Maine Maritime Museum Establishes Jane Parker Morse Maritime History Stewardship Fund
Jane Parker Morse, a loyal member of Maine Maritime Museum since 1974 and a valued member of the Board of Trustees, passed away on August 22, 2016. Jane Morse grew up in Phippsburg, and graduated from Morse High School (1969) and Colby College (1973). She became a lawyer in Boston, but gave up her career in law, returning to the Bath area to manage the family businesses after the death of her father in 1993. She was enormously influential in the business world of downtown Bath, helping to found Main Street Bath and serving on the boards of businesses and many organizations. She was deeply interested in the maritime history of the area, and became a valued member of the board of trustees of Maine Maritime Museum, as her father, John G. Morse Jr., had done earlier. Jane had a broad knowledge of local history, a history that many generations and branches of her family had helped to create. She leaves a legacy at Maine Maritime Museum that will be perpetuated by the establishment of the Jane Parker Morse Maritime History Stewardship Fund. Donations to the fund will create reserves to be used for preservation, collections care, and stewardship of the historic buildings and collections at Maine Maritime Museum.
Donations may be sent to:
Jane Parker Morse Maritime History Stewardship Fund
Maine Maritime Museum
243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530