Title:

Frank C. Munson Institute

Location:

Mystic, Connecticut

Description:

In 1955, Philip R. Mallory, a descendant of the great shipbuilding Mallory family of Mystic, and one of the early supporters of Mystic Seaport, encouraged his sister, Cora Mallory Munson, to endow the Frank C. Munson Institute, named for her late husband. The Institute was to function as a summer program in maritime history at Mystic Seaport. Fifty years later, the Munson Institute of American Maritime Studies has earned a reputation as a distinguished summer teaching program. In the mid-1970s "P.R." gave further funds to the Munson Endowment for the establishment of an undergraduate program to be held at Mystic Seaport.

Function:

Scientific/Environmental/Educational

Region:

NA/New England region

Era:

Maritime Republic (1751-1815)

Related People:

Gordinier, Glenn S.

Record ID: 35