2009-04-02 / News

America's Cup history takes center stage at library

Larry Fisher, executive director of the Herreshoff Museum/America's Cup Hall of Fame, will speak on boat and sailing history that can be found in that museum on Thursday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m.

The Herreshoff Marine Museum / America's Cup Hall of Fame celebrates the unique accomplishments of the Herreshoff Family and the related drama of the America's Cup races to educate and inspire members and visitors from around the world.

From 1863 to 1945, the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company, on the site of the present day museum, produced the world's finest yachts on the cutting edge of design and engineering. The genius of naval architect Captain Nathanael Greene Herreshoff along with the business acumen of his blind older brother John Brown Herreshoff truly built the "better mouse trap" for which the world beat a path to Bristol.

Visitors from around the world see the nation's finest collection of yachts, all Herreshoff and many more than 100 years old. They marvel at the design models recording Captain Nat's design genius and see the products of his unique innovations. The companion America's Cup Hall of Fame is the international center for appreciation of the Cup, providing both education and inspiration.

The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the library at 423-7280.

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