2018 Year-End Appeal
Make a contribution today and strengthen the Museum's growing capacity to offer programming, exhibitions, and interpretation to an ever-increasing group of visitors and members. Generous contributions from friends like you directly support the meaningful work of our staff, our experiential programming, and our Street of Ships.
In Memory of Jakob Isbrandtsen
The Isbrandsten family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Jakob's beloved sailing ship Wavertree. The South Street Seaport Museum thanks Jakob for the legacy he left us. New Yorkers today have the South Street Seaport Historic District with a Seaport Museum as its beating heart thanks to his leadership.
Whether you support the Museum from across the Brooklyn Bridge, uptown, or from far away, you help us tell the story of New York’s maritime past —immigration, labor, and commerce. We remain committed to preserving and sharing maritime skills and stories, as well as the underlying historical artifacts, making history relevant to New York today.
In Memory of John "Jack" Putnam
The Putnam family has encouraged donations to be made to the South Street Seaport Museum in memory of Jack. During his time at the Museum, Jack served as historian, educator, book store manager, model ship builder, and Elderhostel coordinator/guide/lecturer. Staff who knew and worked with him benefited from his passion, wealth of knowledge and unwavering commitment to the Museum.