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September 2017

Family Boatshop

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join CBMM shipwrights in the boat shop for a family experience helping to complete Pintail, a 25’ Draketail under construction, restore a canoe and start a new build in October. For ages 10 and up, accompanied by an adult.

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ALL Field Trip: Poplar Island

September 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Poplar Island, once on the verge of disappearing, is today a national model for habitat restoration and the beneficial use of dredged material. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, teamed with the Maryland Port Administration and other State and Federal agencies to restore the island using dredged material from the Baltimore Harbor and Channel Federal navigation projects. Approximately 40 million cubic yards of dredged material will be placed to develop 570 acres of wetlands and 570 acres of uplands.

A guided tour of the island’s 13 miles of dikes will offer views of emerging habitat for a variety of wildlife species including bald eagles, osprey, heron, and egret as well as insight into the challenges of island restoration.

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Canvas Building and Painting Class

September 25 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Students in grades 6 to 9 will build a stretcher frame and stretch their own canvas the first day, and use their finished product on Wednesday to paint their own masterpiece. Creativity encouraged, and artistic guidance provided!

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ALL Course: Identifying the Trees of Delmarva

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join Pickering Creek Audubon Center Director Mark Scallion for an exploration of trees of Delmarva. You’ll explore several different local sites, both public and private, as you learn the 40 most common trees that are found on the coastal plain. Over the course of the fall we’ll learn to identify trees not just by leaves, but also buds, twigs, bark and fruit. Along the way we’ll discuss the ecology of forests and the history and uses of trees. We also cover occasional fall blooming plants we encounter along the way. This course assumes no previous expertise and is open to persons of all skill levels.

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Timberframing Workshop

September 28 @ 9:00 am - October 1 @ 4:00 pm
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Participants will learn about the age-old building process of timber framing, help layout a building plan and mortise and tenons using all hands tools. Instructor Grigg Mullen got involved in timber framing in 1994 as a craftsman, engineer, rigger and event organizer. In this time, he has worked on numerous projects both in the US and UK. He joined the Timber Framers Guild in 1994, serving three terms on the TFG board of directors, and is a founding and ongoing member of the Timber Framing Engineering Council.

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October 2017

Girls’ Beginners Woodshop

October 2 @ 5:30 pm - October 4 @ 7:30 pm

Calling all girls in grades six to nine! Join CBMM for an evening Girls’ Woodshop program. Over the course of three days, we will teach you the basics of hand tools and wood construction as we each create our own planter box from scratch. Led by Seip Family Foundation Rising Tide Apprentice Lauren Gaunt, the goal of the workshop is to provide girls with knowledge of basic hand tools and wood construction, and help them feel confident and at home in the workshop.

Space is limited and registration is first come, first served. Participants must attend all three days, as the project will progress step by step over the course of the program.

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ALL Course: Great Decisions Discussion Program

October 3 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Developed by the Foreign Policy Association (www.fpa.org) in 1954, the Great Decisions Discussion Program is the largest and longest-standing world affairs program of its kind. Any individual with an interest in expanding his/her knowledge of international relations as well as engaging in active discussion of crucial global issues is welcome.

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ALL Course: Cooking Paella

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Come and learn how to make Spain’s most famous dish. There will be a hand out, a recipe, and a cooking demonstration. After, we will sit down and enjoy the Paella for lunch.
Note: There is shellfish in the Paella.

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Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival

October 6 @ 8:00 am - October 8 @ 5:00 pm
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On Saturday, October 7 & Sunday, October 8, 2017, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will host one of the nation’s largest gatherings of small boat enthusiasts and unique watercraft at the Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival XXXIII.

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ALL Course: True Stories, Well Told

October 9 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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Would you like to write about your life, about your family and its unique history, or about the significance of a particular day, a so-called shining moment that you will remember forever?
Please join us as we continue our journey into the art of writing memoir. Class time will be devoted to reading aloud your one to two page submissions to our writer’s group each week.
We will also discuss opportunities that are currently available to independently publish your work.

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ALL Course: The Equation That Could Not Be Solved

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

The quadratic formula was known to the ancient Babylonians. The mid-sixteenth century saw the claims and counterclaims of Tartaglia, Cardano, and Ferrari for the discovery of the general solution of third and fourth degree equations. It would take a new level of abstraction, the mathematical group and symmetry, to prove that there exists no general solution for algebraic equations of the fifth degree and higher. The outline of that proof was written down the night before the twenty-year-old Evariste Galois was killed in a duel.
Come and explore together the colorful history of the general solutions of algebraic equations and the Galois proof that above the fourth degree such solutions do not exist.

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MEMBER NIGHT: Edna Lockwood Update and Brew Tasting

October 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Experience the ongoing transformation of the historic restoration of the log hull of 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood. The queen of CBMM’s Floating Fleet, Edna Lockwood is the last historic sailing boat of her kind. Boatyard manager and shipwright Mike Gorman will share how shipwrights and apprentices are shaping and carving the new hull like they did more than 127 years ago. Enjoy tastings from a local brewery while enjoying the boatyard.

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ALL Course: How to Find Out What You Have and What to Do with Things You Do Not Want

October 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

You’ve decided to clear out your closets, attic, or basement. Whether you are preparing for a move or just freeing space for new things, this program will help you identify what you have and explore the options for turning your discards into cash.
You’ll learn where to find out more about your possessions, so you will know whether that old desk or print is a rare antique to be cherished or just old. We’ll cover values and learn how to navigate the internet to get a rough idea of prices. We will also talk about market shifts and look at lists of what is and isn’t selling at the top consignment shops in Philadelphia and DC.
We’ll discuss various options for disposing of your things and summarize the benefits of using each — from museum donations to estate sales, or consignment shops to auctions.

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Open Boatshop

October 11 @ 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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ALL Conversations: Is a Third Political Party Feasible?

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This course will cover the history of the third party in the U.S. For background, we will also discuss the differences between U.S. and most European election systems. Most interesting will be the discussion of how third parties have affected the mainstream parties, for better or worse. Finally, we will discuss what the future holds for third party candidates and their potential impact.

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ALL Course: Reimagining Your Life: It Is Never Too Late to Become the Person You Were Meant to Be

October 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

In this course, we will explore how to live life fully by considering that the real purpose of anyone’s life is to be present to the journey and what is happening right here, where we are, and fully embrace the magnificent opportunity we have to become the person we were meant to be.
Each of us has unique and special talents and abilities. Living a purposeful life is embracing who we are and gauging how we can fully express our values, passions, and inspiration in a purposeful way.

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ALL Course: 150 Years of Steamboating on the Chesapeake Bay

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The steamboat era on the Chesapeake Bay was a colorful one that lasted from 1813 to 1962. This course will open with the origin of steamboats on the Bay and will provide an overview of the different types of steamers and their reason for being — passenger and freight steamers traveling to rural areas along Bay rivers, express night boats running the length of the Bay, and excursion steamers that took visitors to the many resorts that once dotted the Bay’s shoreline. One class will be devoted to the remarkable story of Bay steamers that went to war overseas in World War II.

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Model Skipjack Races

October 15 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

August 20, 2017 11am – 2pm Free for CBMM members or with general admission Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum guests are invited to watch model skipjack races. The radio-controlled (RC) sailing races are organized by CBMM’s Model Sailing Club, which meets…

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ALL Course: 500 Years of African-American History in North America: 17th through 21st Century With Dr. Stephen Goldman

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This presentation will be a journey through African-American history in the Western Hemisphere over the last five centuries: 1650-2017. Through the “magic carpet” of original historical newspapers, Dr. Goldman will show the good, the bad, and everything in between. From the slave ships of the 17th century, to the remarkable early pioneers of Negro freedom; from the American Civil War and the emancipation of the slaves to the indignities of Jim Crow and racial segregation; from Frederick Douglass to Booker T. Washington to Madame C.J. Walker to Thurgood Marshall to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to Barack Obama. You will see the news you know, as well as much you did not know about the history of a proud people who rose from slave house to the White House.

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ALL Course: Drivers of Development: Steam and the Making of Delmarva

October 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The harnessing of steam power started a revolution that transformed land and livelihood and ushered in humankind’s dependence on fossil fuels. This course will look at how the age of steam transformed Delmarva’s economy and connected its people with the enterprise of the modern world.

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