Fifteenth Annual Museum Day

Shipwreck Lifesaving Museum

Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum Joins "Smithsonian" Magazine's Museum Day

Egan Maritime is delighted to announce that for the first time, the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum will participate in the Smithsonian magazine’s 15th annual Museum Day on Saturday, September 21 from 10am to 5pm.

Museum Day is an annual celebration that brings together cultural institutions from across the country. The Museum will debut never before seen documents from the collection: a selection of Assistance Rendered Reports from the U.S. Coast Guard’s Madaket Lifesaving Station. The reports will be read and narrated by a Museum guide at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm, sharing the captivating details of a day at the Madaket Lifesaving Station from 1916 to 1946. Additionally, the day’s offerings will include activities for young visitors with two new children’s games recently introduced at the Museum:

Shipwrecks & Sailors
: with the intent to save the lives of those stranded on shipwrecks around the island of Nantucket, players strike out into the dangerous waters off Nantucket, rescuing sailors and learning about the real shipwreck that met with disaster.

Lifesaving Service Memory Game
: For younger audiences, this simple memory game aids the learning process by familiarizing participants with the tools used during rescue efforts.

Museum Manager Chuck Allard commented, “We are excited to partake in this nationally celebrated day at the Museum. The Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum is the Nation’s first and oldest Museum dedicated to the history of lifesaving, and Museum Day is an opportunity to inspire visitors with new artifacts and stories.”

To learn more about the Smithsonian magazine’s 15th annual Museum Day, click here. To download a ticket to the Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum for Museum Day, click here.

Egan Maritime’s Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum is located at 158 Polpis Road. A free Shipwreck Shuttle is available for rides to and from the Museum, Monday through Saturday, from Visitor’s Services. Museum hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sundays, Noon to 5:00 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 – 17, and free to children 5 and under. The Museum participates in the Blue Star program offering active members of the military and their families free admission. For more information call (508) 228 -1885.