-century coastal village, a working shipyard, formal exhibit halls, and state-of-the-art artifact storage facilities. The Museum is home to more than 500 historic watercraft, including four National Historic Landmark vessels, most notably the 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan, America’s oldest commercial ship still in existence.
The Museum hosts 250,000 visitors annually.