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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.

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May 21 is Community Day at CBMM

CBMM_CommunityDay2017isMay21(ST MICHAELS, MD – February 24, 2017) 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. See what’s lined up for food, music, activities, boat rides, and more! 

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 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.

See photos from last year’s Community Day here:
Festival: Community Day @ CBMM

 

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The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is hosting its second free Community Day on Sunday, May 21, 2017, with the event kicking off at 9:00 a.m. with the Bay Hundred Covenant Churches’ tent service and including free admission all day long for everyone, plus live music, regional foods and drinks, family activities, and free boat rides. More information is at cbmm.org.

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CBMM’s free Community Day event on Sunday, May 21, 2017 gives guests the opportunity climb to the top of the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, shown here, or 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, with more information at cbmm.org.

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Highlights to CBMM’s free May 21 Community Day include the opportunity to see the schooner Sultana dockside, along with numerous family activities and special exhibitions. The event’s sponsors include CBMM’s Friends Board, Choptank Electric Cooperative, Curtis Stokes & Associates, Talbot County Free Library, and What’s Up? Magazine, with more information at cbmm.org.

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On Sunday, May 21, 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, with more information at cbmm.org.

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CBMM’s May 21 free Community Day includes live music by Blind Wind—an award winning local band fronted by 14-year-old blind harmonica player, Cole Moran, left—along with his father, Frankie Moran, right, on guitar and vocals. Their repertoire includes bluegrass, country, Americana classic rock, reggae, fiddle tunes, and more. Now in its second year, the free event was created as a way of CBMM saying thank you to the regional community, and includes free admission for everyone, plus live music, regional foods and drinks, family activities, and free boat rides, with more information at cbmm.org.

 

 

 

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Meet: Jaime Windon, CBMM Friends Board

jaime-windon-photo(ST. MICHAELS, MD — October 15, 2016) Jaime Windon moved to St. Michaels in 2012, after living and working in Kenya as a photographer. An elected Town of St. Michaels Commissioner through 2018, Jaime is also the co-founder and owner of Lyon Distilling Co., Maryland’s premier craft distillery, located in St. Michaels.

CBMM first brought Jaime to St. Michaels when she photographed a wedding held on campus. After moving here, Jaime attended a women’s woodworking class (one of CBMM’s boatyard programs), and soon realized that CBMM’s waterfront was a wonderful place to watch the sunrise. Jaime says, “It’s a thrill to be alone on campus—normally such a bustling place—to watch the light casting across the water as the sun rises.”

Jaime joined CBMM’s Friends Board in 2015. 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. Jaime is enjoying getting to know other members and providing her advice to help further CBMM’s mission.

Jaime loves the Chesapeake Bay because it provides opportunities for scenic enjoyment and recreation juxtaposed with practical support and vitalization for the region. As a resident of St. Michaels, she feels proud to have CBMM in her community. CBMM shares the authentic legacy of Eastern Shore tradition through its working boatyard, exhibitions, and programs. In turn, this legacy operates synergistically with other businesses in town, like Lyon Distilling and their offerings of authentic, hand-crafted spirits.

We thank Jaime for her time and dedication to CBMM!

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Meet: Cassandra Vanhooser, CBMM Friends Board

cassandra-photo(ST. MICHAELS, MD – October 15, 2016) Cassandra Vanhooser first visited CBMM while working as a travel writer for Southern Living magazine. She vividly remembers climbing the steps of the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse for the first time, and taking in the breathtaking view of the Miles River from the top. Cassandra says the experience of visiting CBMM and St. Michaels strengthened her love for the Eastern Shore.

Originally from Tennessee, Cassandra received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She spent more than 14 years as a travel and features writer at Southern Living where she first covered Georgia, then Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, D.C. She has crisscrossed the region’s highways and byways, writing about everything from the Big Bend of Texas to the South’s best fried chicken. Cassandra also served as the magazine’s football editor and in 2012 wrote the schools and travel sections of Southern Living’s Official SEC Tailgating Cookbook.

In February 2013, Cassandra was named the Director of Tourism for the Office of Tourism for Talbot County. CBMM is one of Talbot County’s top tourist attractions according to Cassandra, playing a significant role in drawing first-time and returning visitors to Talbot County.

When asked to be a member of CBMM’s Friends Board in 2015, Cassandra 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. Cassandra admires the way CBMM celebrates the region’s history and helps create the next generation of stewards.

To the Friends Board, Cassandra contributes her skills as a professional communicator. She also serves as a representative of the guest experience. This past September, Cassandra led the effort in Talbot County hosting this year’s annual Mid-Atlantic Tourism Public Relations Alliance (MATPRA) Conference. The Conference included an Eastern Shore-style Crab Feast at CBMM, with tours of the campus.

We thank Cassandra for her time and dedication to CBMM!

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Meet: Sparrow Rogers, Friends Board

sparrow-photo(ST. MICHAELS, MD – October 15, 2016) Eight years ago, Friends Board member and Alaskan native Sparrow Rogers moved from Washington, D.C., to the Eastern Shore to reconnect with a more rural setting. Today, Sparrow owns a small business in St. Michaels called Run Aware, which organizes local and regional running events.

Sparrow is co-founder of the St. Michaels Running Festival and Across the Bay 10k. The 10k run across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge is the sixth largest running event in the United States, attracting more than 25,000 runners. The event that has raised more than $700,000 for numerous charities.

Sparrow first became connected to CBMM in 2012, through the St. Michaels Running Festival; CBMM was one of the first organizations to support the annual Festival. She later joined the Friends Board in 2015.

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.

Sparrow supports the work of the Friends Board because she believes that CBMM preserves the authentic experience of watermen and Eastern Shore residents without a political agenda. She looks forward to spending her time on the Friends Board thinking about how to strengthen CBMM’s impact on the community.

Sparrow’s favorite memories at CBMM are from the annual Charity Boat Auction, held each Labor Day Weekend. She is always tempted—much to the chagrin of her husband—to come home with a new boat!

We thank Sparrow for her time and dedication to CBMM!

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Meet: Trish Payne, CBMM Friends Board

Trish Payne(ST. MICHAELS, MD — October 10, 2016) Trish Payne first became connected to CBMM through her role as Executive Director for the St. Michaels Community Center. As part of its mission, the Community Center connects and partners with other nonprofits in St. Michaels—like CBMM—to organize events and programs that benefit the community as a whole.

Trish has especially enjoyed seeing partnerships between CBMM and the community grow, which have most recently been strengthened through a focus on social responsibility—a key initiative of CBMM President Kristen Greenaway.

As a member of the Friends Board, Trish is honored to be a part of CBMM’s outreach and partnership with the greater community. 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. Trish brings to the Friends Board support in the way of resources, experience, and advice, especially in light of the needs of local children.

In relaying one of her favorite memories at CBMM, Trish remembers when a dear friend started regularly bringing local children to fish along the docks at CBMM’s Waterman’s Wharf. The “fishing club” became a staple for many young people in the community who had gained the opportunity to know the Bay from the hands-on perspective. (It still continues on Friday afternoons!) Trish loves the Chesapeake Bay because it gives people an abundance of life in the form of nature, food, and experiences.

We thank Trish for her time and dedication to CBMM!

 

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Meet: Estela Ramirez, CBMM Friends Board

estela-ramirez-photo(St. Michaels, Md. — September 27, 2016) Estela Ramirez first visited the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum on a school trip with her daughter four years ago, and was impressed with the way the schoolchildren were immediately engaged in learning through CBMM’s educational programming. Her daughter, in particular, connected with the Chesapeake through CBMM’s Crab Cakes program. Estela’s sister-in-law worked as a crab picker on the Chesapeake Bay, and her daughter was delighted to learn about her aunt’s trade during her school trip to CBMM.

Since moving to Easton, Estela has wanted to make a difference in her community. In 2015, she was appointed Hispanic Outreach Coordinator for the Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center, which allows her to build relationships and strengthen multicultural resources throughout Talbot County and surrounding communities. She currently serves on the Board of the YMCA of the Chesapeake, and is Girl Scout Leader for Easton Troop 1536, the largest outreach Girl Scout Troop in Talbot County.

Estela joined the Friends Board when it first began in 2015. 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.

As a member of the Friends Board, Estela lends her strong communication skills to CBMM. She enjoys working with people and meeting other community leaders through her service, and wants to share her knowledge about what CBMM has to offer throughout the region and its diverse audiences. She is especially grateful for CBMM’s programs, events, and admissions that make CBMM affordable for all families, regardless of socio-economic backgrounds, including CBMM’s participation in Museums for All, giving EBT cardholders significantly reduced admission. Estela looks forward to watching CBMM grow and become increasingly accessible to all.

When asked what it would be if she could have one job at CBMM, “It would be working in the boatyard participating in hands-on activities and building!”

We thank Estela for her time and dedication to CBMM!

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Meet: Sherri Marsh Johns, Friends Board

sherri-marsh-johns-photoSherri Marsh Johns grew up as the daughter of a Chesapeake Bay waterman. Today, as Director of the Smith Island Cultural Center, Sherri promotes the study, preservation, and celebration of the cultural heritage and history she and her family are a part of. CBMM, Sherri says, shares her values of maintaining the Bay’s cultural legacy.

As a historian, Sherri has often spent time researching in CBMM’s library. She notes that St. Michaels once struggled, as many towns along the Chesapeake did, with the decline of the seafood industry. CBMM, however, has brought economic development back to the community by interpreting and celebrating the seafood industry along with many other aspects of the Bay.

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. Sherri brings to the Friends Board the geographical perspective of the southern region of the Bay and her experience as director of a fellow cultural institution.

Her favorite memory at CBMM is attending her brother-in-law and his wife’s wedding aboard the historic 1920 buyboat, Winnie Estelle, last summer. Sherri has a special connection to Winnie Estelle—the buyboat was once owned and operated by another brother-in-law and his father. Looking ahead, Sherri is excited to continue developing a relationship between CBMM and the Smith Island Cultural Center.

We thank Sherri for her time and dedication to CBMM!

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Meet: Jay Hudson, Friends Board

Jay Hudson Photo(ST. MICHAELS, MD — September 7, 2016)  Jay Hudson has a strong connection to the Chesapeake Bay, having grown up in Annapolis and spending his summers sailing, playing, and cleaning up the Bay he’s always called home. Five years ago, Jay and his wife Heather moved back to his home state of Maryland from Colorado, for Jay to work at Eastern Shore Brewing Company in St. Michaels, MD, where he now serves as General Manager.

When he was 16, Jay first visited CBMM with his father to celebrate Father’s Day at the Antique & Classic Boat Festival. These days, Jay brings his own children to the Boat Festival every year, carrying on his Father’s Day tradition.

Jay joined the Friends Board prior to its first meeting in April, 2015. 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. Jay feels that CBMM is important because it gives a face to the community of watermen who worked and continue to work on the Bay building a life and supporting their families while feeding many.

To the Friends Board, Jay brings out-of-the-box ideas for programs and a desire to strengthen CBMM’s relevancy and accessibility to younger generations. He acknowledges that museums are sometimes considered boring and static by Millennials. Jay looks forward to watching CBMM’s fresh and innovative programming develop and counter this stereotype.

When asked what it would be if he could have one job at CBMM, “It would be working in the boatyard learning and teaching historic techniques of boat building!”

We thank Jay for his time and dedication to CBMM!

 

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Meet: Lauren Greer, Friends Board

CBMM_GreerLauren(ST. MICHAELS, MD — September 6, 2016) Lauren Greer, an Environmental Studies teacher at St. Michael’s High School, became connected with CBMM through participation with her students in CBMM’s K-12 education programs.

In fact, one of her favorite memories at CBMM was watching her 9th grade students learning to count and measure oysters, while inspecting organisms during an oystering field trip. Lauren says that this was the moment she began to see CBMM as a center for hands-on learning.

Lauren joined the Friends Board when it first began in 2015. 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.

As a member of the Friends Board, Lauren lends the perspective of St. Michaels’ younger community and contributes her experience as an educator. She believes supporting the work of CBMM is important because CBMM connects the Chesapeake Bay’s ecosystem with its history and people in ways that are accessible to students of all ages. Lauren is looking forward to being a part of the CBMM’s continued growth over the next year, especially as CBMM strengthens its impact by doubling the number of students it serves over the next few years.

When asked about her favorite aspect of the Chesapeake Bay, Lauren says she enjoys the calming solace and peace that being on the water brings. In addition to being a member of the Friends Board, Lauren volunteers her time at CBMM’s annual OysterFest, helping to tend bar with a family friend—and CBMM Vice President of Operations Bill Gilmore.

When asked what it would be if she could have one job at CBMM, “It would be working in public relations and media!”

We thank Lauren for her time and dedication to CBMM!