Storyteller and Author Jack Dalton to Speak at Mystic Seaport Adventure Series

Author Jack Dalton

Dalton to present at the Mystic Art Cinema in Olde Mistick Village

Mystic, Conn. ~ Professional storyteller, writer and educator Jack Dalton will present “Alaska, My Home” at Mystic Seaport’s Adventure Series Thursday, January 21.

Presentations will be given at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Mystic Art Cinema in Olde Mistick Village. The series has been moved from its original location at Seamen’s Inne due to the restaurant’s ongoing renovations. Mystic-area restaurants Steak Loft, Go Fish, Ten Clams and Peking Tokyo will offer a 10-percent discount off either lunch or dinner to attendees on the day of the program upon presentation of their ticket.

A descendant of the Yup'ik culture, Dalton will share how he continues his grandfather's storytelling tradition in an effort to teach moral and cultural details about his southwestern Alaskan heritage.

Dalton has been honored by the World Indigenous Peoples' Conference on Education as a Distinguished Dignitary and was honored with an Alaskan Top 40 Under Forty Award. He has also received the first Expressive Arts grant from the National Museum of the American Indian to co-create the first Yup'ik opera and has written and produced five theatrical works of storytelling, several plays, a novel and curricula used in all levels of education. Dalton has performed throughout the United States, as well as in New Zealand, France, Denmark, Australia and Scotland.

Tickets are $14 ($12 for members) for the afternoon program and $15 ($13 for members) for the evening program. Students can purchase tickets at the discounted rate of $5. For tickets, visit or call 860.572.5339.

Mystic Seaport has been hosting the Adventure Series for more than 60 years. The programs provide a unique opportunity to meet each “adventurer” firsthand and experience a wide range of challenges—both on the land and sea all over the world.

The series will continue Thursday, February 18, with Thom Pollard’s presentation, “On Thin Ice.”

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Founded in 1929, Mystic Seaport is the nation’s leading maritime museum and features tall ships, a re-created 19th-century village, exhibits and a planetarium. For more information, visit or call 888.973.2767.