Meet: Donald Martin, Board Member
Having spent most of his career in Washington, D.C., Donald Martin is no stranger to the Chesapeake Bay. A self-proclaimed “long-time visitor,” Donald first passed through the Eastern Shore on the way to visit family in Ocean Pines. Donald and his wife, Christine, felt so drawn to the area that they purchased a home in Bozman in 2004. What makes the Eastern Shore so special to Donald is the feeling he gets when he crosses the Bay Bridge. “It’s like entering a more relaxed and beautiful world. The ability to be on the water enables a feeling of renewal that is hard to beat.”
When Donald and Christine were new to the area, they were looking for activities to do with visiting family members. It wasn’t long before they found CBMM, and soon thereafter became members. Donald and his family immediately recognized what makes CBMM so great: “It’s not like other museums. The variety of exhibitions and activities going on at all times makes it a very dynamic place.”
Donald takes great pride in CBMM. He sees the Museum’s greatest contribution as sharing the culture and history of the Chesapeake Bay with today’s audiences. “The Museum really captures the human experience on the Bay.”
To Donald, the greatest strength of CBMM comes from its ability to attract people from both the land and the water. Donald points out that there is something for everyone; whether it is the historical exhibitions, ongoing boatbuilding activities, or the Museum’s expanding on-the-water programming.
Elected as the newest Board member this past April, Donald brings to the Board analytical expertise that he hopes can be used to help secure a bright future for CBMM. His Board experience is also his way of contributing to the local community.
Having spent the past 10 years getting to know the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, as well as the local area, Donald has no doubts CBMM is an incredibly valuable asset to the Town, County, and to the entire Chesapeake Bay region.
CBMM would like to thank Donald for his time and dedication to the Museum!