CAMM Conference Networking: One Truth and a Lie: The Artifact Edition

On Monday, April 21, from 3:15pm to 4:30pm during the conference, we have a special networking event. Priceless artifact, or yard sale purchase…or both? Share a photo of an unusual artifact in your collection, and be ready to share one truth and one lie about that artifact. The people in your networking group will choose which one they think is the truth and which is the lie. This is a fun way to see artifacts from each museum’s collection and learn something new! We will have two rounds with different people in each group, so come prepared to stump your peers! 

CAMM Conference Maritime MERRY-time! (BYOB Happy Hour) NEW NEWS

Saddle up to our BYOB bar on Sunday, April 18 at 7:00 pm Eastern time! Our bartender, Greg Gorga, will highlight the finest grog for you before sending you to small breakout rooms to meet up with old friends, and meet new ones!

Greg is bringing a special guest to the party – Ian Cutler, proprietor of Santa Barbara’s first legal distillery, Cutler’s Artisan Spirits – making this event even more exciting!

Dress up in your most MERRY-timey attire! Groups will designate the most creative attire in their rooms, and a final vote for the most creative costume by popular vote will declare a winner. So get out those pirate blouses, anything with anchors, and those mermaid shells!

CAMM Conference Registration Closing Soon!

It is just two weeks to the all -virtual CAMM annual conference. Registration closes this Friday, April 9, to help ensure smooth operation on the conference.
If you have registered already – Thank You! and we’re really looking forward to connecting with you.
If you have yet to register, now is the time to do so. It’s only $39.00! Please go to and register now! I
We look forward to seeing you in two weeks.

National Park Service Seeking Applicants for 2021 Youth Conservation Corps

San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park is seeking applicants for the 2021 Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) summer program to work and learn alongside National Park Service staff. YCC is a paid outdoor work program that provides a safe, educational, and meaningful experience for young adults of all backgrounds and interests. 

The purpose of the program is to provide local youth, ages 15-18, an opportunity to gain work experience and skills, learn about their local environment and explore careers in environmental science, conservation, parks and recreation. YCC members will assist with a variety of work projects to help restore and protect the natural and cultural heritage at SF Maritime. This experience also includes several educational field trips and on the water experiences.  

The work program is eight weeks long, from June 14th – August 6th, 2021. Work hours are 7:30am – 4pm, Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week. YCC members are paid the California State Minimum Wage, $14.00 per hour. Applicants must be able to commit to the entire eight weeks. 

To learn more: Contact Michael Gorman, 415.244.4877 

Send all application materials to:  

Michael Gorman 

San Francisco Maritime Shipwright Shop 

Hyde Street Pier, 2905 Hyde Street 

San Francisco, CA  94109       

Or by email: 

Registration for the 2021 Annual Conference – April 19-21 – Ends Soon!

Registration for the all-virtual conference will close in 10 days time on April 9. The conference is very affordable – only $39.00 – so this is a great opportunity for even more members to join together.
Full details of the conference are at where you also will find the registration form and current program.
We all are looking forward to you joining us at the special event.

New Grant from NPS Battlefield Project Program Closes May 5th!

We invite you to apply for a Battlefield Interpretation Grant, a new funding opportunity from the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program (NPS ABPP).  
Battlefield Interpretation Grants seek to fund projects that use technology to enhance battlefield interpretation and education. From increasing accessibility, to augmented reality on personal cell phones, to engaging virtual content that explores untold stories, the possibilities are endless. We want to see how you would use technology to meet today’s challenges in battlefield interpretation and education.
Eligible sites include those associated with the American Revolution, War of 1812 or the Civil War. Awarded annually, these competitive grants are open to state, local, and tribal governments, other public entities, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions. Eligible activities are diverse and may include content development, consultation with stakeholders, audience research, fabrication and installation, costs associated with Section 106, and more. This grant requires a non-federal cost share of at least 50%.
The application deadline is May 5, 2021. The funding announcement and application materials are available on For more information, head to the NPS ABPP website or check out this informational webinar on Battlefield Interpretation Grants.
NPS ABPP staff invite you to share this email and welcome your questions. Contact us at for assistance. Thank you.
American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP)1849 C Street, NWRoom 7228Washington, DC 20240(202) 354-2037

CAMM 2021 Conference – Updated Program

The program for the all virtual conference is updated. It also includes easy access to each presentation’s abstract so that you can find out more about what you will enjoy in this exciting program.

The conference begins on April 19 but registration closes on April 9, so now is the time to register – and it only costs $39.00!


In accordance with the CAMM bylaws, notice is hereby given of the 2021 Annual Meeting, which will take place during the virtual CAMM conference on Wednesday, April 21, at noon (Eastern Time).  All registrants are welcome to attend the meeting. One representative from each CAMM member institution is entitled to vote at the annual meeting.

During the annual meeting the voting members will be asked to 1) consider and vote on filling a vacancy on the board of directors 2)  consider and vote on proposed amendments to the Certificate of Incorporation as reviewed on the attached Information sheet.

Please direct any questions pertaining to the annual meeting to CAMM President Marifrances Trivelli at