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September 2017

Homeschool Day

September 21 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Homeschool students and their adults are invited to come to CBMM’s fall Homeschool Day, selecting either a morning or afternoon program to explore the history of the greatest oyster factory on Earth —the Chesapeake Bay. Students will help construct a dugout canoe, learning about a time in which oysters lay thick as stones, explore the cabin of a skipjack, and investigate close-up the tiny critters that inhabit an oyster reef. Families are encouraged to bring a bag lunch and picnic on campus. The Campus Challenge scavenger hunt will also be available for families to explore other museum highlights at their own pace. Individual families and co-op groups alike are welcome to attend.

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Family Day @ CBMM

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Get hands-on with our campus! Your family will have a chance to explore the Museum through hands-on activities and family-friendly exhibits, perfect for a day of family fun. Take a Quest Card and find your way around campus, learning to take photos like Robert de Gast, examining the critters that live on an oyster reef, and helping shape a dugout canoe.

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October 2017

Those Were The Days: Golden Age of Rock Hall Watermen, 1945-1972 (Fall Speaker Series 2017)

October 18 @ 5:00 pm

Robert de Gast’s classic work, The Oystermen of the Chesapeake, documented scenes from the last days of the Chesapeake’s golden age of oystering. Join Tom McHugh, director emeritus of the Mainstay in Rock Hall, and Ron Fithian, Rock Hall town manager, Kent County commissioner and former waterman, as they share their documentary, “Those Were The Days: Golden Age of Rock Hall Watermen, 1945-1972,” and the reflections of 18 watermen and women who worked on the water in the mid-20th century.

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November 2017

Dave Harp on the Photographic Legacy of Robert de Gast (Fall Speaker Series 2017)

November 8 @ 5:00 pm

Award-winning photographer Dave Harp will discuss the legacy of Robert de Gast, whose evocative, understated photographic style and mastery of observation influenced generations of Chesapeake photographers, writers and artists.

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After de Gast: The Chesapeake Transformation Since 1972 (Fall Speaker Series 2017)

November 29 @ 2:00 pm

Join Dr. Bill Dennison, professor of marine science and vice president for science applications at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, as he discusses the how the Chesapeake has changed since Robert de Gast captured its landscapes and people in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and the impacts on the Chesapeake’s fisheries, industry, and culture.

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December 2017

The Life and Work of Robert de Gast (Fall Speaker Series 2017)

December 6 @ 2:00 pm

CBMM Chief Curator Pete Lesher, curator of the exhibition Robert de Gast’s Chesapeake, will explore the remarkable life and work of Robert de Gast as told through CBMM’s extensive collections of his photography, writing, and oral histories.

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