Board president Mike Riordan (center) presented plaques to treasurer Margaret Clerkin of Sandy Creek and curator Fred Betts of Phoenix for their tenacity and dedication in bringing the museum building to fruition.
They spent years making sure the museum was completed and carefully cataloged and displayed thousands of items.
The fishing museum is located at the Pulaski-Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center, 3044 NYS Route 13, Altmar.
It contains items that were part of the original Gladding Corporation collection, including handmade antique fishing rods, lures, reels and tackle, watercolors, historic prints and books.
For information call Riordan at 374-2997 or visit