Custom House Maritime Museum A View of the Museum from Water St.


Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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February 15, 2019 @ 10:00am
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

You are cordially invited!

Please join us at 10:00 am for a Ribbon Cutting to celebrate the Newburyport Maritime Society's ownership of the Custom House which will be followed a weekend of free admission for all! (Closed Monday February 18).

This year marks an exciting new chapter in the 50-year history of the Custom House. In December, the Newburyport Redevelopment Authority (NRA) transferred ownership of the historic Custom House building to the Newburyport Maritime Society, which operates the museum. As part of the deal, the museum has committed to creating a dedicated endowment to ensure sustainable funding for the historically accurate maintenance and preservation of the property.

“Since its founding, the Custom House Maritime Museum has served as the faithful steward of this historic building while delivering vibrant, modern programming and exhibits that bring Newburyport’s rich maritime history to life,” President Doug Muir says. “We thank the local community for its support and look forward to building on our success in the next 50 years!”

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