The Michigan Maritime Museum prides itself on our ability to bring quality educational experiences to the public. The Museum offers a variety of educational options for school and education groups while visiting our campus. Our educators bring history to life through hands-on activities, interactive exhibit tours, and history and science lessons about our Great Lakes–past and present. Students and visitors are immersed in multi-sensory experiences while visiting the authentic maritime landscape on the Museum campus and buildings.
Education groups can select from a variety of options for programming at the Michigan Maritime Museum:
- Museum Campus Programs
- Exhibit Tours
- Dockside Programs
- On-Water Programs aboard Friends Good Will, Lindy Lou, USCG 36460
- Summer Camps
To book an educational program with the Museum and all questions regarding Museum education programs, please contact Director of Education & Administration, Ashley Deming at 269-637-8078 ext. 3 or email email@example.com.
Looking for funding to offset the cost of your school visit? Check out the below links for grant opportunities!
The Michigan Maritime Museum’s MAKE Education Happen Matching Grant Program
Please contact Director of Education Ashley Deming for more information on how to apply for this opportunity for your school by calling 269-637-8078 ext. 3 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Museum offers a STEM focused summer camp for kids grades 3-5. The camp runs for one week in the summer. The STEM curriculum focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The day camp, held on the Michigan Maritime Museum campus in South Haven, features a maritime themed program through engaging STEM activities and lessons. The camp includes hands-on activities, lessons aboard our tall ship Friends Good Will, campus tours, and a cruise on the late 19th century replica river launch Lindy Lou.
2019 STEM Camp will run July 22-26 from 9:30 am to noon. Registration for the 2019 camp begins March 1st and is open to 12 students. Contact email@example.com with any questions.
The Michigan Maritime Museum is looking for interns! Our institution offers a wide variety of internship possibilities, all mixed in with experience in how a smaller museum operates. Here is a list of internship areas that we offer at the Michigan Maritime Museum:
- Public History
- Museum Studies
- Library, Archives & Collections
- Exhibit Design (based on year)
Our current list of available internships for 2019 can be found in the PDF below. For more information on internships at our museum, please contact the Director of Education & Administration at (269) 637-8078 x.3, or via firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to helping you achieve a meaningful and enjoyable internship experience!
Great Lakes Research Library
The Library is open to the public by appointment, at 91 Michigan Avenue in downtown South Haven, within sight of the South Haven lighthouse.
The Marialyce Canonie Great Lakes Research Library, is the only library and archive in the state to collect and share information on the entire scope of Michigan’s maritime history. This collection consists of almost 4,000 books, videotapes, sound recordings, maps, DVD’s, nautical charts and periodicals.
Research questions are currently being accepted by telephone, email, and US mail. There are fees for extensive research and photocopying.
Research and publication are vital to the Michigan Maritime Museum’s mission. Original research for publications, exhibits, public lectures, academic conferences, school programs, guided tours, and interpretive media is encouraged.
Contact email@example.com with any reference questions.
The Great Lakes Center for Maritime Studies (GLCMS), a partnership between the Michigan Maritime Museum and Western Michigan University, seeks to accomplish research and interpretive study of Great Lakes maritime history and heritage.
Policy and Fees
Furthering research is an important element of the mission of the Michigan Maritime Museum. The Marialyce Canonie Great Lakes Research Library focuses on the study of maritime history and anthropology in Michigan from the prehistoric period to the present. The Museum and Research Library both receive and answer requests for research by phone, e-mail, standard mail and in person.
It is the policy of the Maritime Museum/Research Library to 1) answer requests within two weeks of receipt of research fees and 2) direct the patron to other institutions where information may be found if this institution’s holdings cannot be of assistance.
The following fees apply to research and image requests performed by library/collections staff:
|Photos printed on high quality photo paper (Plus $2.00 shipping/handling)||$15.00/ea|
|Prints of scanned images on cardstock||$15.00/ea|
|Photos scanned onto CD (Plus $2.00 shipping/handling)||$15.00/ea|
|E-mailing of photos (maximum of 3 photos)||$10/ea.|
|Reproduction of videotapes (Plus $2.00 shipping/handling)||$12/ea.|
(MMM reserves the right to refuse to copy material that is too fragile or does not conform to copyright laws.)
(Questions that can be answered on the phone, by quick e-mail or single photocopy in five minutes or less.)
It is agreed that use of collection images will be done under the following conditions:
- Payment in full is required at the time of visit or order of image.
- An Image Reproduction Letter of Agreement must be signed and returned to Museum collections staff.
- Reproduction arrangements will be made or approved by the Curator.
- Any reproduction in any format remains the property of the Michigan Maritime Museum.
- Images are to be used one time and only for the purpose stated on the Image Reproduction Letter of Agreement. Additional reproduction of the image(s) must be approved in writing.
- Reproductions may not be superimposed with type matter, used across a fold, or in any way defaced or altered.
- Credit will appear with each image as follows: Michigan Maritime Museum Collection
- Michigan Maritime Museum shall receive a copy of resulting publications, etc. free of charge.
Note: We invite you to make an appointment to conduct your own research at the Library. Please contact Emily Stap, Collections/Archives Manager.