Why support the Essex Shipbuilding Museum?
It is with your support that we are able to maintain high standards of programming while offering tickets at reasonable prices, thereby continuing to keep our programs accessible to as many members of the public as possible.

Your gift will make a difference.
Each year our earned revenue covers only a portion of the Essex Shipbuilding Museum's costs. Grants, and gifts from generous individuals and businesses make up the balance. Donating to the Essex Shipbuilding Museum fills an important philanthropic need, and offers tax and financial benefits.

Giving is easy!
We can accept your donation by way of check, credit card (MasterCard or Visa), or stock transfer. If you would like to make a donation by credit card, please select the appropriate category below. If you prefer to make a donation by check, please make your check out to the Essex Shipbuilding Museum and send it to: Essex Shipbuilding Museum, PO Box 277, Essex, MA 01929. If you would like to make a stock transfer please call our offices (978-768-7541) for instructions on how to do this.

Matching gifts.
Did you know the value of your gift can be doubled? Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees.

If your employer sponsors a matching program, please request a matching gift form from them, and send it completed and signed with your donation. We will do the rest.

Join the Shipbuilders' Society
Won't you consider becoming a member of the Shipbuilders' Society by generously contributing to the Museum at one of the following levels (each named for a significant Essex-built schooner):

$100 - $249 $   
Henry Ford  
$250 - $499 $   
$500 - $999 $   
Gertrude L. Thebaud  
$1,000 - $4,999 $   
$5,000+ $   
Other donation amount