HMM News

August 6, 2020

The Herreshoff Marine Museum / America's Cup Hall of Fame welcomes Peter Montgomery and Ed Baird to the America's Cup Hall of Fame as inductees for the Class of 2021.

July 17, 2020

Read on for details about when and how you can visit, what we are doing to keep visitors safe, and July opening hours

June 11, 2020

Update - RELIANCE and a large collection of artifacts have returned to HMM from Germany!

May 28, 2020

Follow up questions from last week's live tour and interview at HMM

The Current

Winter 2017 /2018 2019 - 2017 in review, updates on the collection, the STEAM program, and winter lectures.

Upcoming Events


After reading a very short article in the Bristol Phoenix about a Prudence Island, our curator, Evelyn Ansel, is lead to consider a very specific moment in time and spend a lot more time digging in the archives! She headed back into the Herreshoff vault to create a two-part series into the origins of the Marconi rig on HMCo. boats.

This week, the first part explores that party on Prudence Island, the RESOLUTE (HMCo. #725) syndicate, RELIANCE (HMCo. #605), America’s Cup, WWI, band leaders and firefighters, radio towers, and the NY50 class (specifically CAROLINA II, HMCo. #721 and GRAYLING, HMCo. #715 ).

Next week we’ll discuss what happened next: Marconi rigs and HMCoI.

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Photo of Reliance from the Library of Congress and Photo of Grayling SPNEA from Historic New England, Stebbins collection

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This Week in Herreshoff History: We remember the Hurricane of 1938 – photos from our archive and links to some incredible historic footage from the actual hurricane – and discuss winter storage and maintaining the ways at HMCo.

Step back in time with us ➡️

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The health and safety of our patrons and staff means the world to us. Because of the continuing risk of Covid-19, we have decided to reimagine the 2020 Reliance Gala into a virtual event. ⠀

This event will take place on December 10th, 2020. A detailed event program and online tickets will be available soon. We look forward to gathering together our community, even if only virtually. ⠀

Please join us for an exciting, thoughtfully curated, celebratory hour! Stay tuned at ⠀

#Herreshoff #Gala #VirtualEvent #HerreshoffMarineMuseum

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A new perspective on the lines of the R-Boat thanks to @BlockIslandSteve in this month's IYRS Classic Yacht Regatta held in Newport, Rhode Island. ⠀

Gamecock(@gamecocksailing) a 1925 Herreshoff R-Class Racing Sloop owned by Peter McClennen. McClennen enjoys the camaraderie of classic yacht ownership especially among the local fleet of smaller day-sailors. "It is my dream to see even more boats and events on the water to keep this momentum and camaraderie going."⠀

Photo: @BlockIslandSteve

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“The museum did such a great job this year. On one hand, it was odd not having the events, but on the other hand, this really brought out the pure nature of sailing," - Peter McClennen about this year's Herreshoff Classic Regatta.⠀

Results and a recap of the events can be found on our website (link in profile).⠀

📸: Jens Lange of Baltic Boatworks⠀

#ClassicYachtRegatta #ClassicYacht #Herreshoff @herreshoff_s_class #BristolRI #Sailing #Sailors #HMCo #HerreshoffYacht

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