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Mission and Values

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment and people of the Chesapeake Bay.


Relevance—we provide meaningful and accessible experiences to everyone who cares about our Mission—all of our communities and constituencies.

Authenticity—we seek genuinely to represent the people and cultures whose stories we preserve and tell.

Stewardship—we value the priceless assets entrusted to us and accept their preservation and enhancement as our paramount responsibility—our collections, our campus and facilities, our financial resources, and the volunteers and staff who perform our Mission and make our Museum the rich enterprise it is.

Your gifts to the Annual Fund enable CBMM to educate and inspire the next generation of Chesapeake Bay stewards.