What's Up at the Custom House - April 8, 2018
New London Maritime Society
- telling the stories of New London's waterfront & preserving four historic maritime sites.
Long Island Whalers of Color
Sunday, April 15, 2 PM
Long Island Indigenous People Museum Executive Director
discusses whaling captains and crews of color on Long Island Sound,
genealogies and experiences of
the local men who hunted the whale during the peak years of 1840 to 1860.
$12, $10 NLMS members, $8 youth ages 10 to 18.
Register online brownpapertickets.com/event/3372097vent/3372097 or
Sandi Brewster-Walker is an independent historian, genealogist, freelance writer, and business owner raised in North Amityville, NY. She is a member of the Montaukett Indian Nation, but has traced her heritage and culture back to the Shinnecock, Unkechaug, Matinecock, Massapequa, and the Setalcott Bands. Her indigenous ancestors were here when the first traders and settlers arrived on the Island.
Sandi joined President William Jefferson Clinton's Administration in 1993, and was appointed Deputy Director of the Office of Communications at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). She later served as director of the Empowerment Zone and Enterprise Community, an economic development Program.
After leaving President Clinton's administration as a member of the Senior Executive Service, she founded L & P International, a global meeting management company. Nationally, Sandi was named one of the 2018 Smart Women in Meetings Awards Winner, because of her contribution to the global meeting industry.
Ms Brewster-Walker has taught American History in the secondary education public school system, as well as served an (acting) Assistant Director for the Urban Center for Black Studies at Vassar College. Sandi has researched people of color for more than 40-years, developing the Invisible People Series.
Tuesday, April 17
East to the Azores - A sail through the Islands
, with W. Frank Bohlen
Tuesday, April 17, doors open at 1 PM, talk is at 2
An experienced offshore sailor, racing and cruising,
W. Frank Bohlen has a particular interest in islands and island groups their natural history and cultures.
In July 2017 he sailed through and visited a number of the Azores islands with a group of friends observing the unique blend of rugged topography and the resourcefulness of the islanders.
W. Frank Bohlen i
s an oceanographer and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Marine Sciences University of Connecticut.
He has visited and sailed among many of the island groups of the Atlantic.
Join Russ and Rob for coffee, conversation and a guest speaker.
Donation is for refreshments,
Please come and bring a friend.
for surprising us with the very thoughtful gift of a portable sound system last week. It will be just the thing for future JIBBOOM CLUB talks.
Victorian Woolies: Sailors' Stitchery and Other Pastimes
The Charles B. Moss Sr. & Paula Moss Collection
The ship in this piece, above, has both a steam power and sails.
'Victorian Woolies: Sailors Stitchery and Other Pastimes' celebrates a recent acquisition of 22 'woolies', or Victorian sailor embroideries -- a recent gift from
Charles B. Moss, Jr. To learn more read Mary Biekert's article in The Day, or the article last week in the Times.
The full collection remains on view at the Custom House through June 10, 2018.
There are many ways to support our efforts.
~ Come on -- sponsor the JIBBOOM CLUB for a year. ($1,000)
~ help buy landscaping (& a fence) for Harbor Light ($7,000)
~ fund an architectural preservation plan for Race Rock Light ($9,000)
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New London Landmarks and the Connecticut Fair Housing Center on Tuesday will present
Discrimination, Urban Renewal and New London's Lost Neighborhood,
an exploration into a largely black neighborhood wiped out by New London's Winthrop Cove Redevelopment Project.
Tuesday, April 10, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Mount Moriah Fire Baptized Holiness Church, 22 Moore Ave. The guest speaker is
Lonnie Braxton, former president of the NAACP New London Chapter.
For three years Jin Hi Kim taught the Music Meditatation Workshops at the Custom House.
The world premiere of Guggenheim Fellow composer and Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Jin Hi Kim's One Sky II for Orchestra conducted by Nadia Potemkina.
Monday, April 16, 2018, 7:00pm, Crowell Concert Hall, Wesleyan University, Free
One Sky is an attempt to deliver a message that we live under and share one sky no matter how different our individual beliefs may be or what political borders have been created.
New London Homeless Hospitality Center
Our good friends at the
Custom House Maritime Museum
have offered FREE admission to all registered walkers on April 22, the day of our
11th Annual Walk to End Homelessness
! Sign up today and walk the WALK!
Left, visitors last week from Mystic.
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Custom House MUSEUM SHOP
offers all kinds of unique gifts.
Everybody is welcome in the shop, you don't need a museum ticket to come in.
New this week, THE LONG ISLAND, (not 'Long Island'!) -- by Drew Beckmeyer. $16.
Some of us like the comfort of familiarity-staying close to the home we've always known, making a life, building a community. For some, the intimacy of the old routine is satisfaction itself. But the known is not for everyone. When our 5 protagonists get to wondering what's on the other side of their island, they can't stop until they find out. What follows is an epic journey of discovery, danger, imagination, and ultimately, bittersweet fulfillment. Is this sophisticated picture book about man versus earth? Man versus man? Or man versus self? Like our protagonists, every reader will find their own right answer in this haunting and deceptively simple modern fable.
Beautiful and skillful. Daring. Every reader may come away from this curious and quiet book with a different message, and the deeper meanings are an intriguing challenge to parse. -Kirkus Reviews
Just published and also new this week in the MUSEUM SHOP
Hello Lighthouse - A lavish new picture book from Caldecott-winner
Sophie Blackall that will transport readers to the seaside in timeless, nautical splendor! $16.
A delightful bedtime read perfect for one on one sharing -- School Library Journal, starred review
It's a jewel of a creation and a gift to those who dream of retreat. ---Publishers Weekly, starred review
MUSEUM SHOP gifts have an extra feel good factor: when you shop with us, all your purchases go towards suppo
rting the museum, exhibitions, & educational programs.
a bit of a DIY project, our ship model gallery in the Archibald Chester Room is finally coming together.
The critical boost this week was the loan of a masonry hammer-drill from Lester French, below.
New London Harbor Light
reports the latest on NL Harbor 'Pequot' Light and about American lighthouse preservation.
We continue our work to re-establish public access
to New London Harbor Light, a beloved local historic landmark.
Race Rock Lighthouse
posts news concerning Race Rock Light
and international lighthouse tourism and preservation efforts.
Facebook Lighthouse Inn, New London, Connecticut to keep up with the Inn's restoration. Did you read in The Day -- the Inn restaurant may reopen this fall!
Scott's in the snow. But it's open. And de-lish!
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