The America and the Sea Society

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Thrillingly Authentic

From its earliest beginnings in 1929, Mystic Seaport aspired to be educational in purpose, national in scope, and inspirational to future generations. Our founders believed deeply that the origins of freedom, so vital to our nation, stemmed largely from our seafaring traditions. They wished to preserve for the youth of our country a knowledge and appreciation of the past to be prepared for the needs of the present and future. In the spirit of our three founders, we invite you to share their courage and vision today.

Inspirational Impact

Mystic Seaport is dedicated to inspiring an enduring connection to the American maritime experience–past, present, and future. Authentic in content and cutting edge in delivery of programs, the Museum is an innovator in the field of public history. Whether it’s a virtual school visit enjoyed by a classroom of students a thousand miles away or taking the 1841 Charles W. Morgan to sea on her ceremonial 38th Voyage to share a cargo of knowledge and inspiration, Mystic Seaport is breaking new ground. Our partnership with donors is a vital component to our success and our continued vibrancy as a history museum for the 21st century.

Gift Amounts

  • $1,000 to $2,499 – Sabino Society
  • $2,500 to $4,999 — Brilliant Society

President’s Circle (gift of $5,000 and above)

The President’s Circle provides an unsurpassed connection to Mystic Seaport through gatherings with like-minded philanthropists, unique access to our artifacts and collections and experiences to interact with the Museum President and thought-leaders to exchange ideas about our shared maritime heritage.

  • $5,000 to $9,999 — L.A. Dunton Society
  • $10,000 to $24,999 — Joseph Conrad Society
  • $25,000 to $49,000 — Charles W. Morgan Society
  • $50,000 and above — Flagship Society

Invest in our success through a leadership gift to the Annual Fund and we will welcome you into a society of philanthropists who enjoy a close connection to Mystic Seaport. Your generosity allows us to offer high-quality, experiential programs and keep America’s maritime heritage vibrant for this and future generations.