Brunswick Naval Museum & Memorial Gardens

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Current Financial Needs

The Museum board has established an initial fundraising goal of $770,000.  

  • Phase 1 is $300,000 to make improvements necessary to meet building codes and convert the main sanctuary into a first-class museum exhibit hall;
  • Phase 2, an additional $250,000 to create educational programming space to include aviation, technology, history, aircraft systems and computers, as well as a full scale P-3 cockpit simulator;
  • Phase 3, $220,000 to retire our mortgage to finally establish free and clear ownership of the building.  Long-term fundraising is planned and will include the creation of an endowment to assure long-term financial stability through planned giving, trusts, and bequests.

We enthusiastically seize this unique opportunity and now ask you to join us in supporting the museum to preserve this important period of our nation’s history for generations to come.  Together, we will make this museum a reality. 

Thank you.

Become a Member



We are a membership organization and any person, organization or corporation desiring to support and/or promote the purposes of the Museum is eligible for membership. 

Membership categories and dues are:




Flight Crew:




Admirals' Club:


Wing Commander:


 $1,000 (or more) (suggested  corporate)

Memberships are good for one year following the first of the month following the date of signing on. All members will receive a membership decal and card.  In addition, Squadron members will receive an End of an Era coin commemorating  Naval Air Station Brunswick. Admirals' Club members will also receive the coin and recognition of their support on our web site. Everyone taking out a membership in 2014 in any category is a charter member, eligible to vote at the first membership meeting to elect members of the Board of Directors, the meeting time and place to be announced. We are recognized by the IRS as a non-profit, charitable 501(c)(3) organization, and as such your membership dues are income tax deductible within IRS regulations. You have the choice of completing your membership registration or renewal online below or you may also remit your dues to:


Brunswick Naval Museum and Memorial Gardens
179 Admiral Fitch Avenue
Brunswick, Maine 04011


The Brunswick Naval Museum and Memorial Gardens is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization so contributions are income tax deductible within the guidelines of the Internal Revenue Service.  They will be used solely for the operations of the organization in our general fund unless you designate it for a specific purpose.  Needless to say, contributions are really our lifeblood, without which we could not get started or continue to exist. With an estimated cost of $250,000 just to bring the chapel up to code, the need is great.  We gratefully appreciate any and all contributions. You may submit your donation below or remit your contribution to:


Brunswick Naval Museum and Memorial Gardens
179 Admiral Fitch Avenue
Brunswick, Maine 04011

Other Donations

 Please contact John Briley, at 207-729-7216 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss in detail.






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Founding Members


Major support received from

  • John and Margaret Briley
  • Douglas and Patricia Biggs
  • Mr. and Mrs. John Chapman
  • Marc J. Frattasio
  • CDR & Mrs. Michael J. Hansen
  • Richard Mangione
  • Herman & Kimberly Nichols
  • James and Susan Oikle
  • Rick and Annie O'Rourke
  • RADM & Mrs. Harold G. Rich
  • Cecille Tetrev
  • CDR Rick Tetrev
  • CAPT and Mrs. Charles L. Mull
  • Mr. J. R. Philips
  • Charles and Patricia Gerhan
  • CWO Joseph and Betty Hahn
  • MSgt David and Rita Johnston
  • CDR William and Donna Locke
  • Brown and Nancy Word
  • AEC Robert S. Gelles
  • Lt. Larry K. Sutton
  • Ltjg JoAnn Winer Sutton
  • LCDR George M. Phillips, USN(RET)
  • Reinhold Gee Mcghghy & Julia L. Holzen
  • Secretary Thomas and Barbara Hall
  • CAPT Richard and Eileen Leighton
  • CAPT John James
  • David N. Taft, D.M.D.
  • Charles and Gerry Orem
  • Jeffrey A. Smat
  • Rick and Cheryl Calabria
  • Carl and Darlene Marciniak
  • James and Anne Simila
  • George N. Winston

 Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority (MRRA)
The Great State of Maine Air Show and Business Aviation Expo
The Davis Family Foundation
Association of Naval Aviation
Charles and Gerry Orem
The Alfred M. Senter Fund
John Chapman
Brunswick Development Corporation
Reny Charitable Foundation