With your generous support over the past several years, we at the Seaport Museum—staff, board, and volunteers—have worked diligently to rebuild this essential New York institution. Despite many setbacks, including 9/11, the Great Recession, and Hurricane Sandy, the Seaport Museum has persevered. We have expanded programming and have strengthened relationships with our city and our educational partners. In September, we celebrated the return of our flagship—the 1885 full-rigged ship Wavertree—to South Street after her 16-month, $13 million, city-funded restoration. Wavertree is among the last of the great sailing ships and represents New York’s connection to the port cities of the world. Her restoration ushers in a new era for the Museum, and launches her activation as a destination and education platform.
Here are some of the many highlights of the past year:
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Thanks to funding from the City of New York your year-end gift will be matched in support of projects like the following:
Together, we’re building the future of the seaport, with the Seaport Museum as its cultural and community anchor. From the very beginning, the members, volunteers, and friends of the Museum have been its lifeblood. Please join us during this exciting time by making a generous donation in support of the Museum’s programs. The support we’ve received over the last fifty years has been invaluable; your support will be crucial to the next fifty.
I look forward to seeing you soon at South Street.