The Herreshoff Marine Museum and America’s Cup Hall of Fame (Museum) will celebrate five decades of collection, preservation, interpretation and education as a nonprofit maritime institution. Dedicated to the internationally-recognized legacy of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company and the contributions made by the Herreshoff family to the advancement of engineering, craftsmanship, entrepreneurship and performance, the Museum is located in Bristol, Rhode Island on a historic waterfront campus to include several original Herreshoff company buildings.


Central to this Herreshoff 50 Jubilee is the involvement of Herreshoff boat owners past and present including all Spirit of Tradition boats, L. Francis Herreshoff, A. Sidney DeW. Herreshoff and Halsey C. Herreshoff designs, shipwrights, chroniclers, and yacht club fleets that have ensured Herreshoff as a living legacy. Equally important to this celebration are the Museum board members, volunteers, and donors, along with members of the America’s Cup Hall of Fame and its Selection Committee.


The Museum is pleased to announce that the Honorary Chairs of the Herreshoff 50 Jubilee are Halsey C. Herreshoff and Nathanael G. Herreshoff III, grandsons of Captain Nathanael G. Herreshoff. Along with their parents, A. Sidney DeW. and Rebecca C. Herreshoff, they are credited with contributing significantly to the Museum’s collection, facility development and operations.

Herreshoff 50 Jubilee Highlights

“Calling All Owners” – An Archival Request for Memories and Images
(Ongoing)

Code Flag Lima Herreshoff 50 Curated Online Content
(Monthly)

MIT Museum Jubilee Launch featuring Lighter, Stronger, Faster: The Herreshoff Legacy
(February)

Herreshoff 50 Symposium
(April)

50th Anniversary Opening Day featuring a Museum Retrospective Exhibit
(May)

Herreshoff 50 Trophies presented to yacht club fleets
(May through August)

50th Anniversary Lecture Series
(May through October)

Museum Volunteer and Donor Appreciation Reception
(June)

Herreshoff and the America’s Cup Newport Reception
(July)

Herreshoff 50 Regatta and Salute to Shipwrights
(August)

Herreshoff 50 Rendezvous
(September)

Salute to the “Wizard of Bristol” – New York Jubilee Reception
(December)


The Herreshoff 50 Jubilee Committee welcomes volunteers to help coordinate these activities. The Museum also welcomes sponsors and contributions in honor of this 50th anniversary celebration. Herreshoff owners and enthusiasts are encouraged to join the Museum as members to receive timely information, invitations and curated content. Contact Ted Regan at t.regan@herreshoff.org or (207) 749-3520 for details. Mark your 2021 Herreshoff 50 Calendars (available in September 2020) and celebrate with the Museum!