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

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport

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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The Actors Studio Presents: Iron Butterflies

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport

On Friday, March 5, 2021 at 6:30 we welcome back the Actor’s Studio of Newburyport to the Custom House’s monthly Virtual First Friday event. Players from The Actors Studio return with a virtual version of their annual Women’s History Month program HERstory. Their kickoff event is a short play entitled "Flo Asks After Ida B. Wells" […]

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Actor Rita Parisi of Waterfall Productions

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport

Join us on  our YouTube channel (youtube.com/user/CustomHouseMuseum) at 6:30pm on Friday, January 8, 2021 as we welcome Rita Parisi, founder of Waterfall Productions to the Custom House’s monthly Virtual First Friday event. Rita Parisi founded her production company, Waterfall Productions, in order to create original theatrical presentations for the purpose of entertaining and inspiring her audiences through […]

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Best of The Voices of Christmas Past

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport

Join us on  our YouTube channel (youtube.com/user/CustomHouseMuseum) at 6:30pm on Friday, December 4, 2020 for our annual holiday event, Voices of Christmas Past. As with years past, the program will present modern viewers with social and cultural perspectives of holidays long past, from those who lived during Newburyport’s golden age of maritime commerce. Conceived, written, […]

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Virtual First Friday

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport

Join us on Friday, November 6, 2020 at 6:30pm on the Custom House Museum YouTube Channel (click the icon in the footer) for our continuing series: Virtual First Friday! This month’s Virtual First Friday will feature Ship model builder Rob Napier. In his talk, he will be sharing his decades of career experience both as […]

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Virtual First Friday

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport

Join us on Friday, October 2, 2020 at 6:30pm on the Custom House Museum YouTube Channel (click the icon in the footer) for our continuing series: Virtual First Friday! This month we are delighted to have Greg Colling, founding partner of Merrimack Design Architects, LLC. Greg has lectured on period styles of architecture, church and […]

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Revolutionary War Militia Muster!

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport

Come by the Custom House on Sunday, August 2, 2020 from 10am to 2pm to see Captain John Wood's Company, Colonel Gerrish's 25th Regiment of the Massachusetts Grand Army on our back green! The group will interpret a unit that was raised in Newbury, Massachusetts in 1775! This event is free and open to the […]

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John Tavano and Roger Kimball in concert

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport

Join us under the stars on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 6:30pm for music on the waterfront. The concert will feature Guitarist John Tavano, and Cellist and Bassist Roger Kimball. The duo will perform music from around the globe, including a repertoire from the Classical and Baroque periods, as well as contemporary Jazz , Flamenco […]

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Museum Reopening

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport

On the 9th of July 2020 the Custom House Maritime Museum will reopen its doors as outlined in phase three of Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s plan. We are excited to share with you gallery revisions and museum renovations on which we have been hard at work during the period that we have been unable to open. […]

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The Colonial Tavern Experience: A Virtual Event with Mike Welch

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport

The Custom House Maritime Museum Presents: “The Colonial Tavern Experience,” a Virtual Event with Mike Welch Learn about one of the most important public spaces in the towns of early America: the tavern! What made taverns such successful businesses? How were they regulated? And how they were a threat to the church? From licensing the tavern keeper, […]