Saturday., September 14
Take our excursion to Fishers Island to view the 2019 exhibitions 'Against the Tide: Prohibition on Land and at Sea, 1919-1933', and 'The English Springer Spaniel on Fishers Island', both curated by Pierce Rafferty, at the Henry L.Ferguson Museum. A light lunch will be provided.
We thank our Friends and Sponsors
John Steffian, Jr., the Maco Family Fund
New London Maritime Society (NLMS) CUSTOM HOUSE MARITIME MUSEUM l 150 Bank Street l New London, Connecticut 06320 l 860-447-2501 l email
EXHIBITIONS now on view
Matthew Male - My View from Great Gull Island -- Photos from the Edge of the Sound-- through March 2020
Kids Ahoy! Tracing the Nautical Influence on Children's Clothing, Toys, and Entertainment
AMISTAD: A True Story of Freedom
from two private collections: Jay Kane and Ed Uditis
museum's most important artifact may well be the building, itself. Built
in 1833 as New London's U.S Custom House and designed by architect Robert Mills,
it has been the museum's home since 1983. New London's Custom House opened in 1835. It is the longest continuously-operating custom house in the country.
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Thanks to your donations, architects Walter Sedovic & Jill Gitthelf, visited Race Rock Lighthouse on Thursday, July 25. Walter and Jill are making an architectural assessment of the building to guide our preservation work. FOX 61 reporter Jim Altman, also along, created a 'Day Trippers' segment on visiting RR. Above, our latest group visited the lighthouse on August 31, 2019. photo: Donna Owens Our rooftop New London HarborCam is now live with over 384,500 views since July 10. Thanks to our anonymous donor for this exciting transformative gift.
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My View from Great Gull Island
Photos from the edge of the Sound
On view through March, 2020
Artist talk Sunday, February 16, 2 PM
New London Maritime Society - open year-round
your local, independent, community museum,
telling the stories of New London's waterfront.
150 Bank Street, New London, CT 06320
Hours: Wednesday-- Sunday, 1 to 5 PM and
from 9 AM-1 PM for school groups and 'by request',
Contact: 860.447.2501 email $7 Admission; Free for NLMS members, children age 14 and younger, USCG cadets, active-duty military & their families. If you require accommodations due to a disability please email us to discuss your needs. The request should be provided with enough time to reasonably set up the accommodation.
This year we celebrate 12 years of NLMS's partnership with the New London Public Schools. First with Lighthouse Kids and now with our third-grade Local History & Landmarks program, we bring New London's 300+ third graders to visit up-to six local historic sites throughout the school year. Jody Barthel directs the program, we provide the transportation and support, and our venue partners provide admission and the site educators. Here we are, above, in November at the Lyman Allyn Museum of Art.
Attention: High School Juniors & Seniors
NLMS - Reid MacCluggage
Matthew Male - My View from Great Gull Island - Photos from the edge of the Sound this Sunday, February 16, 2 PM
Photographer Matthew Male will speak about his experiences as a birder and on Great Gull Island in a talk at the Custom House on Sunday, February 16, at 2 PM. NLMS members FREE.
All others: Matthew's talk is included in $7 museum admission.