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...
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...