CRM Fund

The CRM Fund: Making an Immediate Impact

Every day, the CRM Fund provides the unrestricted income needed to maintain your favorite exhibit, offer education programs for visitors of all ages, and provide for the upkeep and care of the Connecticut River Museum facilities.

The CRM Fund is a vital part of the Museum’s effort to deliver an amazing educational experience to our members, friends, and guests. Your gift to the CRM Fund goes to work immediately and is essential to the Museum’s efforts to inspire children, engage adult learners, and to study and preserve the cultural and natural heritage of the Connecticut River and its valley.

Here are just a few examples of what your gift to our CRM Fund can accomplish:

  • $1000 conserves a painting or artifact in the Museum collection
  • $500 funds interactive experiences in the exhibits
  • $250 purchases a microscope for our education programs
  • $100 provides binoculars for nature programs
  • $50 buys books for our library
  • $25 buys a life vest for youth on-water programs

Make your donation today by sending a check to CRM Fund, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT 06436 or online by selecting donation amount below:

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For additional information please contact Phyllis Stillman, Development Director at 860.767.8269 x119 or email

The Connecticut River Museum is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, we are recognized as the major repository for manuscripts and artifacts of the Connecticut River and are acknowledged as a center for the study and preservation of the River’s natural and cultural history. Each year the Museum continues to grow and improve thanks to the participation and generosity of our valued members and donors.

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