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- SAVE THE DATE Rum Runner 2013
- Navigation Through The Ages
- Check It Out!!
- Model Anchor Society
- National Safe Boating Week
- Summer Camps
- Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
The Maritime & Classic Boating Museum of Florida was incorporated in 1993 and opened to the public in 1995, moving to its home in 2003. Easily accessed by land or sea, via the south fork of the St. Lucie River, MCBM with its own marina, was located in a small cottage on Kanner Highway, along with a boat restoration facility. The museum’s valuable artifacts, spanning the twentieth century, were maintained in a secure off-site warehouse, with selected artifacts exhibited in two galleries in the cottage.
In November 2009, MCBM temporarily relocated to the Frances Langford Pavilion in the Indian Riverside Park in Jensen Beach, where its permanent Ralph Evinrude Exhibit is now housed. This interim relocation will be used during the construction period of the new MCBM facilities, also in Indian Riverside Park, located between the Leach Mansion and the U.S. Sailing Center. MCBM’s temporary home will provide enlarged facilities for exhibition galleries and other museum spaces which will permit an immediate expansion of programming for museum visitors.
The Maritime & Classic Boat Museum of Florida’s Board of Trustees is prepared for the museum’s bold, new growth. Three new buildings will be constructed to house MCBM’s collection, exhibition galleries, and educational programs. The primary museum building, situated on a bluff overlooking the Indian River, will house three exhibition pavilions, a research library, classrooms, an auditorium, a museum store, and a café. The second building will contain an antique boat building and restoration shop, exhibition space for finished boats, an antique engine repair shop, and a boat model building and conservation shop. The third building will house art studios and galleries for our maritime art program.
The Maritime & Classic Boat Museum enjoys the support of the Martin County School Board and Indian River State College through program development, and it is endorsed by the Marine Industries Association of the Treasure Coast, St. Lucie Power Squadron, and the Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce.
The Maritime and Classic Boat Museum was established in 1993 as a non-profit community organization and opened its doors to the public in 1995. It is devoted to the collection, preservation, restoration and interpretation of the maritime and boating history on the Treasure Coast.
MARITIME & CLASSIC
1707 NE Indian River Drive
Jensen Beach, Florida 34957
PO Box 275
Jensen Beach, FL 34958
Email: [email protected]