What's next depends on YOU! Over the past three years your donations have helped us:
Increase our membership from 238 to 625
Cut our debt from $600,00 to $300,000
Quadruple the size of the Museum Store
Completely revamp our Web site & Museum Videos
Install a new phone system
Build a perimeter rope fence around the Campus
Build and operate the river launch Lindy Lou
....add to that all of the established ongoing Michigan Maritime Museum educational and learning programs from Friends Good Will cruises, to our winter lecture series, and you've got a busy dynamic institution ready and able, with your help, to take a giant leap to the next level!
A recent assessment conducted y the American Association of Museums concluded that "...the Michigan Maritime Museum has put itself in a positive position to imagine the future from a position of strength, accomplishment and credibility."
We've already taken steps that will lead to a Master Plan as recommended in the Museum Assessment, issued by the Association. Long term goals include a major facilities improvements. Short term goals include mounting an exhibit in both Museum galleries celebrating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, and adding a Children's Exhibit.
What can you do?
Know that 40% of our operations budget comes from people who have already paid their membership dues for the year, people who are volunteers, people who believe in our Mission and people who visit the museum on a regular basis? Good people like you.
Please..... help take us to the next level!