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Megan D

'Megan D' Vintage Schooner is Coming in 2019!


Hands On is known for its unique and engaging exhibits and we are so excited to bring the Megan D, a vintage 56' schooner exhibit to the Museum's re-created Puget Sound Beach. This vessel is designed to spark a child's imagination of sea-faring adventures long ago. It will also teach them about the rich history of schooners in the Puget Sound which hauled fish and timber along the West Coast. 

Children can:

  • Use the rope climb to reach the top deck high above ground
  • Navigate the ship's rope ladder to the lower deck
  • Explore the crow's nest
  • Learn about wind power
  • Walk the plank!

A remarkable team of retired carpenters from FORMA Construction, (many of whom worked on the construction of our Museum) stepped forward to lead the renovation from dilapidated vessel to engaging exhibit. In addition, hundreds of generous contributors have given small and large gifts to renovate this exciting new exhibit.

Thank you to our generous donors!


Nautica Crew 

Drew Phillips, Dale Harrison & Crew, FORMA Construction
Port of Olympia
All Star Rent-A-Fence
Altus Traffic Management
Associated Boat Transport
Bayview Lumber
BES Electrical Services
Kell-Chuck Glass
Propel Construction Company
Sherwin-Williams
Snell Crane Service, Inc.
South Puget Sound Woodturners
Tundra Mechanical LLC
Zeigler’s Welding, Inc.


Captain's Club 
MJ Murdock Charitable Trust
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Bonbright Family Foundation
Dawkins Charitable Trust
Merritt & Marsha Long
Drew & Kylie Phillips
Jim & Gayle Phillips
Donald Rhodes & Nancy Beveridge
Robert E. and Adele M. Boydston Foundation
Stars Foundation of Thurston County
John & Sally Warjone
Weyerhaeuser

First Officers 

Mike Auderer
Mike & Christine Brewer
Roger & Genevieve Chan
Mitch & Laura Dietz
Brad & Krista Jurkovich
Amee & Craig Kiefer
James Kruidenier & Susan Bryant
Teresa & Bob Leech
Tim & Vonna Madeley
Sean & Holly McDonald
Matthew & Cassandra Phillips
Jay & Carla Rudd
The Turner Family
Kathy & Mark Wagner

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