CHMM hosts a wide variety of public and private events throughout the year, from cultural events to weddings and corporate gatherings to our popular First Friday series for museum members.

Events & Exhibits

In addition to our ongoing exhibits, The Custom House Maritime Museum hosts many cultural events.

Host Your Event Here

The Custom House Maritime Museum is a unique and historic setting for social gatherings and meetings.

Current and Upcoming Events & Exhibits

  • To our members, patrons, and the good people of Newburyport,

    September 13 @ 8:00 am - September 22 @ 5:00 pm

    In the coming weeks you may notice some odd sights around our beloved museum, such as materials being brought from…

  • October 2019 First Friday Featuring Emily Hoffman

    October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Members of the Custom House Maritime Museum are cordially invited to our First Friday Social on October 4, 2019 at…

  • Rick Hamelin ~ Pied Potter Hamelin Redware

    October 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

    “THROWING BACK-MASSACHUSETTS POTTERY LEGACY” If you could meet a colonial or early American potter, what questions would you ask? Rick…

  • Potters on the Merrimac: A Century of New England Ceramics

    September 7, 2019 @ 8:00 am - April 30, 2020 @ 8:00 am

    The exhibition will focus on early American pottery production in Merrimacport from 1790-1890, with a focus on William Pecker's pottery (circa 1790-1820), and the Daniel Bayley Pottery Company in Newburyport (circa 1764 to 1799). This will cover most of the local pottery production before and after the American Revolution.