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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 Chesapeake, Potomac Waterfowling: Gunning 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.

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Museum announces Free in February

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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.