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Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society


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Roger Ottenbach, President of the Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society was speaker at the March Seattle Propeller Club. For more information about about the historical society, pls visit:

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Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society

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  2. 2. April 1, 1948 founding of the Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society with the original executive board:Jim Gibbs, Tom Sandry, Joe Williamson, Bob Leithead and Austen Hemion. The goals of the Society were to preserve maritime history and to rebuild the maritime spirit of Seattle. <br />
  3. 3. COLLECTIONS<br />3,000 artifacts <br />Largest maritime archives in the area:<br /> 70,000 photographs/negatives<br /> 7,000 ship plans<br /> 5,000 books <br /> 30 cubic feet of archival materials <br />
  4. 4. What we offer:<br />Research Services – assist people around the world with Pacific Northwest maritime history research.<br />Monthly Public Programs – interesting, entertaining, educational maritime speakers free to the public or charge for meal served. <br />“History Sails to You” Outreach Educational Programs – speakers for adult programs, hands-on activities for classrooms. <br />THE SEA CHEST – Quarterly publication of Pacific Northwest maritime history. <br />
  5. 5. Lake Union Park – MOHAI opening November 2012 <br />Partnership with the Museum of History and Industry since 1958 <br />
  6. 6. View of the Armory building looking to the southwest and the Maritime Gallery on the upper floor – the former bridge. <br />
  7. 7. Concept sketch for the gallery with views out to Lake Union.<br />
  8. 8. A view inside the Armory building and the beginning of construction in January 2011.<br />
  9. 9. February 2011 with the ceiling exposed and walls knocked out. <br />
  10. 10. March 15, 2011 view to the north and the opening up of the walls to the view of the future Maritime Gallery on the upper level. <br />
  11. 11. Join us! <br />Many ways to be involved:<br /><ul><li> Membership in the Society
  12. 12. Sponsorship Opportunities
  13. 13. Planned Giving </li></li></ul><li>For more information:<br />Visit us on the web at<br />Contact Karen Marshall, Executive Director<br />email:<br />phone: 206.324.1126 x 41 <br />Your support preserves our maritime history.<br />