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Free admission in February

Monday through Friday
Thanks to generous sponsor support, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will be offering free admission Monday through Friday during the month of February. Free admission covers access to the entire museum, including the working boatyard and 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, as well as numerous permanent and changing exhibitions along CBMM’s waterfront campus in historic St. Michaels, Md.

The Free in February program includes President’s Day and is only made possible through the generous sponsor support of the Talbot Bank and Awful Arthur’s of St. Michaels, Md. February museum guests will also receive a discount card offer for 15% off all meals at Awful Arthur’s through March 15, 2016.

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Thanks to generous sponsor support, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will be offering free admission Monday through Friday during the month of February. Free admission covers access to the entire museum, including the working boatyard and 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, as well as numerous permanent and changing exhibitions along CBMM’s waterfront campus in historic St. Michaels, Md.

The Free in February program includes President’s Day and is only made possible through the generous sponsor support of the Talbot Bank and Awful Arthur’s of St. Michaels, Md. February museum guests will also receive a discount card offer for 15% off all meals at Awful Arthur’s through March 15, 2016.

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“Winter offers a great time to explore our 12 exhibition buildings and beautiful campus, especially while enjoying the town’s great restaurants, shops, hotels and inns,” said CBMM’s President Kristen Greenaway. “We have a great number of inside exhibitions for all ages to enjoy, the waterfowl are abundant along a quieter harbor and the Miles River, and you can see great things happening in our boatyard as education programs and the restoration of our historic fleet of Chesapeake vessels ramp up in the colder months.”

 

Guests can also take in CBMM 50th anniversary exhibition, A Broad Reach: 50 Years of Collecting, which features 50 significant objects that have been accessioned into the museum’s collection over the past 50 years, and is presented on both floors of the Steamboat Building. The exhibition will be closing to the public in 2016.

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Admission will be free weekdays in February for all museum 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 museum members and children five and under. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Inclement weather closings are announced on the museum’s website at www.cbmm.org.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015, CBMM is the only museum in the world preserving and exploring the history, environment, and people of the entire Chesapeake Bay. For more information, call 410-745-2916 or visit www.cbmm.org.

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The waterfront Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is offering free admission to all guests each Monday through Friday in February. The museum’s campus, as seen here from the Miles River, features 12 exhibition buildings over 18 waterfront acres and the largest collection of Chesapeake Bay watercraft in the world. Admission includes access to the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, a working boatyard, and the museum’s 50th anniversary exhibition, A Broad Reach: 50 Years of Collecting. CBMM’s Free in February program is generously sponsored by the Talbot Bank and Awful Arthur’s of St. Michaels, Md. Winter hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with directions and more information available online at www.cbmm.org.

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African-American sailmaker Downes Curtis’ bench and tools—as shown here—are featured in the exhibition A Broad Reach: 50 Years of Collecting, which will be open to the public free of charge on weekdays this February at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. The 50th anniversary special exhibition features 50 significant objects accessioned into the museum’s collection over the past 50 years. CBMM’s Free in February program is sponsored by the Talbot Bank and Awful Arthur’s of St. Michaels, Md. Admission also includes access to the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, a working boatyard, and numerous indoor exhibitions along the museum’s Miles River waterfront. Winter hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with directions and more information available online at www.cbmm.org.

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The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in historic St. Michaels, Md. is offering free admission to all guests each Monday through Friday in February. Admission includes access to the working boatyard, as shown here, along with the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, and the museum’s 50th anniversary exhibition, A Broad Reach: 50 Years of Collecting. Busiest in the winter months, the museum’s boatshop runs year-round educational programs and maintains and restores the largest collection of Chesapeake Bay watercraft in the world. CBMM’s Free in February program is generously sponsored by the Talbot Bank and Awful Arthur’s of St. Michaels, Md. Directions and more information are available online at www.cbmm.org.

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Volunteers needed for CBMM’s October 31 OysterFest

CBMM_OysterFest_VolunteerThe Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is seeking a few more volunteers to help with its October 31 OysterFest.

The 10-4 p.m. event draws more than 2,500 visitors to St. Michaels and features live music, oysters and other food, children’s activities, boat rides, oyster demonstrations, harvesting displays, retriever demonstrations, cooking demonstrations, an oyster stew competition among regional chefs, and more.

Volunteers are needed for monitoring gates from 8-11 a.m. and from 2-5 p.m. Oyster stew servers are needed from 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and an information table volunteer is needed from 11 – 3 p.m. In return, all OysterFest volunteers receive free festival admission for the entire day. To volunteer, interested parties should email CBMM’s Director of Events & Volunteer Program Melissa Spielman at mspielman@cbmm.org no later than Wednesday, October 28.

Admission to OysterFest is free for CBMM members and children five years and under, or $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and students with ID, and $6 for children between the ages of six and 17. Food and boat rides are an additional cost. For safety reasons, non-service dogs are prohibited at CBMM festivals. Free parking will be at St. Michaels’ schools, with free shuttle service running through 5:00 p.m. Credit cards are accepted for admission at the gate, with festival-goers encouraged to bring cash for food and vendors. For more information, visit www.cbmm.org/oysterfest or call 410-745-2916.

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The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is seeking volunteers for its October 31 OysterFest. Volunteers are asked to work a 3-4 hour shift, and in return will receive free admission for the entire day at the festival. To sign up or for more information, email Melissa Spielman at mspielman@cbmm.org.

CBMM offers free admission for military families this summer

(ST. MICHAELS, MD – March 25, 2015)

CBMM offers free admission for military families this summer

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The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is offering free, general admission to all active-duty military personnel and their immediate families from Memorial Day, May 25, 2015 through Labor Day, September 7, 2015 as part of the Blue Star Museums 2015 program.

Representing collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America, Blue Star Museums is a nationwide program offering free museum admission for all active duty, National Guard, and Reserve military personnel and their families each summer.

CBMM’s 18-acre waterfront campus offers 12 exhibition buildings to explore over a few hours, days, or multiple visits. Highlights of a visit include climbing and exploring the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, interacting with real shipwrights restoring authentic, wooden Chesapeake boats, taking a weekend river cruise on the 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle, and engaging in numerous hands-on exhibitions, family-oriented activities, and events.

Two exhibitions highlight a museum visit this summer, including A Broad Reach: 50 Years of Collecting, which opens May 23, 2015 in the Steamboat Building and includes 50 significant artifacts from the museum’s collection. The exhibition is part of a year-long celebration of the museum’s 50th anniversary, which continues through May, 2016. A second new exhibition is Chesapeake Swan Song: From Commodity to Conservation, which opens in the Waterfowling Building on April 10, 2015, and shares the story of the evolving relationship between the people and swans of the Chesapeake Bay

To receive free admission Memorial Day through Labor Day, active-duty military personnel and their immediate family members need to show a military ID upon entry. Festival admission is not included. CBMM also offers free general admission to all active military individuals throughout the balance of the year. General admission is otherwise good for two days or is free for CBMM members. For more information, call 410-745-2916 or visit www.cbmm.org.

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This Memorial Day through Labor Day, the waterfront Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is offering free general admission to all active-duty military and their immediate families as part of the national Blue Star Museums 2015 program. With 12 hands-on exhibition buildings along 18-acres of Miles River waterfront, the museum features the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, a floating fleet of historic Chesapeake boats, new exhibitions, and scenic river cruises aboard the 1920 buyboat, Winnie Estelle. For more information, visit www.cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916. Photo courtesy Mid-Atlantic Aerial Videography and Photography.

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum shipwrights, apprentices, and volunteers take a break from building a new log canoe at the museum in St. Michaels, MD. Pictured, from left: Apprentice Brooke Ricketts; Assistant Curator of Watercraft Rich Scofield; Apprentices James DelAguila and Chris Baden; Boatshop Manager Michael Gorman; Volunteer Mike Corliss; Vessel Maintenance Assistant Joe Connor; and Volunteer Cliff Stretmater.

CBMM builds log canoe, offers free Fridays in February

(ST MICHAELS, MD – January 19, 2015)

CBMM builds log canoe, offers free Fridays in February

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Staff and volunteers of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum gathered on Monday to help turn over a new log canoe being built in the museum’s boatshop. Adapting the lines from a Lambdin canoe in the museum’s collection, CBMM shipwrights, apprentices, and volunteers began working on the new, three-log sailing canoe earlier this fall. With the hull built from three, 26-foot local loblolly pine logs, the canoe is being constructed in full public view, with an anticipated spring or early summer launch. CBMM is offering free admission each Friday in February.


 

 

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum shipwrights, apprentices, and volunteers take a break from building a new log canoe at the museum in St. Michaels, MD. Pictured, from left: Apprentice Brooke Ricketts; Assistant Curator of Watercraft Rich Scofield; Apprentices James DelAguila and Chris Baden; Boatshop Manager Michael Gorman; Volunteer Mike Corliss; Vessel Maintenance Assistant Joe Connor; and Volunteer Cliff Stretmater.

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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum shipwrights, apprentices, and volunteers take a break from building a new log canoe at the museum in St. Michaels, MD. Pictured, from left: Apprentice Brooke Ricketts; Assistant Curator of Watercraft Rich Scofield; Apprentices James DelAguila and Chris Baden; Boatshop Manager Michael Gorman; Volunteer Mike Corliss; Vessel Maintenance Assistant Joe Connor; and Volunteer Cliff Stretmater. Adapting the lines from a Lambdin canoe in the museum’s collection, CBMM shipwrights, apprentices, and volunteers began working on the new, three-log sailing canoe earlier this fall. With the hull built from three, 26-foot local loblolly pine logs, the canoe is being constructed in full public view, with an anticipated spring or early summer launch. CBMM is offering free admission each Friday in February.