You Are What You Wear: Navigating New England Fashion and Politics in the 1760s and 1770s

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport, MA

The Custom House Maritime Museum holds its monthly Virtual First Friday event at 6:30 pm on Friday, April 2, 2021, via their YouTube channel (youtube.com/user/CustomHouseMuseum). Members can join interactively on zoom through an emailed invitation. This month historian Dr. Kimberly Alexander will explore the social values placed on luxury and thrift in New England in […]

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Finding Amesbury: the Lure and Potential of Community History

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport, MA

Have you ever wondered about the history of Amesbury – our neighbor to the west?  People often think – “carriage town” – but there is much more to the story.  Beginning in the 1640s – the Powow River powered the development of this community and supported a diverse and surprising history. Join us on  our […]

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The Custom House Jonathan Mulliken Clock

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport, MA

MEMBERS ONLY Our in-person First Fridays are back, outdoors and under the tent! Come for socializing at 6:00 with the program beginning at 6:45. The Custom House Maritime Museum has the honor of owning a rare and important 18th-century tall-case clock made right in Newburyport by clockmaker Jonathan Mulliken (1746-1782). Join us under the tent […]

Doug Hammer Picnic Afternoon Concert

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport, MA

Bring picnic fare and a beverage and join us under the tent on Sunday, June 13, 2021, at 4:00 pm for music on the waterfront. ​Doug Hammer will be performing a mix of his own music and American standards, jazz, ragtime, and pop music. And he will engage with the audience and maybe even ask […]

John Tavano, Roger Kimball, and Keith Augeri Concert

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport, MA

John Tavano and Roger Kimball are back! Bring a chair and beverage of your choice and join us on the waterfront on Friday, June 25, 2021, at 6:00 pm for a concert featuring John Tavano guitarist, Roger Kimball Cellist and Bassist, and Keith Augeri percussionist. The group will be performing a program of music from […]

Shipwrecks North of Boston

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport, MA

FIRST FRIDAY SOCIAL - MEMBERS ONLY Treasure hunters won’t want to miss this one! Captain Ray Bates will join us for the July First Friday under the tent on Friday, July 2, 2021 to discuss “Shipwrecks North of Boston”. Captain Bates is a lobsterman, diver, and marine historian. He has produced a chart detailing wreck […]

Liz Frame and the Kickers

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport, MA

Kick off Yankee Homecoming with Liz Frame and the Kickers! Bring a chair and beverage and join us on the waterfront on Friday, July 30, 2021, at 6:00 pm for a concert by popular Liz Frame and the Kickers! Liz Frame, Boston-based musician and 2018 NewSong Competition finalist, wrote her first song at age nine […]

$15

The Health and History of the Merrimack River

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport, MA

FIRST FRIDAY SOCIAL - MEMBERS ONLY Grab a chair and join us to hear author-journalist Dyke Hendrickson speak on The Health and History of the Merrimack - and How to Make It Cleaner on Friday, August 6, 2021. He will also be available to sign copies of his latest book, which he will bring with […]

“Nosferatu” Silent Film

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport, MA

Grab a beverage and popcorn and join us for a spooky Friday the 13th! We will be showing "Nosferatu" (1922), the original big-screen adaptation of the Dracula story on the back lawn of the museum. Jeff Rapsis will accompany this silent film with organ playing, for an original experience. Tickets are $15. Seats are limited. […]

$15

Spain Brothers Picnic Concert

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport, MA

Bring picnic fare and a chair/blanket and join us on the waterfront on Sunday, August 29, 2021, at 4:00 pm for a concert by the Spain Brothers. Liam and Mickey Spain are second-generation singer/songwriters from the mill town of Manchester, NH. They grew up in a household steeped in folk music and musicians. Their father, […]

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Dear Custom House

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport, MA

FIRST FRIDAY SOCIAL - MEMBERS ONLY Research Questions from Around the World.  Join us on September 3, 2021 for a peek behind the Custom House library door and efforts to answer questions related to Newburyport and her maritime past.  Model builders, naval historians, students, and descendants of ships’ captains and owners are among those who […]

Maritime Days Returns!!

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport, MA

We are excited to announce that Maritime Days will return September 10 – 12, 2021! Themed dinners, live music, treasure hunts, and more will highlight the weekend. Here is the lineup of events (subject to change):  Friday, September 10th (6:30 - 10:00 pm):  Maritime Tavern Night  We kick off the weekend with a Maritime Tavern Night – An […]