, Newburyport, MA

July 3, 2013

Free admission at Custom House this weekend

Newburyport Daily News

---- — NEWBURYPORT — The Custom House Maritime Museum will offer free admission Saturday and Sunday, organization officials said.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, and noon until 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Museum managers say that the free visitation is a result of a sponsorship by the Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank.

A current exhibit at the Water Street museum is “Conflicting Stories — Naval Vignettes of the Civil War,” which highlights Newburyport’s links to the war including the presence of abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison.

The museum offers seven galleries of historical displays, which recreates some of the history that has transpired through the 178 years of the Custom House’s existence.