Category Archives: CAMM Meeting

Save the Dates for 2017 CAMM Conference

Courtesy of San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

Balclutha and Hercules at Hyde Street Pier in San Francisco. Photo courtesy of San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

CAMM’s 2017 conference will take place April 19-21, continuing the three-day format established in 2016. The event will be hosted by San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park and San Francisco Maritime National Park Association. The Call for Session Proposals will be issued in October.

Please save the dates!

Images of the 2016 CAMM Meeting

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CAMM 2016 Annual Conference Attendees in front of the KALMAR NYCKEL

The recent 2016 CAMM conference provided a great opportunity for learning, networking, and reinvigoration. Over 80 maritime heritage professionals attended, representing 45 institutions. Highlights included an evening cruise on the Kalmar Nyckel and a field trip to Winterthur.

The Kalmar Nyckel Foundation provided a wonderful venue and their conference volunteers were awesome! Many thanks to our hosts Sam Heed and Cathy Parsells.

Next year’s conference will be hosted by the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. April dates to be determined.

Photos by Candace Clifford.

CAMM Elects New Officers

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Dave Pearson turns over gavel to new CAMM President Greg Gorga

CAMM elected a new president, Greg Gorga, and vice president, Marifrances Trivelli at their recent 2016 Business Meeting. Two new members-at-large were also elected–Susan Sirota from the Maritime Museum Association of San Diego and Rolf Johnson of the Wisconsin Maritime Museum. Walter Rybka of the Erie Maritime Museum/U.S. Brig Niagara rotated off the Board and Dave Pearson replaced him as ex-officio president.

Current CAMM Officers:

President, Greg Gorga, Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

Vice President, Marifrances Trivelli, Los Angeles Maritime Museum

Secretary, Paul Johnston, National Museum of American History, Smithsonia

Treasurer, Paul Fontenoy, North Carolina Maritime Museum

Members at Large:

Sam Heed, Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
Pete Lesher, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Rolf Johnson, Wisconsin Maritime Museum
Susan Sirota, Maritime Museum Association of San Diego

Ex-Officio President, Dave Pearson, Columbia River Maritime Museum

NPS Advisor, Robbyn Jackson, San Francisco Maritime NHP

CAMM Conference Preliminary Program Now Available


Photo courtesy Kalmar Nyckel Foundation, this year’s conference host.

This year’s CAMM conference, April 25-27, in Wilmington, Delaware, will be a great opportunity to interact with fellow maritime heritage professionals.  The conference website has been updated with the preliminary program. The registration deadline, April 12, 2016, is less than a month away so make your plans to join us in Wilmington!

CAMM Conference Registration Now Open


KALMAR NYCKEL, Wilmington, Delaware. Photo courtesy Kalmar Nyckel Foundation


Registration for the CAMM conference at the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation’s Copeland Maritime Center, Wilmington, Delaware, April 25-27, 2016, is now open. The registration form can be download, filled out using Acrobat Reader, emailed to CAMM’s treasurer, and the fee paid via PayPal. Or fill out the form, print it, and submit to CAMM’s treasurer with a check.

Please email any registration questions to CAMM Treasurer Paul Fontenoy at <>.

See CAMM’s annual conference page for more information.

Friday is Deadline for CAMM Conference Proposals

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Panelists for session on Ranking Historic Ships at last year’s conference

Thanks to those of you who have already submitted your proposals for this year’s CAMM conference. For those who are still planning to submit, Friday, January 15, is the deadline.

The conference has been extended to three days this year to allow for more opportunities to showcase current projects and share expertise! Session proposals should be about topics of interest to your CAMM colleagues.

See CAMM’s annual conference web page for the online submission form.


CAMM Conference Call for Session Proposals Now Online

Program session at last year's CAMM Conference

Program session at last year’s CAMM Conference

CAMM Program Chair Paul Fontenoy is now accepting session proposals for the upcoming CAMM conference at the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation’s new Maritime Center in Wilmington, Delaware, April 25-27, 2016. The conference has been extended to three days this year to allow for more opportunities to showcase current projects and share expertise!

Session proposals should be about topics of interest to maritime heritage professionals. Deadline for submission is January 15, 2016. Please use the online PDF form located on our annual conference web page or go directly to the form at Save your completed form and email it to Paul at <>.

You don’t have to be on the staff of a CAMM institution to attend the annual conference or submit a proposal; however, you must be affiliated with a CAMM institution to apply for a Leonard Rennie Professional Travel Grant.

Submitted by Candace Clifford, October 28, 2105