About Membership

Your membership, at any and all levels, provides the Museum with support to continue its mission to provide a center for education, preservation and study of traditional Essex shipbuilding and the community that supported it.

The Essex Shipbuilding Museum is located on the grounds of the A.D. Story Shipyard. In this small village of Essex, MA, in the basin of the Essex River, more than 4,000 wooden ships were built. The American fishing schooner was invented here. I created this video to help raise money to interpret, educate and preserve the proud New England history of Essex. I hoped to summarize the the story of the Essex shipwrights and mission of the museum.

Membership Benefits

  • Free admission to the Museum

  • Discounted admission to museum programs

  • 10% discount at store

  • Newsletter

  • Sail on the Lewis H. Story

Membership Categories

Individual - Benefits and free admission for one member

Family - Benefits and free admission for up to four members

Senior Individual (65+) - Benefits and free admission for one senior member

Senior Couple (One member 65+) - Benefits and free admission for two senior members

Artist Membership

An Artist Membership can be added to any new or existing membership at no extra cost!

In addition to our regular member benefits, Artist Members receive:

  • Seven day access to the Museum Shipyard

  • An Artist Member parking pass

  • Entrance into an annual Artist Member Exhibition