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Development Campaign

The National Museum of the American Sailor Foundation is the official 501(c)(3) corporation established to implement development of the Museum. The NMASF will undertake the formal design, fundraising, construction, and ongoing operation of the National Museum of the American Sailor facility at Great Lakes / North Chicago. Upon completion of construction, the NMASF will continue its mission and assist with ongoing operations and where necessary future fundraising initiatives in support of the Museum.

The following represents the anticipated funds necessary to successfully complete the National Museum of the American Sailor at Great Lakes / North Chicago:

Museum Property

3.5 Acre Parcel Donated by City of North Chicago

Museum & Exhibit Design and Construction

Design & Construction Documents: $875,000 (est.)
Building & Grounds Construction: $17,975,000 (est.)
Exhibit Design, Construction & Installation: $8,250,000 (est.)

Subtotal Design & Construction: $27,100,000 (est.)

Operational Endowment

On-Going Operational Endowment Fund: $12,500,000 (est.)

Total Museum Project Cost: $39,600,000 (est.)