Hull Lifesaving Museum

Hull Lifesaving Museum
1117 Nantasket Avenue
781-925-5433

The Hull Lifesaving Museum, the museum of Boston Harbor Heritage, preserves the region's lifesaving tradition and maritime culure through collections, exhibits, experiential and interpretive education, research and service to others. The museum's open water rowing programs in Botson Harbor educate young people about themselves while developing a constituency that takes stewartship for its maritime history. The deeds, traditions, and ethics of ninetheenth century coastal lifesavers--Skills, Courage, and Caring--are the foundation of the museum's exhibits and programs, and its underlying commitment to working to impace society, and individual lives, for the better.

Recent News

South Shore Youth Rowing - Spring 2019

All Rowers - All Levels - Open to students in Middle and High School Program: Our Co-ed program is for students in middle and high school. No experience is needed; only enthusiasm and a sense of adventure! Crews will row in traditional open water…

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Summer Adventure - 2019

The Summer Adventure Program offers six weeks of discovery and exploration for children ages 5-11. From tide pools to pond yachts and pirates to shipwrecks, kids will explore a different theme each week! Summer Adventure meets Tuesday-Thursday from…

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Hull Lifesaving Museum News - Now Enrolling Boston’s Maritime Masterpieces

Hull Lifesaving Museum-Maritime Heritage SeminarThursday Evenings, February 28th through May 2nd The Hull Lifesaving Museum’s 8 week seminar, Boston’s Maritime Masterpieces, will provide an in-depth study of a rich selection of…

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Hull Lifesaving Museum Fall Newsletter: December 2018

Flying Santa!Sunday, December 9th 11:45 am(weather permitting)Free!Join us for a wonderful New England Tradition! Since 1929, Flying Santa has been celebrating those who guard our shores, first by dropping gifts for Light Keepers, now by visiting…

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Hull Lifesaving Museum Harbor Illumination Lights Up The Night With More Than 1,000 Flares!

On Saturday, July 28th, the Hull Lifesaving Museum lit up Hull Bay with over 1,000 flares in a shared evening of remembrance and celebration. More than 500 members of the community sponsored flares to honor, remember or celebrate a loved one or…

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Hull Lifesaving Museum Fall Newsletter: May 16, 2018

Thank you to all who supported our 2nd Annual Greater Love Gala on April 20th at Black Rock Country Club in honor of Hull native son and retired Marine Corps General Richard Neal.  Greater Love raised over $32,000 in support of our preservation…

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Summer Adventure 2018

The Summer Adventure Program offers six weeks of discovery and exploration for children ages 5-11. From tide pools to pond yachts and mermaids to shipwrecks, kids will explore a different theme each week! Summer Adventure meets Tuesday-Thursday from…

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MassHumanities Awards HLM Grant for Outdoor Exhibit at Windmill Point Boathouse

We are thrilled to announce that MassHumanities has awarded the Hull Lifesaving Museum a $7,500 grant to install outdoor exhibit panels at the Windmill Point Boathouse. The exhibit is part of our current effort to restore and interpret the Windmill…

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Hull Lifesaving Museum Fall Newsletter 2017

Summer Program Highlights from our Boston Rowing CenterThis summer was a fantastically energetic time for Home Waters.  Kicking off the summer with our Fort Point Channel Open, we had great teams from all over Massachusetts, both youth and…

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31st Annual Head of the Weir River Race 2017

Hull Lifesaving Museum's 31st Annual Head of the Weir River Race is a celebration of the estuary at the height of its fall beauty coupled with a varied array of the region's open water rowers. As many as 60 boats jockey for position racing out the…

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Hull Lifesaving Museum Newsletter - May 2017

Hull Lifesaving Museum Harbor IlluminationSave the Date: Saturday, July 29thTague Illumination panoramaWe are looking forward to another forward to another spectacular Harbor Illumination!Save the Date for Saturday, July 29th and like our Facebook…

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Sign-Ups are Underway for HLM's Summer Adventure Program

The museum's Summer Adventure Program offers six weeks of discovery and exploration for children ages 5-11. Summer Adventure meets Tuesday - Thursday from 9:30 - 12:30 pm, with a different theme each week. Each week includes hands-on activities,…

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Boston Light History Symposium, October 15, 2016

On Saturday, October 15, 2016, the Hull Lifesaving Museum will host a Maritime History Symposium at the Nantasket Beach Resort, 45 Hull Shore Drive, celebrating the 300th Anniversary of Boston Light, America's First Lighthouse.The symposium will…

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Hull Lifesaving Museum South Shore Youth Rowing Fall Sign-Ups Underway

Hull, Massachusetts - Signups are now underway for middle and high school age students, ages 12-18 for Hull Lifesaving Museum's co-ed South Shore Youth Rowing Program. The program operating from HLM's Windmill Point Boathouse, 185 Main Street in…

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Harbor Illumination Boat Parade - Call For Entries

Now Accepting Entries for the Boat Parade  Hull Lifesaving Museum is now accepting entries for the Boat Parade on July 30, 2016, 8:00 pm. Processing from A Street Pier to Spinnaker Island spit on Hull Bay with the special touch of being led by the…

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Northern Avenue Bridge Design Contest

As you may be aware the topic of Boston's Northern Avenue Bridge repair or replacement has been debated for some time in the City; and this topic is directly linked to the interests of our Boston Rowing Center located adjacent to the Bridge.Now you…

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Winner of HLM's Harbor Illumination T-Shirt Design Contest Announced

Hull Lifesaving Museum wishes to congratulate Erica Thornton for submitting her winning entry in the Harbor Illumination T-Shirt Design Contest. Contestants were asked to reflect, "The Harbor Illumination: a community happening" in their…

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Hull Lifesaving Museum News - The Flame's Alive!

The Point Allerton Lifesaving Station cradles a storied history: home to America's most celebrated lifesaver Joshua James and fore-runner of today's US Coast Guard. The Hull Lifesaving Museum holds these fragile memories, bridging the ethos of those…

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Hull Lifesaving Museum Newsletter - December 2015

Executive Director's LetterAs we approach the end of a powerful year for HLM I am moved to thank our amazing circle of enthusiastic volunteers, participants and donors who continue to help this organization pull off a long-running stream of wins. It…

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Hull Lifesaving Museum News: For All The Things You Do...

This Giving Tuesday we appreciate your help in making possible the many programs HLM brings to the community:-- More exhibits and events at HLM's renovated Point Allerton Station-- New dimensions of learning, expanded horizons for Boston Public…

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Hull Lifesaving Museum Newsletter - September 2015

Come See What's New at the Museum at Point Allerton Station    Restoration of Point Allerton Station Nears CompletionAs hazy summer yields to inevitable September, the beach crowds dwindle and our thoughts turn to fall. This year, the Point…

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South Shore Youth Rowing - Fall Signups Underway

Hull, MA---Signups are now underway for middle and high school age students, ages 12-18 for Hull Lifesaving Museum's co-ed South Shore Youth Rowing Program. The program operating from HLM's Windmill Point Boathouse, 185 Main Street in Hull, MA, runs…

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Hull Lifesaving Museum News - July 20, 2015

HARBOR ILLUMINATION - July 25, 2015 Some three miles of Hull's shoreline will light up at sunset Saturday, July 25, as a thousand individual flares that surround Hull Bay are lit for the annual Harbor Illumination, a spectacular tradition.…

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Harbor Illumination Returns with New Events and Traditional Favorites

Hull, MA -- Some three miles of Hull's shoreline will light up at sunset Saturday, July 25, as a thousand individual flares that surround Hull Bay are lit for the annual Harbor Illumination, a spectacular tradition.Although this year's event, hosted…

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Hull Lifesaving Museum Newsletter - June 2015

In the News:19th Century Shipwreck on Nantasket Beach   A piece of Hull's storied maritime past has revealed itself on Nantasket Beach. The bones of a long buried 19th century shipwreck have emerged through the sand, likely due to erosion of the…

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Captain Andrew Tiongson, Prospective Commanding Officer of the United States Coast Guard National Security Cutter JAMES

The Hull Lifesaving Museum was honored to welcome Captain Andrew Tiongson, prospective Commanding Officer of the United States Coast Guard Cutter James on Thursday, January 15th at 7 pm to our Point Allerton U.S. Lifesaving Station. The Coast…

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Hull Lifesaving Museum January 2015 Happenings

Nantasket Beach Lecture SeriesPresentation by Captain Andrew Tiongson of the United States Coast Guard National Security Cutter JAMESThursday, January 15, 2015, 7:00 pm Nantasket Beach Resort45 Hull Shore Drive, Hull, MA Free, Donations Welcome  We…

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The Nantasket Beach Lecture Series welcomes Captain Andrew Tiongson of the United States Coast Guard National Security Cutter JAMES

The Hull Lifesaving Museum and the Nantasket Beach Lecture Series are honored to welcome Captain Andrew Tiongson of the United States Coast Guard Cutter James at the Nantasket Beach Resort. The Coast Guard's newest National Security Cutter, the…

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Hull Lifesaving Museum Newsletter - December 2014

In the NewsPoint Allerton Station Restoration Update With our most recent nor'easter just winding down, the urgent need for the restoration of the Point Allerton Lifesaving Station is ever on our minds. Fortunately, we are happy to report that our…

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Hull Lifesaving Museum Newsletter - Fall 2014

Station Restoration UpdateWe are delighted to announce that the Point Allerton US Lifesaving Station, which is listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places, has been awarded a $50,000 matching grant from the Massachusetts…

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Hull Lifesaving Museum's 28th Annual Head of the Weir!

The Hull Lifesaving Museum will host its annual celebration of open-water rowing and the glory of the Weir River Estuary and Boston Harbor in autumn, the Head of the Weir River Race. Up to 60 boats jockey for position as they race out the narrow…

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Nantasket Beach Lecture Series

Boston Beer: A History of Brewing in the Hub with Author Norman Miller  Since before Patriots like Paul Revere and Sam Adams fermented a revolution in smoky Beantown taverns, beer has been integral to the history of Boston. The city issued its…

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South Shore Youth Rowing Fall Season 2014

All Rowers - All Levels (Novice - Advanced)Mondays and Wednesdays3:30 - 5:30 pmSeptember 15 - November 22     YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM Register by filling out Registration Form on our website and sending in or dropping…

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Summer Lego Club - Seaside House and Wind Powered Machines

Hull Lifesaving Museum Summer LEGO Club Monday-Friday, August 18-2210 am -2 pm$125 members, $140 nonmembersSpace is limited. Preregistration is required.Seaside House & Wind Powered Machines Join us for lots of seaside science and creativity…

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Hull Lifesaving Museum Newsletter - June 2014

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Hull Lifesaving Museum Newsletter - January 2014

Hello! As you know, I moved into the role of Interim Executive Director in early January, after long-time Executive Director Lory Newmyer stepped down in late December. I had the privilege of spending a good deal of time with Lory in her last month…

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Hull Lifesaving Museum February Vacation Lego Camp

February School Vacation Week Mini Camp: Exploring Sea & Sky!In celebration of the museum's 17th annual Sea & Sky Art Show, our February Lego Club will explore the theme of Sea & Sky by building a Coast Guard plane and fishing boat, as…

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The Science of Storms with Meteorologist Rob Gilman

Learn to look at Nor'Easters in a whole new way - like a scientist! Join meteorologist Rob Gilman to learn about the science of forecasting new England Winter Storms. Following the presentation, children will have a chance to experiment with making…

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Hull Lifesaving Museum News: Scientist Saturday, Sea and Sky Art Show

The Science of Storms with Meteorologist Rob Gilman Learn to look at Nor'Easters in a whole new way - like a scientist! Join meteorologist Rob Gilman to learn about the science of forecasting new England Winter Storms. Following the presentation,…

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Upcoming Events at the Hull Lifesaving Museum - December 30, 2013

The Lost Art of Finding Our Way - John Huth John Huth asks what is lost when modern technology substitutes for our innate capacity to find our way. Weaving together astronomy, meteorology, oceanography, and ethnography, The Lost Art of Finding Our…

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HLM Featured in Boston Business Journal's 2014 Giving Guide

Hull Lifesaving Museum is proud to be one of the 22 charities profiled in Boston Business Journal's December 2014 Giving Guide. Each of the charities that appear in the Giving Guide were sponsored by an organization or company that is passionate…

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Hull Lifesaving Museum Newsletter - December 2013

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Hull Lifesaving Museum News - December 4, 2013

Scientist Saturdays!Learn about current projects in the marine sciencesSea Ice & Icebreakers! with LT Cynthia Travers, USCGSaturday, December 7th, 11 amFree, All ages are welcomeThe U.S. Coast Guard currently operates two polar icebreakers,…

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Upcoming Lectures Celebrate Archaeology Month

Neighborhoods of Boston Harbor with Archaeologist Ellen Berkland Thursday, October 10, 2013, 7:00 pm Nantasket Beach Resort 45 Hull Shore Drive, Hull Free, Donations Welcome   The islands of Boston Harbor have had people living on them for…

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Hull Lifesaving Museum Seeks 125 Stories of Courage

2014 marks the 125th anniversary of the construction of the Point Allerton US Lifesaving Station in 1889. This spring, the Hull Lifesaving Museum will open a special anniversary exhibit celebrating 125 Stories of Courage. While much of the…

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Upcoming Programs at the Hull Lifesaving Museum - September 24, 2013

En Plein AirEnd of Season Artist GatheringFriday, September 27, 2013, 10:30 amHull Lifesaving MuseumFreePlease join us for a friendly, pot luck brunch as we wrap up the summer painting season.  We'll discuss the past summer's sessions, plans…

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts to Volunteer During Third Annual Service Day at the Hull Lifesaving Museum in Hull September 18, 2013

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts will hold its third annual companywide Service Day. One Community. One Blue. More than 3,000 associates, known as BlueCrew, will volunteer all together on one day at 39 different community sites across the…

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Leadership Change at the Hull Lifesaving Museum

During the past 26 years, first as Museum Educator, then as co-Director of the Maritime Program, and as Executive Director since 1996, I have had the remarkable pleasure of helping to nurture a genuinely exceptional organization. I am unreservedly…

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Hull Lifesaving Museum News - July 9, 2013

Summer En Plein Air Painting This Week - We Join Hull Artist Studio Connection to Paint the TownFriday, July 12th, 10:30 - 1 pmKenberma Business District, Nantasket Avenue, Hull, MA This Friday, en plein artists are invited to be guests of the…

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South Shore Youth Rowing - Summer Season

Hull, MA - Enrollment is now open for the Hull Lifesaving Museum's South Shore Youth Rowing - Summer Season from the Museum's Windmill Point Boathouse at Hull Gut. All kids, ages 12-18, are welcome - no experience is necessary! The cost is $150 for…

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Summer LEGO Club: Coast Guard Helicopter and Patrol Boat!

Join us this summer to build fantastic Coast Guard LEGO kits!Preregistration required. Limited to 8 children.Registration fee includes LEGO sets to keep.To register, please call Victoria at 781-925-5433 or email…

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Summer Adventure Program 2013

The museum's Summer Adventure Program offers six weeks of discovery and exploration for children ages 5-9. Summer Adventure meets Tuesday-Thursday from 9:30-12:30, with a different theme each week. Our 2013 sessions are listed below.*Registration…

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Snow Ball/Snow Row Weekend

The Hull Lifesaving Museum's signature-rowing race, The Snow Row, is running for the 34th year on March 2, at the very tip of Hull's peninsula at the museum's Windmill Point Boathouse.  But, hold on, the fun begins the night before, on Friday,…

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Hull Lifesaving Museum's Sea and Sky Art Show - Call for Entries

Calling all artists!  We are starting the New Year beautifully, with our 16th annual Sea & Sky Art Show.  We hope you will join us in celebrating the beauty of our coastal environment through this much-loved juried show.Submission…

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Holiday Pub Night with the Jolly Rogues

The Jolly Rogues will help us ring in the season this Friday evening, November 30th, raising a pint to holiday cheer!  Join us from 7-10pm at the Lifesaving Museum, 1117 Nantasket Avenue in Hull, for a foot-stomping good time, as we transform…

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Hull Lifesaving Museum Newsletter - November 2012

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Hull Holiday Showcase

For over a decade, the Hull Nantasket Chamber of Commerce has sponsored the Hull Holiday Showcase, featuring businesses from Hull and surrounding towns, all in a festive atmosphere for fun and easy shopping. The Hull Holiday Showcase attracts some…

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26th Annual Head of the Weir 2012

Hull, MA -- The Hull Lifesaving Museum will host its annual celebration of open-water rowing and the glory of the Weir River Estuary and Boston Harbor in autumn, the Head of the Weir River Race. Up to 60 boats jockey for position as they race out…

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8th Annual Endless Summer Waterfront Festival

Join us for the best late summer beach party anywhere in New England presented by IBEW Local 104. This yearly festival celebrates the glories of summer that last into September, a golden time of year on this Boston Harbor peninsula.  Enjoy live…

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Illumination of Hull Harbor

The Illumination, Remembering, Honoring, CelebratingThank you to all our current flare donors and volunteer illuminists.  With two weeks to go we're racing to our goal of 1500 flares. Please help us spread the word ~ and spread our flares ~…

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