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Herreshoff Marine Museum

From Online Resources to Museum Exhibitions, there is plenty to discover at Herreshoff.

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Museum resources and online databases available to the public to learn more about these innovative designs.


As a result of more than thirty-five years of careful documentation, acquisition and restoration, the Museum boasts over sixty significant boats.

MODEL ROOM

The Nathanael Greene Herreshoff Model Room holds 500 models – works of art themselves – and a testimony to Captain Nat’s genius as a naval architect.

THE RELIANCE PROJECT

A one-sixth scale museum-quality model of RELIANCE, a replica of the famous 1903 America’s Cup winner. This is the Museum’s cornerstone to educate visitors.

The primary research resource and repository of manuscripts of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company and the Herreshoff family.

The Herreshoff Registry aspires to be the place where someone comes when they want information on a Herreshoff sailing vessel.

Herreshoff.info website strives to be the most exhaustive source of information about Herreshoff boats, their models, and their history.

The MIT Museum holds the Haffenreffer-Herreshoff collection of thousands of plans, letters, indexes, booklets, and more.

America’s Cup Hall of Fame

The America’s Cup Hall of Fame honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to yachting’s most distinguished competition.

The Hall of Fame was founded in 1992 under the auspices of the Herreshoff Marine Museum by Halsey Herreshoff, a four-time America’s Cup defender and grandson of legendary yacht designer Nathanael Herreshoff.

Nearly eighty legends of the Cup have been inducted into the Hall. Candidates eligible for consideration include members of the crew, designers, builders, syndicate leaders, supporters, chroniclers, and other individuals of merit. Each nominee is judged on the basis of outstanding ability, international recognition, character, performance, and contributions to the sport. The members of the Selection Committee are persons intimate with the history and traditions of America’s Cup and committed to the integrity of the Hall of Fame.

The Curator’s Log

Keep up with latest from HMM Curators

This is the second of a multi-part series on Captain Nat Herreshoff’s (1848-1938) efforts, starting in 1926 and extending into the early 1930s, to correct and add to the published biographies of himself and his two older brothers, James Brown Herreshoff (1834-1930) and John Brown Herreshoff (1841-1915).

Introducing “This Month in Herreshoff History” a new series featuring past events occurring in previous years of this month This Month in Herreshoff History- July 1915 The Obituary John Brown Herreshoff the President and Treasurer of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company died in the early morning hours of Tuesday July 20, 1915 in his home on […]

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