Saturday., September 14
Take our excursion to Fishers Island to view the 2019 exhibitions 'Against the Tide: Prohibition on Land and at Sea, 1919-1933', and 'The English Springer Spaniel on Fishers Island', both curated by Pierce Rafferty, at the Henry L.Ferguson Museum. A light lunch will be provided.
We thank our Friends and Sponsors
John Steffian, Jr., the Maco Family Fund
New London Maritime Society (NLMS) CUSTOM HOUSE MARITIME MUSEUM l 150 Bank Street l New London, Connecticut 06320 l 860-447-2501 l email
EXHIBITIONS now on view
Matthew Male - My View from Great Gull Island -- Photos from the Edge of the Sound-- through March 2020
Kids Ahoy! Tracing the Nautical Influence on Children's Clothing, Toys, and Entertainment
AMISTAD: A True Story of Freedom
from two private collections: Jay Kane and Ed Uditis
museum's most important artifact may well be the building, itself. Built
in 1833 as New London's U.S Custom House and designed by architect Robert Mills,
it has been the museum's home since 1983. New London's Custom House opened in 1835. It is the longest continuously-operating custom house in the country.
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The work of the New London Maritime Society - Custom House Maritime Museum is made possible by generous grants from Community Development Bock Grants,the Bodenwn Public Benevolent Foundation, Frank Loomis Palmer Fund, Community Foundation of Eastern CT, Veolia / New London Water Authority, & and by the work of dedicated volunteers, members & friends.
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Thanks to your donations, architects Walter Sedovic & Jill Gitthelf, visited Race Rock Lighthouse on Thursday, July 25. Walter and Jill are making an architectural assessment of the building to guide our preservation work. FOX 61 reporter Jim Altman, also along, created a 'Day Trippers' segment on visiting RR. Above, our latest group visited the lighthouse on August 31, 2019. photo: Donna Owens Our rooftop New London HarborCam is now live with over 519,000 views since July 10. Thanks to our anonymous donor for this exciting transformative gift.
New London Maritime Society - open year-round
your local, independent, community museum,
telling the stories of New London's waterfront.
150 Bank Street, New London, CT 06320
Hours: Wednesday-- Sunday, 1 to 5 PM and
from 9 AM-1 PM for school groups and 'by request',
Contact: 860.447.2501 email $7 Admission; Free for NLMS members, children age 14 and younger, USCG cadets, active-duty military & their families. If you require accommodations due to a disability please email us to discuss your needs. The request should be provided with enough time to reasonably set up the accommodation.
This year we celebrate 12 years of NLMS's partnership with the New London Public Schools. First with Lighthouse Kids and now with our third-grade Local History & Landmarks program, we bring New London's 300+ third graders to visit up-to six local historic sites throughout the school year. Jody Barthel directs the program, we provide the transportation and support, and our venue partners provide admission and the site educators. Here we are, above, in February at the Custom House Maritime Museum with author Mark Seth Lender.
We're running a membership campaign with a covid twist: buy a 1-year membership and sponsor 2 memberships to covid workers!
We are doing all we can to help stem the spread of coronavirus.
The Custom House Maritime Museum is closed for the near future. Happy Spring!
Robert Wadsworth -- Capt. Bob of Niantic's Sunbeam Fleet -- surprised us last week with the gift of a model of Latimer Reef Light. Capt. Bob believes the model was built by a former keeper, who lived at Latimer's.
Although we're closed for now, we regularly check in at the Custom House.
For fastest contact, email Susan at nlmaritimedirector
@gmail.com or call 203-444-2884.
Leave a message at 860-4447-2501.
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Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. --James Baldwin
The Custom House Maritime Museum strives to be a place where the community can learn from our shared history in order to build a more just and compassionate future.