The Friends of the Museum serves an essential role as the nonprofit support group and membership organization for the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort. Since 1977 the Friends organization has initiated and supported museum programs, maintained boat and equipment inventories for use by these programs, administered the boat donation program, and owned property for museum use.
Additionally the Friends initiate a number of fundraising efforts in support of museum programs and exhibits.
With a membership of 1,500 and an average annual budget of $500,000 the Friends of the Museum is a major component of museum operations in Beaufort.
The Friends of the Museum financial highlights show our fundraising success and overall accomplishments in museum support.
The Friends is grateful for the efforts of our Board, volunteers, and supporters who work each day to better position the Friends to carry out its mission.