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Academy For Lifelong Learning

About the Academy

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

The Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL) at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) is a unique opportunity to enhance your life through learning both within and outside classroom environments. An academic cooperative run 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 programs encompass 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.

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.

ALL Annual Membership is required to participate in courses.
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.



Thursday, April 9, 4pm-6pm
in the Van Lennep Auditorium, CBMM campus

Learn about A.L.L.’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!

Call for Photographs and Art Work

Each fall, winter, and spring, the Academy for Lifelong Learning Course Catalog features a cover photograph or artwork from an A.L.L. member. We invite your submissions for future catalog covers. The final cover images will be featured on A.L.L.’s website and Facebook page. We encourage your participation and look forward to acknowledging the talents of our membership. Please send us your work as an email attachment to Ann DeMart,


Most courses require a class facilitator… someone who will report early to each class to insure the proper arrangement of the chairs and tables, adjust the heat/air conditioning (if necessary), take attendance and assist the instructor in operating the audio-visual equipment. Would you be willing to do that in your class(es)? If so, contact Allison Speight at

Robert A. Lonergan, President
Samuel Barnett, Vice President
Brice Gamber, Treasurer
John Ford, Secretary
Allison Speight, Registrar

A.L.L. Committee Chairs
Samuel Barnett, Curriculum Committee
Ann DeMart, Marketing Committee
Beverley Martin, Membership Committee

At-Large Members
James Adams
Glory Aiken
Stephen Goldman
Thomas Hollingshead
Ron Lesher, Ex Officio, immediate past President
Kate Mann
Barbara Reisert
Helen Van Fleet


ALL eNews keeps you up-to-date on Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL) at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum activities.