Westport Maritime Museum

The Westport South Beach Historical Society runs both the Westport Maritime Museum and the Grays Harbor Lighthouse. Both locations are important to the history of the area and attracts many visitors as one of the key tourist spots. The museum also supports the community with many events taking place on its grounds, including private events such as weddings.

Project Details:

Scope: WordPress website, Custom designed theme, Hosting, Website Care Services

Strategy & Goals: The board of directions hired us to create a new website after their old one was lost. The new site would focus on the offerings of the Westport Maritime Museum and the Grays Harbor Lighthouse, both ran by the society. The site was completed with pages giving historical information on the area and details about upcoming exhibits.

A secondary focus for the site was to generate revenue through membership and ad sales. The ads featured local businesses on a random rotation, and the membership and donation pages allowed for signups completely though the online portal. This saved time and energy for the mostly volunteer staff.

The new site also housed a location for the regularly distributed newsletter to be accessible to the community online, as well as any important public documents.