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40th Anniversary & Patron Party

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June 27, 2015 @ 6:00pm
40th Anniversary & Patron Party


Join us in celebrating the

40th Anniversary

of the

Custom House Maritime Museum

opening in 1975!


The Newburyport Custom House opened its doors to the public as the Custom House Maritime Museum on June 28th, 1975.  In recognition of the 40th anniversary of this opening, the Custom House Maritime Museum will hold its annual Patrons Party on the evening of June 27th from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM., at 25 Water St, Newburyport, MA 01950.  Please join us for an evening of revelry as we celebrate the museum in 1975 opening day style. Period dress is encouraged!

The 40th Anniversary Wish-Upon-A-Star Auction

40th Anniversary & Patrons Party Invitation

Tickets are $75 per person and include food catered by Phat Cats Bistro, assorted wines, Harpoon Beer and a sparkling wine bar.  Dance to live music provided by period band “1975” performing top 100 hits from the year.

Explore the museum collection in search of clues to our scavenger hunt that can win you fabulous maritime prizes!  Bid on a breathtaking selection of Silent Auction items. Celebrate the era of Newburyport's downtown revitalization and restoration of this Robert Mills architectural gem.  Experience the role the museum has played in our community as you preview the museum’s 40th Anniversary exhibition.

Click here to make your reservations by mail


Or reserved by calling the museum at  978-462-868


Or stop by the Museum Store

Tuesday-Saturday, 10am - 4pm

or Sunday noon - 4pm.

As this event typically sells out, advanced ticket purchase is encouraged. All proceeds benefit the preservation and operation of the museum and its collections.

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