History of Rowing
In addition to direct support of competitive teams at the international level, the NRF actively supports the collection, preservation and interpretation of rowing history through the NRF’s National Rowing Hall of Fame and collections of artifacts at Mystic Seaport Museum.
The NRF is currently setting up a program with Mystic Seaport Museum to provide archival storage of these historic items from rowing history. These include rowing shells, oars and sculls, rigging, boatbuilding equipment, trophies, awards and banners, books, personal notes, oral histories and memorabilia.
To make a donation of a rowing boat, equipment or other artifact, email email@example.com.
Click here to view photos from the opening of the The National Rowing Hall of Fame & Rowing History Exhibit at the Mystic Seaport Museum.
Friends of Rowing History
See also the Bill Miller’s Friends of Rowing History web site.
ROWING HISTORY TIMELINE
The Friends of Rowing History is an informal group interested in the rich history of rowing. In 1992, the group, comrpised of Ted English, Llewllyn Howland, Tom Mendennhall, Bill Miller, Hart Perry, Bob Reed, Julien Tavener, and Tom Weil, assembled at the Union Boat Club, Boston, to share their common interest in celebrating rowing’s past. Many ideas were expressed regarding how to preserve this history before it all fades away and crumbles into dust.