CLAYTON, New York (December 2, 2013) – The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America’s premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, New York, announced today that food donations will be accepted for the local food pantry in exchange for admission in December.
Starting on Tuesday, December 3, visitors are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to the ABM admissions desk during regular museum hours, Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., to receive complimentary admission. Those visiting without a food donation can still tour the campus for only $5 (up to $8 off peak-season pricing), which benefits the Museum’s mission.
For the first time in the history of the ABM, the campus and Museum Store remain open in the month of December. The Museum will officially close for the 2013 season on Friday, December 20 and reopen on Friday, May 2, 2014.
Admission is not required to shop in the Museum Store.
Buildings and select exhibits remain accessible, though limited in some areas, and proper dress for weather conditions is suggested, as most areas will not be heated in order to preserve the boats on display.
Located on the St. Lawrence River in the 1000 Islands, the Antique Boat Museum features a collection of over 300 antique and classic boats, among thousands of recreational boating artifacts. In 2014, the Museum will host the 50th annual Antique Boat Show and Auction, the longest running show in North America, on August 1-3, as well as the Raceboat Regatta on August 8-10. For more information please visit the Museum’s website at ABM.org.