Thousands Joined Us for Our Open Days
We were so glad to welcome everyone aboard the decks of Wavertree and on the steps of Bowne & Co. for our Open Days. Between August and October, more than 400 people visited the Seaport Museum on each of the nine Open Days, for a total of over 4,000 visitors, many of whom were joining us for the first time. Whether you enjoyed a self-guided tour of our flagship or watched a letterpress printing demonstration at our print shop (or both!), we were grateful for the chance to see you on the Seaport Museum campus.

Our Open Days may be complete for the season, but read on to learn more about our upcoming virtual programs, and stay tuned to be one of the first to know when we announce our next in-person program.
What's Happening on Schooner Pioneer?
Photo: Austin Haase.
Check out a new blog post by Fleet Captain and Master of Schooner Pioneer, Malcolm Martin. Capt. Martin fills us in on the work happening at the Scarano Boat Building Shipyard in Albany and shares images of the current progress and some moments from the boat's past.

And for those who want to learn even more, the blog post is accompanied by a video Captain Martin made for our Volunteer Program that goes into more detail on the project!
While We Are Still Here
"Harlem River Houseboats" ca. 1935-1943, by George Staubach as part of the New York City Works Progress Administration (WPA) Art Project. South Street Seaport Museum 1988.090
Our Collections and Curatorial Assistant Michelle Kennedy recently had a conversation with Karen D. Taylor about her work as the founder of While We Are Still Here.

Ms. Taylor recently contacted our Collections Department to find information about Black Americans moving to Harlem by ship during the Great Migration (1915-1960). The exchange between Ms. Taylor and Ms. Kennedy touched on the importance of knowing your neighbors, the value of community voice in the telling of the history of New York's waterways, and how they connect us all.
Virtual Programming at the Seaport Museum
Open House New York Building Tour
Join our Director of Collections Martina Caruso on Sunday, October 18 on a virtual tour of the inside of Schermerhorn Row, one of the most significant examples of early 19th century commercial architecture in New York, and home of the South Street Seaport Museum.
Archtober Typography Tour
Join us on Friday, October 30 for a virtual tour of the seaport district led by the Museum’s Bowne & Co. Art Director and Operations Manager Rob Wilson as he explores typography on the historic buildings and the history of printing in the Seaport.
Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music
Sign up for the next installment of our popular virtual sea song sing-along. Listen in, lead or request a song, and belt out the choruses for your neighbors to hear. The next session is Sunday, November 1. Click the link below to sign up.
Highlights From Our Social Media Channels

Celebrate the Lenape people who lived in New York Bay long before European adventurers arrived.

SS Columbia Project

Learn more about how young secretarial school student Sarah Elizabeth Ray fought against discrimination.


Check out the great series of Get Out the Vote broadsides the printers at Bowne & Co. made during our Open Days.

Blowing Up Flood Rock!

In 1885, New Yorkers gathered to watch what would then be the largest engineering explosion ever.

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Tell Us Your Story!
The op-ed that Capt. Jonathan Boulware recently penned in amNewYork described the grave threat that the COVID crisis, compounded with lingering effects from prior NYC crises, has placed on our beloved South Street Seaport Museum. With it, we launched our new Our City, Our Seaport campaign to help preserve this institution that means so much to so many of us. 

We need your help to let our elected officials know that we need to save the Seaport Museum from permanent closure. Want to get involved in the #OurCityOurSeaport campaign? Sign up for the latest campaign updates at and share your favorite Museum story or photo with us. We’re collecting these moments, in the words of our community of volunteers and donors, for use in our campaign.
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Join today to help support the Museum’s exhibitions, preserve the ships and the collections, grow public programs, and serve over 12,000 students annually through education initiatives. Availability of some benefits is subject to temporary COVID-19 restrictions, but your support will truly go a long way to ensuring that the Museum weathers this storm.
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