Every Member Counts!
The Custom House Maritime Museum invites you to visit our exhibitions and many stimulating museum programs. We exist only because of the generous support we receive from our members & sponsors.
Please join in supporting the Custom House!
Family membership is $50 per year
Individual membership - $35
Contributor - $100
Sponsor - $250
Patron - $1,000
NEW - The rolling membership year begins when you sign up!.
CALL: 860-447-2501 to become a member.
Members Make the Museum FREE
On Barbara's birthday, admission to the Custom House will be FREE!
Why? Because Barbara says so.
(left: Barbara at the Chowda' Fest )
Barbara is a $100-level member of the Custom House, which entitles her to select one day this year when admission for everyone is free. She choose October 21--her birthday.
Now, thanks to Barbara, this October 21 we all get a present!
Join the Custom House at the $100 level, or boost your membership to $100, and then select your FREE day at the Custom House.
This year the museum supported the Lighthouse Kids program, in partnership with New London Public Schools, which provided monthly enrichment classes and field trips for 101 4th and 5th-grade students.
Custom House Maritime Matters, our weekly TV program, hosted by NLMS board president George Sprecace, brought a viriety of area cultural purveyors and maritime workers before the public, with program topics ranging from Arctic passages to lobstering to summer activities in downtown New London.
Exhibitions included Moonjellies and Daydreams - The Art of Mark Shasha; Fragments of an Unwritten Book: Robert Bachman's Archive of the War of 1812 in Long Island Sound, from the NLMS Frank L. McGuire Maritime Library; and Kevin Farrar's GP-26: A Very Fast Sailboat. We were partners in the exhibition The Rocket’s Red Glare ~ Connecticut and the War of 1812, which is on display at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum. The exhibition and associated book are the result of a partnership between Mystic Seaport, the Stonington Historical Society, the New London County Historical Society, the New London Maritime Society, and the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, and have been supported by grants from the Connecticut Humanities Council and others.
In celebration of the 175 anniversary of the Custom House building, on November 8, 2008, we hosted a symposium about Robert Mills, the first federal architect and the designer of the Custom House and the national Washington Monument.
Won't you help us?
Join the New London Maritime Society today!
or mail your membership to
Custom House Maritime Museum
150 Bank Street
New London, CT 06320