Come Celebrate 50 Years of Collection, Preservation, Interpretation & Education


A Birthday Party featuring an Art Show, a Parade with the US Coast Guard Cadette Band, another 'Becky' Award Presentation, a Monument Unveiling, delicious food, great live music, and of course, cake! Join us right on the beautiful Bristol waterfront Thursday, September 30th.

Golden Jubilee Gala


Thursday, September 30, 2021

Opening Reception: 5:30pm

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Honoring the Resolute Syndicate

Join us for an Art Show, a Parade, Awards, Dinner, Open Bar, Live Music & More!

Who: The Herreshoff Marine Museum

When: September 30th from 5:30-9:30 PM

Why: Celebrate the Museum's 50th and honor our Resolute Syndicate!

Dress code: Fun Cocktail Party

This event is 21+ only.

Proof of vaccination required to attend. Click Here to view our Safety Terms. Tickets are available to purchase below. Members of the Museum, Resolute Syndicate, Afterguard, and Reliance Society have access to discounted tickets.


The Golden Jubilee Gala will be unlike any other celebration we've hosted before at the Herreshoff Marine Museum. The Gala will be a multi-part birthday party on the Herreshoff Marine Museum campus in Bristol, Rhode Island designed to channel the spirit of fun and celebration. The festivities kick off with a spectacular art show in Building 26 featuring artists Alison Langley and Russ Kramer where we will announce the second recipient of the Rebecca "Becky" Chase Herreshoff Award. Then a parade down historical Burnside Street to the waterfront to continue the party with live music, bars and sensational paella. Be the first to see the unveiling of the Resolute Syndicate Monument. No birthday party is complete without cake! Dance the night away under the stars as we look forward to another 50 years of innovation.

Art show preview begins on Thursday at 3:30pm in Building 26. Prints and Originals will be on sale to benefit the Museum. Gallery will be open through October 3rd and is included in Museum Admission.

Special Thanks to the Jubilee Afterguard:

Chairpersons: Christine & Rob Ayerle

Bob & Susan Yaro

Steve & Kathy Kloeblen

Halsey C. Herreshoff

Paul & Ginny Gilman

Tim & Lynn Palmer

Joseph & Alzbetka Robillard

Raymond Heelan & Cairn Bishop

Christine Kloner & Noel Hewitt

Deirdre & David Guertin

Torre & Trish Peterson

Scott & Icy Frantz

Alison & Chris Ponder

Charles & Maria Milot

Charles & Jill Townsen

Philip & Wendy Lotz

Steve & Tricia Frary

Joanne Fantini

Nick & Lynn Nicholas

Chip Loomis & Liz Gray

Ed & Marty Kane

Jack & Geri McCarthy

Karl & Teryn Weintz

Thomas Blackwell

Barbara Vietor

Alison Scavone

"The Afterguard" by Russ Kramer

Charles Francis Adams, grandson of John Quincy Adams and the first amateur skipper to defend the America’s Cup, holds RESOLUTE on a broad reach during the squally homeward leg of the fourth race against SHAMROCK IV , 23 July, 1920. Comprising his highly effective afterguard are (clockwise) professional skipper Chris Christiansen, John Parkenson, Robert Emmons and George A. Cormack. www.russkramer.com

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