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Join us for a Golden Celebration

Celebrate 50 extraordinary years of growth and achievement as the memory and educational voice of America’s Ship of State, USS Constitution.  Hosted by Nancy & Rick Kelleher and Boston Harbor Hotel, this special night also recognizes three exceptional honorees who embody the values the Museum strives to champion – service, honor, and leadership.

The Golden Gala proceeds support our core operations, especially exhibits, student programs, and military community programs. Funds raised through this event are critical to our ability to serve the public and execute our mission every year.

2023 Golden Gala Honorees

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Major General Gary W. Keefe

The Adjutant General, Massachusetts National Guard

Recipient of the Charles Francis Adams Award


Lawrence “Larry” Kirby

World War II Veteran, Battle of Iwo Jima, Author

Posthumous Recipient of the USS Constitution Museum Lifetime Achievement Award


Paul E. George

Chairman, Board of Trustees, USS Constitution Museum (2014-2023)

Recipient of the “Old Ironsides” Exemplary Service Award


Golden Gala 2023

October 19, 2023

6:00 – 9:00 PM

Wharf Room at Boston Harbor Hotel
70 Rowes Wharf
Boston, MA 02110

Available on a limited basis through October 5, 2023.  Click on the “Tickets and Sponsorship” button below for details.


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Presenting Sponsors

Nancy and Rick Kelleher

Thomas A. Kershaw & Hampshire House Hospitality Group

Dennis and Ruth Langwell

Daniel E. Smith and Elizabeth Riley

Fleet Admiral Sponsors

Ernst & Young

G. West Saltonstall

Carol Searle, In Memory of Drew Ley

Admiral Sponsors

David D. Corbett

Helen G. Hauben Foundation

Paul and Helen George

John and Maryann Mulattieri

Alison Nolan

H. Lewis Rapaport

Boston Financial Management, LLC logo

Commodore Sponsors

B. R. Alexander & Co

Anchor Capital Advisors

Philip Garber

CAPT and Mrs. Thomas V. Hennessey, Jr., USN (Ret.)

The Honorable James F. McHugh

Mary Beth and Paul Sandman

William H. White

CDR Christopher S. Wiseman, USN (Ret.)

   Boston Marine Society





Captain Sponsors

Jack and Kip Abbott

Richard Batchelder

Bruce and Marie Blessington

C. William Carey

Charlestown Marina

Paul and Mary Collins

Lee. C. Costello

CAPT and Mrs. Todd and Debbie Creekman, USN (Ret.)

Disabled AmericanVeterans Dept. of Massachusetts

CAPT Bill Foster, USN (Ret.)

Nicole and John Hayes

Liliana M. Gutierrez and Daniel H. Kaufman

Megan G. Sniffing-Marinoff

CDR Tyrone G. Martin, USN (Ret.)

William and Christine Martin

Paul Moran

Daniel G. May

Suzanne S. Reid

Lois and Dr. Raymond Siegelman