Your donation will help to restore and preserve, National Historic Landmark! Donations fund restoration, education, and operations. Consider a tax-deductible contribution. Help preserve Schooner Adventure in perpetuity for future generations
to enjoy—and promote the love of the sea.
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, therefore your donations are tax deductible. We would not be sailing Adventure today if not for the extent of donations we receive from our members and our friends. Online Donations are made through a secure PayPal account. Please contact us with any questions at 978-281-8079 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Although we have recently completed all work essential for Coast Guard certification to carry passengers, two significant projects will remain.
- The historic captain’s cabin will highlight restoration of the original wood paneling that was installed.
- The design and build-out of the Adventure Learning Center—formerly the Fish Hold.
Adventure Learning Center
Support the design and build-out of the proposed “Adventure Learning Center”—formerly the Fish Hold, an interpretive space for education, socializing, meetings or cultural events. We received a grant from National trust for Historic Preservation to hire Peter Kuttner, a world renowned exhibit designer who will prepare designs of the Adventure Learning Center and the Men of Adventure exhibit that will be housed within. The funding for the Men of Adventure exhibit came to us through a grant from Essex Heritage, a regional nonprofit organization that supports cultural tourism in Essex County. Both of these grants require 1:1 matches if this opportunity intrigues you. We will be applying for a Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund grant to help pay for the build-out of the Adventure Learning Center. We estimate this project will cost $50,000 so we will be asking MCFF for half—or $25,000. This grant also requires a 1:1 match.
Funding for Operations is also a priority. Our yearly expenses are approaching $600,000 and will continue to grow as we add new personnel to administer our Education Programming, event planning and general organization administration. With the advent of full sailing season for Adventure, we will be coordinating logistics for thousands of people.