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Welcome to the Herreshoff Museum. We are currently closed due to the effects of Covid-19. Museum staff are still working remotely, however, and they’re cooking up all kinds of new ways to entertain you while you’re stuck at home. Check out the Code Flag Lima Project, and please do what you can to help us keep this stuff going by subscribing, renewing, joining or donating today. For as long as Lima is flying, we hope you remain safe and healthy, and we look forward to happier times ahead with friends both on and off the water.


Video: “In Contact with the Enemy: The Nazi Spy and U.S. Navy Lieutenant John F. Kennedy” A presentation by David Kohnen, Ph.D. 

David Kohnen earned the PhD with the Laughton Professor of Naval History in the War Studies Department at the University of London

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This Week in Herreshoff History: May 28 

Q&A from Virtual “Night at the Museum” Tour 

Peter Isler’s Web Wednesdays 

THE HERRESHOFF MARINE MUSEUM / AMERICA'S CUP HALL OF FAME is dedicated to the education and inspiration of the public through presentations of the history and innovative work of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company and the America's Cup competition. The Museum, bordering beautiful Narragansett Bay, in Bristol, Rhode Island, is one of the nation's most important historic maritime treasures.

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2020 Dates and Information

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Until further notice


One Burnside Street 

Bristol RI 02809 USA

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March 11, 2020

The Induction Ceremony is scheduled to take place at the INEOS Team UK base in Portsmouth, England, on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.


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The Curator's Log

How the movement of military personnel, the crowding of factories for war-time production, rallies, parades and the Liberty Bond Campaign impacted HMCo. and Bristol in the influenza pandemic more than a hundred years ago

This is the third of a multi-part series on Captain Nat’s subsequent efforts to correct and add to the published biographies of himself and his two older brothers.


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We are taking bookings for Weddings and Special Events in Fall/Winter of 2020 and year-round in 2021 while keeping safety a top priority.
Guidance regarding gatherings in the Fall is still to be determined, however, it appears that gatherings of 50 or less MAY be possible. Our waterfront venue closes in early October, however, the Museum has a variety of unique indoor spaces that can accommodate groups from 25 up to 200 guests. Tables and chairs are always included, and later in the Fall and Winter, we use Industrial heaters located outside the building to keep your party toasty in the coldest of weather. Wedding ceremonies and photoshoots can be held outside on the waterfront pier, lawn, or next-door public park alongside the water (weather permitting). Located on the ground floor inside the Museum and fully handicap accessible, the Hall of Boats is the heart of the Herreshoff collection, and it is a special place to infuse your dinner or reception with a unique vibe. In this impressive space, your party will take place among more than a dozen spectacular antique wooden boats, all built by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company. Many boats are on wheeled platforms that can be moved to accommodate and customize events of any size or configuration. We can host up to 125 people for a seated dinner or up to 250 for cocktails. A projection screen is available per your request.
Make your event truly memorable in the Hall of Boats at HMM.

Visit herreshoff.org/weddings to learn more.

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