The Noble Maritime Collection is a museum and archive located on the grounds of Snug Harbor Cultural Center. The museum celebrates the site’s history as a retirement home for sailors with period rooms, including a typical mariners’ dormitory room from 1900. The museum is also dedicated to celebrating the life and work of John A. Noble (1913-83), one of the country’s premier maritime artists. His houseboat studio, which he docked in the waters off Staten Island, is a permanent installation. From this floating studio he created hundreds of paintings, lithographs, and drawings, now on display at the museum. The Noble Maritime Collection preserves and celebrates contemporary maritime life and its history. In addition to exhibitions, it has a maritime library, printmaking studios, and offers program for adults and school children.