Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Institute of Maritime History

  • Kensington, MD
  • www.maritimehistory.org

Mission Statement

The Institute of Maritime History (IMH) is dedicated to the inventory, management, and long-term conservation of maritime heritage and cultural resources. IMH is a non-profit organization founded in 1995 with the goal of discovering, developing, and preserving maritime cultural resources for posterity, as well as nurturing a growing interest in maritime history and archaeology.

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ruling year

1995

Principal Officer

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Mr. Samuel Turner

Keywords

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archaeology, maritime, underwater, conservation, preservation, maritime history, cultural resources

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Also Known As

IMH

EIN

01-0494386

 Number

7191205540

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Humanities Organizations (A70)

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

Visual Arts Organizations (A40)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Program 1

IMH engages coastal communities in preservation of maritime heritage through volunteer and education programs, and it assists state, federal, and international preservation agencies and organizations with maritime archaeological and historical research.

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Institute of Maritime History

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Principal Officer

Mr. Samuel Turner

BIO

Samuel Ph.D., is a Director and the President and Treasurer of IMH. Sam has served as Director of IMH since its inception in 1995. He has participated in many IMH field projects and led a team of IMH archaeologists on a survey of 16th-century shipwreck sites around Saona Island in the Dominican Republic. He received his doctorate in Spanish and Spanish American Studies from King?s College, University of London, in 1999, and a M.A. in Anthropology (Nautical Archaeology Program) from Texas A&M University in 1994. In addition to Sam?s involvement with IMH, he was a Project Manager in the Nautical Archaeology Division at R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc., an archaeological consulting company based in Frederick, MD. He has contributed to numerous underwater archaeological projects in Turkey, Israel, the Caribbean, the Mississippi River, and Maine. In 2006, he was appointed Director of Archaeology for the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP), the archaeological arm of the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum.

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