Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Academy for Lifelong Learning


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About The Academy

The Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL) at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) is  a uniqueopportunity to enhance your life throughlearning both within and outside classroom environments. An academic cooperativerun by members who volunteer their time and talents, ALL offers courses, group discussions, presentations, field trips, and social events conceived and conducted by members. The programsencompass a
diverse range of topics, including ecology,literature, history, religion, science, current events, photography, philosophy, gardening, and more.  Courses are held on the CBMM campus and at nearby locations.

Participate in ALL! Become a Member
ALL Annual Membership is required to participate in courses.
Fees:       CBMM members:  $25 per person; $40 per couple.
                   Non-CBMM members: $30 per person; $50 per couple.

All courses have an informal format and are developed by the members and held on the CBMM campus and other nearby locations. The Academy is an academic cooperative run by members who volunteer their time and talents. All members are encouraged to be active participants in all organization functions.

Click here to see the officers and committee members of the Academy.

Inclement Weather Closings:
The Museum and ALL follows the Talbot County Public School's closings for inclement weather.
Visit to see if there are any closings.

View a listing of Current Courses

PDF Enroll with ALL Winter 2015

PDF Download a Course Proposal Form - Microsoft Word Document

PDF Download a Trip Site Visit Proposal Form - Microsoft Word Document



To register for the Academy courses, make course suggestions or to get more detailed information about upcoming activities, contact Education Assistant Allison Speight at 410-745-4941 or by e-mail



Press Release - September 7 - Academy for Lifelong Learning Launches Fall Semester

Thursday, January 15, 4pm-6pm in the Van Lennep Auditorium, CBMM campus
Learn about ALL’s upcoming courses and events.Meet old friends and make new ones.Enjoy a glass of wine and a nibble! Bring a friend­—everyone welcome!

ALL News, an electronic newsletter to keep you up-to-date on Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL) at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum activities. The links below will take you to past issues.

January, 2015

January, 2014

September, 2013

June/July, 2013

May, 2013

April, 2013

March, 2013

February, 2013

January, 2013

December, 2012

November, 2012

October, 2012

View ALL's Officers, Board, and Committees (click here for information)
ALL encourages all members to actively participate in the organization.

Lead a Course (click here for information)

ALL 2009-2014 Strategic Plan
For additional information concerning The Academy's policy, philosophy, goals, objectives and strategy.

Call for Catalog Cover Art and Photographs

Each fall, winter, and spring, the Academy of Lifelong Learning Course Catalog features a cover photograph, or artwork, from an ALL member. We invite your submissions and hope to receive lots of choices. There are three catalogs a year. The final cover images will be featured on ALL’s website and Facebook page. We encourage your participation and look forward to acknowledging the talents of our membership. Please send an image of your work as an email attachment to







Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
213 N. Talbot St.
P.O. Box 636
St. Michaels, MD 21663

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