New in the MUSEUM SHOP : knitted mermaid dolls ($22), above.

There's a lot going on this week!

1.) 'I Voted' Free Admission Day    
VOTE then celebrate Election Day with free admission to the Custom House Maritime Museum on Wednesday, from 1-5 PM. Admission is free for anyone still wearing their “I Voted” sticker.

2.) For the 1st time, ever, we are having a Pop-up Inventory Reduction 50%-off SALE on selected items, through November 10. It's a one week event -- don't miss it!

Sale items are perfectly wonderful things that have been in the SHOP for over a year.

You don't need to pay admission to visit. Best of all, all SHOP purchases support the museum's education programs!

3,) Speaking of education...
Last week, our third-grade Local History and Landmarks program started-up for the current school year. We mentioned that the program was inspired by Elizabeth Enders -- and Elizabeth wrote back:
Hi Susan. This is fantastic and exceedingly encouraging! 
Good for you and Jody!!! It’s terrific! Please give credit to the extraordinary Harbor School teachers, the Boylan sisters, Mary and Sarah. Mary taught third grade and Sarah fourth. The tour of historic sites took place in fourth grade. In the third grade we studied the explorers, had a puppet show of Columbus and a remarkable Science Club. My brother, Frank, and I went to the bookstore in town to buy books for the club. Sally Ryan is their niece. She could give some remarkable tales!

4.) Boo -- Haunted Connecticut: Ledge Light was on WFSB Channel 3. Thanks to news anchor Mark Zinni and NLMS VP Christina Corcoran .

5.) We will bring Arm of the Sea Theater to NL next SPRING!

Set Back Your Clocks, Daylight Savings Returns today

Custom House Maritime Museum
150 Bank Street, New London, CT, 06320 
Open Wednesday through Sunday, from 1 to 5 PM.
Sunday, Nov 10, 11 AM to 3 PM
for lighthouse owners, friends, & stake holders.

This end-of-season gathering will allow lighthouse stakeholders to plan for 2020!

Learn what's new with presentations from USCG LIS ANT (Aid to Navigation Team); Ted Webb , who secured a $1.5m federal grant for Plum I sland Light; Bob Muller, head of the USLHS Long Island Chapter; and special guest, the owner of Orient Point Light, Randy Polumbo. Sign up NOW.
Sunday, November 10, 5 PM
36th New London Maritime Society ANNUAL MEETING
Join us at the Custom House Maritime Museum to recap the year & have a bite of cake!

We will toast NLMS librarian Brian Rogers, who celebrates 10 years back at the helm of the Frank L. McGuire Maritime Research Library . Following this meeting, Brian retires as our head librarian. Laurie Deredita will assume the top NLMS librarian post.
Brian Rogers was among the original group to create the Frank L. McGuire Maritime Research Library at the Custom House. By 2008, however, architect Ben Martin's beautiful library was is rough shape -- used primarily for storage! We cleaned it up and invited the founding librarian, Brian Rogers, to return.

He came back in 2009! But it took several years before Brian re-assumed the title of Head Librarian.
Brian made everything ship-shape! Since 2014, he has produced monthly book selections, and, more recently, online exhibitions, which Brian will continue to develop for NLMS. Just last month, working with Eugene MacMullan, he had this box made to protect our Robt. Mills folio of original drawings.
What's Up at the Custom House - November 3, 2019
New London Maritime Society - local friendly a uthentic
Telling the stories of New London's waterfront & preserving four historic maritime sites
Thursday, November 7 is the 258th anniversary of the first lighting of New London Harbor Lighthouse!

Climb to the lantern of NL Harbor Pequot Light .
Visit Pequot Light, LIS's oldest & tallest lighthouse, by appointment.

Sign up online here or call for a custom tour : 860-447-2501 .
We offer tours Wednesday and Saturday afternoons, and anytime by request. Christina is at the Custom House most Saturday afternoons. Call or stop by and she'll take you on a tour.    Children must be age 7 or older.
Waterways & Beeches
now on view

The show is both a retrospective of Denny Moers's water images, plus two prints from his most-recent publication -- a book of musings about beech trees by the late poet C.D. Wright,
Casting Deep Shade.

NB: All works in the exhibition are for sale (including the book cover image).

Waterways & Beeches  will remain on view through December 20, 2019.
New London Maritime Society thanks our Friends & Sponsors 
John Steffian, Jr., The Maco Family Fund, Frank Loomis Palmer Fund, Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, Veolia Water, City of New London & CDBG

Feel good & VOTE soap. $5

We've got Sailors, Mermaids, & Pirates in the 'Kids Ahoy' SHOP!
Scarves, totes, toys (for all ages), jewelry, school supplies, --all sorts of lovely things!
Inventory Reduction

on selected items through November 10!
 Brent and Becky's Bulbs supports non-profits by donating 25% of one's flower bulb purchase to groups like NLMS. Find out more HERE. Let them know your Bloomin' Bucks should support us!

Plant a garden! We did. It's alongside the Custom House. The Japanese anemones, left, now blooming, were ordered last spring from Brent & Becky's.
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New London Art Walk!
this Friday, November 8th, 5-8 PM

Browse Hygienic Galleries new art exhibit and shop our neighbors

  • Custom House Maritime Museum & SHOP - Denny Moers Waterways & Beeches exhibition, Pop-Up Inventory Reduction Sale, and also everything in the Museum Shop will be 20% off - NLMS members receive an additional 10%, for a total 30% discount!
  • Flavour's of Life - Offering a free raffle for a beautiful necklace and earrings & 10% discounts on all purchases.
  • Hygienic Art Galleries - Opening reception "The f-stops Here" juried photography exhibition offering complimentary appetizers and cash bar.
  • Marquee Gallery - Offering a free raffle for a 1 hour portrait photo shoot with the gallery photographer including 2 fully edited digital portraits & complimentary glass of wine to enjoy while viewing the art exhibition!
  • Northern Light Gems - red carpet fashion event, exclusive jewelry and apparel, signature cocktails! (see photo, above)
  • Right Path Cafe - offering a 20% discount on all purchases.
  • Studio 33 - Robert Hauschild night featuring a collection of watercolor and acrylic works, many not seen before.

These special offers are available for the New London Art Walk night exclusively.

Come out and enjoy all that New London has to offer!

Custom House MUSEUM SHOP and Studio 33
are open again
Saturday, November 9, 'til 8 PM
Hank Savin will be Telling Stories at 5:15 and 6:15 PM.

The New London Port Authority wants to hear from YOU!

Phyllis Vivari , of Greenville, RI, surprised us last week with the gift of a large fresnel lens.

We don't really know much about it. Any ideas? Phyllis taught 2nd and 3rd graders in Old Saybrook, so she loves that we have so many young visitors at the museum.

  • Keep watch on the harbor 24/7 with our
NL HarborCam. The HarborCam has had 340,400+ views since early July -- that's another 1,500 since last week!

  • Facebook New London Maritime Society to learn about issues related to our mission of preservation & conservation. 
  • Facebook Custom House Maritime Museum to read about events and exhibitions both at the Custom House and throughout the world. 
  • Facebook the Custom House MUSEUM SHOP MUSEUM SHOP gifts have that extra feel good factor -- when you shop with us your purchases go towards supporting our museum, exhibitions, and educational programs.

The Custom House is available for   private rentals.   
Meetings, weddings, birthdays, GALAS, retreats.  Call 860.447.2501

Please make a 100% tax deductible donation
New London Maritime Society
ANNUAL FUND   Donate Here
At the Maritime Museum, you will discover the enormous effect that the maritime world has on our daily lives. 
None of what we do at the Custom House would be possible without your support.
Matching Gifts Program
Charter Oak Credit Union will match all qualified charitable donations YOU make to New London Maritime Society between now and Wednesday, November 27, 2019, through a Matching Gifts Program . Forms are available at the museum's front desk.
150 Bank Street, New London, CT 06320 | 860-447-2501
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