Museum Receives Painting of Ship Anahuac

Museum Receives Painting of Ship Anahuac

Recently, on a beautiful September morning, Custom House Maritime Museum Executive Director Joan Whitlow, and former museum curator Kevin MacDonald, traveled to Maine, to meet with Mrs. Ellen Grant, whose great-grandfather was Captain George Prescott Spalding, of...
The Things We Find!

The Things We Find!

In an effort to improve space and assess the holdings of the Custom House Maritime Museum, we have begun to review the 250 linear feet of books. Books are in every room, mostly historical or relating to Newburyport, maritime, or the Custom House history. However,...
Jacob Little: “Great Bear of Wall Street”

Jacob Little: “Great Bear of Wall Street”

Descended from George Little, who arrived from England to the 5-year-old Newberry Plantation in 1640, Jacob Little was born March 19, 1797, to Jacob Sr., a merchant, and Hannah (Sawyer). Jacob Sr. made his fortune throughout the 1790s and early 1800s, until the...
CHMM Maritime Days

CHMM Maritime Days

CHMM Maritime Days Returns! The CHMM’s #1 FUNdraiser of the year, Maritime Days, will be held September 10 – 12. This weekend will be jam-packed with fun events for the whole family. Friday Evening: Kicking off the weekend Friday night at 6:30 on the waterfront will...