It’s that time of year again, the Essex Shipbuilding Museum begins its 2016 season this Saturday. It still a little chilly in the shipyard, but at least we don’t have snow and ice in the yard like last year. As always, we will be open on weekends during the spring from 10-5. The guided tours, including the ship model collection at the Schoolhouse, happen 3 times a day at 10:30, 1 and 3, but self tours of the shipyard are available all day long. Our newly refurbished signage for the EVELINA M. GOULART will be installed shortly and our gift shop has both new items and some of your old favorites. So come by this weekend, either for a tour, or maybe just a cup of our great coffee. Hope to see you in the shipyard in 2016!