Best of Workshop

Best of Workshop

Three Collections of Short Plays by Celebrated Local Playwrights  Like the bow of a ship cresting the final waves on its journey home, the actor bows to a wave of applause as the curtain falls. Both have journeyed through unknown depths and have been strengthened...
Changes at the helm!

Changes at the helm!

By: Jack Santos, CHMM Board of Directors Chair Jack Santos SLAINTÉ ! For those of you I haven’t met, I was recently elected the Board Chairperson of the Custom House Maritime Museum.  It is quite an honor to help lead such an important Newburyport institution.I joined...
A Docent’s Quest

A Docent’s Quest

  Written By Donald Roberts   I am a lifelong learner who loves the history of Newburyport and the Merrimack River. The more I learn, the more I want to know. The more I know, the more I want to share with others. I love being a docent ~ sharing and...
The Things We Find!

The Things We Find!

By: Gregory Colling, AIA The CHMM is currently working with Merrimack Design Architects and Tripi Engineering Services on an Interior Climate Control Feasibility Study with funding provided by the Newburyport Community Preservation Act. The purpose of the current work...
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...