To our RELIANCE Project Friends,
I’d like to write this blog as a personal appeal. The Herreshoff Marine Museum / America’s Cup Hall of Fame was issued a matching challenge donation of $50,000 and is closing in on funding its share. As you know the final amount is the most difficult to raise and your gift will be matched 100% until we reach our $50,000 goal.. Please help us get there! Education is so important to making RELIANCE relevant to visitors of all ages and any gift is greatly appreciated. Contributions can be made online at: http://herreshoff.org/store/educationchallenge.html or by calling the Museum office at 401.253.5000.
As discussed in this blog site before, our Project team has seen that The RELIANCE Project is much more than just building a model. We are making great strides in telling the story with exhibits and educational programs. We are but a small part of the positive change underway at The Herreshoff Marine Museum.
Throughout the past year you have seen periodic blogs on the educational aspects of The RELIANCE Project. For example, we have an exciting CAD/ 3-D Printing Project underway with the MET High School, have used students to create displays of spars, have initiated over a dozen collaboration projects with Roger Williams University, have hosted Mt. Hope High School “STEAM” (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) teachers in an exchange of ideas on integrated class projects, and have supported the mentoring program which goes on next to RELIANCE.
Thank you as always,