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Royal Treatment @ The Maritime Tea Events

By Michael Mroz, Newburyport.Com Correspondent
Executive Director of the Custom House Maritime Museum, Michael oversees operations, marketing and communications for the museum.
Custom House Maritime Museum
Maritime Tea Events, Newburyport

Be treated like Lord and Lady Grantham by attending a Maritime Tea Wednesday event at the Custom House Maritime Museum. Did you enjoy the last six years of Downton Abbey? Are you feeling a bit less complete now that it is finished? Well, you only need to attend one of the Maritime Tea Wednesday events at the Custom House Maritime Museum.

The tea will be British and the fare will be scrummy, a proper tea indeed. There will also be a light presentation for your pleasure and classical music to accompany your indulgence in one of the greatest pleasures, a tea laid out for you. With historical presentations that will range from special viewings of certain antiquities to excerpts from journals kept by the incredible people of Newburyport of the eighteenth and nineteenth century, you will be transported in time as well as learn about the this great city.

The Maritime Tea Wednesday events will also be a lovely place for guest to hobnob and reacquaint themselves with one another. As the tea events are taking place inside the historic Custom House Maritime Museum, guest will also come to realize how special this building has been, and is today. Do not hesitate to reserve your place for one of the upcoming Maritime Tea Wednesday events and relive those glorious Edwardian days with a maritime flair. Tea, Cakes and Maritime History…

January 10th, 17th & 31st – 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM 

February 14th & 28th – 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM 

March 14th & 28th – 11:30  AM – 1:30 PM 

April 11th & 25th – 11:30  AM – 1:30 PM 

Cost is $15 per person for both Members and Guests 

Custom House Maritime Museum – 25 Water Street Newburyport MA.

Reservations are necessary with limited seating – ring now 1 . 978 . 462 . 8681

The Custom Hose Maritime Museum is managed by the Newburyport Maritime Society, Inc., a 501 © (3) corporation established in 1968 to preserve, protect, interpret and celebrate our maritime heritage and its role in American history. The historic Federal Custom House in the heart of downtown Newburyport was designed by Robert Mills, architect of the Washington Monument and the U.S. Treasury Building. It was built in 1835 to serve the growing overseas trade and to collect taxes on imported goods coming into the waterfont.

The museum is open to the public year round for events and activities – from January through April every Saturday from 10am-4pm and Sunday (plus holiday Mondays) 12-4pm; and from May through December on Tuesday through Saturday from 10am-4pm and Sunday (and holiday Mondays) 12 to 4pm.

Museum admission is $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. Museum members, active military members and children under 6 are admitted free. For more information, visit us online at the museum website at www.thechmm.org or facebook.com\thechmm, or call 978-462-8681, or email info@thechmm.org.

Painting Lessons Amongst Maritime History

By Michael Mroz, Newburyport.Com Correspondent
Executive Director of the Custom House Maritime Museum, Michael oversees operations, marketing and communications for the museum.
Custom House Maritime Museum
Painting Lessons Amongst Maritime History

The Custom House Maritime Museum is very pleased to present Artist Johanne Cassia, who will be giving painting lessons four times a year, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, here at the Custom House Maritime Museum.

Johannes style is the quintessential New England folk style. This is your chance to be given instruction by a revered painter in the very first Spring painting class, that will take place in the “Hall of Ships” within the historic Custom House Maritime Museum. Beginner and experienced artists welcome. You will be guided every step of the way, and depart with a 16” X 20’’ painting. Light refreshments will be served as well.

JOHANNE CASSIA IS AN ACCOMPLISHED, AMERICAN FOLK ARTIST.  She is one of a very limited group of artists that is painting the traditions that we want to pass forward as HEIRLOOMS OF OUR HERITAGE. Johanne is passionate about keeping the “American Dream” alive. Johanne is one of the only artists that currently re-creates actual 17th & 18th Century landscapes, seascapes and countryscapes in full scale format. As a commissioned artist, Johanne often paints EARLY HISTORICAL LOCATIONS into her work. She captures the many aspects of the development of our country that connects us all. Her work DEPICTS OUR EVOLVING HISTORY AND THE FAMILY TRADITIONS WE WANT TO SHARE. She allows people to fantasize about how things used to be. Viewers often say they want to “walk into her paintings.” JOHANNE CASSIA, M.ED., IS A LIFELONG EDUCATOR AND FACILITATES EARLY AMERICAN PAINTING LESSONS FOR ALL LEVELS OF ARTISTS. Her studio is on the second level of the barn where she creates her large scale paintings on wood. Her work is photographed in a commercial photography studio and the transferred to canvas.

AWARDS AND SPECIAL RECOGNITION –

Market Square, Valley Forge, PA, “Best Made in America Exhibitor”

Ribbon, Gallery of Master Craftsmen: PA, Juried show with national entrants.

Ribbon, 375th Ipswich Anniversary Art Show, MA, Painting Prized.

26 March – 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Price $75.00, which includes all material including canvas and easel

Advance Reservations Required, call 978-462-8681  -or-  email jroberts@chmm.org

 

 

Custom House Maritime Museum 40th Anniversary & Patrons’ Party June 27, 2015

By Michael Mroz, Newburyport.Com Correspondent
Executive Director of the Custom House Maritime Museum, Michael oversees operations, marketing and communications for the museum.
Custom House Maritime Museum
Custom House Maritime Museum, Newburyport MA

Oh what a night to dance under the stars by the waterfront and reflect on the history of the Newburyport Custom House. To commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the restoration and opening of the Custom House Maritime Museum, we are throwing a 1975 themed gala to celebrate this Robert Mills architectural gem and its unique collection or maritime and revolutionary war antiquities.  Please join us for a night of fine food, libations, music and revelry offered in true 70’s style.  Period dress is encouraged!

 

Tickets are $75 per person and include food catered by Phat Cats Bistro, assorted wines, ales and a sparkling wine bar.  Dance to live music provided by period band “1975” performing top 100 hits from the year. Explore the collection of the museum as you search for clues in our scavenger hunt and submit your completed form to win maritime prizes.  Bid on a wide array of items and experiences at our Silent Auction. Celebrate the revitalization of our downtown and learn about the role the museum has played in our community as you preview the museum’s 40th Anniversary exhibit that opens to the public the following day.

Tickets reservations can be made through the Custom House Maritime Museum website:  http://www.customhousemaritimemuseum.org/calendar/index.php?page_function=detail&event_id=342

Tickets can also be reserved by calling the museum at 978-462-8681. 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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