Read our new Winter 2012 Newsletter
This summer, we will present three special Lighthouse Weekends, one in July, August & September. What's more, Project O will be here, too, with tours to Ledge Light leaving from the Custom House Pier! Like us on Facebook & keep up on the latest Lighthouse Weekend details.
Every Wednesday, from 5 -6 PM, watch our TV show on New London Metrocast cable channel 25 - Custom House Maritime Matters - Hosted by George Sprecace, NLMS president. The television program is replayed on ComCast & Thames Valley, Fridays at 7 PM, Channel 12.
Our guest this week is Suzanne Maryeski, director of the Public Library of New London.
February is the time to apply to the 2012 Reid MacCluggage Black Maritime History Scholarship, an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors - the deadline is this Friday, March 2, 2012.
The Custom House Maritime Museum offers a variety of new classes & workshops for youth and adults. Special tours and workshops are available for students groups, from grade school through college level. Call Susan at 860-447-2501 to plan your visit.
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Spring series of Skill-Building Workshops with Harriet Grayson February 27 or 29, 2012 "Art of the Ask" This workshop is offered twice: TODAY - Monday, February 27 (9 AM - noon) & Wednesday, February 29 (5:30 - 8:30 PM) Not everyone is a born salesperson but anyone can be taught to be able to make that ask. This workshop is designed for those needing or wanting to learn how to ask for money/donations whether you sell a product/service or represent a nonprofit, school, university and must meet financial goals. You will learn the process of being comfortable when asking for money whether it's cash or an in-kind donation.
March 26, 2012 - How to Demonstrate Gratitude to Donors
April 30 or May 2, 2012 - Public-Private Partnerships: Strengthening Nonprofits
May 14 or 16, 2012 - Creating a Successful Volunteer Day
Harriet Grayson's workshops are $65, or take two for $100.
Call 860-447-2501 or email to register.
this March - Cartooning classes return!
& we have Family Happenings to get you back outdoors.
Our Wild Neighbors, with educator Kim Hargraves of the Dennison-Pequotsepos Nature Center. Thursday, March 8, 6:30 PM reception, talk at 7. A talk that focuses is on being good stewards to the wildlife in our neighborhoods. Including what to do if you find injured wildlife. (Presented in conjunction with the Opening to the Good exhibition.) FREE DPNC and NLMS members, $7 all others. RSVP 860-447-2501.
Shore Birds & Water Fowl of the Thames River, with Maggie Jones, director of the Dennison-Pequotsepos Nature Center. Saturday, March 10, 2 to 4 PM. Join Maggie on a winter bird walk (before the ducks migrate) at Fort Trumbull, Ocean Beach & Waterford Beach. Last time we saw seals! $7 DPNC and NLMS members, $10 all others. Register at 860-447-2501.
Cartooning for Kids, ages 7 & Up, with artist Jon Buller.
Tuesdays: March 13, 20, 27 & April 3, 4 to 5:15 PM. Jon is back with his popular cartoon-basic series.
fee $75, materials included. Call 860-447-2501 to register.
Remember to visit our special exhibition: Opening to Good: A Story about the Ocean, Grace, and Gratitude - through March 25.
Save the Date: Sunday, March 25, 12:30 PM
29th Annual NLMS Founders Day Luncheon Celebrates NLMS Founder Lucille SHowalter & the USCG International Ice Patrol (See image below)
The annual NLMS Founders Day luncheon takes place Sunday, March 25, 12:30 PM at the United States Coast Guard Academy Officers Club. We will unveil Michale Peery's new portrait of museum founder Lucille Showalter and honor the USCG International Ice Patrol, which is based at Fort Trumbull. Our guest speaker is oceanographer, Dr. Donald L. Murphy, the Chief Scientist of the USCG International Ice Patrol (IIP) for 28 years.
Tickets are a $35 donation for NLMS members, $40 all others.
Please call 860-447-2501 or email to purchase your tickets.
Yes, our radiator exploded on Thursday...
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We are almost there, with $24,000+ raised towards our Annual Fund goal of $25,000. Thank you, all.
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