Today at the Custom House, we say good bye to SECONN divers' PH2OTO exhibition -- but you don't have to.

SECONN's 2017 calendar, featuring a selection of images from the exhibition, is now on sale at the Custom House MUSEUM SHOP!

The local dive group just held their annual  'Frozen Fin' icy swim at Green's Harbor Beach (upper right), and now are planning for the rest of the year. You may take part. SECONN's next meeting is January 10.

Rachel Perry writes: Join us for SECONN's first meeting of 2017! John Langlois of Enfield Scuba will be presenting on his recent trip to Manila. Don't forget that Mi Rancho is BYOB and you can arrive early if you'd like to have dinner. 90 Plaza Court, Groton, CT.  See you there! 

The Custom House Maritime Museum is open Thursday through Sunday, from 1 to 5 PM. 
What's Up at the Custom House  - January 8, 2017
NLMS -- nicely nautical.
This January, we celebrate the 175th anniversary of the  
Amistad Africans' return to Sierra Leone. 
Above: Amistad leader Cinque Peigh is now featured on Seirra Leone's currency. 
Saturday. January 28, 4 PM   
Violin and Harpsichord Recital: A Baroque Journey through the Enlightenment
Marina Fragoulis, Baroque Violin
Aymeric Dupré la Tour, Harpsichord

Works by François Couperin, Joseph Bologne Saint-Georges, Johann Sebastian Bach, Arcangelo Corelli, and Jean-Marie Leclair played on period instruments and performed in the intimate Crawford Gallery of the Custom House Maritime Museum.  The event is family-friendly.
Register online, or call 860-447-2501.   
(As an added incentive to get you out in January, with concert ticket purchase, you also receive 20% off of one item in the MUSEUM SHOP!)

A special feature of this concert is a Sonata by an extraordinary historic figure: the Chevalier de Saint-Georges, a gifted mulatto who became nothing less than Marie-Antoinette's music teacher, a virtuoso violinist and also a quasi-invincible fencer. This music survived the post-mortem destruction of his musical output by Napoleon in his rage against black rebels in Haiti. 
Register at  
How to be a Cartoonist - cartooning classes for kids age 8 and up.
Four Saturdays - February 4, 11, 18, & 25 - 10:30 AM  to 12 NOON  
How to be a Cartoonist - is taught by kids' book illustator / cartoonist Jon Buller a t the Custom House Maritime Museum. 
Fee: $40. Register online, by email, or call 860-447-2501. 
Special this session is the opportunity to illustrate a musical work, to be performed in late February at  the Custom House.
The illustrations will be projected during the performance.

Adults often take the class and are welcome to attend!
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No matter how the wind blows or the snow flies, we see clear sailing ahead for our work preserving and promoting New London's maritime heritage.

Please DONATE online to the New London Maritime Society ANNUAL FUND >

We need & appreciate your support.
You also may mail a donation to NLMS, 150 Bank Street, New London, CT 06320.  Thank you.

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& conservation.   Left: restoration of the museum's lower-level windows resumes on Tuesday. 

Facebook New London Harbor Light  reports the latest on NL Harbor 'Pequot' Light and about American lighthouse preservation activities.  
Go to facebook Long Island Sound Lighthouses Gateway to learn more about lighthouse happenings in the region. We are beginning to plan for the 2017 Lighthouse Symposium.

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Facebook Custom House MUSEUM SHOP  to see what's new.  
The MUSEUM SHOP is open Thursday through Sunday, between 1 and 5 PM, or by appointment. You don't need a museum ticket to get in.
Just in the SHOP (left) NYT bestseller MARCH III.  
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(Below) Another January, another snow.

Have a Sparkling Day!

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