New London Maritime Society
2019 ANNUAL FUND
Dear Friends, we hope you'll consider supporting the
New London Maritime Society, a good neighbor in downtown New London for over three decades.
Your gifts have allowed us to provide programs that serve the entire community, often with no fee.Here are some highlights from the past year
We've partnered with NL Public Schools for12 years, first with Lighthouse Kids & now with our year-long third grade Local History & Landmarks program. FREE
~ Jibboom Club #1 gatherings for seniors have met for 12 years. FREE
~ the Frank L. McGuire Maritime Research Library has collected resources and
responded to the public's local history questions for 21 years. FREE
~ the Custom House Maritime Museum has been a site on both the CT Freedom
& NPS Underground Railroad Network to Freedom for the last decade.
Today we preserve four significant historic sites
- New London Harbor Lighthouse, 1760
- New London's US Custom House, 1833
- Race Rock Lighthouse, 1878
- New London Ledge Lighthouse, 1909
Like you, we're endlessly curious about New London's maritime past.
This year, for the first time, your donations enabled us to offer public tours to visit inside all three of our Lighthouses.
Your gifts allowed our programs for students and seniors to blossom. Meanwhile, we grew our collections, reorganized our collections facilities, created a garden alongside the museum, and coped with new leaks to the custom house roof.
Help us create an adventurous new year of programming at the Custom House.
Your generosity is what keeps us afloat. Annual Fund contributions make up 20% of the New London Maritime Society operating budget.
Please make a donation today.
Heartfelt thanks for your support,
The Custom House Maritime Museum - telling the stories of New London's waterfront!
Students learn to respect wildlife with NLMS trustee, naturalist Mark Seth Lender.
~ Watch for your NLMS 2019 Annual Appeal form in the mail or download it HERE.
~ Questions? Contact Susan at 203-444-2884, 860-447-2501,
The New London Maritime Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization, tax ID #06-10866688. NLMS receives no regular funding from any other organization. We rely entirely on donations and the money raised from visitors to the Museum. There is only one staff member; the museum is run by a dedicated band of volunteers who give generously of their time.
New London Maritime Society 2019 ANNUAL FUND
150 Bank Street, New London, CT 06320