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Chautauqua Series: Voices of the Great War, with President Woodrow Wilson

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Copyright: Tom Chalkley

On the evenings of July 10-12, the annual Chautauqua Summer Series brings three live performances to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s waterfront. This year’s Maryland Humanities’ series features Voices of the Great War, with all living history performances taking place from 7:00 -9:00 p.m. along Fogg’s Cove and the Miles River. All performances are free and open to the public.

TCACThe 2017 Chautauqua Summer Series at CBMM is generously sponsored by Karen and Langley Shook, and is funded in part by a grant from the Talbot County Arts Council, with revenues provided by the Maryland State Arts Council, Talbot County, and the Towns of Easton, Oxford and St Michaels.

“The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty.” With these words, President Woodrow Wilson asked the United States Congress to declare war on Germany. For nearly three years, war raged in Europe after the 1914 assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria sparked a diplomatic crisis. Despite attempts to remain neutral, because of various acts of aggression by Germany, including the death of 128 Americans in the German attack on the British passenger liner RMS Lusitania, the United States officially entered World War I in April 1917.

For its 23rd season, Chautauqua is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into the Great War as three World War I-era figures come to life.

On Monday, July 10, Bill Grimmette, a living history interpreter, storyteller, actor, and motivational speaker, will portray W.E.B. Du Bois, a sociologist and scholar, and one of the most important African-American activists of the early twentieth century.

On Tuesday, July 11, Chautauqua veteran Doug Mishler, an independent scholar who has taught at the University of Nevada and Western Washington University, will portray General John Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Force on the Western Front in World War I, who was one of America’s most accomplished generals.

On Wednesday, July 12, the St. Michaels series wraps up with Judd Bankert bringing to life President Woodrow Wilson. Bankert has been portraying President Wilson as part of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Birthplace’s living-history program since 2000.

Judd Bankert, has been portraying President Wilson as part of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Birthplace’s living-history program since 2000.

A Chautauqua performance is a historical dramatization featuring individuals who are part scholar and part actor. Each performance is broken into three acts, where the performer represents a historical figure in the first person, then invites audience questions; and in the final act, steps out of character to answer questions that the historical figure could not have been able to answer.

“Chautauqua” was the name for the Chautauqua Lake area in upstate New York, where the movement began in 1874 as a Methodist summer retreat. A wide range of religious lectures and educational programs attracted a huge following. As it evolved, the Chautauqua movement presented the latest in thinking in politics, economics, literature, science, and religion. Maryland Humanities launched the modern Chautauqua program in Maryland in 1995.

MarylandHumanities_Logo_Horz_JPGThe Chautauqua Summer Series at CBMM invites guests to bring carry-on food and beverages along with their own chairs and blankets for seating. All performances are held on the lawn of Fogg’s Landing, near CBMM’s Steamboat Building, with convenient entry adjacent to parking. In the event of rain, performances will be held in the Van Lennep Auditorium, with space limited. No registration is required.

For more information, visit cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916. Additional information about the Chautauqua Summer Series can be found at mdhumanities.org.

Chautuaqua Series: Voices of the Great War, with General John Pershing

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Copyright: Tom Chalkley

On the evenings of July 10-12, the annual Chautauqua Summer Series brings three live performances to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s waterfront. This year’s Maryland Humanities’ series features Voices of the Great War, with all living history performances taking place from 7:00 -9:00 p.m. along Fogg’s Cove and the Miles River. All performances are free and open to the public.

TCACThe 2017 Chautauqua Summer Series at CBMM is generously sponsored by Karen and Langley Shook, and is funded in part by a grant from the Talbot County Arts Council, with revenues provided by the Maryland State Arts Council, Talbot County, and the Towns of Easton, Oxford and St Michaels.

“The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty.” With these words, President Woodrow Wilson asked the United States Congress to declare war on Germany. For nearly three years, war raged in Europe after the 1914 assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria sparked a diplomatic crisis. Despite attempts to remain neutral, because of various acts of aggression by Germany, including the death of 128 Americans in the German attack on the British passenger liner RMS Lusitania, the United States officially entered World War I in April 1917.

For its 23rd season, Chautauqua is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into the Great War as three World War I-era figures come to life.

On Monday, July 10, Bill Grimmette, a living history interpreter, storyteller, actor, and motivational speaker, will portray W.E.B. Du Bois, a sociologist and scholar, and one of the most important African-American activists of the early twentieth century.

On Tuesday, July 11, Chautauqua veteran Doug Mishler, an independent scholar who has taught at the University of Nevada and Western Washington University, will portray General John Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Force on the Western Front in World War I, who was one of America’s most accomplished generals.

Doug Mishler is an independent scholar who has taught at the University of Nevada and Western Washington University and has appeared at Maryland Humanities’ Chautauqua as P. T. Barnum, Theodore Roosevelt, William Lloyd Garrison, Henry Ford, and Upton Sinclair.

On Wednesday, July 12, the St. Michaels series wraps up with Judd Bankert bringing to life President Woodrow Wilson. Bankert has been portraying President Wilson as part of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Birthplace’s living-history program since 2000.

A Chautauqua performance is a historical dramatization featuring individuals who are part scholar and part actor. Each performance is broken into three acts, where the performer represents a historical figure in the first person, then invites audience questions; and in the final act, steps out of character to answer questions that the historical figure could not have been able to answer.

“Chautauqua” was the name for the Chautauqua Lake area in upstate New York, where the movement began in 1874 as a Methodist summer retreat. A wide range of religious lectures and educational programs attracted a huge following. As it evolved, the Chautauqua movement presented the latest in thinking in politics, economics, literature, science, and religion. Maryland Humanities launched the modern Chautauqua program in Maryland in 1995.

MarylandHumanities_Logo_Horz_JPGThe Chautauqua Summer Series at CBMM invites guests to bring carry-on food and beverages along with their own chairs and blankets for seating. All performances are held on the lawn of Fogg’s Landing, near CBMM’s Steamboat Building, with convenient entry adjacent to parking. In the event of rain, performances will be held in the Van Lennep Auditorium, with space limited. No registration is required.

For more information, visit cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916. Additional information about the Chautauqua Summer Series can be found at mdhumanities.org.

Chautauqua Series: Voices of the Great War, with W.E.B. Du Bois

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Copyright: Tom Chalkley

On the evenings of July 10-12, the annual Chautauqua Summer Series brings three live performances to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s waterfront. This year’s Maryland Humanities’ series features Voices of the Great War, with all living history performances taking place from 7:00 -9:00 p.m. along Fogg’s Cove and the Miles River. All performances are free and open to the public.

TCACThe 2017 Chautauqua Summer Series at CBMM is generously sponsored by Karen and Langley Shook, and is funded in part by a grant from the Talbot County Arts Council, with revenues provided by the Maryland State Arts Council, Talbot County, and the Towns of Easton, Oxford and St Michaels.

“The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty.” With these words, President Woodrow Wilson asked the United States Congress to declare war on Germany. For nearly three years, war raged in Europe after the 1914 assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria sparked a diplomatic crisis. Despite attempts to remain neutral, because of various acts of aggression by Germany, including the death of 128 Americans in the German attack on the British passenger liner RMS Lusitania, the United States officially entered World War I in April 1917.

For its 23rd season, Chautauqua is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into the Great War as three World War I-era figures come to life.

On Monday, July 10, Bill Grimmette, a living history interpreter, storyteller, actor, and motivational speaker, will portray W.E.B. Du Bois, a sociologist and scholar, and one of the most important African-American activists of the early twentieth century.

Bill Grimmette is a living history interpreter, storyteller, actor, and motivational speaker who has appeared as Martin Luther King, Jr., W.E.B. DuBois, Frederick Douglass, and Benjamin Banneker at Chautauquas in Maryland, Colorado, and South Carolina and at schools in the Northern Marianas.

On Tuesday, July 11, Chautauqua veteran Doug Mishler, an independent scholar who has taught at the University of Nevada and Western Washington University, will portray General John Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Force on the Western Front in World War I, who was one of America’s most accomplished generals.

On Wednesday, July 12, the St. Michaels series wraps up with Judd Bankert bringing to life President Woodrow Wilson. Bankert has been portraying President Wilson as part of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Birthplace’s living-history program since 2000.

A Chautauqua performance is a historical dramatization featuring individuals who are part scholar and part actor. Each performance is broken into three acts, where the performer represents a historical figure in the first person, then invites audience questions; and in the final act, steps out of character to answer questions that the historical figure could not have been able to answer.

“Chautauqua” was the name for the Chautauqua Lake area in upstate New York, where the movement began in 1874 as a Methodist summer retreat. A wide range of religious lectures and educational programs attracted a huge following. As it evolved, the Chautauqua movement presented the latest in thinking in politics, economics, literature, science, and religion. Maryland Humanities launched the modern Chautauqua program in Maryland in 1995.

MarylandHumanities_Logo_Horz_JPGThe Chautauqua Summer Series at CBMM invites guests to bring carry-on food and beverages along with their own chairs and blankets for seating. All performances are held on the lawn of Fogg’s Landing, near CBMM’s Steamboat Building, with convenient entry adjacent to parking. In the event of rain, performances will be held in the Van Lennep Auditorium, with space limited. No registration is required.

For more information, visit cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916. Additional information about the Chautauqua Summer Series can be found at mdhumanities.org.

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Tall Ship: Maryland Dove @ CBMM

CBMM_DoveVisitOn Thursday, July 6, Maryland Dove will arrive at CBMM and can be seen out on the Miles River and dockside through Monday, July 10. Local school groups will be touring the ship, with Dove open for boarding to all CBMM guests from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., July 8 to 10.

The public is invited for free public access to Maryland Dove while at CBMM on July 8, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Maryland Dove is a re-creation of the late 17th century trading ship that brought the first settlers to what is now Maryland. Built in a shipyard near Cambridge, Md., Dove is owned by the state of Maryland and operated and maintained by the Historic St. Mary’s City Commission.

Learn about other tall ships visiting CBMM this summer here. 

Learn more about Maryland Dove here.

Community Day

Community Day 2017 @ CBMM

CBMM_CommunityDay2017isMay21Free admission for everyone, all day long!

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. 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 11:00 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.

CBMM offers free admission for military families this summer

CBMM_WorkingBoatyard_EdnaProject CBMM_Lighthouse_Winnie CBMM_Boatshop (ST. MICHAELS, MD – May 19, 2017) For the 7th consecutive year, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is participating in the national Blue Star Museums program to offer free, general admission to all active-duty military personnel and their immediate families from Memorial Day, May 29, 2017 through Labor Day, September 4, 2017.

Blue Star Museums represents a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. This year’s participating museums are listed at arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.

Located near the nation’s capital on the Chesapeake Bay’s Eastern Shore, CBMM’s 18-acre waterfront campus offers 12 exhibition buildings to explore in a few hours or over multiple visits. Highlights of the experience include climbing and exploring the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, interacting with shipwrights restoring authentic, wooden Chesapeake boats, renting a small craft to paddle the Miles River on your own, taking a river cruise on the 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle, and engaging in numerous hands-on exhibitions, family-oriented activities, and other programming and events.

CBMM_Military“The Blue Star Museums program is a great opportunity for the NEA to team up with local museums in every state in the nation to support our service members and their families,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “It means a lot to offer these families access to high-quality, budget-friendly opportunities to spend time together.”

This year’s Blue Star Museums represent not just fine arts and maritime museums, but also science museums, history museums, nature centers, and dozens of children’s museums.

While at CBMM, guests can see progress on 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 continues through March, 2018, with Robert de Gast’s Chesapeake continuing through April, 2018.

The free general admission program is available at CBMM to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card, a DD Form 1173 ID card, or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty U.S. military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard—as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps – and up to five family members. Festival admission is not included. CBMM also offers year-round free general admission to all active military individuals. General admission is otherwise good for two days and is free for CBMM members and children ages 5 and under.

CBMM’s campus is located on the harbor and within walking distance to the shops, restaurants, inns, and other attractions of historic St. Michaels. Free parking is available, with more information at cbmm.org or by calling 410-745-2916.

About the National Endowment for the Arts

Established by Congress in 1965, the NEA is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the NEA supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. Visit arts.gov to learn more about NEA.

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For the 7th consecutive year, the waterfront Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is participating in the national Blue Stars Museum program to offer free general admission to all active-duty military and their immediate families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Located on the harbor and within walking distance to the shops, restaurants, inns, and other attractions of historic St. Michaels, CBMM’s campus includes the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse and numerous exhibition buildings, a floating fleet of historic Chesapeake boats, small craft rentals, and scenic river cruises aboard the 1920 buyboat, Winnie Estelle. For more information, visit cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916.

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May 21 Community Day activities announced

CBMM_CommunityDay_Winnie_OldPoint CBMM_CommunityDay_EastonRuritans CBMM_CommunityDay_IceCreamLady CBMM_CommunityDay_LogCanoe CBMM_CommunityDay_SmallCraft CBMM_CommunityDay_SMVFD CBMM_CommunityDay_Sultana(ST MICHAELS, MD – May 15, 2017) On Sunday, May 21, free admission, boat rides, and fun for the whole family come to Community Day at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, with the day’s activities, performances, eats, and treats just announced.

This year’s event includes the opportunity to see the schooner Sultana dockside, along with numerous family activities and special exhibitions, including the recently opened Robert de Gast’s Chesapeake.

Festival highlights also include the opportunity to meet and take photos with Maryland Public Television’s Daniel Tiger. Joining in the spirit of community, MPT & Daniel Tiger are encouraging guests to bring unused arts & crafts supplies and non-perishable food items for donation to the St. Michael’s Community Center at the event.

Through the Talbot County Public Library’s Imagination Library, children can participate in a storybook walk around campus featuring the book Olly the Oyster Cleans the Bay, by Elaine Ann Allen. A children’s foot race will be hosted by Chesapeake Sports Alliance, with three-legged races, sack races, and tug-of-war competitions presented by the St. Michaels Community Center.

Around campus and in the boatyard, guests can watch a blacksmithing demo, help create a dugout log canoe, or learn about boatbuilding as CBMM’s Apprentice for a Day boatbuilding participants work on completing the draketail Pintail.

Radio-controlled model skipjack races take place from 11:00 a.m. to noon along CBMM’s docks and Fogg’s Cove, and at 1:00 p.m., festival goers can join as CBMM’s Rising Tide after-school boatbuilding participants launch the railbird skiff they’ve built over the school year.

The first 500 Community Day guests will receive a voucher for a free hot dog and chips, generously provided by the Easton Ruritan Club and St. Michaels Volunteer Fire Department. The St. Michaels Community Center is also providing free popcorn throughout the day.

Food available for purchase includes Old Bay bratwursts, clam strips, fried shrimp, hamburgers, hot dogs, corn dogs, and soft pretzels from the St. Michaels Volunteer Fire Department, along with fruit smoothies, hot dogs, chips, and an assortment of other drinks from the Easton Ruritan Club. CBMM will have a bar serving wine and beer.

Other treats include funnel cakes and deep-fried Oreos from Johnson Family Funnel Cakes, and soft-serve ice cream, sundaes, floats, Italian Ice, and lemonade from the Ice Cream Lady.

The Phillips Wharf Environmental Fishmobile will be on hand to help guests explore the Bay’s creatures, or you can tour an antique fire engine with the St. Michaels Volunteer Fire Department. Scavenger hunts with treasures awaiting are planned for children, along with balloon animals and an interactive Scales & Tales display from Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

This year, Community Day guests can enjoy a ride on the Miles River aboard one of CBMM’s floating fleet of historic boats, including Winnie Estelle, Dorothy Lee, Volunteer, Old Point, and CBMM’s Pot Pie Jackson skiff. A selection of CBMM’s small sailing craft and rowing vessels will also be available for festival-goers to take out on Fogg’s Cove. On-the-water activities are offered free for Community Day, with same-day sign ups, weather dependency, and limited boarding.

The day kicks off at 9:00 a.m. with a tent service with Bay Hundred Covenant Churches, followed by the festival grounds opening at 10:00 a.m. and continuing through 5:00 p.m.

From 10:00 – 1:30pm., Blind Wind takes the lower Steamboat deck stage, featuring fiddle tunes, bluegrass, country, classic rock, reggae, and more. From 1:30 to 5:00 pm. Skrybe takes the stage, bringing folk, rock, and country music to CBMM’s waterfront campus.

Event sponsors include CBMM’s Friends Board, Choptank Electric Cooperative, Curtis Stokes & Associates, Shore United Bank, Talbot County Free Library, and What’s Up? Magazine.

Community Day guests can also explore all of CBMM’s 12 exhibition buildings and historic structures, including a climb to the top of the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse for views of the Miles River and St. Michaels Harbor. CBMM’s waterfront campus is a short walk over Honeymoon Bridge to numerous specialty shops, restaurants, inns, bed and breakfasts, and other attractions in St. Michaels’ historic district.

Festival-goers are encouraged to bring cash for purchases inside the gate, with carry-on alcohol prohibited during this rain or shine event. For safety reasons, only service dogs are allowed on CBMM’s campus during festivals. Leashed dogs are permitted during regular operating hours.

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.

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Guests to CBMM’s free Community Day this Sunday can enjoy a ride on the Miles River aboard one of CBMM’s floating fleet of historic boats, including Winnie Estelle and Old Point, shown here. A selection of CBMM’s small sailing craft and rowing vessels will also be available for festival-goers to take out on Fogg’s Cove. On-the-water activities are offered free for Community Day, with more information about the event at cbmm.org.

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This year, Community Day guests can enjoy a ride on the Miles River aboard one of CBMM’s floating fleet of historic boats, including Dorothy Lee, shown here, along with Winnie Estelle, Volunteer, Old Point, and CBMM’s Pot Pie Jackson skiff. On-the-water activities are offered free for Community Day, with more information about the event at cbmm.org.

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A selection of CBMM’s small sailing craft and rowing vessels will also be available for festival-goers to take out on Fogg’s Cove during this Sunday’s Community Day at CBMM. On-the-water activities are offered free for Community Day, with event sponsors including CBMM’s Friends Board, Choptank Electric Cooperative, Curtis Stokes & Associates, Shore United Bank, Talbot County Free Library, and What’s Up? Magazine, with more information at cbmm.org.

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The first 500 guests at this Sunday’s Community Day at CBMM in St. Michaels will receive a voucher for a free hot dog and chips, generously provided by the Easton Ruritan Club and St. Michaels Volunteer Fire Department. The St. Michaels Community Center is also providing free popcorn throughout Community Day, which offers festivities, boat rides, and CBMM’s exhibits and campus free of charge, as a way for CBMM to say thank you to the community. Event sponsors include CBMM’s Friends Board, Choptank Electric Cooperative, Curtis Stokes & Associates, Shore United Bank, Talbot County Free Library, and What’s Up? Magazine, with more information at cbmm.org.

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Food available for purchase at CBMM’s free Community Day this Sunday includes Old Bay bratwursts, clam strips, fried shrimp, hamburgers, hot dogs, corn dogs, and soft pretzels from the St. Michaels Volunteer Fire Department, along with fruit smoothies, hot dogs, chips, and an assortment of other drinks from the Easton Ruritan Club. CBMM will have a bar serving wine and beer. Other treats include funnel cakes and deep-fried Oreos from Johnson Family Funnel Cakes, and soft-serve ice cream, sundaes, floats, Italian Ice, and lemonade from the Ice Cream Lady. More information is at cbmm.org.

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This Sunday’s Community Day guests can watch a blacksmithing demo, help create a dugout log canoe, like this shown here, and learn about boatbuilding as CBMM’s Apprentice for a Day boatbuilding participants work on completing the draketail Pintail. The rain or shine event takes place on Fogg’s Cove at CBMM in St. Michaels, Md. and is free, with more information at cbmm.org.

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This Sunday’s free Community Day at CBMM includes the opportunity to see the schooner Sultana dockside, along with numerous family activities and special exhibitions, including the recently opened Robert de Gast’s Chesapeake, with photographs of the late 1960’s and 70’s documenting the Chesapeake’s oystering industry, shorelines, and lighthouses. More information is at cbmm.org.

 

 

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Antique & Classic Boat Festival seminars announced

CBMM_ACBF17_Seminars2 CBMM_ACBF17_Seminars1(ST MICHAELS, MD – May 9, 2017)  The 30th annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival, taking place June 16-18 at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., is offering a series of maritime and restoration seminars beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 16 and continuing through Saturday, June 17. Offered free with two-day festival admission, the seminars take place in CBMM’s waterfront Van Lennep Auditorium, with limited seating and no registration needed.

Friday’s seminars begin at 2:00 p.m. with CBMM Chief Curator Pete Lesher presenting “Chesapeake Log Canoes – Preserving Historic Boats, Preserving Traditions,” followed by Antique & Classic Boat Society Chesapeake Bay Chapter Past-President Jeff Beard with an “Aesthetic Guide to Collectible Cabin Cruisers, 1940-1970” beginning at 3:00 p.m.

CBMM_ACBF17_Seminars_LogCanoesSaturday’s seminars feature informative presentations on marine topics, headlined by the Honorable John C. North II’s and maritime artist Marc Castelli’s “Chesapeake Log Canoes” presentation beginning at 1:00 p.m. In honor of the festival’s 30th anniversary, these celebrated sailing log canoes are featured for this year’s show, with a selection seen on land and in the water throughout the three-day event.

CBMM_ACBF17_Seminars_IslandBirdOther Saturday seminars include “Propeller Technology from Cup to Pitch,” beginning at 10:00 a.m. and led by VT Design Principal Gary Van Tassel. At 11:00 a.m., Moores Marine President Jim Moores will lead a conversation around “JFK’s Honey Fitz & Hemingway’s Pilar—Master Restorations by Moores Marine,” followed with ACBS Eric with a “Stitch in Time: Antique Boat Upholstery” beginning at 2:00 p.m.

Hosted by the Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society, this Father’s Day weekend event brings a sense of nostalgia to the Miles River and CBMM’s docks and campus, drawing some of the area’s finest classic boats, nautical and maritime treasures, entertainment, food, and libations to this waterfront festival.

The show attracts the finest runabouts to yachts, including race boats, work boats, launches, hydroplanes, and utilities. Chris-Craft, Trumpy, Gar Wood, Donzi, and Lyman are among some of the boats represented.

One of the East Coast’s largest gathering of antique and classic boats, the festival’s signature Arts at Navy Point pavilion brings more than 70 juried fine artists, craftspeople, and vendors offering nautical and maritime-themed items for boat and home.

Building demonstrations, family activities, and a nautical flea market take place throughout the weekend, with a selection of regional and grilled foods, music, and a waterside bar and deck for libations and other drinks available.

Children’s activities include boatbuilding craft projects, and the Hagerty Insurance Marine Youth Judging program, where youth learn about the award-winning qualities of preserved and restored classic boats. Along the Fogg’s Landing side of CBMM’s campus, the festival’s Field of Dreams features an array of restorable classic boats and motors, along with other items in a nautical flea market sale.

Festival hours are Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Father’s Day, Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The festival includes two-day admission to all of CBMM’s special and permanent exhibitions, including the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, where guests can climb to the top for views of the Miles River and St. Michaels harbor. The event is $5 for CBMM adult members, or $18 for adults; $15 for seniors and students with ID; and $6 for children 6-17.

Scenic river cruises aboard CBMM’s 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle will be offered throughout the festival, with boat rides and food an additional cost. For safety reasons, non-service dogs are prohibited at CBMM festivals. Festival parking for all three days and a Saturday shuttle service are free, with CBMM a short walk to specialty shops, restaurants, inns, bed & breakfasts, and other attractions in St. Michaels’ historic district. For more information, visit bit.ly/boatfestival17 or call 410-745-2916.

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The 30th annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival at CBMM in St. Michaels, Md. this Father’s Day weekend includes a series of maritime and restoration seminars that are free with festival admission, beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 16 and continuing through Saturday, June 17. Topics include an “Aesthetic Guide to Collectible Cabin Cruisers, 1940-1970” and “Propeller Technology from Cup to Pitch,” among others, with more information at bit.ly/boatfestival17.

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Chesapeake log canoes, like those shown here under sail on the Miles River, are featured for the 30th Annual Antique Classic Boat Festival, held this June 16-18 at CBMM in St. Michaels, Md. Seminars on log canoes include CBMM Chief Curator Pete Lesher presenting “Chesapeake Log Canoes – Preserving Historic Boats, Preserving Traditions,” at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, and are headlined by the Honorable John C. North II’s and maritime artist Marc Castelli’s “Chesapeake Log Canoes” presentation beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. The seminars are free with festival admission, with more at bit.ly/boatfestival17.

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Chesapeake log canoes, like Island Bird shown here, will be featured for the 30th Annual Antique Classic Boat Festival, held this June 16-18 at CBMM in St. Michaels, Md. Seminars on log canoes include CBMM Chief Curator Pete Lesher presenting “Chesapeake Log Canoes – Preserving Historic Boats, Preserving Traditions,” at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, and are headlined by the Honorable John C. North II’s and maritime artist Marc Castelli’s “Chesapeake Log Canoes” presentation beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. The seminars are free with festival admission, with more at bit.ly/boatfestival17.

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Hudson River sloop Clearwater at CBMM this July

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Photo Credit: Dorice Arden

(ST MICHAELS, MD – May 8, 2017) The Hudson River Sloop Clearwater will arrive at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, MD on Wednesday, July 5, and remain dockside along CBMM’s campus through Friday, July 7, 2017.

The replica sloop will be available for deck tours on Thursday, July 6 from noon to 5:00 p.m. Deck tours are free for CBMM members or with general museum admission, which is good for two days and is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $6 for children ages 6–17, and free for active military, CBMM members, and children ages 5 and under.

The sloop Clearwater, a replica vessel modeled after the Dutch vessels that sailed the Hudson River in the 18th and 19th centuries, was launched on May 17, 1969, from Harvey Gamage Shipyard in South Bristol, Maine. Those early cargo vessels were specially designed for the variable winds, currents and depths of the Hudson. Sailing from town to town today, the Clearwater models her course after that of the historic Dutch sloops.

Clearwater is recognized as America’s Environmental Flagship and is among the first vessels in the United States to conduct science-based environmental education aboard a sailing ship. In 2004, Clearwater was named to the National Register of Historic Places for its role in the environmental movement.

The replica 17th century trading ship Maryland Dove will be arriving at CBMM’s docks on Thursday, July 6 and is in St. Michaels through Monday, July 10. Local school groups will be touring the ship, with Dove open for boarding to all CBMM guests from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., July 8 to 10. The public is invited for free public access to Maryland Dove while at CBMM on July 8, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The tall ship Pride of Baltimore II will be at CBMM on Friday, August 11, and remain dockside along CBMM’s campus through August 13, with deck tours offered from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.

Established in 1965, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment, and people of the Chesapeake Bay, with values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship guiding its mission. More information about CBMM and these visiting vessels can be found at cbmm.org. For more information about Clearwater, visit clearwater.org.

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The Hudson River Sloop Clearwater will be at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., July 5-7, with dockside deck tours offered on Thursday, July 6 from noon to 5:00 p.m. The tours are free for CBMM members or with general museum admission. For more information, visit cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916. Photo Credit: Dorice Arden.

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See Maryland Dove in St. Michaels this July

CBMM_MD_Dove_Docked(ST MICHAELS, MD – May 8, 2017) Maryland Dove will arrive at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum on Thursday, July 6, and can be seen out on the Miles River and dockside through Monday, July 10. Local school groups will be touring the ship, with Dove open for boarding to all CBMM guests from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. July 8 – 10. Free public access will be available on July 8 from 5 – 8:00 pm.

“We are honored to host Maryland Dove,” said CBMM President Kristen Greenaway. “The ship is an important piece of maritime and American history—especially Maryland history—and we hope everyone will visit to experience it for themselves.”

CBMM_MD_Dove_CrewMaryland Dove is a re-creation of the late 17th century trading ship that brought the first settlers to what is now Maryland. Built in a shipyard near Cambridge, Md. in 1978, Dove is owned by the state of Maryland and operated and maintained by the Historic St. Mary’s City Commission. To learn more about Maryland Dove, visit bit.ly/marylanddove.

Regina Faden, executive director at Historic St. Mary’s City, said “We are grateful to CBMM, our partner and host, for helping us share Maryland’s ship with visitors on the Eastern Shore.  Not everyone is able to come to St. Mary’s City, so we’re coming to them!”

The tours are free with CBMM admission, which is good for two days and is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $6 for children ages 6–17, and free for active military, CBMM members, and children aged 5 and under.

The Hudson River Sloop Clearwater will also be at CBMM on Wednesday, July 5 through Friday, July 7. The tall ship Pride of Baltimore II will be at CBMM Friday, August 11 through August 13, with deck tours offered from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. For more information, visit cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916.

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Maryland Dove, a re-creation of the late 17th century trading ship that brought the first settlers to what is now Maryland, will be at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., from July 6 to 10, 2017. Local school groups will be touring the ship, with Dove open for boarding to all CBMM guests from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. July 8 – 10. Free public access will be available on July 8 from 5- 8:00 pm. To learn more, visit cbmm.org.