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November 2017

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

November 29 @ 2:00 pm
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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

Electronic Navigation for Non-Technical People

December 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Join Captain Jerry Friedman, a 100-ton, USCG-licensed Master, as he provides short non-technical descriptions of how GPS, GPS plotters, radar, depth sounders, and automatic identification systems work. These are common electronic navigation systems used on recreational and commercial boats.

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Sailmaking with Morrie Ellison

December 2 @ 10:00 am - December 3 @ 4:00 pm

Join Morrie Ellison, a local sail maker of 40 years, as he walks participants thru taking measurements off the newly constructed birds mouth spar and the 11’7″ cat boat, to create a working rig. This two day workshop will provide hands on…

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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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Holiday Open House

December 6 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

On Wednesday, December 6 from 4 to 7:00 p.m., the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is inviting the public to celebrate the holidays with an open house that includes caroling, children’s holiday crafts, light refreshments, store discounts, and more.

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Open Boatshop

December 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Have an idea for a woodworking project but just don’t know where to start or perhaps don’t have the tools you need? Come to the Boatshop to work on these projects under the guidance one of CBMM’s experienced shipwrights.

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Christmas in St. Michaels 2017

December 8 - December 10
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Capture the magic of the holidays at Christmas in St. Michaels. Enjoy a fun-filled holiday weekend for the whole family Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 8, 9 and 10, including a Christmas parade, display of Gingerbread Houses and trains, and…

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January 2018

Two-Day Boating Essentials Course

January 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - January 7, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
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Led by Captain Jerry Friedman, 100 ton, USCG-licensed Master, class participants will gain knowledge and confidence in reading charts, understanding navigational aids, plotting courses, proper anchoring, knot tying, knowing what to do in emergencies, and other helpful information for anyone who spends time aboard a boat.

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MEMBER NIGHT: An Evening with Marc Castelli

January 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Artist Marc Castelli returns to share a slide presentation featuring his annual show of photographs taken while out on the water in all the fisheries for the year August to August. Attendance is limited.

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Two-Day Chart Navigation Course

January 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - January 14, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
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Captain Jerry Friedman, a 100-ton, USCG-licensed Master, will lead this two-day workshop, teaching participants the necessary steps needed to plan a cruise using navigation charts, which includes plotting courses to safely pilot a boat from one location to another. Boaters interested in being more proficient in navigation will learn the techniques to determine a boat’s location without the use of electronic aids.

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Family Boatshop

January 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join CBMM shipwrights in the Boatshop for a family experience. Projects vary each month from steam bent bird feeders, to spar making, to helping build a 12’ acorn skiff. For ages 10 and up, children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Family Photography Workshop

January 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Explore the work of Robert de Gast to learn some of the photographic principles that make his images so captivating. Then, take your own de Gast-inspired pictures using your smartphone or camera on CBMM’s campus. This workshop is perfect for families of all sizes.

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February 2018

Free Admission Weekdays in February

February 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - February 2, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is offering free admission Monday through Friday this February, thanks to the generous support of Free in February sponsors Shore United Bank and Awful Arthur’s of St. Michaels, Md. During February, CBMM guests will receive…

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STEAM Team – Digging in the Past: Historical Treasures under our Feet

February 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

This February bring your little mariner to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum to join our STEAM Team! Each week, STEAM Team participants will join instructor Martha Hamlyn in a hands-on exploration incorporating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) with the arts.

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Free Admission Weekdays in February

February 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - February 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is offering free admission Monday through Friday this February, thanks to the generous support of Free in February sponsors Shore United Bank and Awful Arthur’s of St. Michaels, Md. During February, CBMM guests will receive a discount card for…

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How Produce Shaped a Community (Winter Speaker Series 2018)

February 8, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Join CBMM chief curator Pete Lesher and collections manager Jen Dolde as they discuss the Eastern Shore’s produce packing past with a panel of community members. Selected images and objects from CBMM’s extensive collections will be used to generate conversation, and audience participation is encouraged.

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STEAM Team – Lab Kids: Fizz, Bubble, Pop

February 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

This February bring your little mariner to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum to join our STEAM Team! Each week, STEAM Team participants will join instructor Martha Hamlyn in a hands-on exploration incorporating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) with the arts.

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Free Admission Weekdays in February

February 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - February 16, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is offering free admission Monday through Friday this February, thanks to the generous support of Free in February sponsors Shore United Bank and Awful Arthur’s of St. Michaels, Md. During February, CBMM guests will receive a discount card for…

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Volunteer Friendraiser

February 12, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Are you a friendly, outgoing lover of the Chesapeake? Do you enjoy working with people? If so, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum needs you!

We want to grow our public programs—and we are looking for new volunteers interested in learning how to lead tours exploring the Bay’s history, culture, and environment. No experience is necessary, but an enthusiasm for the Chesapeake, a willingness to learn, and the gift of gab are essential.

To hear more about our interpretive programs, join us at our Volunteer Friendraiser. There will be plenty of information on CBMM tours and training, as well as a great chance to mix and mingle with current volunteers, docents and staff.

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MEMBER NIGHT: Shipyard Archeology on Wicomico Creek

February 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Chief Curator Pete Lesher will offer an illustrated talk, “Shipyard Archaeology on Wicomico Creek.” This is an exploration of the history around an 18th century Somerset County site explored by archaeologist Jason Moser about 10 years ago under the auspices of CBMM. A context for shipbuilding in the period and specific findings from the investigation will be provided.

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