Jonathan Mulliken, Clockmaker

Jonathan Mulliken, Clockmaker

The program for our initial “First Friday” members’ event features the Jonathan Mulliken tall-case clock that is one of the gems of our museum’s collection.  Made here in Newburyport around the time of our War of Independence, it represents a fine example of...
Newburyport Hidden Heroes – Adolphus Greely

Newburyport Hidden Heroes – Adolphus Greely

  This is the first in a series of articles revealing “hidden heroes” of Newburyport. Our first hidden hero, Adolphus Greely, was on the cutting edge of technology. He was one of the first telegraphers in the military, a founder of the U.S. Weather Service, and...
Announcing New Art Exhibit – “Semper Paratus”

Announcing New Art Exhibit – “Semper Paratus”

For us, they are always ready, here in Newburyport and around the country.  Our new exhibit, Semper Paratus — the Coast Guard’s motto meaning “always ready” — captures a glimpse into the routine yet extraordinary and heroic responsibilities of the United States Coast...
The Fresnel Lens

The Fresnel Lens

The Fresnel Lens has been an unwavering object at the Custom House Maritime Museum since it was installed in the late 1970’s. Many people have seen it lit at night while strollingthe boardwalk, while out in the harbor in their boat, or while visiting the museum. Many...
Yeat! Yeat! Don’t Tell Me!

Yeat! Yeat! Don’t Tell Me!

Newburyport’s Historical Trivia Show! What do you get when you combine NPR’s Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me!, Jeopardy! and Stump Trivia? A whole new take on Q&A game shows designed for Zoom and today’s stay-at-home world. Show off your Newbury-area...