Sorry, you can’t come! That is, you can’t come unless you get a current member of the Custom House to invite you as a guest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Every month on the first Friday, the museum (which is closed right now) is opened up, free to members and their quests and some excellent presentations punctuate a great night of conversation, Harpoon beer, soft drinks and wine and interesting food from around the world.
This is Greater Newburyport’s closest thing to the National Geographic Society and New York’s famous Adventurers Club.
Dare to try some food from Smyrna (Turkey)?
GO FIND A MEMBER AND DO SOME ARM TWISTING!
What a great thing to do in the middle of winter.
From 18th Century Shipping Magnate
to 20th Century Pulitzer Prize Author
Newburyport’s Marquand Lineage and Legacy
|A reminder – museum members and their guests are cordially invited to attend tomorrow evening’s February First Friday Social, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm — free of charge.
Meet other museum members, our volunteers and directors. Invite a friend to share in the experience and introduce them to our Custom House Maritime Museum. Come and enjoy a relaxing evening of conversation, company and maritime discovery in the heart of downtown Newburyport.
The program presentation this month shines a beacon upon the often overlooked maritime connection within the museum’s stately Marquand Library, where celebrated Newburyport author John P. Marquand’s legacy is firmly anchored to his legendary 18th century maritime ancestors: Captain Daniel Marquand and wife, Mary Hudson Marquand.
We welcome distinguished Newburyport Superior Court Judge, the Honorable Richard E. Welch, III, grandson to author John P. Marquand, as our program guest to discuss the Marquand family lineage. A thoroughly engaging speaker, Justice Welch will share his thoughts and insights of this venerable two-century-old Newburyport legacy, and entertain questions following. It’s an event you shouldn’t miss — so please don’t be late — as our presentation this month begins at 6:30pm.
For your refreshment, wine, beer and soft drinks will be served — along with specially prepared hors d’oeuvres created by the amazing Sheila Mullins. This month, Sheila’s Spice Trade Culinary Adventure draws its inspiration from the ancient Aegean coastal city of Smyrna, Turkey.
We proudly feature the great and distinctive beers of Harpoon Brewery, the official beer of the Custom House Maritime Museum!
We encourage all our members to invite a friend to this event who may be interested in joining our museum. And please, remember to bring your membership card with you!
Please note: Our February program presentation begins at 6:30pm
First Friday Event:
February 3rd, 2012
6:00pm to 8:00pm