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Holiday Open House

CBMM_MuseumStore_Dec6Event On Wednesday, December 6 from 4 to 7:00 p.m., the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is inviting the public to celebrate the holidays with an open house that includes caroling, children’s holiday crafts, light refreshments, store discounts, and more.

Free children’s craft activities will be offered in the Welcome Center throughout the event, with carolers greeting participants inside the Museum Store.

While children are enjoying these activities, parents, grandparents and all adults are invited to shop in the Museum Store, enjoy a wine bar, light refreshments, and free gift wrapping. During the event, CBMM members will receive a one-day-only, 25% total member discount on their total Museum Store purchases. Half-priced gift memberships to the museum, excluding life memberships, will also be available for purchase.

Each year, CBMM’s historic structures, exhibition buildings, and boats are decorated in holiday greenery, created by CBMM volunteers and staff.  CBMM also lights the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, and a small tree set atop the mast of the 1909 seven-log crab dredger, Old Point.

CBMM is currently restoring another historic log-bottomed boat, the 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood, with all work being done in full public view through the re-launch on October 27, 2018 at CBMM’s OysterFest. Updates and more about the project are at ednalockwood.org.

The December 6 event is free and open to the public, with ample parking and no need for reservations.

 

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CBMM’s Holiday Open House is December 6

CBMM_HooperStraitLight_Carolers(ST MICHAELS, MD – November 3, 2017) On Wednesday, December 6 from 4 to 7:00 p.m., the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is inviting the public to celebrate the holidays with an open house that includes caroling, children’s holiday crafts, light refreshments, store discounts, and more.

Free children’s craft activities will be offered in the Welcome Center throughout the event, with carolers greeting participants inside the Museum Store.CBMM_TreeUpOldPoint_Dec6Event

CBMM_MuseumStore_Dec6EventWhile children are enjoying these activities, parents, grandparents and all adults are invited to shop in the Museum Store, enjoy a wine bar, light refreshments, and free gift wrapping. During the event, CBMM members will receive a one-day-only, 25% total member discount on their total Museum Store purchases. Half-priced gift memberships to the museum, excluding life memberships, will also be available for purchase.

CBMM_HooperStraitLight_Christmas_Moon CBMM_Holiday2017Each year, CBMM’s historic structures, exhibition buildings, and boats are decorated in holiday greenery, created by CBMM volunteers and staff.  CBMM also lights the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, and a small tree set atop the mast of the 1909 seven-log crab dredger, Old Point.

CBMM is currently restoring another historic log-bottomed boat, the 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood, with all work being done in full public view through the re-launch on October 27, 2018 at CBMM’s OysterFest. Updates and more about the project are at ednalockwood.org.

The December 6 event is free and open to the public, with ample parking and no need for reservations. For more information, visit cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916.

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On the evening of Wednesday, December 6, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. will host a Holiday Open House that features caroling, children’s craft activities, store discounts, and more. CBMM’s campus will also be lit up for the holidays, including the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, as shown here, along with a tree atop the mast of Old Point. The event takes place from 4-7:00 p.m. in the Museum Store, and is free and open to the public, with more information at cbmm.org.

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CBMM’s shipwrights and apprentices take part in the annual Chesapeake tradition of hoisting a Christmas tree up a boat’s mast. This year, the tree will be placed on the 1909 crab dredger Old Point, part of CBMM’s historic fleet of Chesapeake boats. The tree will be lit for a Holiday Open House on Wednesday, December 6 in CBMM’s store, with caroling, children’s craft activities, store discounts, and more.

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From 4-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 6, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s store, as shown here, will be hosting a Holiday Open House. During the event, CBMM volunteers and staff will host free children’s activities in the Welcome Center, while adults shop and enjoy complimentary wine and light refreshments, along with free gift wrapping. CBMM members will receive a one-day-only, 25% total member discount on their total Museum Store purchases, with half-priced gift memberships also available.

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Drawing: Three Lighted Crab Pot Spheres

(ST. MICHAELS, MD – November 15, 2016)

Make the Chesapeake a part of your Holiday Traditions!

cbmm_crabspheresdrawing_dec2016Drawing to be held on Thursday, December 8, 2016, when we have caroling and light the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse for the holidays as the Museum Store hosts a very special sale and lots of holiday cheer for all ages.

This special holiday event is from 4 to 7pm, with light refreshments, caroling, guided children’s activities, special sales and more.

A unique Chesapeake tradition! Three Indoor/Outdoor Lighted Spheres, made of crab pot material, could be yours!

VALUE = $100

TICKETS  ARE AVAILABLE IN THE MUSEUM STORE ONLY
$1 each/6 for $5

MUSEUM STORE: 410-745-4963
OPEN 10am – 4pm, 7 Days per Week
(Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day)

Proceeds Benefit the Children and Adults served by CBMM’s educational, restoration, and exhibition programming. NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN.

Crab Spheres Generously Donated By:

LumberYard
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Celebrate Chesapeake holiday traditions at CBMM December 8

cbmm_hooperstraitlight_carolers(ST MICHAELS, MD – November 11, 2016) On Thursday, December 8 from 4 to 7:00 p.m., the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is inviting the public to celebrate the holidays with a ceremony that includes caroling, the lighting of a tree atop the mast of a traditional Chesapeake workboat, children’s story time and holiday crafts, store discounts, and the lighting of the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse.

Each year, CBMM’s campus is decorated in holiday greenery—created by CBMM volunteers and staff—and can be seen among the museum’s historic structures, exhibitions buildings, and boats along the St. Michaels Harbor and Miles River.

cbmm_museumstore_dec8eventFree children’s craft activities will be offered in the Welcome Center throughout the event, with CBMM volunteers and staff helping to create holiday and bird seed ornaments, candles, and popcorn stringing.

Three children’s story times will be hosted in the Welcome Center. Santa Claws, The Christmas Crab by Priscilla Cummings will be read at 4:30 p.m.; Santa and the Skipjack by Janie Meneely at 5:00 p.m.; and Lighthouse Christmas by Toni Buzzeo at 5:30 p.m. All books relate to the Chesapeake Bay and are available at the Museum Store, with proceeds supporting CBMM.

cbmm_crabspheresdrawing_dec2016While children enjoy these activities, parents, grandparents and all adults are invited to shop in the Museum Store, enjoy a wine bar, and free gift wrapping. During the event, CBMM members will receive a one-day-only, 25% total member discount on their total Museum Store purchases. Half-priced gift memberships to the museum will also be available for purchase. The evening concludes with a drawing for three lighted crab pot spheres, generously donated by the LumberYard of St. Michaels, Md., with tickets sold at the Museum Store before and during the event.

cbmm_treeuprosie_dec8event-jpgBeginning at 5:00 p.m., Maureen Curtin and Company will greet participants inside the Museum Store with traditional holiday caroling. At 6:00 p.m., participants will gather near the Crab Claw for the lighting of the tree atop the mast of Old Point, followed by a procession to the lighting of the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse. Caroling will continue in the Museum Store.

The historic lighthouse once lit the way for boats passing through the shallow, dangerous shoals of Hooper Strait, a thoroughfare for boats bound from the Chesapeake Bay across Tangier Sound to Deals Island or places along the Nanticoke and Wicomico Rivers.

Old Point is a 1909 seven-log crab dredger built in Poquoson, Va. From the 1910s through the 1960s, she was part of Hampton, Va.’s crab dredging fleet. Old Point’s hull was built the old-fashioned way, hewn from seven pine logs.

CBMM is currently restoring another historic log-bottomed boat, the 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood, with all work now being done in full public view through 2018. Updates and more about the project are at ednalockwood.org.

The December 8 event is free and open to the public, with ample parking and no need for reservations. For more information, visit cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916.

 

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On the evening of Thursday, December 8, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. will be celebrating Chesapeake holiday traditions with a special event that features caroling, children’s craft activities and story times, store discounts, and the lighting of the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, as shown here, along with a tree atop the mast of Old Point. The event takes place from 4-7:00 p.m. in the Museum Store, and is free and open to the public, with more information at cbmm.org.

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CBMM’s shipwrights and apprentices take part in the annual Chesapeake tradition of hoisting a Christmas tree up a boat’s mast. This year, the tree will be placed on the 1909 crab dredger Old Point, part of CBMM’s historic fleet of Chesapeake boats. The tree will be lit at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 8, when carolers and other participants gather outside CBMM’s store as part of a 4-7:00 p.m. special event that also includes caroling, children’s craft activities and story times, store discounts, and the lighting of the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse.

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From 4-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 8, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s store, as shown here, will be hosting an event that celebrates the Chesapeake’s holiday traditions. During the event, CBMM volunteers and staff will host free children’s activities and story times in the Welcome Center, while adults shop and enjoy complimentary wine along with free gift wrapping. CBMM members will receive a one-day-only, 25% total member discount on their total Museum Store purchases, with half-priced gift memberships also available.

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CBMM’s December 8 Chesapeake holidays event includes a drawing for three lighted crab pot spheres, shown here, which have been generously donated by the LumberYard of St. Michaels, Md. Tickets will be sold before and at the event in the Museum Store, with more information at cbmm.org.

 

Annual holiday tree lighting at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, MD.

Holiday Happenings at CBMM and Museum Store Member Night

Holiday Happenings at CBMM
Thursday, December 3rd
4:00 – 7:00 PM

Bring your friends and neighbors to kick off the holidays at CBMM. Enjoy the hoisting the yuletide tree atop Old Point, followed by the Lighting of the Lighthouse while Maureen Curtin and Company Carolers serenade the crowd with traditional songs of the season.

Holiday Crafts for children will be available and light refreshments served. The public is welcome.

Don’t Miss Member Night at the Museum Store – Shop ’til You Drop!
4:00 to 7:00pm
CBMM members receive a one-day-only 25% member discount and free gift wrapping
(no RSVP required)

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Museum Announces “A Broad Reach” Online Exhibition & Catalogue

CBMM_BroadReach_ExhibitionThe Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum has just released the commemorative catalogue and online exhibition of A Broad Reach: 50 Years of Collecting. Featuring 50 significant objects that have been accessioned into the museum’s collection over the past 50 years, the physical exhibition is presented on both floors of the museum’s Steamboat Building, and continues through March 26, 2017.

The online exhibition—at www.abroadreach.cbmm.org—includes images with interpretive text of the 50 objects in the exhibition, many of which were photographed by noted Chesapeake photographer David Harp.

“We are grateful to David Harp for his excellent photographs,” said CBMM President Kristen Greenaway. “David is a lifelong Marylander and well-known for his works capturing the people, flora, and fauna of the Chesapeake Bay region.”

CBMM_BroadReach_HarpDavid“CBMM is the repository for the maritime history of the entire Chesapeake Bay,” commented Harp. “It’s a great museum. And to be able to pick through some of the best stuff—the best paintings, objects and figureheads—and photographing them was great fun. I loved working on this project.”

The works featured in the exhibition and its catalogue range from gilded eagles to a sailmaker’s sewing machine, a log-built bugeye to an intimate scene of crabpickers, A Broad Reach opened to the public on Saturday, May 23, 2015 to kick off CBMM’s year-long 50th anniversary celebration, which concludes next spring with the opening of the community curated exhibition, Snapshots to Selfies: 50 Years of Chesapeake Summers.

CBMM_BroadReachCatalogueThe commemorative catalogue for A Broad Reach is now available for purchase through the Museum Store and at shop.cbmm.org. Edited by CBMM Chief Curator Pete Lesher, the full color, hard copy book was designed by Reneé Cagnina Haynes, with copyediting by Katie Adkins. The limited edition catalogue retails for $47.17—$50.00 when Maryland sales tax is included.

Supporters who helped make the exhibition and catalogue possible include PNC Financial Services Group, The Academy for Lifelong Learning, American Cruise Lines, Benson & Mangold Real Estate, Ellen & Richard Bodorff, Chesapeake Shipbuilding, Joan & Jim Darby, Fairfield Inn & Suites Easton, Guilford & Company, Graul’s Market St. Michaels, Hambleton Inn, Pam & Jim Harris, Higgins & Spencer, Laurie & Rick Johnson, Karen & Richard Kimberly, Alice & Peter Kreindler, Mariana & Pete Lesher, Drs. Sherry & Charles Manning, Carol & Bill May, Juliette C. McLennan, Maxine & Bill Millar, Patrice & Herbert Miller, Elizabeth C. Moose, Pembroke & John Noble, Kay & Bob Perkins, Lelde & Heinrich Schmitz, Alexa & Tom Seip, Karen & Langley Shook, Katie & Dick Snowdon, Judy & Henry Stansbury, René & Tom Stevenson, Peter Stifel, Tidewater Inn, Beverly & Richard Tilghman, The Vane Brothers Company, Joan & Clifton West, and Carolyn Williams & Colin Walsh. Additional supporters include Patricia & Michael Batza, Amy & Paul Berry, Cleo Braver & Alfred Tyler, Easton Utilities, Jane & Frank Hopkinson, Paula Johnson & Carl Fleischhauer, Beth Loker & Donald Rice, Robin & John Marrah, Mary Lou McAllister, Patriot Cruises, and several anonymous donors.

“Our dedicated volunteers Ellen and Norman Plummer were also instrumental in researching the works included in the exhibition,” said Chief Curator Pete Lesher, “and they gave sound counsel to the exhibition’s planning committee.”

“Our staff’s dedication and hard work has resulted in a world-class exhibition and catalogue,” commented Greenaway, who came from The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University to begin her tenure as CBMM”s President in July, 2014. “Once coming on board at CBMM, I immediately appreciated what a wonderful opportunity we had to commemorate the Museum’s 50th anniversary in a wide variety of fresh and inspiring ways. As a staff team we very quickly devised the concept of originating an exhibition that would help launch our year of celebration, as well as honor the wonderful and amazing works found in the Museum’s permanent collection. I feel the effort has really paid off with an exceptional presentation of those objects we hold closest to our hearts.”

A Broad Reach reflects on the rich collections of the first half-century of this museum’s history,” commented CBMM Chief Curator Pete Lesher, who curated the exhibition and edited the catalogue. “In selecting these objects, we looked for those that not only have the richest stories to tell, but also those that are beautiful. Any list is a compromise, leaving out favorite items for some. The gaps in such a list further suggest that our work as a collecting institution is far from done; there are so many more stories out there to collect. And as the coming years unfold, new stories will emerge that we will need to preserve for the next generation who will come to appreciate the Chesapeake Bay and its vibrant heritage.”

Established in 1965, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a world-class maritime museum, serving more than 70,000 guests each year. CBMM is the only maritime museum in the world dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment and people of the entire Chesapeake Bay, in a meaningful and authentic way. For more information, follow CBMM on Facebook or visit www.cbmm.org.

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The works featured in the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s exhibition A Broad Reach: 50 Years of Collecting and its commemorative catalogue, shown here, range from gilded eagles to a sailmaker’s sewing machine, a log-built bugeye to an intimate scene of crabpickers. A Broad Reach opened to the public in CBMM’s Steamboat Building on Saturday, May 23, 2015 to kick off CBMM’s year-long 50th anniversary celebration, which concludes next spring with the opening of the community curated exhibition, Snapshots to Selfies: 50 Years of Chesapeake Summers. The limited edition catalogue can be purchased at the Museum Store or online at shop.cbmm.org, with the online exhibition found at www.abroadreach.cbmm.org.

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CBMM’s new online exhibition and catalogue for A Broad Reach: 50 Years of Collecting, includes several images by Chesapeake photographer David Harp, shown here working on the project. Featuring 50 significant objects that have been accessioned into the museum’s collection over the past 50 years, the exhibition commemorates the museum’s 50th anniversary, with the catalogue now available for purchase through the Museum Store and at shop.cbmm.org. The online exhibition can be viewed at www.abroadreach.cbmm.org.

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Objects in the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s A Broad Reach: 50 Years of Collecting—which is exhibited at the museum’s Steamboat Building through February 28, 2016 can now be viewed online at www.abroadreach.cbmm.org. CBMM has also published a commemorative catalogue to accompany the exhibition, which can be purchased at the Museum Store or online at shop.cbmm.org. The works featured in the exhibition and its catalogue range from a sailmaker’s sewing machine, shown here, to gilded eagles, a log-built bugeye, and an intimate scene of crabpickers. A Broad Reachopened to the public on Saturday, May 23, 2015 to kick off CBMM’s year-long 50th anniversary celebration, which concludes next spring with the opening of the community curated exhibition, Snapshots to Selfies: 50 Years of Chesapeake Summers.

 

 

Assistant Store Manager Emily Short at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland.

Short joins Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

(ST MICHAELS, MD – February 27, 2015)

Assistant Store Manager Emily Short at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland.

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Short joins Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Emily Short of Cambridge, Md. has joined the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum as Museum Store Assistant Manager, where she is utilizing her ten-plus years’ experience in retail, customer service, and sales. In the position, Short is responsible for managing the online store, as well as working in customer service, merchandising, and inventory.

Short first became connected to the Chesapeake Bay in 1983, after moving to the Eastern Shore from New Jersey, and later earned a criminal justice associate of applied science degree from Chesapeake College. Her first experience at CBMM came in 2001, when looking for boats her father had worked on.

The Museum Store carries nautical, maritime, and Chesapeake Bay-related merchandise, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the children and adults served by CBMM’s education, boat restoration, and exhibition programs. For more information, visit shop.cbmm.org.