Support the Museum by becoming a member of the


According to Merriam-Webster the word Afterguard was first used in 1750, more than a century before HMCo. was founded along the shores of Narragansett Bay. It is defined as:

“The decision-making members of a sailboat racing team, usually including the helmsman, tactician and navigator”

Borrowing the etymology, we’ve decided it is a fitting term for those Herreshoff Marine Museum patrons who not only care deeply about the history and legacy of the organization but also about its future.

AFTERGUARD participant benefits include:

Annual participation in the exclusive Reliance Society and VIP treatment at Society events

2 tickets to all major Museum events as an honored guest:

Frostbite Bash

Classic Yacht Regatta Dinner

Gala & other major fundraisers

Summer Concert Series

Lecture Series


Commemorative Apparel for two


Individual: $2,500

Business: $5,000


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The Museum Staff would love to talk to you about the Afterguard

Bristol, Rhode Island

One Burnside Street


Special Thanks to the Inaugural Afterguard:

Afterguard Chairs: Christine & Rob Ayerle

Bob & Susan Yaro

Steve & Kathy Kloeblen

Halsey C. Herreshoff

Paul & Ginny Gilman

Tim & Lynne Palmer

Joseph & Alzbetka Robillard

Raymond Heelan & Cairn Bishop

Christine Kloner & Noel Hewitt

David & Deirdre Guertin

Torre & Trish Peterson

Scott & Icy Frantz

Chris & Alison Ponder

Charles & Maria Milot

Charles & Jill Townsend

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

For more information, contact Bill Lynn:

Call: (401)253-5000 | Email: [email protected]