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Houston Maritime Museum "Treasures of the Gulf"
by Jim and Lynda Guidry
Sunday, July 01, 2012

St. Arnold’s Brewery hosted “Treasures of the Gulf”, a tasting and tour of the brewery to benefit the Houston Maritime Museum on Thursday, June 28. 

“It’s a fundraiser for the Houston Maritime Museum,” said Niels Aalund, chair of the museum.  “We have some wonderful auction items, great food and a lot of interesting people here that are very supportive of our new museum that we are going to move down to the ship channel.” Listen

The evening included a silent auction of “unique nautical collectibles and exclusive entertainment,” as well as a Seafood Sampler featuring small plates from Houston’s most popular restaurants, seven unique St. Arnold’s brews, a newly revealed exhibit of Tall Ships and a presentation regarding the museum’s future plans.

“I work at Apache Corporation which has the largest presence of oil and gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico,” said Chris Barnes, a sponsor of the event and the father of Mary Barnes, the museum’s education and outreach coordinator.  “I am trying to help Mary and the Houston Maritime Museum merge those interests." Listen

Houston Maritime Museum Executive Director Diane Lipton said the evening was a great success.

“We had over 250 people here to celebrate all the good things going on at the museum and also about our move to the Port of Houston for 2014,” Lipton said. Listen

For additional information about the Houston Maritime Museum visit or call (713) 666-1910.

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