Tag Archives: Fall Speaker Series

The Life and Work of Robert de Gast (Fall Speaker Series 2017)

Wednesday, December 6, 2pm
Van Lennep Auditorium
Cost per program for each session is $6 for members or $8 for non-members
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CBMM Chief Curator Pete Lesher, curator of the exhibition Robert de Gast’s Chesapeake, will explore the remarkable life and work of Robert de Gast as told through CBMM’s extensive collections of his photography, writing, and oral histories.

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After de Gast: The Chesapeake Transformation Since 1972 (Fall Speaker Series 2017)

Wednesday, November 29, 2pm
Van Lennep Auditorium
Cost per program for each session is $6 for members or $8 for non-members
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Join Dr. Bill Dennison, professor of marine science and vice president for science applications at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, as he discusses the how the Chesapeake has changed since Robert de Gast captured its landscapes and people in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and the impacts on the Chesapeake’s fisheries, industry, and culture.

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Dave Harp on the Photographic Legacy of Robert de Gast (Fall Speaker Series 2017)

Wednesday, November 8, 5pm
Van Lennep Auditorium
Cost per program for each session is $6 for members or $8 for non-members
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Award-winning photographer Dave Harp will discuss the legacy of Robert de Gast, whose evocative, understated photographic style and mastery of observation influenced generations of Chesapeake photographers, writers and artists.

Those Were The Days: Golden Age of Rock Hall Watermen, 1945-1972 (Fall Speaker Series 2017)

Wednesday, October 18, 5pm
Van Lennep Auditorium
Cost per program for each session is $6 for members or $8 for non-members
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Robert de Gast’s classic work, The Oystermen of the Chesapeake, documented scenes from the last days of the Chesapeake’s golden age of oystering. Join Tom McHugh, director emeritus of the Mainstay in Rock Hall, and Ron Fithian, Rock Hall town manager, Kent County commissioner and former waterman, as they share their documentary, “Those Were The Days: Golden Age of Rock Hall Watermen, 1945-1972,” and the reflections of 18 watermen and women who worked on the water in the mid-20th century.

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Working the Water Book Event with Jay Fleming (Fall Speaker Series 2016)

Working the Water Book Event with Jay Fleming
Wednesday, November 9
5:30pm in the Van Lennep Auditorium

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Cost per program for each session is $6 for CBMM members or $8 non-members. Register for all sessions and save: $20 for CBMM members, $30 non-members. Registration is required, sign up online at cbmm.org. Questions? Contact Allison Speight at aspeight@cbmm.org or 410-745-4941

Jay Fleming’s first book, “Working the Water,” is a visual narrative of the lives of those individuals whose livelihood is directly dependent upon the Chesapeake Bay—America’s largest estuary. The book comprises photographs of seasoned watermen, scenic seascapes, weathered workboats and bay bounty—a true and complete depiction of Chesapeake Bay life. Equal parts informative and aesthetically pleasing, Jay’s flagship book, “Working the Water” appeals to the seafood enthusiast, the history buff, the biologist, photography fan, and Chesapeake Bay lover alike. Book sales and signings will follow the event.

“Tilghman Tales” Filming, Filmmaker Talk & Watermen Panel (Fall Speaker Series 2016)

“Tilghman Tales” Filming, Filmmaker Talk & Watermen Panel
Wednesday, October 26
5pm in the Van Lennep Auditorium

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Cost per program for each session is $6 for CBMM members or $8 non-members. Register for all sessions and save: $20 for CBMM members, $30 non-members. Registration is required, sign up online at cbmm.org. Questions? Contact Allison Speight at aspeight@cbmm.org or 410-745-4941

Produced by the Tilghman Watermen’s Museum, “Tilghman Tales” shares the stories of a few of the island’s notables, recounted by colorful storytellers, local experts, self-taught historians, innovative boat builders, “jacks-of-all-trades,” self-reliant women, and indefatigable octogenarians. Join “Tilghman Tales” filmmaker Jennifer Shea and some of the Tilghman residents featured in the film as they share their island life experiences.

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The Story of Trumpy from Norway to Spa Creek: Five Generations with Donald Trumpy (Fall Speaker Series 2016)

The Story of Trumpy from Norway to Spa Creek: Five Generations with Donald Trumpy
Thursday, October 20
10am in Van Lennep Auditorium

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Cost per program for each session is $6 for CBMM members or $8 non-members. Register for all sessions and save: $20 for CBMM members, $30 non-members. Registration is required, sign up online at cbmm.org. Questions? Contact Allison Speight at aspeight@cbmm.org or 410-745-4941

Donald Trumpy, former employee and grandson of the yacht designer who established the John Trumpy and Sons yard, will outline the history of the family business that constructed some of the finest wooden motor cruisers and houseboats of the 20th century.

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Trumpy and Yacht Building on the Chesapeake (Fall Speaker Series 2016)

Trumpy and Yacht Building on the Chesapeake
Wednesday, October 5
10am in Van Lennep Auditorium

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Cost per program for each session is $6 for CBMM members or $8 non-members. Register for all sessions and save: $20 for CBMM members, $30 non-members. Registration is required, sign up online at cbmm.org. Questions? Contact Allison Speight at aspeight@cbmm.org or 410-745-4941

CBMM Chief Curator Pete Lesher will provide an illustrated overview of the development of yacht design and the yacht building business on the Chesapeake Bay as a background for the work of the John Trumpy & Sons yard in Annapolis, the subject of A Single Goal: The Art of Trumpy Yacht Building, an exhibition in CBMM’s Steamboat Building opening August 6.

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CBMM Fall Speaker Series begins October 5

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Photo by Morris Rosenfeld, courtesy of the Rosenfeld Collection, Mystic Seaport Museum

(ST MICHAELS, MD – August 4, 2016) The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. begins its Fall Speaker Series on October 5 and continues on select dates through November 9, 2016. Two of the sessions from the four-part series will explore topics related to CBMM’s latest exhibition A Single Goal: The Art of Trumpy Yacht Building, which will be on display in the museum’s Steamboat Building August 6 through November 27, 2016. All sessions take place in CBMM’s Van Lennep Auditorium, with advanced registration needed, as seating is limited.

Tracing the design and construction of the distinctive Trumpy wooden yachts, A Single Goal: The Art of Trumpy Yacht Building focuses its attention from 1909 through 1973, when the Trumpy Yacht Yard in Annapolis, Md. produced its last boat. The exhibition at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is made possible by the generous support of Dr. Jacob Deegan, Maryland State Arts Council, and 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.

On Wednesday, October 5, at 10:00 am, CBMM Chief Curator Pete Lesher will lead “Trumpy and Yacht Building on the Chesapeake,” and provide an illustrated overview of the development of yacht design and the yacht building business on the Chesapeake Bay as a background for the work of the John Trumpy & Sons yard in Annapolis, the subject of A Single Goal: The Art of Trumpy Yacht Building, an exhibition in CBMM’s Steamboat Building opening August 6.

On Thursday, October 20, at 10:00 a.m. Donald Trumpy, former employee and grandson of the yacht designer who established the John Trumpy and Sons yard, will outline the history of the family business that constructed some of the finest wooden motor cruisers and houseboats of the 20th century in “The Story of Trumpy from Norway to Spa Creek: Five Generations with Donald Trumpy.”

“‘Tilghman Tales’ Filming, Filmmaker Talk & Watermen Panel,” will be held at 5:00 pm Wednesday, October 26. “Tilghman Tales”—a film documentary broadcast as part of MPT’s 2016 Chesapeake Bay Week, with commentary from CBMM Chief Curator Pete Lesher—shares the stories of a few of the island’s notables, recounted by colorful storytellers, local experts, self-taught historians, innovative boatbuilders, “jacks-of-all-trades,” self-reliant women, and indefatigable octogenarians. Join “Tilghman Tales” filmmaker Jennifer Shea and some of the Tilghman residents featured in the film as they share their island life experiences first-hand with the audience.

CBMM_FlemingJayThe final offering in the speaker series will be a “Working the Water” book event with photographer and author Jay Fleming on Wednesday, November 9 at 5:30 pm. Fleming’s first book, “Working the Water,” is a visual narrative of the lives of those individuals whose livelihood is directly dependent upon the Chesapeake Bay—America’s largest estuary. The book comprises photographs of seasoned watermen, scenic seascapes, weathered workboats and Bay bounty—a true and complete depiction of Chesapeake Bay life. Fleming will present many of the photographs in the book to the audience on the big screen, while offering commentary on the significance of his selected images. Book sales and signings will follow.

Discounted online tickets for CBMM members are at bit.ly/FallSpeakerMember and are $6 per session, or $20 for all four sessions. Non-member rates are $8 per session, or $30 for all four sessions, with non-member tickets at bit.ly/FallSpeaker. For more information, call 410-745-2916 or email aspeight@cbmm.org.

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CBMM The houseboat Freedom, seen under way here in about 1930, is one of John Trumpy’s designs. The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md.’s Fall Speaker Series kicks off on Wednesday, October 5, at 10:00 a.m. with CBMM Chief Curator Pete Lesher presenting “Trumpy and Yacht Building on the Chesapeake.” The four-part series continues on select dates through November 9, 2016, with two sessions focused on CBMM’s latest exhibition, A Single Goal: The Art of Trumpy Yacht Building, which will be on display in CBMM’s Steamboat Building August 6 through November 27, 2016. The Speaker Series takes place in CBMM’s Van Lennep Auditorium, with advanced tickets at www.cbmm.org, as seating is limited. For details or more information, call 410-745-2916. Photo by Morris Rosenfeld, courtesy of the Rosenfeld Collection, Mystic Seaport Museum.

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Photographer and author Jay Fleming will be the featured speaker during the final session of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Fall Speaker Series on Wednesday, November 9 at 5:30 p.m. in CBMM’s Van Lennep Auditorium in St. Michaels, Md. Fleming’s first book, “Working the Water,” is a visual narrative of the lives of those individuals whose livelihood is directly dependent upon the Chesapeake Bay—America’s largest estuary. Fleming will present many of the photographs in the book to the audience on the big screen, while offering commentary on the significance of his selected images. Book sales and signings will follow. Discounted online tickets for CBMM members are at bit.ly/FallSpeakerMember, with non-member tickets at bit.ly/FallSpeaker, as seating is limited.

Steamboat Days – Capturing an Era on Film (Fall Speaker Series 2015)

Steamboat Days – Capturing an Era on Film
Thursday, November 19
10am in the Van Lennep Auditorium

Cost per program for each session in the series is $6 for CBMM members, $8 for non-members, or register for all sessions and save: $25 for CBMM members, $35 for non-members. Pre-registration is required to 410-745-4941 or aspeight@cbmm.org

Join Chief Curator Pete Lesher as he narrates excerpts from a rare silent film depicting the steamboat era in Virginia. The remarkable film— a highlight of the Museum’s collections— brings the world of the late 19th century Chesapeake to vivid life, with scenes taken by steamboat company officer Herman Hollerith, Jr. Lesher will provide a broader context for the film and show how it provides insight into the final decades of steam transportation on the bay, connecting rural communities to urban centers at Norfolk, Baltimore, and Washington.