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Mystic Seaport receives $1 million gift for new exhibition building

The Connecticut maritime museum Mystic Seaport announces a gift of $1 million from the Thompson Family Foundation honoring the late Wade Thompson, a museum trustee for 27 years.

This gift is directed to a new 14,000 square-foot exhibition building and caps an earlier gift from the Thompsons, bringing their total gifts towards this building to $6.6 million. The new building will be named for the Thompson family. 

“From early on in the strategic planning process Wade Thompson was the driving force behind the concept of a new exhibition space and its importance for the future of the museum and his generosity and leadership have made this project possible,” Mystic Seaport president Steve White said in a statement.

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