Your gift to the Annual Appeal is critical to the
New Hampshire Boat Museum’s continued success in making a difference in people’s lives. We hope you will consider making a generous, tax deductible, contribution. 

Dear Friends of NHBM,

Liza Tibbetts, now a freshman in high school, was one of this summer’s Youth Boat Building students.  She wrote of her experience:

 In the first week, I had completed building the boat.  In that week I used tools I had never heard of before; I had learned tactics I can now use later on in life, and yes, I have never been so picky about my work.  We all had to be careful with what we were doing and make sure we did it to the best of our ability.…..I built a boat, but more importantly, I learned about myself and others and how a project like this can bring so many people together.

Seven-year-old Matthew Piantidosi learned about boating, Native American history, and lake ecology through fun hands-on activities during this summer’s Lake Discovery Camp, which for the first time collaborated with the Libby Museum of Natural History.  See his Mom’s comment, above – he can’t wait to come again next year!

Thank you for such a great camp!  Matthew is so excited to be able to come to the next session tomorrow.  He already asked if he can come next year!  – Melissa P. mother of Matthew

Both Liza and Matthew had meaningful experiences that they will remember for many years to come thanks to your generous support for the New Hampshire Boat Museum.  We want to ensure that more young people in the community get to have opportunities like Liza and Matthew did at the Museum.

The Annual Appeal is a vital component of NHBM’s operating budget. This year’s goal is $30,000, and these funds will be used to support:

  • Expanding the Lake Discovery Camp to two weeks and hiring a second teacher
  • Boat Building safety instructor, intern, and replacement tent
  • Much needed roof replacement and interior ceiling repair inside our current building
  • Display cases for small artifact exhibits and dock walkway for enhanced boat viewing for visitors
  • Artifact storage cases and cleaning materials to care for the museum’s collection
  • Technology upgrades to the donor management database system

We thank you in advance for considering a generous gift to the Annual Appeal.  Your investment in the New Hampshire Boat Museum is an investment in the education of young people and the greater community.  Your tax-deductible contribution will educate and inform our future generation of young boaters and lake stewards.  You can make your donation right here through the website. 

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, Joe and I thank you in advance for your anticipated help and continued support.

In gratitude,

Martha Cummings, Executive Director                                                                                            
Joe DeChiaro, Chairman, Board of Trustees



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