The Call for Papers deadline for the 2017 CAMM conference is December 2, 2017. Please consider submitting a proposal on a topic of interest to your colleagues. Both individual and panel sessions will be considered. The Program Committee will make their decisions by December 16, 2016.
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.
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.
Pete and Susan
CAMM Banner flies above Captain Lauren Morgens on KALMAR NYCKEL
Sam & Cathy, our hosts
Group and ship
Board at Business Meeting
USS Constitution Museum session
Jose, Nathan, Mike, and Todd
On the Balcony
Audience, Day 1
Paul & Kurt
Toast to Nathan Lipfert
Show of Hands
Laura Orr presentation
Passing the Flag to San Francisco Maritime NHP
Captain Morgens, Steve White, Susan Funk & Nancy Richardson
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
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
KALMAR NYCKEL captain Lauren Morgens hoists the CAMM banner. Photo from the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation Facebook page.
The CAMM banner made a surprise appearance on Kalmar Nyckel. Perhaps this is a trial run of the cruise CAMM conference participants will be taking next April? As hosts of CAMM’s 2016 conference in Wilmington, Delaware, the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation is gearing up early for what should be a great event! Mark your calendars for April 25 – 27.
Marifrances Trivelli hands over the CAMM banner to Sam Heed of the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation as CAMM president Dave Pearson looks on. The handover of the banner from the 2015 host, Los Angeles Maritime Museum, to the 2016 host took place during the final dinner of the 2015 CAMM conference.
The 2016 CAMM conference will take place in Wilmington, Delaware, at Kalmar Nyckel Foundation’s new Maritime Center on April 25 – 27. This year’s conference will be extended from two to three days in order to include professional training sessions that will supplement the traditional programming. The 2016 CAMM programming committee is being formed and will soon be issuing a survey to determine the topics of most interest to CAMM members.