Membership, Giving & Rental
2014 CALENDAR
January through March, the Custom House Maritime Museum is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, from 12 noon to 3 PM! 
We're also open by appointment. Call 860-447-2501.

April through December, we're open six days a week -- Tuesday through Sunday --  every day except Monday, 1 to 5 PM. 

​150 Bank Street, New London, CT 06320
New London Harbor Light is open for visitor tours on Wednesdays at 1 and 3 PM.
Space is limited to six visitors per tour and reservations are required.
Visitors meet at the Custom House Maritime Museum at 1 and 3 PM. 
The tours raise funds for the restoration of New London Harbor Light--the oldest and tallest lighthouse on LI Sound.  
Visitors receive a guided tour as they climb the 119 steps to the lighthouse lantern. 
Call 860-447-2501 to make a reservation.
Suggested donation is $35 for adults and $15 for children ages 6 to 14.



MARCH
12, Wednesday at 7 PM,  Fundraiser/Concert - Mustards Retreat - Join Ann Arbor-based singers Michael Hough and David Tamulevich for a concert of traditional and contemporary "folk from the heart."The duo has performed at the New Bedford and Mystic Sea Music Festivals, at Wolf Trap, the Roots of American Music Festival at New York City's Lincoln Center, and venues throughout the East Coast. This concert benefits the New London Lighthouse Fund and specifically the restoration of New London Harbor Light (slated to commence in May 2014). Tickets: $20, $15 for NLMS, WICN, & Friday Folk members, seniors, and students. Audience limited to 45, per fire marshal. Call 860-447-2501 to make your reservations.


23, Sunday at 9 AM - Seal Watch from New London with Project 'O'
Reservations are required and can be made by calling Project 'O' (860) at 445-9007 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m, Monday through Thursday, and between 9:00 AM and 1 PM on Fridays. Please reserve before Friday, March 21, at 1 PM! Seal Watch, participants board Project 'O's Enviro-lab in New London at the Custom House Pier to travel to popular winter seal haunts. The seals are actually Maine natives who make Long Island Sound their winter destination. The cabin on the boat is heated. It is suggested one wears deck shoes or boots and very warm clothing for the trip. Bring your camera and binoculars!  

24-28, Monday through Friday at either 8 to 10 AM or 6 to 7 PM,  Cross-Cultural Music Meditation Workshop with Jin Hi Kim
Jin Hi Kim, a Guggenheim Fellow in Music Composition and internationally acclaimed innovative komungo (Korean fourth century fretted board zither) virtuoso, received an FY14 Arts Catalyze Placemaking - Arts Leadership grant from the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA), in partnership with New London Maritime Society. The grant allows Ms. Kim to present her innovative Cross-Cultural Music Meditation Workshop (CCMM) in New London in spring 2014.

The meditation practice builds on the historic universal role of music as an essential social, spiritual, healing and entertaining/celebratory function in society. "Music always has been deeply spiritual connection with people," says Jin Hi Kim."I feel very rewarded that this workshop has been so meaningful to a wide range of participants including inner-city students, clients at hospital, adults in general, and corporations who are looking for wellness in the lives of their employees." 

Ms. Kim will present three sessions of Music Meditation Workshops at the Custom House this spring. We currently are looking for a sponsor to make these workshops available by scholarship to all interested applicants.


APRIL
6, at 1, 2 PM - Historian Allegra di Bonaventura leads a tour of Hempsted Houses, then a book discussion of For Adam's Sake, with tea, at the Custom House Maritime Museum on Sunday, April 6, 2014. 
You've read the book, now ask your questions!
One of the most-significant books about New London history is Allegra di Bonaventura's recently published For Adam's Sake. Join us for both or either of this two-part event on Sunday, April 6.
At 1 PM, Ms Bonaventura will lead a tour at CT Landmarks' Hempsted Houses -- the site where many events in the book actually took place.
At 2 PM, join Ms Bonatventura for a book discussion / tea up the street at the New London Maritime Society's Custom House Maritime Museum. You've read the book, now here' a chance to ask your questions.
Call 860-447-2501 for reservations.
Joint admission to both events is $10 for CT Landmarks & NLMS members, $15 all others.

Admission to only the Hempsted House tour is $5 for members, $7.50 all others.
Admission to only the book discussion / tea is: $8 CT Landmarks and NLMS members, $12 all others.
Sponsored by CT Landmarks, New London Maritime Society, and the Stonington
Book Club.
Monte Cristo Book Store will be at the Custom House with copies of For Adam's Sake for purchase!


MAY
4, Sunday at 2 pm,  author Michael Tougias on 'Rescue of the Bounty: Disaster and Survival in Superstorm Sandy'   
Call 860-447-2501 for reservations. Admission: $15 NLMS members, $20 all others.

5-9,  Monday through Friday at either 8 to 10 AM or 6 to 7 PM, Cross-Cultural Music Meditation Workshop with Jin Hi Kim
Jin Hi Kim, a Guggenheim Fellow in Music Composition and internationally acclaimed innovative komungo (Korean fourth century fretted board zither) virtuoso, received an FY14 Arts Catalyze Placemaking - Arts Leadership grant from the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA), in partnership with New London Maritime Society. The grant allows Ms. Kim to present her innovative Cross-Cultural Music Meditation Workshop (CCMM) in New London in spring 2014.

The meditation practice builds on the historic universal role of music as an essential social, spiritual, healing and entertaining/celebratory function in society. "Music always has been deeply spiritual connection with people," says Jin Hi Kim."I feel very rewarded that this workshop has been so meaningful to a wide range of participants including inner-city students, clients at hospital, adults in general, and corporations who are looking for wellness in the lives of their employees." 

JULY

14-19, Monday through Friday at either 9 to 10 AM or 6 to 7 PM, Cross-Cultural Music Meditation Workshop with Jin Hi Kim
Jin Hi Kim, a Guggenheim Fellow in Music Composition and internationally acclaimed innovative komungo (Korean fourth century fretted board zither) virtuoso, received an FY14 Arts Catalyze Placemaking - Arts Leadership grant from the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA), in partnership with New London Maritime Society. The grant allows Ms. Kim to present her innovative Cross-Cultural Music Meditation Workshop (CCMM) in New London in spring 2014.

The meditation practice builds on the historic universal role of music as an essential social, spiritual, healing and entertaining/celebratory function in society. "Music always has been deeply spiritual connection with people," says Jin Hi Kim."I feel very rewarded that this workshop has been so meaningful to a wide range of participants including inner-city students, clients at hospital, adults in general, and corporations who are looking for wellness in the lives of their employees." 

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS

Three's the Charm - Phyllis: A Shipwreck in Fishers Island Sound 
Follow Mark Munro's 5-year search to find, dive and identify a mysterious shipwreck off our shores. On view through February, 2014.




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 $5, free for NLMS members and children age 14 and under, and by donation, only, every Sunday! Be sure to visit our Museum Shop for books & gifts with New London maritime & special exhibition themes.
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