With So many ways to become involved with the museum, there is no limit on how you can support this wonderful organization in any capacity.

Support us from home

Did you know that you can support the museum right from home?  

Not everyone has time to come in regularly and we get that!  

We currently are part of a few programs where you can donate or simply help support us with your regular online shopping!

You can support FLBM through 


GoFundMe (For the PAT II Project)

Directly through the website with PayPal

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Thank you for your generosity!

FINGER LAKES BOATING MUSEUM IS A 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.

Becoming a member of FLBM is the best way to support us every year and visit us as often as you like to see how our organization and facility is growing!

Volunteers have been and continue to be the keystone to our success at Finger Lakes Boating Museum.   As the museum grows, there are so many opportunities to volunteer from being part of our front desk team, facilities team, special events help or you can become involved in one of our committees.  To find out how you can get involved in volunteering with FLBM please contact us.

We currently are looking for Volunteers for 

  • Front Desk Team
  • Special Events help

We are currently Seeking out :

Photographs or images from Canandaigua, Owasco, and Skaneateles Lakes

The Finger Lakes Boating Museum is dedicated to preserving the boating heritage of the Finger Lakes Region. This is enabled in part through the acquisition and display of a representative collection of boats and related objects that were used here for commercial and recreational purposes throughout our history. With few exceptions these boats were built within the region by commercial builders (someone engaged in the business of building boats). Along with these we have a growing collection of related items such as boat building tools, motors, fishing supplies, etc. that were either used to construct these boats or employed in their use.


Monetary Gifts may be made in the donor's name or that of another individual.  Please provide your full information in the shipping address portion of PayPal so we may record you properly and send you any materials.  We publish all gifts in our quarterly newsletter The Copper Nail  but you may remain anonymous if you wish.

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Since our founding in 1997, the Finger Lakes Boating Museum has been funded almost entirely by the generous support of members and friends who believe in our mission to preserve and share the boating heritage of the region.  Between donations, memberships and volunteer power, we have made a dream a possibility.  Your ongoing support continues to be vitally important as we move forward in establishing a world class museum facility in our historic building in Hammondsport, NY.