I am 62 years old. I think, maybe 61 and gonna be 62? I have literally no idea. And in those 60 years, we have seen a war or two, I was in an Earthquake in San Fransisco, in DC during 9/11 and now at home during a pandemic. And yet, consider myself lucky. Being a history nut, life has been far crueler, and it’s helpful to look back sometimes to see that despite life’s, crap is just that. CRAP!
Even during crappy times, it’s okay to escape. And that is what our passion is about. Escape. A moment of time frozen to pause and enjoy the power of now. And guess what, there is a museum of that time. not a Museum of battles won and lost, or wax figures, or landmarks, but recreation. A museum that reminds us all that time to step away is normal and needed. It’s that important.
During times like this, it can seem more important to focus on our basic needs. A roof, food, and toilet paper. But you MUST also consider a moment of joy is also needed. I am beyond proud to support The Antique Boat Museum because of this.
Is it really about the boats after all? Okay, yes.. I guess that point fell short. But all kidding aside. It is deeper, and we need to support that. For the Museums health and ours.
If you are not a member, become one, if you are one, renew, and donate. Now is a time when Museums and other places that rely on you need us most. Fundraising is not easy, and yet necessary at this time. It can feel selfish to ask. They don’t know I am saying this. I am asking for us all. We need them, and they need us. We are together as one.
As of today, They are slated to open May 1st. With lifes ups and downs these days, one can imagine this is subject to change. But you can visit them online 24/7 here. On their website. RIGHT HERE.. as in HERE.