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Free Admission Weekdays in February

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is offering free admission Monday through Friday this February, thanks to the generous support of Free in February sponsors Shore United Bank and Awful Arthur’s of St. Michaels, Md.

During February, CBMM guests will receive a discount card for 15% off all meals at Awful Arthur’s, which will be redeemable through March 15, 2018.

Located along the Miles River in historic St. Michaels, Md., CBMM’s campus is a short walk or drive to area restaurants, shops, inns, hotels, and other attractions. Free admission covers access to CBMM’s numerous indoor and outdoor spaces, including the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, a working boatyard, and numerous permanent and changing exhibitions focused on the traditions, environment, and history of the entire Chesapeake Bay region.

Progress on the log-hull restoration of the 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood 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., in 1889 and is the oldest of her kind still under sail. The oystering boat is a National Historic Landmark and was donated to CBMM in 1967 by John R. Kimberly.

“This winter, come and experience the Edna Lockwood restoration before it wraps up in October 2018. Our shipwrights and apprentices are now fairing the new hull with the old topsides, and it’s incredible to watch the transformation,” said CBMM President Kristen Greenaway. “We also have a great number of exhibitions for all ages to enjoy, and this time of year offers clear, underwater views of oyster beds, and abundant waterfowl and wildlife along our living shoreline and quiet waterfront.”

This winter, CBMM members and guests can enjoy several special exhibitions, including Robert de Gast’s ChesapeakePotomac WaterfowlingGunning the Nation’s Rivers, and Bob Grieser’s Lens on the Chesapeake.

Admission will be free weekdays in February for all CBMM guests. General 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 five and under. During the winter months, CBMM is open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. seven days a week, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Inclement weather closings are 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. 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.

Free Admission Weekdays in February

CBMM_FreeinFebruary18_1The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is offering free admission Monday through Friday this February, thanks to the generous support of Free in February sponsors Shore United Bank and Awful Arthur’s of St. Michaels, Md.

During February, CBMM guests will receive a discount card for 15% off all meals at Awful Arthur’s, which will be redeemable through March 15, 2018.

Located along the Miles River in historic St. Michaels, Md., CBMM’s campus is a short walk or drive to area restaurants, shops, inns, hotels, and other attractions. Free admission covers access to CBMM’s numerous indoor and outdoor spaces, including the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, a working boatyard, and numerous permanent and changing exhibitions focused on the traditions, environment, and history of the entire Chesapeake Bay region.

Progress on the log-hull restoration of the 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood 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., in 1889 and is the oldest of her kind still under sail. The oystering boat is a National Historic Landmark and was donated to CBMM in 1967 by John R. Kimberly.

“This winter, come and experience the Edna Lockwood restoration before it wraps up in October 2018. Our shipwrights and apprentices are now fairing the new hull with the old topsides, and it’s incredible to watch the transformation,” said CBMM President Kristen Greenaway. “We also have a great number of exhibitions for all ages to enjoy, and this time of year offers clear, underwater views of oyster beds, and abundant waterfowl and wildlife along our living shoreline and quiet waterfront.”

This winter, CBMM members and guests can enjoy several special exhibitions, including Robert de Gast’s ChesapeakePotomac WaterfowlingGunning the Nation’s Rivers, and Bob Grieser’s Lens on the Chesapeake.

Admission will be free weekdays in February for all CBMM guests. General 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 five and under. During the winter months, CBMM is open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. seven days a week, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Inclement weather closings are 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. 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.

Free Admission Weekdays in February

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is offering free admission Monday through Friday this February, thanks to the generous support of Free in February sponsors Shore United Bank and Awful Arthur’s of St. Michaels, Md.

During February, CBMM guests will receive a discount card for 15% off all meals at Awful Arthur’s, which will be redeemable through March 15, 2018.

Located along the Miles River in historic St. Michaels, Md., CBMM’s campus is a short walk or drive to area restaurants, shops, inns, hotels, and other attractions. Free admission covers access to CBMM’s numerous indoor and outdoor spaces, including the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, a working boatyard, and numerous permanent and changing exhibitions focused on the traditions, environment, and history of the entire Chesapeake Bay region.

Progress on the log-hull restoration of the 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood 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., in 1889 and is the oldest of her kind still under sail. The oystering boat is a National Historic Landmark and was donated to CBMM in 1967 by John R. Kimberly.

“This winter, come and experience the Edna Lockwood restoration before it wraps up in October 2018. Our shipwrights and apprentices are now fairing the new hull with the old topsides, and it’s incredible to watch the transformation,” said CBMM President Kristen Greenaway. “We also have a great number of exhibitions for all ages to enjoy, and this time of year offers clear, underwater views of oyster beds, and abundant waterfowl and wildlife along our living shoreline and quiet waterfront.”

This winter, CBMM members and guests can enjoy several special exhibitions, including Robert de Gast’s ChesapeakePotomac WaterfowlingGunning the Nation’s Rivers, and Bob Grieser’s Lens on the Chesapeake.

Admission will be free weekdays in February for all CBMM guests. General 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 five and under. During the winter months, CBMM is open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. seven days a week, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Inclement weather closings are 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. 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.

Free Admission Weekdays in February

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is offering free admission Monday through Friday this February, thanks to the generous support of Free in February sponsors Shore United Bank and Awful Arthur’s of St. Michaels, Md.

During February, CBMM guests will receive a discount card for 15% off all meals at Awful Arthur’s, which will be redeemable through March 15, 2018.

Located along the Miles River in historic St. Michaels, Md., CBMM’s campus is a short walk or drive to area restaurants, shops, inns, hotels, and other attractions. Free admission covers access to CBMM’s numerous indoor and outdoor spaces, including the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, a working boatyard, and numerous permanent and changing exhibitions focused on the traditions, environment, and history of the entire Chesapeake Bay region.

Progress on the log-hull restoration of the 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood 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., in 1889 and is the oldest of her kind still under sail. The oystering boat is a National Historic Landmark and was donated to CBMM in 1967 by John R. Kimberly.

“This winter, come and experience the Edna Lockwood restoration before it wraps up in October 2018. Our shipwrights and apprentices are now fairing the new hull with the old topsides, and it’s incredible to watch the transformation,” said CBMM President Kristen Greenaway. “We also have a great number of exhibitions for all ages to enjoy, and this time of year offers clear, underwater views of oyster beds, and abundant waterfowl and wildlife along our living shoreline and quiet waterfront.”

This winter, CBMM members and guests can enjoy several special exhibitions, including Robert de Gast’s ChesapeakePotomac WaterfowlingGunning the Nation’s Rivers, and Bob Grieser’s Lens on the Chesapeake.

Admission will be free weekdays in February for all CBMM guests. General 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 five and under. During the winter months, CBMM is open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. seven days a week, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Inclement weather closings are 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. 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.

Holiday Open House

CBMM_MuseumStore_Dec6Event On Wednesday, December 6 from 4 to 7:00 p.m., the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is inviting the public to celebrate the holidays with an open house that includes caroling, children’s holiday crafts, light refreshments, store discounts, and more.

Free children’s craft activities will be offered in the Welcome Center throughout the event, with carolers greeting participants inside the Museum Store.

While children are enjoying these activities, parents, grandparents and all adults are invited to shop in the Museum Store, enjoy a wine bar, light refreshments, 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, excluding life memberships, will also be available for purchase.

Each year, CBMM’s historic structures, exhibition buildings, and boats are decorated in holiday greenery, created by CBMM volunteers and staff.  CBMM also lights the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, and a small tree set atop the mast of the 1909 seven-log crab dredger, Old Point.

CBMM is currently restoring another historic log-bottomed boat, the 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood, with all work being done in full public view through the re-launch on October 27, 2018 at CBMM’s OysterFest. Updates and more about the project are at ednalockwood.org.

The December 6 event is free and open to the public, with ample parking and no need for reservations.

 

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CBMM’s Holiday Open House is December 6

CBMM_HooperStraitLight_Carolers(ST MICHAELS, MD – November 3, 2017) On Wednesday, December 6 from 4 to 7:00 p.m., the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is inviting the public to celebrate the holidays with an open house that includes caroling, children’s holiday crafts, light refreshments, store discounts, and more.

Free children’s craft activities will be offered in the Welcome Center throughout the event, with carolers greeting participants inside the Museum Store.CBMM_TreeUpOldPoint_Dec6Event

CBMM_MuseumStore_Dec6EventWhile children are enjoying these activities, parents, grandparents and all adults are invited to shop in the Museum Store, enjoy a wine bar, light refreshments, 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, excluding life memberships, will also be available for purchase.

CBMM_HooperStraitLight_Christmas_Moon CBMM_Holiday2017Each year, CBMM’s historic structures, exhibition buildings, and boats are decorated in holiday greenery, created by CBMM volunteers and staff.  CBMM also lights the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, and a small tree set atop the mast of the 1909 seven-log crab dredger, Old Point.

CBMM is currently restoring another historic log-bottomed boat, the 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood, with all work being done in full public view through the re-launch on October 27, 2018 at CBMM’s OysterFest. Updates and more about the project are at ednalockwood.org.

The December 6 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 Wednesday, December 6, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. will host a Holiday Open House that features caroling, children’s craft activities, store discounts, and more. CBMM’s campus will also be lit up for the holidays, including 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 for a Holiday Open House on Wednesday, December 6 in CBMM’s store, with caroling, children’s craft activities, store discounts, and more.

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From 4-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 6, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s store, as shown here, will be hosting a Holiday Open House. During the event, CBMM volunteers and staff will host free children’s activities in the Welcome Center, while adults shop and enjoy complimentary wine and light refreshments, 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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Meet: Jay Tawes, CBMM Friends Board

November 1, 2017

CBMM_FriendsBoard_TawesJay2017As a grandson of former Maryland Governor J. Millard Tawes, Jay Tawes was born and raised along the Chesapeake Bay in Crisfield, Md., where he sailed upon the Bay’s waters from a very early age. Jay continues his family legacy of serving the local community through his generous volunteer work, and as the current president and CEO of the Philip W. Tawes Insurance Agency, where Jay has served the Bay’s people for more than 44 years.

Jay first became connected to CBMM and the Friends Board at the encouragement of staff member Tracey Johns. They jointly served on the Crisfield Heritage Foundation’s Board of Trustees, where Jay currently serves as Chair. His volunteer work runs vast and deep on the lower Shore, including service to the Greater Crisfield Action Coalition, Crisfield Chamber of Commerce, Somerset County Economic Development Commission, and McCready Memorial Hospital.

Jay says his favorite aspects of CBMM are the massive boats, and the opportunity to experience Bay-built boats, as well as CBMM’s first-class gift shop.

“I am absolutely astounded by the activities and programs of CBMM,” continued Jay. “The heritage information being exposed to children is a great investment in our future.”

Jay joined the Friends Board in 2016, with hopes to seek knowledge and wisdom on creating synergies between CBMM’s work and that of the Crisfield Heritage Foundation. CBMM’s Friends Board is comprised of individuals who have their local and regional communities at heart, and helps guide CBMM in its endeavors to strengthen partnerships and develop new ones, while helping CBMM be a real resource to diverse audiences.

We thank Jay for his time and dedication to CBMM!

 

 

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Sunflowers & Greens wins oyster stew competition

CBMM_OysterStewWinner2017(ST MICHAELS, MD – October 31, 2017) Sunflowers & Greens Chef Harley Peet has been named the first place winner in the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s oyster stew competition, held annually during OysterFest.

Sunflowers & Greens of Easton, Md. earns bragging rights and a plaque recognizing the People’s Choice award. Votes were taken during blind tastings of the different stews at CBMM’s October 28 OysterFest, with Sunflowers & Greens served as stew ‘B’.  The stew will be served at Sunflowers & Greens and its sister restaurant, Bas Rouge, in Easton.

Five restaurants competed, with 500 festival-goers taking part in blind taste tests before voting by ballot for their favorite stew. T at the General Store of Royal Oak, Md. was served as stew ‘A’ in the tastings, which placed second with chef Hugo Ruesgas, with third place going to stew ‘D’ from Bistro St. Michaels’ chef Doug Stewart. Other participants included Billie’s Catering of Crisfield, Md. (stew ‘C’), and Gourmet by the Bay of St. Michaels, Md. (stew ‘E’).  More information about the event is at cbmm.org/oysterfest.

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Sunflowers & Greens Chef Harley Peet, shown here, placed first in the oyster stew competition at CBMM’s October 28 OysterFest, where 500 tasters voted in a blind tasting of five stews. The winning stew will be served at Sunflowers & Greens and and its sister restaurant, Bas Rouge, both in Easton, Md. Next year’s OysterFest will take place on Saturday, October 27, when the 1889 bugeye Edna Lockwood will be re-launched after a two year restoration. More is at cbmm.org.

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Meet: Frank Garahan, CBMM Friends Board

October 31, 2017

CBMM_FriendsBoard_GarahanFrank_2017Frank Garahan first become connected to the Chesapeake Bay while attending a number of strategic planning sessions held at the Aspen Institute on Wye Island; filing away the beauty and serenity in his mind for a possible retirement destination. That retirement destination became a reality in 2008, when he moved to St. Michaels, Md. He immediately joined CBMM as a member, and very soon his new neighbor, Lloyd Devigne, encouraged him to become a CBMM volunteer. Today, Frank remains active as a docent, and crew aboard Winnie Estelle.

Frank says CBMM is unique because it is a living museum, inviting guests of all interests and ages to engage in activities that are authentic, stimulating, and memorable. He also feels CBMM is doing an excellent job at inspiring and educating the Bay’s future stewards.

“Just look in the eyes of any K-12 child visiting CBMM for a docent-led activity or an Ecology Cruise,” commented Frank. “In my view, the focus on that age group is what CBMM does best for the community.”

When asked to be a member of CBMM’s Friends Board in 2016, Frank was honored to accept. CBMM’s Friends Board is comprised of individuals who have their local and regional communities at heart, and helps guide CBMM in its endeavors to strengthen partnerships and develop new ones, while helping CBMM be a real resource to diverse audiences.

Frank also serves as liaison between the Friends Board and CBMM’s volunteer corps, and hopes for CBMM to gain clarity on what a successful future looks like while executing a strategy of continuous improvement towards that vision.

Originally from New York, Frank received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and an Associate’s Degree from SUNY’s North Country Community College in Saranac, N.Y., with executive education received from Stanford and Northwestern Universities. He spent more than 30 years in the hospitality industry, focusing his work with Marriott-owned destinations throughout the United States and abroad.

Frank’s other volunteer work has included serving on the Board of Directors for the Hospitality Industry Business Council in Palm Springs, Ca., and with the United Way of the Desert in Palm Desert, Ca. He was the founding Chairman of the Palm Springs Area Marriott Business Council and served as an Editorial Board Member with the Desert Sun Newspaper in Palm Springs, Fl. In 2003, he received a Congressional Citation for Community Service.

We thank Frank for his time and dedication to CBMM!