For years our volunteers travel throughout the sound hosting a PSM booth for the public, providing public educational outreach for adults and youth, as well as booths at more than a dozen career fairs throughout the sound for highschoolers.
This year as GIVEBIG approaches, we’d like to ask for something a little more specific.
We would like to be able to offer a hands on public exhibit. Comprised of items that not only educate, but inspire.
We are also using GiveBIG as the launch point for a campaign to raise funds for the next phase of our PastPerfect Online project, which will begin the complete digitization of the Joe Williamson Marine Photograph Collection. The Williamson Collection consists of over 60,000 images and is the heart of our photo collection. By putting these photographs into our PastPerfect Database and making them available online, it will be easier than ever before for our members, researchers, and the general public to access our photo collection.
Our goal for this campaign is to raise a total of $22,000. This will fund the first phase of Williamson digitization, which will focus on the more than 6,000 photos of Mosquito Fleet and other inland vessels. Help us meet our goal!
Our Wish List
Ship for Travelling Exhibits
As we participate in public outreach and educational events, ship models not only engage children and provide them an opportunity for kinesthetic parents, but also engage parents and fellow history fans.
Our Goal: $250
Radio Control Pond Boat
Each month we participate in the free First Thursday event at MOHAI. Providing hands-on learning activities in the maritime exhibit, we would love to be able to offer an activity for all ages by hosting Pond Boats on Lake Union at MOHAI as one of these activities.
Our Goal: $300 (for 3)
Custom Educational Activity Books for Youth and Families
We love educational public outreach! By creating customized educational activity books for youth, we can provide a family activity that engages and educates the public in the history and diversity in PNW Maritime!
Our Goal: $450
Knot Tying Activity
One of our volunteers has offered to craft a knot tying activity station!
This portable activity can travel to schools, public outreach events, and
our MOHAI First Thursday events!
Our Goal: $175