We here at WoodyBoater are beyond thrilled about this new permanent exhibit at THE Antique Boat Museum. We all in our community is some sort of way are living museums. Using our boats is part of their history. And THE Antique Boat Museum recognizes that. And is inviting US, YOU to be part of that history. How? Well, read the official announcement.
Ever wanted to see YOUR boat in a museum without having to donate or sell it?
The Antique Boat Museum wants to help you realize your dream with our new virtual museum of boats. With ABM unable to physically open to the public May 1st, we want to open remotely and provide you with the opportunity to show off your boat in a museum! The virtual museum that YOU will be a part of will be displayed on our new video wall located in the main entrance which faces out onto the street, as well as on ABM’s website, social media and Woody Boater.
Concerned that your boat will only be on display for one day as part of the virtual museum? Never fear! We don’t want to see the virtual museum end after only a month any more than you do. Once we open to the public, the virtual museum will become a permanent exhibition in the Robert Osborne Cox Theatre where our daily visitors will be able to see it and perhaps one day you’ll see your boat on a visit to ABM.
For just $50, you’ll get an Individual Membership and YOUR boat will be a part of our virtual museum for a year! The cost is $25 if you’re already a member. If you’d like to be a part of this exciting venture, submit your boat to us today.
What we need from you:
A. Owner(s)’ name(s); name, year, make and model of boat and engine; & the favorite waters where your boat runs
B. High quality photo(s) or digital video footage of your boat in horizontal orientation
C. 2-5 sentences about your boat and its history
Please submit your materials via https://www.abm.org/index.php/2020-virtual-exhibit/
*THE TROY Disclaimer: The Antique Boat Museum reserves the right to use editorial discretion in the display of any materials submitted. Any video footage submitted will be edited for best display on our screens and website.
From Personal Craft to Museum Object is a virtual exhibition where all of the objects on display are antique and classic boats submitted by their owners. The exhibition is an opportunity for boat owners to have their boat(s) in a museum without physically giving up their boat. Spots in the exhibition can be purchased for $25 by members and $50 by non-members. Non-members will also receive an Individual Membership with their purchase.
The exhibition will be shown on a video wall in the Museum’s lobby, on the website and ABM’s social media, and featured here in some sort of crazy way on Woody Boater. Hey it will be cool. So. Gather your best photos, and lets all join the historic museum quality fun!