Support YouthBoat - Day and Afterschool Boatbuilding Programs for Teens
The Hudson River Maritime Museum needs your help in funding our amazing YouthBoat program. We offer this program for free to local teens, both boys and girls, teaching them basic shop skills in focused, full-semester classes. Students from diverse backgrounds work alongside experienced craftsman to learn and problem-solve in a challenging and innovative environment, complementing classroom learning. YouthBoat is designed to build character and develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills through wooden boatbuilding and on-the-water activities like rowing and sailing. Learn More...
The Riverport Wooden Boat School needs volunteers for the 2017 season!
We are looking for education volunteers to help mentor teens in our youth programs and workshops and to assist instructors with adult programs.
Winter Adult Classes
Build Your Own Sea Chest
JANUARY 11. Looking for a beautiful addition to your home or boat? Build your own sea chest from scratch, learning to scale up designs, prep and glue wood, and basic joinery techniques. Choose dovetail or machine-cut rabbet joinery. Paint your sea chest to finish. Designs based on historic sea chests. One spot left! Register Now >>>
Build Your Own Guitar
JANUARY 14. Join experienced woodworker and luthier Bill Sterling in this start-to-finish guitar kit build, which includes everything but the tuners and strings. Sterling builds all the kits himself, out of top-quality materials and parts. Registration deadline Thursday, December 21, 2017. Register now >>>
Build Your Own Shaker Box
FEBRUARY 3. Join us for this unique and fascinating class as you learn to cut, bend, and tack your own oval Shaker boxes and peg and glue in the bottom and top. Each student will make four different sized boxes to take home. Registration deadline Friday, January 19, 2018. Register Now >>>