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Fall Youth Boatbuilding Paid Internships 

Museum Launches Exciting Fall Boatbuilding and Marine Industry Exploration Program for High School Students

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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September 21, 2023

Museum Launches Exciting Fall Boatbuilding and Marine Industry Exploration Program for High School Students

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September 21, 2023

Fall Youth Boatbuilding Paid Internships 

Museum Launches Exciting Fall Boatbuilding and Marine Industry Exploration Program for High School Students

August 20, 2023

Art Exhibition on HMM Campus: “The Myths Of The Sea” 

The show will benefit the Herreshoff Youth Sailing Program. 


Join the Reliance Society to become a sustaining supporter of HMM.


Dive into the Art of Craftsmanship this Fall at the Herreshoff Marine Museum!Unlock your inner artisan with our exciting adult workshops this season. Discover the time-honored traditions of Bronze Casting and Woodworking, and embark on a journey of creativity and skill development.Bronze Casting WorkshopOctober 14 & 15, 2023Get your hands dirty and discover the alchemy of bronze casting! Over two captivating days, you'll create your own hardware pieces. Start by crafting small basswood cleats, which will serve as your canvas for sand casting. Dive deep into the intricate world of pattern making, explore the nuances of sand preparation, master the art of venting, and experience the thrill of pouring Britannia metal and bronze. Conclude with a lesson in patina and finishing techniques to make your creations shine.Introduction to Woodworking: Power and Hand Tools October 28, 2023In this immersive one-day workshop, you'll master the art of woodworking. Learn to wield power and hand tools with confidence, from the precision of a power drill to the finesse of a hand saw. Our expert instructor will guide you through the essentials, including measuring, marking, and cultivating effective shop habits. Uncover the magic of transforming raw wood into beautiful creations, all in a safe and supportive environment.Both workshops are exclusively designed for adults aged 21 and above, with limited spaces available. Don't miss your chance to be a part of these enriching experiences. Register today to secure your spot and embark on a creative journey that will leave you with skills to last a lifetime! Learn More and Register Here: buff.ly/3lu4baG #Woodworking #BronzeCasting #ContinuedEducation #LifetimeLearning #Herreshoff #BristolRI ... See MoreSee Less
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Lecture: "A Life in Ship Models" presented by Rob NapierThursday, September 21st, Begins at 7pm, EasternIn-Person Reception begins at 6pm in the Hall of Boats Ship modeling has been Rob Napier’s passion since he was five. After dabbling in other fields, he devoted himself to a full-time modeling career that has now spanned fifty years. He bases his original full-hull and half-hull models on primary historical, photographic, and artistic documentation. He has developed a specialty for maintaining institutional model collections and preparing them for exhibition. In addition to exposing Rob to broad ranges of model and vessel types, working with professional curatorial and conservation staffs taught him diverse perspectives and techniques he would not have encountered otherwise. His affiliations include the New York Yacht Club; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the U.S. Naval Academy Museum; and the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto.Rob has consistently shared his experiences by writing and lecturing. He has published over a 150 articles and reviews and edited the Nautical Research Journal for more than five years in the 1990s. His two previous books were published by SeaWatch Books in 2008 and 2010.Rob served as a U.S. Navy journalist during two combat cruises to Southeast Asia in the 1960s. He has experience with yacht racing and cruising, small boat building, and commercial fishing. Rob lives in Newburyport, Massachusetts, with his wife Sherry Moore. Tickets: buff.ly/3tHW4qu Virtual Tickets: Members: $10, Non-Members: $15In-Person Tickets: Members: $15, Non-Members: $20 #BoatBuilding #ModelBoats #WoodenBoats #Herreshoff #BristolRI ... See MoreSee Less
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