The Great Lakes Lore and Maritime Museum is a 501(c)(3) that runs on grants, the generous contributions of our members, and dedicated volunteers that positively impact the experience of our visitors.

Our Museum Sails Under the Power of Volunteers

Our volunteers are the reason why our visitors come back to see us time and again. Some of the things our volunteers do include:

  • Greeting our guests and explaining the layout of the museum
  • Explaining exhibits and telling stories of being sailors on the freshwater seas
  • Manning the cash register at our amazing gift shop and processing transactions
  • There is no “typical” day at the museum!

If you have a couple of days a year, a month, or a week to share with the museum, we’d love to have you. If you have a set of skills you think we’d find valuable (perhaps you’re a techie or a marketer) and you’d like to contribute, let us know!