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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.


JULY
19 Tuesday, 1 - 4 PM -- JIBBOOM CLUB # 1 
Join Rob & Russ for good conversation, coffee and treats.
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.  
Guest speaker Capt. John Micelli, USCGR, will trace the military history of New York harbor's strategically located Governors Island from the 1637 Dutch occupation through the many key U.S. Army commands based there from 1794-1994 through the military's final 1966-1996 U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area Headquarters presence. We will also explore the recent dynamics of Governor Island's transformation into a huge, multifaceted urban park.

​20, Wednesday, 11 AM to 12 NOON - ‘An Island Cabin’ boat tours out of Noank, with Steven Jones
(also offered September 10, Saturday, 11 AM to 12 NOON)
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.

​23 Saturday, 7 PM — ‘Battle Cry of Freedom’ piano recital with Aymeric Dupré la Tour
Programmatic pieces on historical battles, piano variations, and concert works paraphrase our national tunes, with patriotic airs sung by guest baritone Thomas Mullaney. Space is limited. Aymeric’s last concert sold out, so please book in advance. Admission $15, $10 NLMS and students. brownpapertickets.com/event/2567474.

​25, Monday, app. 10 AM to 2 PM -- Excursions to Fishers Island, to visit the Henry L. Ferguson Museum
(also offered August 20, Saturday)
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.

​26, Tuesday -- Plum Island Excursion  -- SOLD OUT


AUGUST
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.
Register at brownpapertickets.com/event/2567434.


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.


SEPTEMBER
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.

17, Saturday, 7 PM — Schubert Parlor concert with pianist Aymeric Dupré la Tour
Works include the Sonata in A minor for Arpeggione and Piano, D. 821, with Alison Holt on viola, and the first part of Schone Mullerin with tenor Christopher Lucier. Space is limited. Aymeric’s last concert sold out, so please book in advance. Admission $15, $10 NLMS and students. brownpapertickets.com/event/2567476



SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS
226th Anniversary of the US Customs Service & the 180th Anniversary of New London's US Custom House. 

​Stars and Lights, night-time photographs of regional lighthouses, by David Zapatka. Lighthouses include New London Harbor, Avery Point, Stratford Point, Old Saybrook, and Lynde Point as well as Dutch Island from RI.The photographs will be installed by March 30, the opening is April 20.


PERMANENT EXHIBITIONS
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.
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