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