This month, ,Ed Uditis speaks about his deep-sea diving experiences and his work as a member of the Historical Diving Society. Ed also gives a personal tour of his collection,on view at the Custom House.
.January through March we are open Thursday through Sunday from 1 to 5 PM.
Address: 150 Bank Street, New London, CT 06320 860-447-2501
Admission: The Custom House Maritime Museum is always FREE for current members, individuals with current military or USCG cadet ID and children under age 14 (with adult), admission is a $7 suggested donation for all others. Admission is by donation on Sunday.
4, 9 PM - Summer Stars & Celestial Navigation
meets at the lighthouse on the UCONN campus at Avery Point
Bruce Levine, Planetarium lecturer at Mystic Seaport, will point out Saturn and seasonal constellations, discuss the importance of the North Star, and explain celestial navigation. Bring your binoculars & telescope, if you have them. The event is weather-dependent. $15, $10 NLMS members and students.
16 Tuesday, 1 - 4 PM -- Jibboom Club
The Jibboom Club meets monthly, April through November, on the third Tuesday of the month for a speaker’s program, coffee, cupcakes, and good conversation. Donation for refreshments, only. 860-447-2501.
Speaker to be announced
20, Monday, app. 10 AM to 2 PM -- Excursions to Fishers Island, to visit the Henry L. Ferguson Museum
Visit Fishers Island and see Mansion House Hotel & Cottages, curated by Pierce Rafferty, at the Henry L. Ferguson Museum. We’re taking the ferry from New London, just steps from the Amtrak station. A light lunch is included. $60. Trips limited to 12 attendees. Register at brownpapertickets.com/event/2566687.
10, Saturday, 11 AM to 12 NOON -- ‘An Island Cabin’ boat tours out of Noank, with Steven Jones
This special boat tour, led by Stephen Jones, is presented in partnership with the Noank Historical Society. Tour the Islands off Noank, where author Arthur Henry penned his 1902 book, An Island Cabin, in which five disparate friends from the Big City occupy a simple summer cabin—and things devolve from there. Sign up at brownpapertickets.com/event/2566726.
Limited to 20 passengers, we tour aboard the Popeye, which leaves out of Noank. Copies of An Island Cabin are available for $10 at the Custom House and Noank Historical Society, and also can be mailed for an additional $6 postage. Call 860-447-2501. $35.
20, Tuesday, 1 PM -- Jibboom Club #1 GAM
Join Rob and Russ for a friendly, informal gathering with a guest speaker, coffee and treats. This month, Ed Uditis speaks about his deep-sea diving experiences and his work as a member of the Historical Diving Society. Ed also gives a personal tour of his collection,on view at the Custom House.
Donation is for refreshments, only. Please come and bring a friend.
25, Sunday, 5 PM — Schubert & Brahms concert with pianist Aymeric Dupré la Tour
pianist Aymeric Dupré la Tour with Alison Holt on viola, perform a program of Romantic music by Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms.
Submarine Memorabilia from the Collection of Ed Uditis: 1940s through 1990s, with additional items from Axel Westerberg and the New London Maritime Society Collection.
AMISTAD: A True Story of Freedom
a new permanent exhibition
Vintage Dive Helmets on loan from Jay Kane, of Shoreline Diving, and dive historian Ed Uditis.
One Small Boat by David McCulloch
Our favorite small-boat builder, David McCulloch of Old Lyme, has brought in three of his hand-built boats. The 14-foot paddle canoe, designed by Jon Persson of Essex, weighs 39 pounds. The 12-foot kayak, with a heat-shrunk aircraft dacron cover, is David's own design and weighs just 20 pounds! Are they canoes or kayaks? Read David's answer click >> here.
Montesi Ship Models
On view in our Lower Level Dan Wolverton Ship Model Gallery.
The Custom House Maritime Museum is OPEN all year!
January through March, we're open Thursday through Sunday from 1—5 PM, & by appointment - call: 860-447-2501.
April through December, museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday (closed Monday), from 1—5 PM, & by appointment - call: 860-447-2501.
Admission is $7, free for NLMS members and children age 14 and under. Be sure to visit our Museum Shop for books & gifts with New London maritime & special exhibition themes.