The Los Angeles Maritime Museum. Photo courtesy Hearken Creative Services

CAMM Membership Newsletter - February 13, 2015
Photo courtesy Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
Future CAMM Meeting Locations

The CAMM Board of Directors is delighted to announce that the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation will be hosting CAMM's 2016 meeting in their new maritime center in Wilmington, Delaware, and that the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park will be hosting the 2017 meeting.

2015 ICMM Meeting 

A website has been created for the next International Congress of Maritime Museums which will be held in Hong Kong-Macau from November 1 to 8, 2015.
Online Option for Membership Renewals

For those who like the convenience of paying online, we now offer a PayPal link on our membership renewal page.

Dear Colleagues,

It is my great pleasure to invite you to the 2015 Council of American Maritime Museums Annual Conference, being held this April 13th & 14th in Los Angeles, California. This national conference is an amazing opportunity to meet with and hear from maritime heritage organizations across the country.


We are truly fortunate to have the Los Angeles Maritime Museum as our conference host this year.  In addition to presentations from some of the finest maritime museums we also have planned a guided cruise of Long Beach/Los Angeles Harbors, lunch onboard a US Navy battleship, an exclusive screening of Mystic Seaport's film, Unfurling The World: The Voyages of Irving and Electa Johnson, and a closing dinner at the Los Angeles Yacht Club.


If this is your first time attending, or you are looking to bring new staff members along, I highly recommend you take a look at the Leonard Rennie Travel Grants which will pay for up to half of your travel costs.


Make your reservations soon for what promises to be an amazing two days with colleagues from around the nation.  I look forward to seeing you in Los Angeles this April!


Dave Pearson

CAMM President

Conference Details

Museum Director Marifrances Trivelli and her staff at the Los Angeles Maritime Museum have put together a terrific program of educational sessions and networking opportunities. A downloadable preliminary schedule is now available on our Annual Meeting web page.

The $150 two-day registration fee includes all sessions, breakfast and lunch each day, as well as the narrated boat cruise/reception on Monday and the closing dinner on Tuesday. One-day registrations are also available.

There is an optional field trip on Wednesday, April 15th, to the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. The separate $40 ticket covers bus transportation, admission, and a behind-the-scenes tour of their maritime collections by Huntington curators.

For more information on registration, lodging, transportation, and travel grants, please visit:

Don't delay, the special hotel rate expires on March 13th and conference registration closes March 31st.
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Candace Clifford
Council of American Maritime Museums