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Lighthouse overnights in St. Michaels this fall

CBMM_Lighthouse CBMM_LighthouseOvernights(ST MICHAELS, MD – July 26, 2017) Youth groups can now reserve fall dates for the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Lighthouse Overnight Adventures program. Dates include select Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 1 through Oct. 28, with advanced reservations needed for groups of 12 to 18 children and their chaperones.

Under the guidance of a museum educator, adventure participants can travel back in time to explore the life of a late-19th-century lighthouse keeper, all while spending the night in the historic 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, situated on CBMM’s 18-acre campus on the Miles River and St. Michaels Harbor in St. Michaels, Md.

The program shares the stories of the keepers who lived and worked in Chesapeake lighthouses. From lighthouse engineering to the daily task of maintaining the great lamp, the overnight adventure uses games, costumes, and historic objects to explore the Bay’s lighthouses. The experience can also be used toward earning badges for Brownie, Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts, or just for fun among all groups and their chaperones.

The 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, now standing at CBMM’s Navy Point, was originally built to light the way for boats passing through the shallow, dangerous shoals of Hooper Strait, a thoroughfare for boats bound from the Chesapeake Bay across Tangier Sound to Deal Island, or places along the Nanticoke and Wicomico Rivers. The Chesapeake’s iconic “screwpile” lighthouse is built on special iron pilings, which were tipped with a screw that could be turned into the muddy bottom for a depth of 10 feet or more. CBMM’s lighthouse is the second lighthouse constructed at Hooper Strait, with the first one destroyed by ice in 1877.

The adventure program is for children ages 8 to 12 and their chaperones and is $40 per person, with a 12-person minimum, 18-person maximum. The fee includes one overnight stay in the lighthouse with a dedicated museum facilitator, a drop-in scenic river cruise aboard the 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle (subject to seasonal availability), the cost of program activities, two day admission to CBMM’s exhibitions and campus, and a souvenir patch. Overnights are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis, with a $100 deposit needed. For inquiries or to make a reservation, visit bit.ly/lighthouseovernight.

Established in 1965, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a world-class maritime museum dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment, and people of the entire Chesapeake Bay, with the values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship guiding its mission. Charitable gifts to CBMM’s Annual Fund enable CBMM to educate and inspire the next generation of Chesapeake Bay stewards, and can be made online at cbmm.org/donate.

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Children ages 8-12 travel back through time to explore the adventurous, exciting, and sometimes dangerous life of a late 19th-century lighthouse keeper while staying overnight in the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and on the Miles River in St. Michaels, Md. Lighthouse Overnight Adventures take place on select Fridays and Saturdays in the spring and fall, and include one overnight stay in the lighthouse with a dedicated museum facilitator, a drop-in river cruise aboard the 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle (subject to seasonal availability), two days admission to CBMM, and a souvenir patch, with more information found at bit.ly/lighthouseovernight.

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Girl Scouts learn some history and become official Hooper Strait Light Keepers during CBMM’s Lighthouse Overnight Adventures, offered in St. Michaels, Md., on select Fridays and Saturdays this fall. The experience can be used toward earning badges for Brownie, Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts, or just for fun among all groups and their chaperones. Overnights are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. For inquiries or to make a reservation, visit bit.ly/lighthouseovernight.

 

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CBMM participates in Maryland Lighthouse Challenge this September

CBMM_LighthouseChallenge3_2017 CBMM_LighthouseChallenge1_2017 CBMM_LighthouseChallenge2_2017(ST MICHAELS, MD – June 19, 2017) The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is participating in the Maryland Lighthouse Challenge, which takes place September 16-17, 2017, with an early bird date of Friday, September 15 on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse now at CBMM is one of 10 Chesapeake lighthouses featured in this year’s tour. CBMM celebrated the 50th anniversary of the dedication of the Hooper Strait Lighthouse in its St. Michaels location on May 20 of this year.

Sponsored by the Chesapeake Chapter of the U. S. Lighthouse Society, the challenge is a bi-annual “road rally” held in September at participating lighthouses and lightships along the Chesapeake Bay. Other participating lighthouses for this year’s challenge include Concord Point, Seven Foot Knoll, Choptank River, Drum Point, Cove Point, Piney Point, Point Lookout, Fort Washington, along with the Lightship Chesapeake. Bonus lighthouses include Millers Island, Sandy Point Shoal, and Blackistone.

Individuals and groups are encouraged to participate by visiting all 10 lighthouses and the lightship, collecting specially-designed commemorative souvenirs from each. Participants can visit any number of lighthouses along the challenge route, but will have to visit all mandatory stops to collect a specially designed souvenir to mark the accomplishment.

The Hooper Strait Lighthouse, now standing on Navy Point, was originally built in 1879 to light the way for boats passing through the shallow, dangerous shoals of Hooper Strait, a thoroughfare for boats bound from the Chesapeake Bay across Tangier Sound to Deal Island or places along the Nanticoke and Wicomico rivers. Saved from demolition, the lighthouse was moved by barge to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. in 1966, one year after the non-profit museum opened. It now serves as a hands-on exhibition that explores the life of a lighthouse keeper, and a venue for CBMM’s Lighthouse Overnight Adventures program for youth groups.

As a “screwpile” lighthouse, it is built on special iron pilings which were tipped with a screw that could be turned into the muddy bottom for a depth of 10 feet or more. CBMM’s lighthouse is the second lighthouse constructed at Hooper Strait—the first one was destroyed by ice in 1877.

The 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse at CBMM will open at 10:00 a.m. as an early bird lighthouse on Friday, September 15, with $5 reduced admission for lighthouse challenge participants offered for the entire three-day challenge weekend. The lighthouse will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for challenge participants on Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17, with more information at cbmm.org or cheslights.org.

 

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The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse now in St. Michaels, Md. is one of 10 stops on the 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge, which takes place September 16 & 17, with an early bird date of Friday, September 15 on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Sponsored by the Chesapeake Chapter of the U. S. Lighthouse Society, the challenge is a bi-annual “road rally” held in September at participating lighthouses and lightships along the Chesapeake Bay. The Hooper Strait Lighthouse, now at CBMM in St. Michaels, Md., was originally built in 1879 to light the way for boats passing through the shallow, dangerous shoals of Hooper Strait. For more information, visit cbmm.org or cheslights.org.

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May 21 is Community Day at CBMM

CBMM_CommunityDay2017isMay21(ST MICHAELS, MD – February 24, 2017) As a way of saying thank you to the regional community, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is hosting its second free Community Day on Sunday, May 21, 2017, with all festivities taking place on CBMM’s Fogg’s Landing, and including free admission for everyone, plus live music, regional foods and drinks, family activities, free boat rides, and more.

CBMM_CommunityDay2017_SultanaHighlights for this year’s event include the opportunity to see the schooner Sultana dockside, along with numerous family activities and special exhibitions. See what’s lined up for food, music, activities, boat rides, and more! 

The event’s generous sponsors include CBMM’s Friends Board, Choptank Electric Cooperative, Curtis Stokes & Associates, Ewing, Dietz, Fountain & Kaludis, P.A.Shore United BankTalbot County Free Library, and What’s Up? Magazine.

The day’s events kick off at 9:00 a.m. with the Bay Hundred Covenant Churches’ tent service,  with festival guests invited to attend, and continues to 5:00 p.m.

The Covenant Church service includes leaders and congregations from area churches, with participants engaging in gospel singing and prayer. Covenant Churches works to unite the Town of St. Michaels and surrounding Bay Hundred community by connecting African-American and Anglo-American churches from throughout the area.

CBMM_CommunityDay2017_BlindWindThe day’s live music includes performances by Blind Wind, an award winning local band fronted by 14-year-old blind harmonica player, Cole Moran, along with his father, Frankie Moran on guitar and vocals. Their repertoire includes bluegrass, country, Americana classic rock, reggae, fiddle tunes, and more.

CBMM’s Model Sailing Club will hold a radio-controlled skipjack regatta from the Steamboat Building’s docks and along Fogg’s Cove from 11:00 a.m. until noon. Afterwards, festival-goers will have the opportunity to try their hand at operating the radio-controlled boats.

The Talbot County Free Library will be hosting several programs throughout CBMM’s free Community Day, including a presentation in the Van Lennep Auditorium by Maryland author and storyteller, Ed Okonowicz on “Delmarva Tales, Legends, and Ghost Stories” at 11 a.m., and a performance by Blue Sky Puppet Theatre at 1:00 p.m. Families can also explore the Chesapeake’s critters in the Phillips Wharf Environmental Center’s Fishmobile, with children invited to participate in a footrace hosted by Chesapeake Sports Alliance.

CBMM_CommunityDay2017_LighthouseWhile enjoying the festivities, Community Day guests can enjoy a climb to the top of the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, talk with shipwrights and apprentices engaged in wooden boatbuilding and restoration in the boatyard, and explore any of CBMM’s 12 exhibition buildings and historic structures, all situated in a park-like setting along the Miles River and the St. Michaels harbor. CBMM’s waterfront campus is within walking distance to the specialty shops, restaurants, inns, and bed and breakfasts in St. Michaels’ historic district.

Throughout the day, Community Day guests can take free scenic river cruises aboard a number of CBMM’s historic vessels, including the 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle, or get out on the water rowing or sailing aboard one of CBMM’s small craft. All boat rides are offered free of charge for this event.

For safety reasons, non-service dogs need to be kept home during Community Day. Leashed dogs are only permitted during regular operating hours.

CBMM_CommunityDay2017_WinnieEstelleWhile at Community Day, guests can also watch the log-hull restoration of the 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood, now underway in the boatyard through 2018. Special exhibitions include Potomac Waterfowling: Gunning the Nation’s Rivers, and Robert de Gast’s Chesapeake, featuring 80 photographs curated from the more than 10,000 by de Gast in CBMM’s collection. Potomac Waterfowling opens April 8, 2017 and continues through March, 2018, with Robert de Gast’s Chesapeake opening May 12, 2017, through April, 2018.

Established in 1965, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a world-class maritime museum dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment and people of the entire Chesapeake Bay, with the values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship guiding its mission. Serving more than 77,000 guests each year, CBMM’s campus includes a floating fleet of historic boats and 12 exhibition buildings and historic structures. For more information, visit cbmm.org.

See photos from last year’s Community Day here:
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The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is hosting its second free Community Day on Sunday, May 21, 2017, with the event kicking off at 9:00 a.m. with the Bay Hundred Covenant Churches’ tent service and including free admission all day long for everyone, plus live music, regional foods and drinks, family activities, and free boat rides. More information is at cbmm.org.

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CBMM’s free Community Day event on Sunday, May 21, 2017 gives guests the opportunity climb to the top of the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, shown here, or talk with shipwrights and apprentices engaged in wooden boatbuilding and restoration in the boatyard, and explore any of CBMM’s 12 exhibition buildings and historic structures, all situated in a park-like setting along the Miles River and the St. Michaels harbor. CBMM’s waterfront campus is within walking distance to the specialty shops, restaurants, inns, and bed and breakfasts in St. Michaels’ historic district, with more information at cbmm.org.

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Highlights to CBMM’s free May 21 Community Day include the opportunity to see the schooner Sultana dockside, along with numerous family activities and special exhibitions. The event’s sponsors include CBMM’s Friends Board, Choptank Electric Cooperative, Curtis Stokes & Associates, Talbot County Free Library, and What’s Up? Magazine, with more information at cbmm.org.

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On Sunday, May 21, Community Day guests can take free scenic river cruises aboard a number of CBMM’s historic vessels, including the 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle, or get out on the water rowing or sailing aboard one of CBMM’s small craft. All boat rides are offered free of charge for this event, with more information at cbmm.org.

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CBMM’s May 21 free Community Day includes live music by Blind Wind—an award winning local band fronted by 14-year-old blind harmonica player, Cole Moran, left—along with his father, Frankie Moran, right, on guitar and vocals. Their repertoire includes bluegrass, country, Americana classic rock, reggae, fiddle tunes, and more. Now in its second year, the free event was created as a way of CBMM saying thank you to the regional community, and includes free admission for everyone, plus live music, regional foods and drinks, family activities, and free boat rides, with more information at cbmm.org.

 

 

 

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CBMM offers highlights tours on weekends this February

CBMM_HighlightsTours_LighthouseFloatingFleet(ST MICHAELS, MD – January 23, 2017) Each weekend this February, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., is offering guided highlight tours of its exhibitions, with the tours offered free for CBMM members or with general admission. CBMM is also offering free weekday admission—including President’s Day—throughout the month of February.

Guided by an interpreter and offered at 2:00 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday in February, these hour-long tours explore CBMM’s can’t-be-missed exhibitions and objects, including the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, the Edna E. Lockwood restoration and floating fleet of historic Chesapeake Bay boats, Oystering on the Chesapeake, Waterman’s Wharf, and more.

CBMM_HighlightsTours_BoatyardAdditionally, admission will be free Monday to Friday throughout the month for all CBMM guests. This program is offered through the generous support of Free in February sponsors Shore United Bank and Awful Arthur’s of St. Michaels, Md. CBMM guests visiting in February will also receive a discount card for 15% off all meals at Awful Arthur’s, which will be redeemable through March 15, 2017.

CBMM_HighlightsTours_OysteringChesapeakeGeneral admission is otherwise good for two consecutive days and is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students with ID, $6 for children 6-17, and free for CBMM members and children 5 and under. During the winter months, CBMM is open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. seven days a week, with inclement weather closings announced at cbmm.org.

Established in 1965, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a world-class maritime museum dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment, and people of the entire Chesapeake Bay, with the values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship guiding its mission. Serving more than 75,000 guests each year, CBMM’s campus includes a floating fleet of historic boats and 12 exhibition buildings, situated in a park-like, waterfront setting along the Miles River and St. Michaels harbor. Charitable gifts to CBMM’s annual fund enable the museum to educate and inspire the next generation of Chesapeake Bay stewards, and can be made online at cbmm.org/donate.

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The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is offering free Highlights Tours on Saturdays and Sundays in February, which explore many of its exhibitions and projects, including the log-hull restoration of the 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood, seen here, in CBMM’s working boatyard. Progress on the National Historic Landmark and the oldest log-bottom bugeye still under sail is now underway and in full public view in CBMM’s boatyard, and continues through 2018. The nine-log bugeye was built by John B. Harrison on Tilghman Island, Md., and donated to CBMM by John R. Kimberly. More about the project, including updates and videos, are posted at ednalockwood.org.

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The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is offering Highlights Tours on Saturdays and Sundays in February, which explore CBMM’s can’t-be-missed exhibitions and objects, including the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, the Edna E. Lockwood restoration and floating fleet of historic Chesapeake Bay boats, Oystering on the Chesapeake, Waterman’s Wharf, and more. Weekend tours are free with general admission and offered at 2:00 p.m. each day. Through the support of Shore United Bank and Awful Arthur’s of St. Michaels, Md., CBMM is also offering free weekday admission throughout February, including President’s Day. To learn more, visit cbmm.org.

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Lighthouse overnights in St. Michaels this spring

cbmm_hooperstraitwinnie(ST MICHAELS, MD – December 14, 2016) Youth groups can now reserve spring dates for the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Lighthouse Overnight Adventures program. Dates include select Fridays and Saturdays, March 31 through June 24, with advanced reservations needed for groups of 12 to 18 children and their chaperones.

cbmm_lighthouseovernightsUnder the guidance of a museum educator, adventure participants can travel back in time to explore the life of a late-19th-century lighthouse keeper, all while spending the night in the historic 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, which is now situated on CBMM’s 18-acre campus on the Miles River and St. Michaels Harbor in St. Michaels, Md.

The program shares the stories of the keepers who lived and worked in Chesapeake lighthouses. From lighthouse engineering to the daily task of maintaining the great lamp, the overnight adventure uses games, costumes, and historic objects to explore the Bay’s lighthouses. The experience can also be used toward earning badges for Brownie, Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts, or just for fun among all groups and their chaperones.

cbmm_lighthouseatsunriseThe 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, now standing at CBMM’s Navy Point, was originally built to light the way for boats passing through the shallow, dangerous shoals of Hooper Strait, a thoroughfare for boats bound from the Chesapeake Bay across Tangier Sound to Deal Island, or places along the Nanticoke and Wicomico Rivers. The Chesapeake’s iconic “screwpile” lighthouse is built on special iron pilings, which were tipped with a screw that could be turned into the muddy bottom for a depth of 10 feet or more. CBMM’s lighthouse is the second lighthouse constructed at Hooper Strait, with the first one destroyed by ice in 1877.

The adventure program is for children ages 8-12 and their chaperones and is $40 per person, with a 12-person minimum, 18-person maximum. The fee includes one overnight stay in the lighthouse with a dedicated museum facilitator, a drop-in scenic river cruise aboard the 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle (subject to seasonal availability), the cost of program activities, two day admission to CBMM’s exhibitions and campus, and a souvenir patch. Overnights are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis, with a $100 deposit needed. For inquiries or to make a reservation, visit bit.ly/lighthouseovernight.

Established in 1965, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a world-class maritime museum dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment, and people of the entire Chesapeake Bay, with the values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship guiding its mission. Charitable gifts to the museum’s annual fund enable CBMM to educate and inspire the next generation of Chesapeake Bay stewards, and can be made online at cbmm.org/donate.

From now through 2018, progress on the log-hull restoration of the 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood can be seen in CBMM’s boatyard, with more information about the project at ednalockwood.org.

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Children ages 8-12 travel back through time to explore the adventurous, exciting, and sometimes dangerous life of a late 19th-century lighthouse keeper while staying overnight in the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and on the Miles River in St. Michaels, Md. Lighthouse Overnight Adventures take place on select Fridays and Saturdays in the spring and fall, and includes one overnight stay in the lighthouse with a dedicated museum facilitator, a drop-in river cruise aboard the 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle (subject to seasonal availability), two days admission to the museum, and a souvenir patch, with more information found at bit.ly/lighthouseovernight.

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Girl Scouts learn some history and become official Hooper Strait Light Keepers during CBMM’s Lighthouse Overnight Adventures, offered in St. Michaels, Md. on select Fridays and Saturdays in the spring and fall. The experience can be used toward earning badges for Brownie, Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts, or just for fun among all groups and their chaperones. Overnights are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis, with a $100 deposit required to secure the program. For inquiries or to make a reservation, visit bit.ly/lighthouseovernight.

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Celebrate Chesapeake holiday traditions at CBMM December 8

cbmm_hooperstraitlight_carolers(ST MICHAELS, MD – November 11, 2016) On Thursday, December 8 from 4 to 7:00 p.m., the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is inviting the public to celebrate the holidays with a ceremony that includes caroling, the lighting of a tree atop the mast of a traditional Chesapeake workboat, children’s story time and holiday crafts, store discounts, and the lighting of the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse.

Each year, CBMM’s campus is decorated in holiday greenery—created by CBMM volunteers and staff—and can be seen among the museum’s historic structures, exhibitions buildings, and boats along the St. Michaels Harbor and Miles River.

cbmm_museumstore_dec8eventFree children’s craft activities will be offered in the Welcome Center throughout the event, with CBMM volunteers and staff helping to create holiday and bird seed ornaments, candles, and popcorn stringing.

Three children’s story times will be hosted in the Welcome Center. Santa Claws, The Christmas Crab by Priscilla Cummings will be read at 4:30 p.m.; Santa and the Skipjack by Janie Meneely at 5:00 p.m.; and Lighthouse Christmas by Toni Buzzeo at 5:30 p.m. All books relate to the Chesapeake Bay and are available at the Museum Store, with proceeds supporting CBMM.

cbmm_crabspheresdrawing_dec2016While children enjoy these activities, parents, grandparents and all adults are invited to shop in the Museum Store, enjoy a wine bar, and free gift wrapping. During the event, CBMM members will receive a one-day-only, 25% total member discount on their total Museum Store purchases. Half-priced gift memberships to the museum will also be available for purchase. The evening concludes with a drawing for three lighted crab pot spheres, generously donated by the LumberYard of St. Michaels, Md., with tickets sold at the Museum Store before and during the event.

cbmm_treeuprosie_dec8event-jpgBeginning at 5:00 p.m., Maureen Curtin and Company will greet participants inside the Museum Store with traditional holiday caroling. At 6:00 p.m., participants will gather near the Crab Claw for the lighting of the tree atop the mast of Old Point, followed by a procession to the lighting of the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse. Caroling will continue in the Museum Store.

The historic lighthouse once lit the way for boats passing through the shallow, dangerous shoals of Hooper Strait, a thoroughfare for boats bound from the Chesapeake Bay across Tangier Sound to Deals Island or places along the Nanticoke and Wicomico Rivers.

Old Point is a 1909 seven-log crab dredger built in Poquoson, Va. From the 1910s through the 1960s, she was part of Hampton, Va.’s crab dredging fleet. Old Point’s hull was built the old-fashioned way, hewn from seven pine logs.

CBMM is currently restoring another historic log-bottomed boat, the 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood, with all work now being done in full public view through 2018. Updates and more about the project are at ednalockwood.org.

The December 8 event is free and open to the public, with ample parking and no need for reservations. For more information, visit cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916.

 

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On the evening of Thursday, December 8, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. will be celebrating Chesapeake holiday traditions with a special event that features caroling, children’s craft activities and story times, store discounts, and the lighting of the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, as shown here, along with a tree atop the mast of Old Point. The event takes place from 4-7:00 p.m. in the Museum Store, and is free and open to the public, with more information at cbmm.org.

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CBMM’s shipwrights and apprentices take part in the annual Chesapeake tradition of hoisting a Christmas tree up a boat’s mast. This year, the tree will be placed on the 1909 crab dredger Old Point, part of CBMM’s historic fleet of Chesapeake boats. The tree will be lit at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 8, when carolers and other participants gather outside CBMM’s store as part of a 4-7:00 p.m. special event that also includes caroling, children’s craft activities and story times, store discounts, and the lighting of the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse.

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From 4-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 8, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s store, as shown here, will be hosting an event that celebrates the Chesapeake’s holiday traditions. During the event, CBMM volunteers and staff will host free children’s activities and story times in the Welcome Center, while adults shop and enjoy complimentary wine along with free gift wrapping. CBMM members will receive a one-day-only, 25% total member discount on their total Museum Store purchases, with half-priced gift memberships also available.

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CBMM’s December 8 Chesapeake holidays event includes a drawing for three lighted crab pot spheres, shown here, which have been generously donated by the LumberYard of St. Michaels, Md. Tickets will be sold before and at the event in the Museum Store, with more information at cbmm.org.

 

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CBMM takes part in Nov. 4-13 Maryland STEM Festival

cbmm_stem_risingtide_nov5(ST. MICHAELS, MD — October 24, 2016) The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is collaborating with the Talbot County Free Library in Easton, Md. to educate families and children of all ages on science, technology, engineering, and math as part of the statewide November 4-13 Maryland STEM Festival. CBMM will be educating children and families on STEM topics through several different events focusing on Chesapeake Bay history and boatbuilding. All programs are free and open to the public.

The 10-day festival begins locally with a kickoff event on Saturday, November 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Talbot County Free Library in Easton, Md. CBMM Shipwright Educator Matt Engel will share hands-on experience of historic Chesapeake Bay dugout canoe carving. Engel will also provide more information on CBMM’s Rising Tide after-school boatbuilding program for Talbot students.

cbmm_stem_ednalockwood_nov7On Monday, November 7 beginning at 6:00 p.m., CBMM Boatyard Manager Michael Gorman will present his talk, “Old Technologies, New Technologies – A Stewardship Strategy” on the various technologies being used in the 2016-2018 log-hull restoration of the 1889 nine-log bugeye Edna Lockwood. Gorman will speak at the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library.

cbmm_stem_lighthouse_nov9-jpgThe Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will be the host site for a STEM Storytime at the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse as its final demonstration on Wednesday, November 9 at 10:30 a.m. Available to children ages 7 and under with accompanying adults, participants will explore CBMM’s Hooper Strait Lighthouse through related stories, crafts, and technology alongside CBMM’s School & Family Programs Manager Jill Ferris, and Youth Services Librarian Diana Hastings of the St. Michaels branch of the TCFL. Pre-registration is required with limited space available. For more information, please call the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library at 410-745-5877.

“We are very much looking forward to sharing our knowledge and experiences of the Chesapeake Bay to the eager students, children, and families of Talbot County,” says CBMM President Kristen Greenaway. “Our Rising Tide program brings the STEM curriculum into our boatyard, with participants learning about Chesapeake boatbuilding and history while applying these skills in a very meaningful way.”

Through ten days of collaborative, interactive, and dynamic events and activities throughout the state, the Maryland STEM Festival provides inspirational, educational, and accessible programming in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) throughout Maryland. The Festival provides STEM opportunities to all of Maryland without requiring them to travel significant distances.

Other local STEM demonstrations will be offered by Phillips Wharf Environmental Center, Maryland Science Center, Chesapeake College, Easton Utilities, and Easton Airport. For more information, visit www.marylandstemfestival.org.

Established in 1965, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a world-class maritime museum dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment, and people of the entire Chesapeake Bay, with the values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship guiding its mission. Serving nearly 70,000 guests each year, CBMM’s campus includes a floating fleet of historic boats and 12 exhibition buildings, situated in a park-like, waterfront setting along the Miles River and St Michaels harbor. From now through 2018, museum guests can see the log-hull restoration of the 1889 log-hull bugeye, Edna Lockwood, with more information at www.ednalockwood.org. For more information about CBMM, visit www.cbmm.org.

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Participants in CBMM’s Rising Tide after school boatbuilding program take their turn carving a traditional dugout canoe in St. Michaels, Md. On Thursday, November 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Talbot County Free Library in Easton, Md., Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Shipwright Educator Matt Engel will share hands-on experience of historic Chesapeake Bay dugout canoe carving and provide information on CBMM’s Rising Tide after-school boatbuilding program. CBMM’s collaboration with TCFL is part of the statewide November 4-13 Maryland STEM Festival, which educates all ages on science, technology, engineering, and math. CBMM is hosting additional programs on November 7 and November 9, with a focus on STEM topics as they relate to the Chesapeake Bay’s history and boatbuilding. All programs are free and open to the public.

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On Monday, November 7 beginning at 6:00 p.m., CBMM Boatyard Manager Michael Gorman will present his talk, “Old Technologies, New Technologies – A Stewardship Strategy” on the various technologies being used in the 2016-2018 log-hull restoration of the 1889 nine-log bugeye Edna Lockwood, shown here. Gorman will speak at the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library. The program is part of the statewide November 4-13 Maryland STEM Festival, which educates all ages on science, technology, engineering, and math. On November 9, CBMM will host a STEM Storytime at the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, with limited space and pre-registration made by calling TCFL’s St. Michaels branch at 410-745-5877. All programs are free and open to the public.

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The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will host a STEM Storytime at the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, shown here, on Wednesday, November 9 at 10:30 a.m. Available to children ages 7 and under with accompanying adults, participants will explore CBMM’s Hooper Strait Lighthouse through related stories, crafts, and technology. The program is part of the statewide November 4-13 Maryland STEM Festival, which educates all ages on science, technology, engineering, and math. Pre-registration is required, with limited space available for this free program. To register or for more information, call the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library at 410-745-5877.

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Lighthouse Overnight Adventures in St. Michaels

CBMM_1879HooperStraitLighthouse(ST MICHAELS, MD – August 19, 2016) The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is now accepting reservations for its fall Lighthouse Overnight Adventures program. Under the guidance of a museum educator, youth groups and their chaperones can travel back in time to explore the life of a late-19th-century lighthouse keeper, all while spending the night in the historic 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, which is now situated along the Miles River at CBMM in St. Michaels, Md.

CBMM_LHOThe adventure program is offered on select Fridays and Saturdays, September and October, and again in the fall, with advance reservations needed. Groups of 12 to 18 children and their chaperones can participate in the adventure program.

The program shares the stories of the keepers who lived and worked in Chesapeake lighthouses. From lighthouse engineering to the daily task of maintaining the great lamp, the overnight adventure uses games, costumes, and historic object kits to explore the world of Bay lighthouses. The experience can also be used toward earning badges for Brownie, Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts, or just for fun among all groups and their chaperones.

The cost is $40 per person, with a 12-person minimum, 18-person maximum. The fee includes one overnight stay in the lighthouse with a dedicated museum facilitator, a drop-in river cruise aboard the 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle (subject to seasonal availability), the cost of program activities, two days admission to the museum, and a souvenir patch. Dates are limited, with availability and more information at bit.ly/lighthouseovernight or by calling 410-745-4941.

Established in 1965, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a world-class maritime museum dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment and people of the entire Chesapeake Bay, with the values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship guiding its mission. Serving nearly 70,000 guests each year, the museum’s campus includes a floating fleet of historic boats and 12 exhibition buildings, situated in a park-like waterfront setting along the Miles River and St. Michaels’ harbor. For more information, visit www.cbmm.org.

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Children ages 8-12 travel back through time to explore the adventurous, exciting, and sometimes dangerous life of a late 19th-century lighthouse keeper while staying overnight in the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, shown here, at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and on the Miles River in St. Michaels, Md. Lighthouse Overnight Adventures take place on select Fridays and Saturdays each fall and spring, and includes one overnight stay in the lighthouse with a dedicated museum facilitator, a drop-in river cruise aboard the 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle (subject to seasonal availability), two days admission to CBMM, and a souvenir patch, with available dates and more information found at bit.ly/lighthouseovernight.

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Youth group members learn about the Chesapeake’s lighthouses in the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. CBMM’s Lighthouse Overnight Adventures are offered to youth groups and their chaperones on select Fridays and Saturdays each September and October, and again in the spring. Dates are limited, with availability and more information at bit.ly/lighthouseovernight or by calling 410-745-4941.

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CBMM earns 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

CBMM_TripAdvisor2016(ST MICHAELS, MD – June 8, 2016) The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the fifth consecutive year. The achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries, and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.

“Having these excellent reviews warms our hearts,” says CBMM President Kristen Greenaway.  “All our staff and volunteers are extremely grateful to our guests and members who actively seek out the opportunity to review CBMM on TripAdvisor. This is a remarkable endorsement to our delivering an authentic Chesapeake experience.”

CBMM_TripAdvisor2016_Campus“With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honors hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travelers,” said Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry Marketing, TripAdvisor. “This recognition helps travelers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service. TripAdvisor is proud to play this integral role in helping travelers feel more confident in their booking decisions.”

The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity, and recency of reviews submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews, and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

TripAdvisor is an online travel site offering advice from travelers, with nearly 340 million unique monthly visitors and more than 350 million reviews and opinions covering more than 6.5 million attractions, accommodations, and restaurants. To read recent guest reviews of CBMM, visit www.tripadvisor.com. For information about the museum, visit www.cbmm.org.

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The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. recently received a 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence throughout the world, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. This is the fifth consecutive year CBMM has received the recognition. Reviews can be seen and made online at www.tripadvisor.com.