About the hull lifesaving museum

The Hull Lifesaving Museum is so much more than a museum. Founded in 1978, we are an essential part of the community that for 42 years has provided not only crucial lessons from our maritime heritage, but also life-changing and sometimes life-saving youth development experiences. Our mission celebrates the lifesaving spirit of Skills, Courage, and Caring, and the relevance of our history to our constituents' daily lives. As one of our region's leading cultural organizations and agents of social change, HLM challenges its participants to draw the best from themselves by combining social services and experiential education with historical preservation and interpretation. HLM's year-round education and recreation programs, serving a diverse constituency, 75% of whom are underserved youth from metropolitan Boston, are broadly recognized as best practice models. HLM's program design respects the needs, expectations, and skill level of each participant.

 

MISSION

The driving principles of the 19th century coastal lifesavers - Skills, Courage, and Caring - are the foundations of the Hull Lifesaving Museum's commitment to impact individual lives for the better. We foster a community dedicated to the preservation of Boston Harbor's rich maritime heritage and lifesaving traditions through exhibits, collections, open-water rowing programs, and stewardship of our historic sites. 

HISTORY

The Hull Lifesaving Museum (HLM) is housed in the former Point Allerton US Lifesaving Station opened in 1889 under the leadership of Joshua James who, with his crews of the Massachusetts Humane Society and US Lifesaving Service and the Revenue Cutter Service, were merged to form the US Coast Guard. Joshua James is considered a "father" of the US Coast Guard.

 

MUSEUM STAFF

Michael McGurl, Executive Director
mike@hulllifesavingmuseum.org

Ed McCabe, Maritime Program Director
Ed@hulllifesavingmuseum.org

Elizabeth Naylor, Education & Outreach Coordinator
Elizabeth@hulllifesavingmuseum.org

Liz Gunderson, Marketing & Program Developer
Liz@hulllifesavingmuseum.org


Corinne Leung, Director of Advancement & Communication
Corinne@hulllifesavingmuseum.org

Mary Porter, Collections Manager
Mary@hulllifesavingmuseum.org

JOB OPPORTUNITIES


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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Robert MacIntyre, Chair/President
Nowell Bloomenthal, Vice President
Chad Wolfe, Treasurer
Dolly Snow Bicknell, Clerk
Sean Baggett
Chris Basler
Steven Clancy
Maureen Gillis
Brian Stanley

OUR SITES

POINT ALLERTON STATION
1117 Nantasket Avenue, Hull, MA
Headquarters of the Hull Lifesaving Museum at the Point Allerton U.S. Lifesaving Station in Hull, MA. The museum exhibits are open to the public year round.

WINDMILL POINT BOATHOUSE
185 Main Street, Hull, MA
Windmill Point Boathouse (Hull) former 1960's U.S. Coast Guard Station is the base of our South Shore Maritime Program.

BOSTON ROWING CENTER
88 Sleeper Street, Boston, MA
Our site for downtown Boston waterfront operations and our rowing fleet is located in Fort Point Channel.

CONTACT US

General Inquiries: info@hulllifesavingmuseum.org

Telephone: (781) 925-5433

Mail: Hull Lifesaving Museum
          1117 Nantasket Avenue
          P.O. Box 221
          Hull, MA 02045

Boston Rowing Center - Please contact Home Office: (781) 925-5433

Hull Lifesaving Museum   |   P.O. Box 221, 1117 Nantasket Avenue, Hull, MA  02045   |   (781) 925-5433

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