Make A Donation

By donating to the Michigan Maritime Museum, you are preserving the past and inspiring the future. Your gift supports education initiatives, exhibits, operating expenses, events, and so much more. Gifts are tax-deductible and you receive the satisfaction of knowing that you are safeguarding Michigan’s Great Lakes maritime history and heritage for generations to come. Giving to the Museum ensures our sustainability. Donations come in all shapes and sizes. Whether your donation is annual or a one-time gift, every dollar counts and is appreciated. Help make history come alive!

Ways to Give

Make a general donation online

By mail

To make a gift by mail, send a check to:

Michigan Maritime Museum
260 Dyckman Avenue
South Haven, Michigan 49090

Launching a Legacy Capital Campaign

We are so thankful to all of our donors who have made the Launching a Legacy campaign and incredible success so far. We have completed Phase I of the project and are almost complete with Phase IIA! We have a little more to go to realize the entire vision and take the Museum to a whole new level as an institution. Now is the time to take this across the finish line! Donate to Launching a Legacy today!

Tribute & Memorial Gifts

Consider honoring someone or celebrating a special occasion through a Tribute or Memorial gift to the Museum. These can be indicated through any giving method of your choosing. Be sure to include who is the honoree and who should receive a notification of the gift. If you have questions about this type of gift, please contact us at (269) 637-8078 ext. 202.

Wire Transfers and Gifts of Securities

For information on how to make a gift by matching Foundation opportunities, wire transfers, or through stocks and securities, please contact Patti Montgomery Reinert, Executive Director.

Leave Your Own Maritime Legacy

We invite you to join us in ensuring the future of the Michigan Maritime Museum as you consider leaving your own maritime legacy. We would be honored to work with you on planned gifts such as bequests, insurance policies and retirement accounts. If you would like more information on how you can leave your own maritime legacy, contact Patti Montgomery Reinert, Executive Director.

Donating to the Collection

The Museum has a strict donation policy for all collections material. Please contact Ashley Deming at or call us at (269) 637-8078 ext. 103 if you would like to donate an item to our collection. The Museum will not accept items without prior arrangements.