16 USC 5409 - Designation of Americas National Maritime Museum

(a) In general 
Americas National Maritime Museum is comprised of those museums designated by law to be museums of Americas National Maritime Museum on the basis that they
(1) house a collection of maritime artifacts clearly representing the Nations maritime heritage; and
(2) provide outreach programs to educate the public about the Nations maritime heritage.
(b) Initial designation of museums 
The following museums (meeting the criteria specified in subsection (a) of this section) are hereby designated as museums of Americas National Maritime Museum:

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(1) The Mariners Museum, located at 100 Museum Drive, Newport News, Virginia.
(2) The South Street Seaport Museum, located at 207 Front Street, New York, New York.
(c) Future designation of other museums not precluded 
The designation of the museums referred to in subsection (b) of this section as museums of Americas National Maritime Museum does not preclude the designation by law after October 17, 1998, of any other museum that meets the criteria specified in subsection (a) of this section as a museum of Americas National Maritime Museum.
(d) Reference to museums 
Any reference in any law, map, regulation, document, paper, or other record of the United States to a museum designated by law to be a museum of Americas National Maritime Museum shall be deemed to be a reference to that museum as a museum of Americas National Maritime Museum.