The Board of Trustees and Staff at The Mariners’ Museum and Park are pleased to announce that we have begun the process of formally changing the name of Lake Maury to “The Mariners’ Lake”. Four years ago, The Mariners’ Museum and Park committed itself to a new mission:
The Mariners’ Museum and Park connects people to the world’s waters, because through the waters – through our shared maritime heritage – we are connected to one another.
For an in-depth analysis of our mission and how it relates to changing the name of our Lake, please read this blog from our President and CEO Howard Hoege.
Over the last four years, our team has undertaken a number of initiatives to demonstrate that we want to serve every member of our community, and that we want to do so locally, nationally, and globally. With the help of corporate funding and private philanthropy, we
Adopting “The Mariners’ Lake” name is the next logical step for us. The name better reflects who we are as a museum and as a community. Specifically, our community has a shared maritime heritage that cuts across race, ethnicity, gender, age, socioeconomics, and all of the ways in which we can feel different from one another.
Simply put, we are ALL mariners and this is YOUR lake!
Look for news about an event to officially adopt “The Mariners’ Lake” name later this fall or as soon as public health restrictions allow us to celebrate The Mariners’ Lake and its role in our community!