What's Up at the Custom House - March 3, 2019
New London Maritime Society
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Telling the stories of New London's waterfront & preserving four historic maritime sites
New London Maritime Society - your local, independent, community museum.
Come'on, let's take a
is donating an exciting trip to view the many seals who winter off New London.
It's a 2 1/2 -3 hours
next Saturday, March 9,
and a fund raiser for NLMS.
Have you seen the hundreds of seals that live just off our shore?
The seals are Maine natives who make Long Island Sound their winter home. On this trip, we'll leave from Niantic and head out to Little Gull and Plum Islands.
Bring your camera and binoculars. We'll bring the hot chocolate and cookies!
The cabin on the boat is heated, but we suggest you wear deck shoes or boots and very warm clothing for the trip.
Tickets are $35 for adults, $30 for NLMS members and children ages 18 and younger.
The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 1 to 5 PM.
The seal photos
were taken by a guest on our 2017 seal trip with the
Bully for Woolies: Victorian Sailors Stitcher
The Charles B. Moss Sr. & Paula Moss Collection
Victorian Woolies: Sailors Stitchery and Other Pastimes', now on view at the Custom House Maritime Museum, celebrates a recent gift of 32 'woolies', or Victorian sailor embroideries,
Charles B. Moss, Jr.
Come learn how to make your own 'woolie' embroidered picture in the style of Victorian sailors!
Each participant will complete their very own embroidered creation. The cost is $35 per person, $30 for NLMS members, $20 for youth (teens), and includes all necessary supplies for the workshop. Classes meet on two Sa
turdays, March 23 and 30, from 11 AM to 1 PM.
VISIT INSIDE HARBOR LIGHTHOUSE
You built it.
You own it.
And now, after five years, you can again visit inside Harbor Light -- the oldest and tallest lighthouse on Long Island Sound.
Email or call 860-447-2501 to arrange for a tour. We'll take groups of up-to-five people inside the lighthouse and up into the lantern.
Harbor Light is just a short drive
from the Custom House.
$30 adults, $25 members, $15 youth to age 18.
Right now, we are trying to raise $5,200 to fund an architectural survey of Race Rock Lighthouse. We are trying to match a donor's gift of $5,500 and already have raised $300.
We've all seen how far $50 contributions can go. Please help!
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Sea Scout Ship 584
@ Custom House Maritime Museum
150 Bank Street, New London, CT
Monday March 4, 6-8 pm
Or Saturday March 9, 1 to 3 pm
Get onboard Text/Call 860-629-
Welcome to Sea Scouts, a youth program that combines fun with the adventure of boating and
the intrigue of maritime tradition.
Sea Scouts is a coed program offered by the Boy Scouts of America to young adults 14 years (or 13 years and completed the eighth grade) through age 21. Sea Scouts love boats and the water, learn sailor's skills, work together as a team, set and achieve personal goals - and they have fun doing it. Also wanted are adults who like to make our Community at better place - teach youth boat operation and maintenance.
Nothing is more important to NLMS than the Historic Sites and Landmarks program we run in partnership with New London Public Schools.
We thank educator Jody Barthel for creating a terrific itinerary for all of New London's third graders.
This is our fifth year with this program and the ninth working with Jody, who also ran our 'Lighthouse Kids' classes, when she was in charge of the NLPS's gifted & talented program for NL 4th & 5th graders. In fact, the sailor outfits we're using originally
purchased ten years ago for the 'Lighthouse Kids Sea Shanty Chorus'.
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We love books, and especially books for young people!
The Custom House MUSEUM SHOP
offers all kinds of unique items.
MUSEUM SHOP gifts have an extra feel good factor: when you shop with us, your purchases go towards supporting the museum, our exhibitions & educational programs.
We're always happy to see old friends at the Custom House. Last week, former NLMS trustee and Custom House neighbor Tom Hahn came by with his daughter Paha.
olunteer Veronica Hoard ran last season's 'Toys for Tots' program. Turns out there were thousands of stuffed animals left over after the holidays. The extra toys were distributed to hospitals and shelters, and Veronica donated 300+ to NLMS for our third graders.
This week, she got to hand them out!
don Harbor Light
reports the latest on NL Harbor 'Pequot' Light and about American lighthouse preservation.
You may email or call the Custom House at 860-447-2501 to arrange for tours of New London Harbor Light. We'll take groups of up-to-five people inside the lighthouse up into the lantern.
The JIBBOOM CLUB
a float for the
NL St. Patrick's Day parade, Sunday, March 17!
If you attend the Jibboom Club and would like to march in costume in the parade, contact
We'll tall you everything you need to know.
Please make a 100% tax deductible donation
New London Maritime Society
Thank you for 35 years of support of New London Maritime Society!
New London Maritime Society | 150 Bank Street, New London, CT 06320 |
The Custom House Maritime Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 1 to 5 PM, or by appointment |