Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority is Butterfly Sundries’ June-August 2014 Featured Charity!
Grays Harbor Historical Seaport is an amazing 501 (c)(3) educational non-profit based out of Aberdeen, Washington. They offer educational, vocational, recreational and ambassadorial activities and experiences which promote and preserve the maritime history of Grays Harbor, the Pacific Northwest and our nation while serving the needs of the community.
Bringing maritime history to life is just one of the specialties aboard two of their tall ships. They offer many different programs through which they provide hands-on opportunities (both fun and educational) with a focus on teamwork and empowerment. Here are just a few of some great ways to explore our shared human history and daily connections to the world’s oceans through their programs:
- Education programs (targeted at K-12)
- Public Sails
- Dockside Tours
- Sail training experiences
- Expedition Voyages Family Camp
- Multi-day ocean Passages
- Longboat programs
- Vocational / pre-vocational programs
You’re probably more familiar with at least one aspect of their programs than you might think; one of their tall ships, the Lady Washington, was used in the “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” movie! You may even remember her as the HMS Interceptor.
Their inspired mini-line:
For Grays Harbor Historical Seaport I’ve created the Sirens and Sailors Collection, designs inspired by nautical myths, sailors’ tools (including knots and maps, among others) and “Golden Age of Pirates” (including some designs which use genuine antique coins)! Each item from the Sirens and Sailors Collection sends 10% of the sale profits to support the programming of GHHS (through May 2015).