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May 08 2014

Poker Tournament, Saturday, May 17, 6pm

Come play with us at our next Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament on Saturday, May 17! See our Poker Page for more info.
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Mar 19 2014

Helio Zavalza will be featured in the Nautical Arts Market as part of ‘Show and Tell’ on April 5th!


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Mar 19 2014

Andree’ Maduell will be featured in the Nautical Arts Market as part of ‘Show and Tell’ on April 5th!

Andree' Maduell

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Mar 14 2014

25th Wooden Boat Festival- Call to 2014 Poster Artists

poster call for artists 2014 revised

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Mar 14 2014

Sunrise yoga on the dock at the Maritime Museum! See y’all April 5th at 6:45 am!

photoCome enjoy the sunrise over the Tchefuncte River followed by an hour of gentle yoga to start your day off right. Offering a balanced combination of postures arranged to stretch and strengthen the body while awakening the mind.

What to bring: Your own mat, a towel or blanket, and a water bottle.

All levels are welcome!

This class is donation based (suggested $5-15) Free for LPBMM Members

Taught by Registered Yoga Instructor Erin Morvant



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Mar 12 2014

Chevron named as the Presenting Sponsor for Maritime Museum’s 2014 Aquatic Robotics Summer Program

Contact: Dixon Stetler
Education Coordinator

Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum

133 Mabel Drive

Madisonville, LA 70447

Phone (985) 845-9200

Chevron named as the Presenting Sponsor for

Maritime Museum’s 2014 Aquatic Robotics Summer Program

The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum has announced that Chevron will once again support its Aquatic Robotics Summer Program.  The highly-successful North Shore educational camp encourages children to develop an appreciation for the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, the arts and math – or STEAM –  by building their own underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles, or ROVs.   The initiative will celebrate its 5th year with enhanced programming and equipment thanks to Chevron’s participation as the presenting sponsor.


Maritime Museum Director Don Lynch said he was delighted that Chevron had again agreed to back the camp:  “This is a significant partnership for Aquatic Robotics and reflects the growth of the program. Now in its 5th year – with Chevron’s help – the camp continues to expand both in the number of campers and in the enhanced level of instruction and equipment.”


“At the end of the weeklong program, each camper will bring home their own working underwater robot, knowledge of robotics and the industries that use them, and memories of an unforgettable experience,” said Chevron’s General Manager of Public Affairs Sakari Morrison. “Supporting Aquatic Robotics is part of Chevron’s on-going commitment to science, technology, engineering, arts and math education in the region.”


For three weeks each summer, the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum offers children ages 10-17 the unique opportunity to build the underwater robots.  Campers become critical thinkers, increasing their science literacy, thus enabling the next generation of innovators.  Kids will explore the use and function of underwater robotics in today’s workplaces, especially in the Gulf of Mexico. They will each build and test-drive a Remotely Operated Vehicle, complete with a camera, monitor, and a light.  Field trips, presentations, and ROV competitions are all elements of the camp.


The Aquatic Robotics Summer Program at the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum is comprised of 3 one week sessions that run from 9:00am- 4:00pm, Monday- Friday, June 9-13, June 23-27, and July 7-11.  For more information or to register visit: or call (985) 845.9200.




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Feb 27 2014

Thank you to our friends for donating items to our Light Keeper’s Cottage and Tea Party!




Judy Blackman

Jimmy Blossom

Lowell Ford

Mike Frankinburger

Barney and Jeanne Knoess

Judy and Chopper Leone

Penny McCrossen

Mary and Tom Meehan

Fern and Ken Milstead

Donna Stetler

Sharon Street

Melanie Waddell

Zoe’s Bakery





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Feb 27 2014

Members Only Monthly Matinee at the Museum!

Please join us for the next in our monthly series, Members Only free screening  of films made in and around the museum:  GHOSTSHARK!


When rednecks on a fishing trip kill a great white shark, its spirit comes back for revenge, and soon turns its sights on the town of Smallport. Teenage Ava, her younger sister Cicely and friend Blaise witness the start of the ghost shark’s rampage but the authorities don’t believe their story. With the help of a crotchety lighthouse keeper named Finch the teens discover that the spectral shark can hunt wherever there’s water, and that the town’s dark past may provide the clues they need to defeat it.
It also features our beloved Tchefuncte River and The Maritime Museum. Come watch it on the big screen! RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.

Sunday April 13, 2014

4:00-6:00 pm

Please call the museum to RSVP

(985) 845-9200

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Feb 26 2014

‘Port Works’ has another new sponsor!

IFFCBANO-forwebLPBMM would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to The International Freight Forwarders & Customs Brokers Association of New Orleans for being a sponsor for our upcoming exhibit: ‘Port Works’.

‘Port Works’ is an interactive exhibit that will feature self-guided activities for youth and families to explore the port through navigational markers, container cargo, and to receive our exclusive passport stamp.  More in depth programming through ‘Port Works’ is available for youth groups and scheduled field trips, which will include experts who have worked with the Port explaining the types of jobs they do, and an audio activity to identify ‘port sounds’. This program will be available for children K-2nd grade, scouts and church youth groups.  The ‘Port Works’ exhibit will allow us to target a younger audience, increasing our value to the community by expanding our educational opportunities for people of all ages.

For more information about exhibit sponsorship, contact Dixon

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Feb 20 2014

Rouse’s brand “Best Choice’ labels help raise money for the Maritime Museum!

Every time you purchase a BEST CHOICE item from Rouses’s Supermarket (their generic brand), save the UPC label and send it to us.  That’s it!  We’ll do the rest. We will receive $30 for each 1000 labels submitted.  What we do need from you is to PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!  The more involved, the more labels, etc. Hooray!Best Choice

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