The museum is housed in a former Sailors' Snug Harbor dormitory. The Noble Crew, a coalition of volunteers, worked on the adaptive reuse of the 1844 Greek Revival, National Historic Landmark building during the 1990s, and it now has galleries, classrooms, a library, archives and a print studio. The centerpiece exhibition is artist John A. Noble’s charming and unique houseboat studio, a 19th century teak yacht cabin which is restored and installed within the museum. The museum is also the steward of Robbins Reef Lighthouse in New York Bay, which the Noble Crew is currently restoring.
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