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Annual Fund

“The Supporters Circle”

Your Annual Gift is Vital to the Museum

Your support as a donor provides the financial foundation to The Mariners’ Museum and Park.
All Annual gifts are 100% tax-deductible.

With your donation we are able to conserve and preserve our world-renowned collection, broaden our educational endeavors through seminars and lifelong learning opportunities, fund exciting exhibitions and programs, and maintain the Mariners’ Park and Noland Trail.

Your donation ensures that future generations will have the opportunity to experience The Mariners’ Museum and Park for years to come!

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Young students testing a boat design


Help us build the future generation!

The Mariners’ Museum and Park provides engaging student programs designed to enhance and supplement classroom instruction. Whether participating in a program at The Mariners’ Museum, having a museum educator come to a classroom, or via interactive video conferencing, students benefit from engaging, hands-on, cross-curricular educational experiences that bring history, science and language arts to life!

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Park and Trail

Preserve today, inspire forever!

Join us today as we work to preserve The Mariners’ Park and Noland Trail so that members of our community can continue to connect to nature and one another. With your help, we can ensure that the Park and Trail receive the care they need so that this remarkable urban oasis continues to be a free community resource for another 80 years, and beyond!

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View of the Mariners' Park

Conservator at work

Museum Conservation

Celebrate the Museum’s legacy, and invest in its future!

At The Mariners’ Museum and Park, conservators collaborate with the Collections and Curatorial teams to study, preserve, and conserve one-of-a-kind objects in our collection for the enjoyment and education of future generations.

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Monitor Conservation

Be a part of history!

Thousands of Monitor artifacts and components arrived at The Mariners’ Museum to be conserved and prepared for exhibition. Each artifact presents a different challenge to conservators as they seek to stabilize the damage done by nearly 140 years of immersion in saltwater. In the Batten Conservation Laboratory Complex, visitors can take a close-up look at how the ironclad’s turret, steam engine, Dahlgren shell guns, and other components are being preserved for future generations.

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Family viewing the conservation tanks

Sarah Puckitt Scruggs, Curator of Photography

Library and Archives

Bring history to life!

The Mariners’ Museum Library is home to over two million items including books, magazines, manuscripts, maps and charts, newspaper articles, photographs, and archives, making it the largest maritime history collection in the Western Hemisphere. Researchers, our staff, and people in the US and around the world looking for vessel plans, letters from sailors on the USS Monitor, ship manifests that might hold the names of ancestors, and so much more turn to the Library as a trusted resource.

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