The Annapolis Maritime Museum is a dynamic place. Your financial support is needed to maintain momentum, develop top-notch programs, expand exhibits, care for our campus and buildings and attract talented staff.
With an exquisite view of the Bay as a backdrop from our waterfront, the Museum is a place for young and old. Friends of the Museum,have attended winter lectures, the spring Oyster Roast and Sock Burning, summer concerts, the Boatyard Beach Bash, art shows or other events. In 2012 we launched “Sunday Funday” for young families and “Across the Bay and Around the World,” drawing a range of ages to learn from two NASA astronauts.
The Education Center at the Museum continues to impact the lives of children in Anne Arundel County. Our Education Center provided maritime heritage and Chesapeake Bay ecology programming for 2,287 public and private school students, pre-K through high school. In 2012 we initiated two innovative programs: a summer Horizontes program for 75 Spanish speaking students, and, most notably, a 6th grade oyster-based environmental literacy program with 1,075 students at four middle schools (see enclosed program overview).
The board is committed to cost-efficient, effective expansion of the Museum’s reach with 100% of our board providing financial support. We’re proud to report:
- 10,000+ people visited the Museum in 2012.
- 89.7% of our funding is public support: grants, event fundraising, membership and annual fund donations from great people like you.
- 350 dedicated volunteers shared 7,000 hours of time and talent in roles ranging from Museum and Thomas Point Lighthouse docents, wooden boat display carpentry, education program instructors, office support and more!
- Only 4.3% of our $450,000 budget is spent on fundraising.
We value and appreciate your past support. Your financial contributions are essential to achieve our goals and serve the local community and visitors to Annapolis. Please take a moment to send your donation to the Annapolis Maritime Museum, onlineby clicking on the Donate button, or by check.
The Annapolis Maritime Museum is a 501(c)(3) organization.