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Change A Young Person’s Life!

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“I was able to take a once in a lifetime opportunity to2016-annual-appeal-letter

build a canoe this summer. I have a strong desire to

work with technology and love to do anything that 

involves critical thinking and the use of my hands. It

 makes me happy to be able to build something I have

never built before. I hope you continue to donate in the

 future so more kids like me can experience this.” 

Nathan Hallam, age 14


Dear Supporters: 

Thanks to your support, donors like you have helped change the lives of young people like Nathan. His experience of discovery and hands-on learning reflects the New Hampshire Boat Museum’s commitment to weaving boating heritage with active and engaged learning programs.

This year, NHBM offered innovative education programs to all ages, including:

  • Lake Discovery Camp – taught boating-themed activities, games, arts, crafts and water ecology for kids ages 5-12.
  • Youth, Family and Adult Boat Building – provided supervised guidance to help people build their own canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, Bevin Skiffs, and Opti Sailboats. Scholarships were provided to youth with financial need.
  • Community Sailing – provided sailing lessons to adults and children with close to 1,000 taught since its inception. 
  • Steamboats of Lake Winnipesaukee – developed a new 4th grade curriculum unit to launch in schools in
  • Summer College Internships – offered summer internships to college-age students interested in the museum

Thanks to donors like you, the Museum can continue to grow its educational programs and offer them to even more students. With your help, we can connect more children to programs that offer boating education; healthy outdoor adventure; environmental stewardship skills; and lessons in leadership, teamwork, and self-discovery.

This year, our 2016 Annual Appeal goal is $25,000, which is a vital component of our $380,000 operating budget. Funds raised during  this  year’s  Annual  Appeal  will  be  earmarked  for  the  Museum’s  high-quality  education  programs.

We hope you will help us again this year with a gift to the Annual Appeal. Your investment in educating our young people is critical to the New Hampshire Boat Museum. Please consider donating generously. Your tax-deductible contribution will educate and inform our future generation of young boaters and lake stewards.

Joe and I thank you in advance for your consideration and continued support.






Lisa Simpson Lutts                                                                                                                                                        

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