Merry Christmas to all that celebrate.
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Operating as usual
Merry Christmas to all that celebrate.
Museums are great on rainy days. We're open till 2 pm today and closed the rest of the weekend! Show your guests some maritime history!
December’s excellent First Friday Talk is now available on YouTube!
Maritime Museum presents First Fridays presentation by Newburyport Harbormaster, Captain Paul Hogg.Filmed on December 1, 2022 at the Custom House Maritime ...
Want to listen to an awesome podcast episode about Plum Island Lighthouse? You can find it at the end of this article --> https://bit.ly/3PExnXH.
Let's start off the holiday week with some beautiful Newburyport Choral Society voices!
We've expanded our museum store hours for the week:
Mon - Thursday: 10am - 4pm
Fri & Sat: 10am - 2pm
Visit us and shop local!
Happy Hanukkah to those that celebrate!
A pleasant National Cupcake Day to you and yours.
Let's celebrate with some ... history!
The idea behind making tiny cakes was elaborated in ‘American Cookery’, a 1796 cookbook by Amelia Simmons. However, the word ‘cupcake’ itself did not come about until 1828, when celebrated author and cooking expert Eliza Leslie published her cookbook ‘Receipts’, which included the recipe for the first cupcake.
You can get that recipe here --> https://www.divinespecialties.com/brief-history-cupcake/
A pretty cool tradition coming out of the Great Lakes!
When was the last time you visited our store? Time to see what new items we have!
A sample of our selections can be found at --> https://customhousemaritimemuseum.org/our-store/
From student to corporations, our Membership Program has what you are looking for.
Visit https://bit.ly/3l4Nuyl and help us keep Newburyport's Maritime Heritage alive!
Kids books galore in our store! Add some maritime stories to your kid’s reading list.
About Friday Night...thank you to everyone who helped make this night possible. Especially the Newburyport Choral Society and our sponsors Institution for Savings, Jack Weston & Jayne Cousins, Bentley's Real Estate, 21 Water Street, Darling Consulting Group, Finneran & Nicholson PC, Stone Ridge Properties, Iron Tree Service, Matter Communications, Fritz Deguglielmo, and Plum Island Coffee Roasters. Thank you to Bob Watts for this awesome photo.
And to you - our life ring decorators ... YOU ARE ALL THE BEST LIFE RING DECORATORS NEWBURYPORT HAS EVER SEEN!!!!! Thank you for helping us light up the waterfront.
PS - Life rings are still available at buyalifering.com. Be part of the fun!
We hope to see you at the Maritime Tree lighting tonight! Hot Cocoa and ring decorating begin at 5 pm (complimentary rings for the kids to decorate) Tree lighting and caroling with Newburyport Choral Society begins at 5:30 pm.
If you plan on attending, please bring a canned good or non-perishable item for the Newburyport Yankee Homecoming food donation bin!
Still time to donate to CHMM for Giving Tuesday!!!
Two ways to donate:
1. Text NBPTCUSTOMHOUSE to 707070 (and follow the prompts to donate)
2. Visit giveto.thechmm.org to donate.
Thank you to everyone that has given to the Custom House Maritime Museum during Giving Tuesday. We greatly appreciate your support!
Visit giveto.thechmm.org or text NBPTCUSTOMHOUSE to 707070 and follow the prompts to give.
Today is a really important day at the Custom House Maritime Museum. It's Giving Tuesday! There are so many important non-profits in Newburyport we sincerely appreciate your consideration of making a gift to support Newburyport's maritime history.
There are two ways to give.
1. Text NBPTCUSTOMHOUSE to 707070 and follow the prompts.
2. Visit giveto.thechmm.org and make a gift online.
Again, we greatly appreciate your support!
As part of Museum Store Sunday, Ghlee Woodworth will be signing copies of her book from 1 - 4 pm today!
We will also have special discounts, raffle prizes, refreshments and more! Join us and support your local museum store.
Have a great day everyone!
The Maritime Tree is going to look awesome this year...if we get your life rings back! If your done decorating your life ring please return it to the museum store so we can start hanging them on the tree!
Thanks a bunch! Oh and if you don't have your life ring yet you can get one at buyalifering.com
On Nov. 23, 1942, legislation was approved creating yet another arm of the U.S. Coast Guard, one that would pave the way for Coast Guard women of today - The U.S. Coast Guard Women's Reserve, also known as the SPARs.
Thank you Newburyport Magazine for including us in your most recent issue! We look forward to seeing everyone on Friday, December 2nd at 5:30 pm for this year's tree lighting.
Have you ever seen our Mulliken clock? Jonathan Mulliken (1746-1782) tall-case clock that is one of the gems of our museum’s collection.
Made here in Newburyport around the time of our War of Independence, it represents a fine example of American clockmaking from the period. Ticking mechanical timekeeping originated in Europe more than seven centuries ago, and until the 19th-century Industrial Revolution, clocks and watches were at the height of hand-crafted technological sophistication and complexity.
By the 18th-century when Jonathan worked at his bench, clockmaking was a respected craft that employed highly skilled artisans but also saw the beginnings of mass-production techniques that offered standard designs and parts to its practitioners.
We're excited to have Ghlee Woodworth join us on Museum Store Sunday to sign copies of her new book!
She'll be in the museum store from 1 - 4 pm. This book makes a great gift for Newburyport History enthusiasts!
In 2019 we had "Voices of Christmas Past," based on the nineteenth century writing of Sarah Emery, in the Moseley Gallery.
Should we do this again?!
Kids love it.
Adults love it.
EVERYONE LOVES IT!
What is it? The Custom House Maritime Tree! It's back for it's 3rd year. December 2nd at 5:30 pm, we're looking forward to singing carols with the Newburyport Choral Society, turning on the lights, and lighting up the Newburyport Waterfront!
Please consider helping us fill the tree by purchasing a decorative life ring. You can purchase yours at buyalifering.com or in the museum store. We look forward to you being part of this annual holiday tradition!
Adolphus Greely. Who was this fine Newburyporter you ask?
Find out here --> https://bit.ly/3AFJUB2
Open till 4pm!
Check out the details here --> https://bit.ly/WreathandWineNight
Have you ever noticed this imprint on the 2nd floor?
Museum is open Thursday - Saturday from 10 - 5 and Sunday 12 - 5.
These kind of days remind us of this beautiful wedding we had at the Custom House. Such a great evening and a great couple!
📸: GLENN LIVERMORE PHOTOGRAPHY
to Pizza-palooza 2021 when Nick's Pizza of Newburyport took home the coveted Pizza LifeRing Award for best pizza in Newburyport!
Guess our dinner plans are made too!
“He drove Wall-street before him just as in his earlier days he would have lashed a recalcitrant ox into obedience."
Read more about the interesting saga of Mr. Jacob Little here --> https://bit.ly/JacobLittle
You know how many times we hear 'we've lived in Newburyport for 30 years and had no idea you were here!'
Well...come visit us...for free. That's right, all Newburyport residents get free entry to the musem.
Well...come visit us...for free. That's right, all Newburyport residents get free entry to the museum.
Calling all witches and warlocks! Our Museum Store will be open tonight till 9 pm for Witches Night Out!
Never been into our store? What are you waiting for? We have, quite possibly, one of the best collections of locally made items (including items with Richard B Jones infamous paintings), nautical treasures and so much more.
Amuck amuck amuck ... quickly to the CHMM shop to explore!!
This weekend is going to be an extra special weekend in the Port, right ?!
Last week's First Friday lecture was one of the best ever. Commander Billie Farrell, the first female commander of the USS Constitution, spoke.
Thanks to Newburyport Community Media Hub, you can now see it online. Better yet, be a member to enjoy these talks in person!
Join here: https://customhousemaritimemuseum.org/membership/
Watch here: https://youtu.be/ytVE5v0mcAI
Custom House Maritime Museum presents, "Evening with Commander Billie Farrell" on October 7th, 2022.Filmed by Colin CodyEdited by Randyll CollumProduced by S...
Almost that time again!
Members are the of CHMM. We wouldn't be here without them. With our newly launched, Corporate Membership Program, we invite businesses to be part of history!
For more information visit --> https://bit.ly/CHMMBizMembership
Have you visited the Legendary Newburyporters --> https://customhousemaritimemuseum.org/current-exhibit/
Thank you Newburyport Preservation Trust - https://bit.ly/CHMMPlaque
Join us on Friday, October 21st at noon for a short dedication of this important plaque.
NEWBURYPORT — The Custom House Maritime Museum will have a new feature on its 1835 building – a plaque honoring architect Robert Mills.
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Our Museum Gift Store is filled with wonderful items for all on your Holiday Shopping list! Nautical gifts, home goods, books, children's clothing, toys, and games, as well as great stocking stuffers. If you spend $25.00 at the store during Downtown Newburyport's "Invitation Nights" (Friday December 10th and 17th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm) you will receive an entry for our CHMM Gift Basket to be raffled off on Friday December 17th. The more you spend, the more entries you will receive! The gift basket is filled with over $100.00 worth of merchandise. Winner must be 21 years or older. #nbpt #newburyport #downtownnewburyport #shopnbpt #nauticalgiftshop #maritimehistory @newburyportvip @nbptchamber
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Thank you @stoneridgeproperties! Looking forward to seeing you tonight for the tree lighting! #nbpt #newburyport
As many of you know, this past spring we lost Bill Harris. In this brief video Doug Muir, past chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Newburyport Maritime Society, offers words of tribute for William Harris. Bill Harris was a strong supporter and member of the Maritime Society, its Maritime Museum, and an open waterfront. Bill was a past board member of the Newburyport Maritime Society. Bill's tireless advocacy and legal acumen helped the Newburyport Waterfront become what it is today. His key contribution was the research and establishment of the "Wayes to the Water", and his vocal support for the establishment and ongoing support of the Museum.
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