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Upcoming Events for 2014!

December 18, 2013

 

Celebrating Newburyport's 250th Anniversary

Join us for a year long celebration of the 250th Anniversary

of Newburyport's incorporation

 

Celebrating Newburyport's 250th Anniversary

2014 Coming Attractions

250th Anniversary CelebrationThe story of the founding of Newburyport is inextricably linked to the founding of the United States of America.  When incorporated in 1764, Newburyport covered an area comprising just six hundred and forty-seven acres.  It was the smallest town in the province of Massachusetts Bay, with a population of just 2,800 men, women and children.

In celebration of this 250th Anniversary event, the Custom House Maritime Museum invites you to join us for an exploration of the events, personalities and issues surrounding Newburyport's first century, taken from five perspectives.

Illustrated Newburyport

 

 

Illustrated Newburyport

JANUARY 2014 
Best known for his impeccable illustrations of Newburyport and New England, Blake Hughes has penned and colored examples from almost every era. Come and discover the realm of his artistry through this exhibition of his work: warm, familiar,
iconic and distinctive.

 

 

 Presidential Newburyport

Presidential Newburyport

FEBRUARY 2014 
Newburyport’s connection to America’s beginning is revealed through its ties to several United States Presidents.  Explore these Presidential episodes of Newburyport’s past from profound to provocative.

Revolutionary Newburyport

Revolutionary Newburyport

SUMMER 2014 
The evolutionary path from British subject to American colonist to United States citizen was an intense and eventful experience -- and the caldron from which incorporation of Newburyport emerged.  Through the lives of individuals and the issues of this era we examine risk-taking and foresight, the principles and idealism that molded a new town and a new country within a period of just 25 years -- during which many would truly pledge their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor.

Documented Newburyport

 

Documented Newburyport

SEPTEMBER 2014 
An exhibition featuring an intriguing survey of original and authentic documents of local, state and national interest culled from the Custom House Maritime Museum’s own collection.

Worldly Newburyport

 

Worldly Newburyport

NOVEMBER 2014 
Share Elizabeth Bray’s dream of sailing the world -- to New Brunswick during Queen Victoria's 41st birthday, New Orleans for Mardi Gras, Havre, France at Napoleon III’s birth-day, and touring Calcutta's Botanic Gardens with fellow Newburyporter Mary Graves.

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