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Speaker’s Bureau

Looking for a program for your civic organization or special interest group? The Speaker’s Bureau at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is composed of experienced professionals who can bring the stories of the Chesapeake’s history, culture, and environment to life at your venue or event. Presentations are approximately 60 minutes long. Presenters supply laptop and projector unless these items are already available at presentation site.

Contact:

Interested in arranging for a presentation? Have a question about a specific topic? Need a customized presentation? Contact Volunteer & Education Coordinator, Allison Speight, at aspeight@cbmm.org or 410-745-4941 with inquiries or for more information.

Download Speaker’s Bureau Request Form PDF

Pricing:

Cost: $200 per presentation. Any program outside of a 30-mile radius from CBMM will also include a fee for mileage

About

Looking for a program for your civic organization or special interest group? The Speaker’s Bureau at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is composed of experienced professionals who can bring the stories of the Chesapeake’s history, culture, and environment to life at your venue or event.

Presentations are approximately 60 minutes long. Presenters will supply laptop & projector unless these items are available at the site of presentation. Cost of the presentation may vary depending on distance from the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.

Request a Presentation

While every effort will be made to accommodate your request, presentation schedules depend upon the availability of the presenter. At least two weeks’ notice is encouraged. Contact Allison Speight to get quick answers to your questions at 410-745-4941 or aspeight@cbmm.org

Local History
The History of St Michaels, Maryland
Steamboats and Swimsuits: Tolchester Beach in the Chesapeake’s Resort Age
Shining Beacons: Stories of Chesapeake Light Keepers

Fisheries/Harvesting
History on the Half Shell: The Past, Present and Future of the Chesapeake Oyster
Shaped by the Chesapeake: Connections between Nature and Culture on the Bay

Chesapeake Boats
Chesapeake Ferries: Bridging a Watery Divide
A Perfect Paradise: Early Yacht Cruises on the Chesapeake
Rosie Parks: Preserving the Icon
Log Canoe Racing on the Chesapeake Bay

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Collections
A Broad Reach: 50 Years of Collecting
Chesapeake Explorations with Photographer Robert de Gast

Pete Lesher
A Broad Reach: 50 Years of Collecting
A Perfect Paradise: Early Yacht Cruises on the Chesapeake
Chesapeake Explorations with Photographer Robert de Gast
Chesapeake Ferries: Bridging a Watery Divide
The History of St Michaels, Maryland
History on the Half Shell: The Past, Present and Future of the Chesapeake Oyster
Log Canoe Racing on the Chesapeake Bay
Shaped by the Chesapeake: Connections between Nature and Culture on the Bay
Shining Beacons: Stories of Chesapeake Light Keepers
Steamboats and Swimsuits: Tolchester Beach in the Chesapeake’s Resort Age

Richard Scofield
Log Canoe Racing on the Chesapeake Bay
Rosie Parks: Preserving the Icon

Pete Lesher
Pete Lesher is chief curator for the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, where he has served on the staff since 1991. In addition to overseeing museum exhibits, programs, and the restoration boat yard, he is responsible for the museum’s collections – ranging from floating watercraft to sailmakers’ needles, photographs, manuscripts, and oral history archives. Lesher regularly lectures on maritime topics ranging from transportation and trade to resource use, recreation, and shipbuilding history. Outside of work, he is an elected member of the Easton Town Council, he is active in historic preservation as chairman of the St. Michaels Historic District Commission, and he is a sailor, taking particular pleasure in his role as jib tender on one of the Chesapeake Bay sailing log canoes, the 1882-built Island Bird.

Richard Scofield
Richard Scofield started working in boats yards as a rigger at the age of 12 , and has the majority of his life building, restoring and sailing wooden boats. He has been at the museum since 1985 as a shipwright, rigger, boat yard manager and currently as the Assistant Curator of Watercraft. Richard helped restore four of the racing log canoes, and he was project manager for the restoration of the log hull crab dredger Old Point and the skipjack Rosie Parks.