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Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 5:21 PM

South Street Seaport Museum was honored to receive a proclamation from the New York City Council in celebration of the organization's 50thAnniversary. Captain Jonathan Boulware, executive director of the museum, accepted the honor on August 24, 2017.

"We are immensely honored to have received this recognition from New York City Council. The vote of confidence in the value of our work is gratefully received. We, in turn, thank the Council for its ongoing support of our efforts. Council was there at the beginning of the Seaport Museum. They have been there along the way and we're looking forward to continuing our work with their support as we interpret the very beginnings of New York City." said Capt. Jonathan Boulware, Executive Director of the South Street Seaport Museum.

The Council of the City of New York is proud to honor the South Street Seaport Museum for 50 years of stellar service and contributions; and

WHEREAS: Since the Seaport Museum made its debut in 1967, it has fostered a greater appreciation among New Yorkers and other visitors for our City's incredible maritime history. Through interactive exhibits, a one-of-a-kind collection of more than 26,500 objects, and its ongoing preservation efforts, the Seaport Museum reveals the history of New York City from its birth to the region we know today; and

WHEREAS: From turn-of-the-century ships and block printing, to woodcarving, walking tours, and a floating outdoor classroom, the Seaport Museum's delivers exhibits and programs provide an immersive education in New York's history as a port city as well as a clear lens into the experiences of the millions of immigrants who have sailed to our shores in pursuit of opportunity and economic prosperity; and

WHEREAS: Tragically, in late 2012, the Seaport Museum was suddenly home to an unwanted immersive experience: Superstorm Sandy. Like homes and businesses across the city, the Seaport Museum was deluged by the storm surge. Although Sandy left many physical and financial challenges in its wake, the Seaport Museum reaffirmed its commitment to its mission, soon reopened and reaffirmed its reputation as the "Little Museum that Could"; and

WHEREAS: Today, the Seaport Museum's staff and volunteers, educators, sailors, and preservationist continue to dedicate their talents and energy to bring New York City maritime history to life and to support its current renaissance in culture, ferry service and more; and

WHEREAS: The Seaport Museum has truly distinguished itself in as one of our greatest cultural treasures and it has earned the attention and gratitude of every New Yorker; now, therefore

BE IT KNOWN: That the Council of the City of New York gratefully honors

The South Street Seaport Museum

in celebration of its

50th ANNIVERSARY

For cultivating a universal appreciation of New York City's maritime history that transcends cultural, generational, and geographical boundaries.

Signed this 24th day of August in the year Twenty Seventeen.

Melissa Mark-Vivierito, Speaker, For the Entire Council
Margaret S. Chin, Council Member, 1st District, Manhattan
Jimmy Van Bramer, Chair, Committee on Cultural Affairs

ABOUT SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM
The South Street Seaport Museum, located in the heart of the historic Seaport district in New York City, preserves and interprets the history of New York as a great port city. Designated by Congress as America's National Maritime Museum, the Museum houses exhibition galleries and education spaces, working nineteenth century print shops, and an active fleet of historic vessels that all work to tell the story of "Where New York Begins."

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