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Become a member of the National Maritime Historical Society and join thousands of Americans in helping to preserve our maritime heritage. Our membership forms an active constituency, advocating for the recognition of our maritime traditions while working for positive changes for the future. Join us today!

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The generosity of our supporters is integral to the success of the Society as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.

Our donors provide the foundation upon which all of the Society’s efforts rest in supporting the maritime heritage. If you appreciate the legacy of all those who love ships and mariners, the sea, lakes, rivers, and bays, then please consider making your special gift to NMHS today!

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If you believe we can learn from the past…create a legacy to inspire the future!

Making a bequest or other legacy gift to the National Maritime Historical Society is a deeply personal and effective way to support our work. Legacy gifts make a tremendous difference in our ability to promote our common maritime heritage and the role seafaring has played in shaping civilization.

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