New Attitudes Helps Raise the Roof for the Marquette Maritime Museum

marquette maritime museum raise the roof campaign

New Attitudes Dancers are pitching in to help the Marquette Maritime Museum raise funds through donations for their “Raise The Roof” campaign. WZMQ Operations Director Kenn Baynard produced this creative musical Public Service Announcement with the help of our studio!

Everyone loves the Great Lakes and a great place to celebrate is at the Marquette Maritime Museum! But—your help is needed. The museum’s roof needs to be replaced to preserve history for future generations.

Message from the Maritime Museum
The Museum’s north- and east-facing roof has sustained damage over the years, resulting in missing and faulty shingles. Unfortunately, the roof was made with asbestos that needs to be removed with proper asbestos abatement practices. The cost for the roof and the asbestos abatement is $155,000. The project will take 6 weeks and will most likely affect our opening in 2024, which will in turn affect profits from loss of ticket sales. There are no roof leaks as of now, but we feel it’s just a matter of time.

The Museum building houses all of our archival collections, a museum gallery, a gift shop, and administrative offices. A new roof is our top priority because any leaks will stop us from fulfilling our mission of preserving maritime history. ANY DONATIONS WILL HELP!

More information about the Museum:

The Marquette Maritime Museum mission is to preserve and protect the maritime history of Marquette, Lake Superior and the Great Lakes and remember the exploits of our submarine veterans.

We are a registered nonprofit and donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US. Your donation is made to PayPal Giving Fund (a 501(c)(3) charitable organization) to benefit your chosen charity. PayPal Giving Fund will grant your donation to Marquette Maritime Museum within 15-45 days.

Please visit their Go Fund Me campaign at the link below and make your donation today.

Thank you!