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CHMM Announces Four Exhibitions Scheduled for 2011

May 13, 2011

For 2011 the Custom House Maritime Museum
presents an ambitious schedule of four exhibitions
beginning May 18th!


Clarissa: Before Her Time


May 18 through June 30


The opening exhibition of the 2011 season is Clarissa: Before Her Time, which will begin with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Custom House Maritime Museum portico on May 18th.  Clarissa is the middle name of a North Hampton, New Hampshire woman who served during World War II in the SPARs, the women's corps of the U.S. Coast Guard, and represents the Greatest Generation's everywoman who fostered an era of tremendous social transition.  Click HERE for more details.  Clarissa: Before Her Time runs through June 30th.

The museum gratefully acknowledges the leadership contributions of Bill and Elizabeth Harris, Peggy Utterback, Beth Welch and Joanie Purinton, in making this exhibition possible.




Risk & Reward

May 25 through October 30

This exhibit presents the essential story of Newburyport and represents the first collaborative effort of the Newburyport Maritime Society  and the Historical Society of Old Newbury.  Told in three parts which can be taken in any sequence, the first part is a FREE Walking Tour through the downtown State Street corridor highlighting important landmarks between The Custom House Maritime Museum and the Ninety-Eight High Street Museum and Gardens.  The second and third parts are the exhibitions hosted at each museum, covered by a single discounted admission.  Pick up an exhibition brochure with its FREE walking tour beginning in late May at either museum, or almost any State Street business. Click HERE for more details.

The Risk & Reward exhibition is proudly sponsored by the Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank.


Clipper & Merchant Ships

June 28 through August 28

The 2011 ship model exhibition will feature magnificent Clipper and Merchant Ship Models and opens for the summer on June 28th.  For more details, click HERE.

The ship model exhibition is proudly sponsored by the Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank.



A Merrimack Motif

September 3 through October 30

The Fall Exhibition explores a bridge to our past, the venerable Chain Bridge, its history and glory, through forty works of art.  This exhibition represents a collaboration between the Custom House Maritime Museum and the Amesbury Cultural Council and runs through October 30th.  For more details, click HERE.

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