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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
213 N. Talbot St.
P.O. Box 636
St. Michaels, MD 21663
410-745-2916

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The Museum’s event calendar is your guide to educational classes, lectures, programs, exhibits, and concerts. Each year, the Museum also hosts annual special events tied to the seasons on the Chesapeake Bay. For information on
St. Michaels events, historic.stmichaelsmd.org.

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Daily Events

Maritime Model Expo   Elf Classic   Antique and Classic Boat Festival   Big Band Night   Chesapeake Folk Festival
Watermen's Appreciation Day   Boat Auction   Boating Party   Concours d'Elegance   Maritime Monster Mash
Mid Atlantic Small Craft Festival   OysterFest    Academy For Lifelong Learning

January, 2011

Special Events
New Exhibits
Marc Castelli: The Art of the Waterman, The Simison Collection
January 30 - March 25, 2011
Steamboat Gallery
Open daily, 10 am - 4 pm
Free for Members or with Museum admission
    This exhibit features 23 paintings by renowned Chesapeake artist Marc Castelli, 17 of which were donated to the Museum from the Diane Simison collection. The remaining images are from the artist’s personal collection. Castelli paints in watercolor on paper, working from photographs that he takes himself. This allows him not only to get the proportions and details exactly right, but it allows him to capture action and attitude that painting from life would not permit. Castelli goes out at times in awful weather--cold, wind, rain, even snow--conditions in which no one could paint.  He then photographs the watermen's work in the full variety of conditions that they work in and takes those pictures back to paint in his home studio. Diane Simison began collecting Castelli’s work in 2004.

    “Diane quite deliberately built this cohesive collection of Marc’s paintings of Chesapeake watermen because she was captivated by the aesthetic value,” commented CBMM Chief Curator Pete Lesher. "But she was also drawn in by Castelli’s approach and message: going out on the boats with the watermen to capture aspects of their work and the hardships they face. Her chosen location for retirement on Tilghman Island, with its large community of watermen, certainly must have played a role in attracting her to this subject matter.”

Programs

Saturday For Kids
Select Saturdays, January 22 - February 26
    The Saturdays for Kids program offers two hours of fun-filled and creative hands-on games, arts and crafts, and storytelling. Small classes and age-appropriate projects facilitate the learning process and offer kids a special place and opportunity for early engagement in building a love of the Chesapeake Bay and the region.
Download the full Schedule.

Apprentice For a Day Public Boatbuilding Program
Saturdays & Sundays, January 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30
Boat Yard
Individual classes are $35 for Members; $45 for non-members
Four session "Journeyman's Special" $125 for Members; $170 for non-members
   Learn traditional Chesapeake boat building techniques under the direction of a CBMM shipwright. Participants will be constructing a 16’ Rushton double ended rowboat “Florida Model.” Be a part of the whole 17-week process, or just sign up for specific dates. The ‘Journeyman’s Special’ package includes any four days for one reduced price and can diversify the experience to include several different skills. Participants must be age 16 or older, unless accompanied by an adult. Call the Museum to register at 410-745-2916, or for more information, email Dan Sutherland at dsutherland@cbmm.org or Richard Scofield at rscofield@cbmm.org.

The Academy for Lifelong Learning Winter Semester begins. Take a look at the courses offered

February, 2011

Special Events
Build a Model Crabbing Skiff
Friday, February 25, 6 - 9pm
Saturday & Sunday, February 26 & 27, 9am - 5pm
   The Model Guild of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will host a weekend model-building workshop. Led step-by-step by skilled volunteer modelers, participants will create a 10- inch Chesapeake Bay Crabbing Skiff built from two-toned flat stock over a frame. The models will be built in much the same manner as the real boats are constructed. CBMM’s Model Guild welcomes anyone 12 years of age or older to take these classes, and encourages new members of all skill levels to participate in the Guild, use its facilities, and trade model building experience with Museum visitors. Classes can accommodate six students.
   A special rate for a parent-child team can accommodate younger children. The cost for the February 25-27 workshop is $80 for CBMM members and $90 for nonmembers. All tools and materials are supplied. Pre-registration is required by Monday, February 21. Call 410-745-2916 to register for the class or 410-745-3266 for more information.

Programs
Saturdays For Kids - February 6, 20, 27
Apprentice For a Day Public Boatbuilding Program - February 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27

The Academy for Lifelong Learning Winter Semester continues. Take a look at the courses offered.

Continuing Exhibits
Marc Castelli: The Art of the Waterman, The Simison Collection
Through - March 25, 2011
Steamboat Gallery
Open daily, 10 am - 4 pm
Free for Members or with Museum admission
    This exhibit features 23 paintings by renowned Chesapeake artist Marc Castelli, 17 of which were donated to the Museum from the Diane Simison collection. The remaining images are from the artist’s personal collection. Castelli paints in watercolor on paper, working from photographs that he takes himself. This allows him not only to get the proportions and details exactly right, but it allows him to capture action and attitude that painting from life would not permit. Castelli goes out at times in awful weather--cold, wind, rain, even snow--conditions in which no one could paint.  He then photographs the watermen's work in the full variety of conditions that they work in and takes those pictures back to paint in his home studio. Diane Simison began collecting Castelli’s work in 2004.

March, 2011

Special Events
Bay Bounty Tour Training
March 8 & 10, from 10 am - 12:30 pm
Van Lennep Auditorium
Bay Discovery Tour Training
March 15 & 16, 10 am - noon
Van Lennep Auditorium
Crab Cakes Educators Training
March 23 & 24, 2 - 4 pm
Van Lennep Auditorium
To register for the docent training or for more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Diane Taylor at 410-745-4959 or email dtaylor@cbmm.org.

An Evening with Marc Castelli: A Dialogue on the Challenges Facing Bay Watermen
Thursday, March 3, 6-8 pm
Steamboat Gallery
    The Museum is hosting an evening of conversation with renowned Chesapeake artist Marc Castelli. Held in the Steamboat Gallery and in conjunction with the Museum's exhibit featuring Castelli's work, The Art of the Waterman: The Simison Collection, the talk will focus on the issues facing today’s Bay watermen. Hors d’ oeuvres, wine and beer will be offered.  The cost to participate is $10 for members, $12 for non-members, with pre-registration required by March 1. To register or for more information, call 410-745-4941 or email Helen Van Fleet at hvanfleet@cbmm.org.

Build a Half-hull Clipper Model
Saturday, March 26 and Sunday, March 27, 9am - 5pm
   The Model Guild at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will host a weekend model-building workshop. Participants are invited to create a half-hull model of the Pride of Baltimore II. Band sawed from a block and carved to the rounded shape of the Pride's hull, the half-hull model is then mounted on a baseboard to form a fine wall display piece.
   CBMMs Model Guild welcomes anyone 12 years of age or older to take these classes, and encourages new members of all skill levels to participate in the guild, use its facilities, and trade model building experience with Museum visitors. Classes can accommodate six students. Pre-registration is required by Monday, March 21.
The cost for the March 26-27 workshop is $80 for CBMM members and $95 for non-members. All tools and materials are supplied. Call 410-745-2916 to register or 410-745-3266 for more information.

CBMM Lecture Series
Monday, March 28, 2 pm
Van Lennep Auditorium
$8 for members & $10 for non-members
Pre-registration required, contact Helen Van Fleet at 410-745-4941 or email hvanfleet@cbmm.org
Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero with Kate Clifford Larson
   Historian Kate Clifford Larson brings to life Civil War spy, abolitionist, humanitarian, and Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman. Dr. Larson’s 2003 biography of Harriet Tubman, Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero, was one of the first non-juvenile Tubman biographies published in six decades. Larson is the consultant for the Harriet Tubman Special Resource Study of the National Park Service and serves on the advisory board of the Historic Context on the Underground Railroad in Delaware, Underground Railroad Coalition of Delaware.

Programs
Apprentice For a Day Public Boatbuilding Program - March 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27

The Academy for Lifelong Learning Winter Semester continues. Take a look at the courses offered.

Continuing Exhibits
Marc Castelli: The Art of the Waterman, The Simison Collection
Through - March 25, 2011
Steamboat Gallery
Open daily, 10 am - 4 pm
Free for Members or with Museum admission
    This exhibit features 23 paintings by renowned Chesapeake artist Marc Castelli, 17 of which were donated to the Museum from the Diane Simison collection. The remaining images are from the artist’s personal collection. Castelli paints in watercolor on paper, working from photographs that he takes himself. This allows him not only to get the proportions and details exactly right, but it allows him to capture action and attitude that painting from life would not permit. Castelli goes out at times in awful weather--cold, wind, rain, even snow--conditions in which no one could paint.  He then photographs the watermen's work in the full variety of conditions that they work in and takes those pictures back to paint in his home studio. Diane Simison began collecting Castelli’s work in 2004.

April, 2011

Special Events

Special Events
Ecology Cruise Tour Training
April 5 & 6, 10 am - noon
Dorchester House and Mister Jim
To register for the docent training or for more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Diane Taylor at 410-745-4959 or email dtaylor@cbmm.org.

CBMM Lecture Series
Wednesday, April 6, 2 pm
Van Lennep Auditorium
$8 for members & $10 for non-members
Pre-registration required, contact Helen Van Fleet at 410-745-4941 or email hvanfleet@cbmm.org
So Ends This Day: The Life and Times of the USS Monitor from 1861 to Yesterday with Anna Gibson Holloway
    Although the USS Monitor may have ended her career in a gale off Cape Hatteras in December 1862, her story does not end there. Discovered in 1973, and the subject of recovery operations by NOAA since then, the “cheesebox on a raft” still has stories to tell. Anna Gibson Holloway is the Vice President of Museum Collections and Programs at The Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, VA, where she oversees the Curatorial, Collections Management, Education, Conservation and Exhibition Design functions of the Museum, and also serves as curator of the USS Monitor Center.

CBMM Lecture Series
Friday, April 8, 2 pm
Van Lennep Auditorium
$8 for members & $10 for non-members
Pre-registration required, contact Helen Van Fleet at 410-745-4941 or email hvanfleet@cbmm.org
Maryland Voices of the Civil War with Charles Mitchell
   Charles Mitchell brings to life the voices of the Civil War by using a collection of first-hand accounts, letters, diaries, journals and newspaper accounts which focus on the divided loyalties of the Civil War in Maryland. Mitchell, a native Marylander and author of Maryland Voices of the Civil War, is an editor and travel writer in Baltimore. Mitchell earned a bachelor’s degree in 1978 in history and political science from Pennsylvania State University, and a master’s degree in international relations with an emphasis on Soviet politics from the University of Maryland in 1984.

Members Preview & Reception:
Decoys of Dorchester
Friday, April 8, 5:30 pm
Waterfowl Building
To register, contact Helev Van Fleet at 410-745-4941 or email hvanfleet@cbmm.org.
   Join fellow members for a wine and cheese reception to celebrate the opening of Decoys of Dorchester, featuring hunting decoys from the private collection of the East Coast Decoy Collection Club Members, as well as the Museum's permanent decoy and artifacts collection. Enjoy wine, beer, and light hors d'oeuvres. The exhibit continues through October, 2011. Also, don't miss the 9th Annual Buy, Sell, and Swap on Friday, April 8th & 9th at the St. Michaels Best Western. A special thank you to Judy & Henry Stansbury for underwriting this event, and to Guyette & Schmidt of St. Michaels, America's leading decoy auction house.

Members Opening Reception
Illuminating the Sea: The Marine Paintings of James E. Buttersworth (1844-1894)
Saturday, April 16, 2 pm
Steamboat Gallery
    Members are invited to the official opening of the new exhibit with Chief Curator Pete Lesher, who will lead a tour of the exhibit. Light refreshments will be served in the Van Lennep Auditorium. Reservations not required.

Members Home Winemaking Workshop
Saturday, April 30
10 am - 12noon
Steamboat Gallery's Van Lennep Auditorium
   Held in conjunction with Winefest at St. Michaels, 2011, the Home Winemaking workshop introduces participants to both the art and science of home winemaking. Ron Sasiela, of Easton, has put together a “101” level session for participants that includes information about federal regulations, simple needed equipment, resources for juice, procedures, and ageing and bottling. Participants are strongly encouraged to register early since attendance is strictly limited to the first 60 registrants. The workshop is free to Museum members. To register, contact Helen Van Fleet at 410-745-4941or email hvanfleet@cbmm.org.

New ExhibitsButtersworth
Illuminating the Sea: The Marine Paintings of James E. Buttersworth, 1844-1894
Saturday, April 16 - Sunday, October 16
Steamboat Gallery
Open daily, 10 am - 4 pm
Free for members or with Museum admission
   On loan from Mystic Seaport, the Museum of America and the Sea in Mystic Connecticut, this exhibition showcases the paintings of famed 19th-century marine artist James Edward Buttersworth. It features many of the ship portraitist’s illuminating compositions, from grand canvases celebrating great clipper ships to exquisite small panels depicting yachting exploits. Among many competitions, Buttersworth portrayed the start of the 1866 Transatlantic Race, the first America's Cup race in 1870 and yacht races off of Sandy Hook and Boston. Other paintings document important moments in commercial sailing history, such as the beginning of mail steamer service. Buttersworth has long been recognized as a premier maritime artist distinguished by his story telling prowess, as well as his meticulous attention to detail with the brush and pallet. He began his career in England studying under his father Thomas, himself a respected marine artist. In 1847, Buttersworth immigrated to the United States and became immersed in chronicling the maritime world of New York.

Programs
Apprentice For a Day Public Boatbuilding Program -April 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30

Lighthouse Overnight Adventures
Fridays & Saturdays, April 1-2, 5-6, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30
Hooper Strait Lighthouse
Program begins at 6 pm and ends at 7:30 am the next morning
Program Fee: $650 (up to 15 people) Cost includes program activities, two days admission to the Museum, and a souvenir patch
    Take a hands-on tour of the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, try on the chores (and clothes) of a traditional lighthouse keeper, discover facts and clues about living in a lighthouse through games and puzzles, and sweat the oath of lighthouse allegiance and become an official Hooper Strait Light Keeper. For children ages 8-12. Maximum 12 children/3 adults. One chaperone for every four children is required. To make a reservation or for more information call Kate Livie at 410-745-4947 or email klivie@cbmm.org.

Boater's Safety Course
Tuesday, April 12 & Wednesday, April 13
6-10 pm, $25 per person
   Maryland Boaters born after July 1, 1972 are required to have a Certificate of Boating Safety Education. The Certificate is obtained by passing a Department of Natural Resources-approved course, and is good for life. The course if also a great way to become a more competent boater. Call 410-745-2916 for more information.

Volunteer Thank You Sunset Cruise on the Patriot
Wednesday, May 4, 6-8 pm
Cruise Leeds Creek and the Miles River with fellow volunteers and CBMM staff. Spouses welcome. Cash bar. Bring your own snack. Boarding at 5:45 pm sharp! Please RSVP to Melissa Spielman at 410-745-4956, by April 29.

May, 2011

Special Events

Schooner Sultana Visit
Saturday, May 7 - Saturday, May 14
On the afternoon of Saturday, May 7, the schooner Sultana will arrive at the Museum. The replica schooner will be at the Museum and on the Chesapeake with students throughout the week. Sultana will be docked along the Museum's harbor-side through the early morning of Saturday, May 14. The Sultana will be open for boarding to all Museum visitors from 2:30-5pm on Tuesday, May 10. The tour is free for Museum members or with Museum admission.
The schooner Sultana serves as an on-the-water classroom for learning about the history and environment of the Chesapeake Bay. An almost exact replica of a British schooner that patrolled the North American coast just prior to the American Revolution. Sultana provides day-long programs for up to 32 participatns as well as live-abord programs for up to nine guests.

Environmental Issues, A Student Science Symposium
Tuesday, May 17
5:45 - 8:45 pm, free and open to the public
Steamboat Gallery
Presented by the Maryland State Department of Education, Talbot County Public School, NOAA, and the Chesapeake Bay Maritiem Museum. Teachers Jane Whitelock and Cheryl Overington of Easton High School, and Kate Rogers of St. Michaels High School, will have their AP science students present their yearlong research projects. A poster session will be followed by formal electronic presentations. Click here to download the Symposium Flyer.

Maritime Model Expo
Saturday, May 21 & Sunday, May 22
Sat., 10 am- 4 pm & Sun., 10 am - 3 pm
Free for members or with Museum admission
   Held in conjunction by the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Model Guild and the North American Steamboat Modelers Association, this expo includes radio-controlled models powered by steam, battery, and wind. Static displays of highly-detailed and realistic models by the Washington Ship Model Society and others will be featured, as well as activities for children too.
More details here.

The Elf Classic Inaugural 2011
Saturday, May 21
    Join ELF and other classic sailing yachts for the inaugural “ELF Classic” yacht race in 2011 – a true yachtsman’s race. The Eastport Yacht Club in Annapolis will serve as the departure point for this sailing classic to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, scheduled for Saturday, May 21, 2011.
This event is being organized by the Classic Yacht Restoration Guild to recreate the sensibilities of yacht racing of the 1880’s when the races began on shore, included the row to the boat on mooring or anchor, making sail and reversing the process at the finish, in this case signing the race log at the Tolchester Bandstand on the grounds of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.
    Please consider joining or sponsoring this inaugural event, which will raise funds for the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, ELF’s homeport on the Chesapeake. Interested yacht owners or sponsors should contact Rick Carrion at the CYRG. Email elf 1888@earthlink.net or surface mail CYRG, PO Box 237, Earleville, MD 21919 for more details, sign up information and updates. Click here to download the Vessel Registration Form

Programs
Apprentice For a Day Public Boatbuilding Program - May 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29
Boater Safety Courses May 17 & 18
Lighthouse Overnight Adventures - May 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28

Continuing Exhibits
Illuminating the Sea: The Marine Paintings of James E. Buttersworth, 1844-1894
Through Sunday, October 16
Steamboat Gallery
Open daily, 10 am - 4 pm
Free for members or with Museum admission

June, 2011

Special Events

Flower Show: Across the Miles - Conserving our Rivers, Bays, and Waterways
Wednesday, June 1
1-5 pm, Van Lennep Auditorium
The Talbot County Garden Club will host a Garden Club of America Flower Show featuring judged, themed-based floral arrangements, horticultural displays, photography, and conservation and educational exhibits. The Flower Show is open to the public and free for Garden Club and Museum members, or with Museum admission. For more information, contact the Talbot County Garden Club, PO Box 1524, Easton, MD, 21601.

CBMM Lecture Series
Friday, June 3, 6 pm
Van Lennep Auditorium
$8 for members & $10 for non-members
Pre-registration required, contact Helen Van Fleet at 410-745-4941 or email hvanfleet@cbmm.org
1861: The Civil War Awakening with Adam Goodheart
      Author, teacher and master historian, Adam Goodheart shares the dramatic and little-known story of how a courageous group of slaves at the beginning of the Civil War launched a revolution by the shores of the Chesapeake – a revolution that would ultimately lead to Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. The story unfolded exactly 150 years ago, in May and June of 1861. Goodheart is the author of 1861: The Civil War Awakening, to be published in April 2011. He is a regular online columnist for the New York Times Civil War series, “Disunion” and teaches American studies and history at Washington College.

NEW: Member Nights
Picnic By the Bay
June 10, 2011
6 - 8:30 pm
Join us for a picnic overlooking the beautiful Chesapeake Bay! Choose your spot among our exhibits, piers, and living shoreline. Bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages for this fun family evening featuring music from the Royal Oak Musicians. Please enter through the main entrance.
Not a member? Click here to become one.

Christmas in St. Michaels Founders Celebration
Sunday, June 12
5:30-7:30 pm, tickets are $50 ($25 is tax deductible)
For tickets, call 410-745-0745 (tickets not available at the door)
Christmas in St. Michaels, the annual event held in St. Michaels, MD, the second weekend of December, this year is celebrating 25 years of giving. As part of this special year, event volunteers are holding a Founders Celebration. The Founders Celebration, which will offer cocktails and hors d'oeurves, will honor the 1987 founding committee of Christmas in St. Michaels, which includes then-chairman Mary Lou McAllister, and co-chairman Peggy Rogers.

Volunteer Recognition Reception
Thursday, June 16
Under tent on Fogg's Landing, 4 - 6 pm
Museum volunteers and their guests are invited for appetizers and refreshments. This reception recognizes the Museum's volunteers and presents awards based on their length of service, hours donated, particular strengths and dedication to certain programs. It is an opportunity to mingle with staff and socialize with each other and celebrate a year of hard work.

Antique and Classic Boat Festival
Friday, June 17, Saturday, June 18 & Sunday, June 19
Fri. 11am - 5pm; Sat., 10 am-5 pm; Sun., 10 am-2 pm
Free for members or with Museum admission
www.chesapeakebayacbs.org
    This annual boat event is the largest of its kind in the Mid-Atlantic region! It features more than 100 antique and classic boats, boat building demonstrations, maritime artists and craftsmen, craft vendors, classic used boats, motors, and nautical flea market, along with live music, food, and more. This event is hosted by the Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society International in cooperation with CBMM. View pictures
Read this year's press release

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum: The Gardens
Thursday, June 23
2 pm, $5 members; $8 non-members
Van Lennep Auditorium
Museum volunteer Roger Galvin will be giving a talk, open to the public, which will cover Galvin''s work on the Museum's unique landscapes, from the grassy living shoreline, to the native-plant rain garden, and the expanding Heirloom Garden, where visitors can see 500 years of history growing. Proceeds from the talk will go to benefit maintenance and expansion of the Heirloom Garden. Galvin is a Certified Professional Horticulturist and the former head gardener of the William Paca Garden in Annapolis. Read Press Release

Tenth Anniversary Celebration & Reception for The Academy of Lifelong Learning
Sundaym June 26
4-6pm RSVP required by June 10

Free Daily Events (with paid admission)
Memorial Day through Labor Day

Public Tours
What: 45 minute highlights tour.
When: Friday & Saturday
Time: 11am & 2pm

Waterman's Wharf
What: Docent interpretation.
When: Everyday
Time: 11am - 3 pm

Chesapeake People
What: Visit with an authentic Chesapeake People who share their stories.
When: Saturdays
Time: 11am - 3pm

Family Drop-ins
What: Kid themed, hands-on activities (craft activity or tour).
When: Thursdays & Fridays
Time: 2-4pm

Boat Yard Skills Demonstration
What: Learn a traditional boatyard skill from a trained shipwright.
When: Monday - Friday
Time: 1:30 pm

Community Work Days: Skipjack Restoration
What: Work under the guidance of a master shipwright to help rebuild the skipjack Rosie Parks.
When: Saturdays
Time: 10am - 3 pm

Sailing Saturdays - June 11
What: Try your hand at sailing our Apprentice For a Day boats.
When: June 11, July 16, August 13 and September 17 with two dailing sailing sessions from 10am - 12noon, and 1-4pm. Boats range in size from 12 to 20 feet and were crafted in the Museum's Apprentice for a Day public boatbuilding program. The boats are perfect for one to two people, with instructions provided for beginners.
*Cost: $10 per session, plus Museum admission.

Mister Jim Cruises
What: Climb aboard the buyboat Mister Jim for a scenic cruise on the Miles River.
When: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday
Time: 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
*Cost: $10

Programs

Apprentice For a Day Public Boatbuilding Program - June 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26
Boater Safety Courses- June 7 & 8
Lighthouse Overnight Adventures - June 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25

Kids Club
Monday, June 13 – Friday, June 17 (4-5 year olds)
Monday, June 20 – Friday, June 24 (6-7 year olds)
Monday, June 27 – Friday, July 1 (4-5 year olds)
9:30 am- 12:30 pm
Members $100 per week, Non-members $120 per week
    The Museum's Kids Club is a half-day long, hands-on Chesapeake-focused camp for kids ages 4 to 7 where children learn about the Bay firsthand through activities, stories, games and crafts. The Kids Club program runs during the months of June and July. Scholarships are available. Membership rates apply only if camper’s parent or guardian is a member. Program fee includes activities and snack. To make a reservation or for more information call Kate Livie at 410-745-4947 or email klivie@cbmm.org.

Summer Sailing Program
Monday, June 13- Friday, June 17
Junior Sailing, ages 8-16, Basic Level: 8:30 am-noon or 1-4:30 pm
Monday, June 20 - Friday, June 24
Junior Sailing, ages 8-16, Basic Level 8:30 am – noon; Intermediate 1-4:30pm
Monday, June 27 – Friday, July 1
   Junior Sailing, ages 8-16, Basic Level 8:30 am-noon; Intermediate 1-4:30 pm
Explore the Miles River and learn maritime skills in our Summer Sailing Program, where new sailors and old salts gain the confidence to sail a small boat in a fun, safe, and encouraging environment.
Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, and Adult & Teen Levels.

Continuing Exhibits
Illuminating the Sea: The Marine Paintings of James E. Buttersworth, 1844-1894
Through Sunday, October 16
Steamboat Gallery
Open daily, 10 am - 4 pm
Free for members or with Museum admission

July, 2011

Special Events

Big Band Night
Saturday, July 2
Tolchester Beach Bandstand, 7 - 10pm
$5 for members, $10 for non-members
   Jazzy big band sounds come alive on the Museum’s Tolchester Beach Bandstand at this special Independence Day celebration.  Stay into the evening to enjoy the St. Michaels fireworks over the Miles River. View pictures
Read this year's press release

Book Signing for The Town that Fooled the British
Sunday, July 3
2-4pm at the Museum Store
Author Lisa Papp and illustrator Robert Papp will be at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s store in St. Michaels, MD from 2 to 4pm on Sunday, July 3 to sign their just released book, The Town that Fooled the British. As part of the Tales of Young Americans series, this book is told from the perspective of a young character to bring American history to the particular appeal and interest of young readers aged six to 10-years old. As the bicentennial anniversary of the War of 1812 approaches, husband and wife team Lisa and Robert Papp have picked the perfect time to introduce us to Henry Middle, a fictional character from St. Michaels, MD.
The book is available for purchase at the Museum’s store, located at the entrance of the museum along the St. Michaels harbor.

Schooner Sultana Visits
Friday, July 8 - Monday, July 11
More information to be announced. Visit Sultanaprojects.org for more information.

Museum Store Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Thursday, July 14
5-7pm
The Museum is hosting an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony for its newly remodeled and merchandised store. Located just outside the museum's main entrance, the store's ribbon cutting with the Talbot County Chamber of Commerce is scheduled for 6pm. Guests can win door prizes and enjoy light refreshments while browsing through the store's new selection of merchandise. Museum members enjoy a discount on merchandise.

NEW: Member Nights
Small Boat Sailing
July 15, 2011 (rescheduled from July 8, due to bad weather)
5- 7pm
Take a JY sailboat out with our sailing instructor for a 30 minute basic sailing overview. No experience necessary. All ages welcome. Space is limited, please RSVP by July 5 to ahowerton@cbmm.org.
Not a member? Click here to become one.

Plein Air-Easton! at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Wednesday, July 20

The Avalon Foundation and the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum have launched a new partnership as part of the 7th Annual Plein-Air Easton! Competition & Arts Festival. During this year's Plein-Air! Easton, the Museum will present an exciting all-day event in which the museum campus, including the grounds, harbor, and buildings will be open to competition artists for a day long painting extravaganza. Other componenets of this special day include docent tours of the Museum grounds and buildings, a Plein-Air! information headquarters, and sights of evening sailboat racing.

To top off the day, the Museum will hots an invitational picnic open to Plein-Air! Easton artists, volunteers, and sponsors. The dinner includes a BBQ-style buffet, live music, and the opportunity to talk with artists and watch them at work.

Chesapeake Folk Festival     (download this year's Program)
Saturday, July 23
10 am- 5 pm
Free for Members or $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $6 for children between the ages of six and 17,
children five years & under free.
   Celebrate the Bay’s people, food, music, work and traditions. Enjoy live music, a variety of food items and wines from Maryland vineyards, maritime and foodways demonstrations, boat rides, and craft vendors. View pictures
Read this year's press release


Free Daily Events (with paid admission)
Memorial Day through Labor Day

Public Tours
What: 45 minute highlights tour.
When: Friday & Saturday
Time: 11am & 2pm

Waterman's Wharf
What: Docent interpretation.
When: Everyday
Time: 11am - 3 pm

Chesapeake People
What: Visit with an authentic Chesapeake People who share their stories.
When: Saturdays
Time: 11am - 3pm

Family Drop-ins
What: Kid themed, hands-on activities (craft activity or tour).
When: Thursdays & Fridays
Time: 2-4pm

Boat Yard Skills Demonstration
What: Learn a traditional boatyard skill from a trained shipwright.
When: Monday - Friday
Time: 1:30 pm

Community Work Days: Skipjack Restoration
What: Work under the guidance of a master shipwright to help rebuild the skipjack Rosie Parks.
When: Saturdays
Time: 10am - 3 pm

Sailing Saturdays - July 16
What: Try your hand at sailing our Apprentice For a Day boats.
When: June 11, July 16, August 13 and September 17 with two dailing sailing sessions from 10am - 12noon, and 1-4pm. Boats range in size from 12 to 20 feet and were crafted in the Museum's Apprentice for a Day public boatbuilding program. The boats are perfect for one to two people, with instructions provided for beginners.
*Cost: $10 per session, plus Museum admission.

Mister Jim Cruises
What: Climb aboard the buyboat Mister Jim for a scenic cruise on the Miles River.
When: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday
Time: 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
*Cost: $10

Programs

Apprentice For a Day Public Boatbuilding Program - July 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30-31
Summer Sailing Program
Monday, July 4 –Friday, July 8
Junior Sailing, ages 8-16, Basic Level: 8:30 am-noon; Intermediate 1-4:30 pm
Monday, July 11 – Friday, July 15
Junior Sailing, ages 8-16, Basic Level: 1-4:30 pm
Saturday, July 16 & Sunday, July 17
Adult & Teen Sailing, 1-4:30 pm
Monday, July 18 – Friday, July 22
Junior Sailing, ages 8-16, Basic Level 8:30 am-noon; Intermediate 1-4:30 pm
Monday, July 25 –Friday, July 29
Junior Sailing, ages 8-16, Basic Level 8:30 am-noon; Advanced 1-4:30 pm

Continuing Exhibits
Illuminating the Sea: The Marine Paintings of James E. Buttersworth, 1844-1894
Through Sunday, October 16
Steamboat Gallery
Open daily, 10 am - 4 pm
Free for members or with Museum admission

August, 2011

Special Events

Sailing Saturdays
Saturday, August 13

What: Try your hand at sailing our Apprentice For a Day boats.
Two sailing sessions from 10am - 12noon, and 1-4pm. Boats range in size from 12 to 20 feet and were crafted in the Museum's Apprentice for a Day public boatbuilding program. The boats are perfect for one to two people, with instructions provided for beginners.
*Cost: $10 per session, plus Museum admission.

The Talbot County Watermen's Association presents
Watermen’s Appreciation Day & Crab Feast
with special guest Edgar Hansen, of the Deadliest Catch
Sunday, August 14
10 am - 5 pm
Fogg's Cove, free for members
Admission includes the crab feast and other foods and is $25 for adults, or $16 for children ages 6-17, with kids under six fed and admitted for free. Museum members get into the event for free, with crab feast wristbands available for members at $15 per adult, or $6 for children ages 6-17.
   Meet Chesapeake watermen celebrating their heritage. Watch professionals in action at a Boat Docking Contest or take a chance in the silent auction, featuring local artwork. Eat your fill at our crab feast, or enjoy hot dogs and cold beer while listening to live music. This event is sponsored by the Talbot County Watermen's Association in cooperation with the Museum. Read this year's press release or view pictures from last year's event.

Special guest this year Edgar Hansen of the Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch. Edgar Hansen, of the fishing vessel Northwestern, is coming to Watermen's Appreciation Day. Hansen is the youngest Hansen brother of the Northwestern, which fishes for Alaskan king crab and opilio crab out of Alaska's Dutch Harbor.

August, 2011

Free Daily Events (with paid admission)
Memorial Day through Labor Day

Public Tours
What: 45 minute highlights tour.
When: Friday & Saturday
Time: 11am & 2pm

Waterman's Wharf
What: Docent interpretation.
When: Everyday
Time: 11am - 3 pm

Chesapeake People
What: Visit with an authentic Chesapeake People who share their stories.
When: Saturdays
Time: 11am - 3pm

Family Drop-ins
What: Kid themed, hands-on activities (craft activity or tour).
When: Thursdays & Fridays
Time: 2-4pm

Boat Yard Skills Demonstration
What: Learn a traditional boatyard skill from a trained shipwright.
When: Monday - Friday
Time: 1:30 pm

Community Work Days: Skipjack Restoration
What: Work under the guidance of a master shipwright to help rebuild the skipjack Rosie Parks.
When: Saturdays
Time: 10am - 3 pm

Sailing Saturdays - August 13
What: Try your hand at sailing our Apprentice For a Day boats.
When: June 11, July 16, August 13 and September 17 with two dailing sailing sessions from 10am - 12noon, and 1-4pm. Boats range in size from 12 to 20 feet and were crafted in the Museum's Apprentice for a Day public boatbuilding program. The boats are perfect for one to two people, with instructions provided for beginners.
*Cost: $10 per session, plus Museum admission.

Mister Jim Cruises
What: Climb aboard the buyboat Mister Jim for a scenic cruise on the Miles River.
When: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday
Time: 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
*Cost: $10

Ongoing Programs and Exhibits

Apprentice For a Day Public Boatbuilding Program - August 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28
Summer Sailing Program
Monday, August 1- Friday, August 5
Junior Sailing, ages 8-16, Basic Level: 8:30 am-noon or 1-4:30 pm
Monday, August 8 - Friday, August 12
Junior Sailing, ages 8-16, Basic Level: 1-4:30pm
Saturday, August 6 & Sunday, August 7
Adult & Teen, 1-4:30 pm

Illuminating the Sea: The Marine Paintings of James E. Buttersworth, 1844-1894
Through Sunday, October 16
Steamboat Gallery
Open daily, 10 am - 4 pm
Free for members or with Museum admission

Special EventsBoat Auction

14th Annual Boat Auction
Saturday, September 3
Gates open at 8 am; auction begins at 1 pm
Fogg's Landing
Free for members and children under age six. General admission is $5 per person until 1:30pm. Afterwards, regular admission rates apply. To donate a boat or items for the tag sale, call Lad Mills at 410-745-4952 or email lmills@cbmm.org

   Boating experts and novices alike have the same opportunity to bid on the boat of their dreams! Offering everything from wooden rowing skiffs to classic sailboats and modern power cruisers.

Check out the boats for sale. Read this year's press release or view pictures from last year.

September, 2011

Academy for Lifelong Learning's Fall Social 2011
Thursday, September 8
4-6pm in the Van Lennep Auditorium
Learn all about ALL's upcoming courses and events. Meet old friends, make new ones. Enjoy a glass of wine and a nibble.

SOLD OUT

See the Log Canoe Races from the Mister JimBoat Auction
Saturday, September 10
10am-12noon. $20 members, $25 non-members
The Museum is offering the rare opportunity to view the Log Canoe races from the water. The two-hour trip aboard the Mister Jim offers breathtaking views and photo opportunities and will include commentary from an experienced log canoe team member. Space is limited and registration is required.

Contact Helen Van Fleet at 410-745-4941.

 

The Boating Party Gala FundraiserBoat Auction
Saturday, September 10
5:30 - 11pm, $175 per person
Navy Point
   Be a part of the Museum’s fall gala fundraiser which includes cocktails, dinner, and dancing on Navy Point. Funds raised support the Museum’s mission to inspire an understanding of and appreciation for the rich maritime heritage of the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal reaches, together with the artifacts, cultures, and connections between this place and its people. Read this year's press release or view pictures from last year.

Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Oyster Recovery ProgramOyster
Thursday, September 15 at 4pm & Saturday, September 24 at 10am
CBMM Parking Lot
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Oyster Spat Pick-up and Oyster Gardening Program invites volunteers to grow oysters on their property near the surface of the water, affording them excellent exposure to oxygen and phytoplankton, while helping to produce healthy, mature oysters for Chesapeake Bay restoration. Two types of oyster growing gardens are available for pickup at CBMM: either a Taylor float, or a set of four wire mesh cages. CBF reps will be on hand to help participants make the best choice depending on the location of their dock facilities, and personal preference. Participants may also return their adult oysters to CBF in exchange for spat.
Initial cost to get started in the program is $75 ($50 for materials that remain the property of the volunteer and $25 tax-deductible donation to help CBF provide the spat for growing.) For more information about oyster gardening, contact CBF’s Meghan Hoffman at mhoffman@cbf.org.

Member Night: From the Lazarette
Friday, September 16, 2011
6-8pm
See and learn about objects from our collection that are not on display! Join us for a fun evening with light fare in the Small Boat Shed as curator Pete Lesher shares his selection of objects and recent aquisitions. Space is limited. Please RSVP by September 14, 2011 to join@cbmm.org

St. Michaels Concours d'Elegance InvitationalConcours
Sunday, September 25
10am-5pm
General admission $35 non-members, $30 members. VIP tickets $100 Purchase tickets
For more information, visit www.smcde.org
   Rare grand classic American and European automobiles from 1900-1942 take the field at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum for a day of casual elegance, fashion, style and most of all, enjoyment. Featuring cars from as far away as the West Coast and other never-before-shown classics, this is truly a memorable experience for all Concours enthusiasts. View pictures from last year

 

Docent Volunteer Training:

Bay Bounty Tour Training
Tuesday, September 6 & Thursday, September 8
10am, Van Lennep Auditorium, All ages
In this environmental and cultural history guided program, visitors learn what it means to “follow the water” in every season on the Chesapeake, starting with Native Americans and continuing through today's watermen. Through stories, hands-on demonstrations, and authentic objects and boats, participants explore the ways residents of the Chesapeake have made their livelihoods, shaped their environment, and responded to the animals and waterways that make Bay life unique.

Bay Discovery Tour
Tuesday, September 13 & Thursday, September 15
10am, Van Lennep Auditorium, All ages
In this history-based guided program, visitors explore the Chesapeake’s intertwined past and present from the woodland forests and marshes of the Native Americans to the skipjacks and lighthouses of the 19th century, finishing with the Bay's transition from a work place to a play space. Through touch objects and interactive displays in our Hooper Strait Lighthouse, At Play on the Bay, Floating Fleet and Bay History exhibits, participants learn about how the Chesapeake profoundly shaped the lives of its inhabitants over the centuries.

Chesapeake's Best Crab Cakes
Wednesday, September 21 & Thursday, September 22
1pm, Location to be announced
In this experiential program, students learn about Chesapeake geography, social studies, and economics by following the blue crab on its journey from the brackish Bay to our picnic tables. The program focuses on the people who earn their livelihood from the crabbing industry. Students have a chance to walk in their shoes by working a trotline activity, picking stuffed crabs at a packing house, ordering from a restaurant on a migrant worker’s wages, and culling their dredge catch.

Lighthouse Challenge
Saturday, September 17
Hooper Strait Lighthouse, 10 am - 5 pm
Visit www.cheslights.org/challenge.htm for more information.

Academy For Lifelong Learning: Click here for course description and list of 2011 topics.

Meet the Author: The Sheldon Goldgeier Lecture Series featuring Walter Ellison
Monday, September 12
10:30am - 12noon in the Van Lennep Auditorium

Great Decisions Discussion Program with Steve Conn
Tuesdays, September 20 & 27
10-11:30am
*Location: William Hill Manor, Easton

Shakespeare's Late Romances: Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale, The Tempest with John Ford and John Miller
Wednesday, September 21
1:30-3pm in the Van Lennep Auditorium

Docent Volunteer Training:

Oystering on the Chesapeake Program Training
Wednesday, September 28 & Thursday, September 29
1pm, Small Boat Shed
In this hands-on program, students explore the history of the ‘greatest oyster factory on Earth’, the Chesapeake Bay, and how the oyster shaped the culture, industry, and environment of the Bay and its people. Students will get to learn about an historical Bay where oysters lay ‘thick as stones’ through maps, activities, and giant oyster shells, hear the tales of the Oyster Wars and an ‘oyster gold rush’ in  the cabin of a skipjack, and investigate close-up an oyster nurseries’ crabs, fish, and baby mollusks.

Educational Workshops are open to volunteers, members, and the public. No fee. Pre-registration is required- contact Helen Van Fleet at 410-745-4941 or by e-mail at hvanfleet@cbmm.org

Mid Atlantic Small Craft Festival

29th Annual Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival
Friday, September 30, Saturday, October 1 & Sunday, October 2
Friday check-in for participants, cookout begins at 5:30 pm
Sat. & Sun., 10 am-5 pm
Free for members or with Museum admission
    One of the nation’s premier small craft events!  Hundreds of amateur and professional boat builders and enthusiasts come from all over the region to display their skiffs, kayaks, and canoes.  Take part in demonstrations and workshops, or simply chat with the owners and watch these one-of-a-kind vessels race.

View pictures from last year's event

Build a Model Crabbing Skiff
Saturday, October 1 & Sunday, October 2
9am - 5pm
   The Model Guild of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will host a weekend model-building workshop. Led step-by-step by skilled volunteer modelers, participants will create a 10- inch Chesapeake Bay Crabbing Skiff built from two-toned flat stock over a frame. The models will be built in much the same manner as the real boats are constructed. CBMM’s Model Guild welcomes anyone 12 years of age or older to take these classes, and encourages new members of all skill levels to participate in the Guild, use its facilities, and trade model building experience with Museum visitors. Classes can accommodate six students.
   A special rate for a parent-child team can accommodate younger children. The cost for the February 25-27 workshop is $80 for CBMM members and $90 for nonmembers. All tools and materials are supplied. Pre-registration is required by Monday, February 21. Call 410-745-2916 to register for the class or 410-745-3266 for more information.

Academy For Lifelong Learning: Click here for course description and list of 2011 topics.

Genealogy...Our Ancestry Examined with Silvia Borges
Thursdays, September 15 through October 6
10:30am - 12noon in the Van Lennep Auditorium

The Forensics of Antique Furniture and Other Decorative Arts with Richard Mattingly
Tuesdays, September 20 through October 18
10 - 11:30am in the Van Lennep Auditorium, CBMM Campus

Visit Poplar Island with Poplar Island Staff
Tuesday, October 4
*9am to 12noon. Boat leaves from Tilghman Island

Old Third Haven Meeting House Guided Tour with facilitator Anny Williams
Thursday, October 6
* 1030am - 12noon at the Old Third Haven Meeting House, Easton

Genealogy...Our Ancestry Examined with Silvia Borges
Thursdays, October 6
10:30am - 12noon in the Van Lennep Auditorium

Meet the Author: The Sheldon Goldgeier Lecture Series featuring Gerald Sweeney
Monday, October 10
10:30am - 12noon in the Van Lennep Auditorium

Shakespeare's Late Romances: Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale, The Tempest with John Ford and John Miller
Wednesday, October 12
1:30-3pm in the Van Lennep Auditorium

Dramatic Solutions to Housing and Technological Challenges Tour Leader - Tim Jones, Sr. Vice President, Administration, Sotera Defense Solutions
Wednesday, October 12
*10am-12noon at Easton By-Pass and Glebe Road

Ongoing Programs and Exhibits

Apprentice For a Day Public Boatbuilding Program - September 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25
Lighthouse Overnight Adventures - September 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30

Illuminating the Sea: The Marine Paintings of James E. Buttersworth, 1844-1894
Through Sunday, October 16
Steamboat Gallery
Open daily, 10 am - 4 pm
Free for members or with Museum admission

Educational Workshops are open to volunteers, members, and the public. No fee. Pre-registration is required- contact Helen Van Fleet at 410-745-4941 or by e-mail at hvanfleet@cbmm.org

Exhibit Exploration: John Smith Shallop
Tuesday, October 11
10am, Small Boat Shed
CBMM’s Director of Education Kate Livie will discuss the museum’s new loaned vessel, the John Smith shallop. Livie will explore the history of John Smith’s 1608 Chesapeake adventures, the development of the John Smith 400 Project, and the building of the recreated shallop,  as well as the stories of the brave reenactment crew that sailed and rowed the shallop throughout the Chesapeake in the summer of 2008.

October, 2011

Special Events

Maritime Monster Mash to benefit the Navy Point Restoration Project
Friday, October 21
6-9pm; $10 members, $15 non-members
Children 12 and under free
Join the Museum for some spooky family fun with judging for the best costumes, games, and 'trick-or-treats' at various exhibits. Enjoylive music, a DJ for dancing, complementary food and soft drinks and some storytelling about ghosts in and around the Chesapeake Bay. There will be costume judging in several categories, including best couple, best family and best family pet!! Games will include Crab Cornhole Toss, Duck Walk Relay, and the Monster Mash Dance Freeze.

Academy For Lifelong Learning: Click here for course description and list of 2011 topics.

The American Religious Experience with Sam Barnett
Mondays, September 19 through October 24
1-2:30pm in the Van Lennep Auditorium

Taking a Moment: The Spiritual Art of Living in the Here and Now
with Carolyn Roslund and George R. Merrill
Thursdays, September 22 through November 10
*10:30am - noon, Bray House, Conference Room, Trinity Cathedral, Easton

Build a Half-hull Clipper Model, Pride of Baltimore II
Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30, 9 am – 5 pm
Bay History Building
    The Model Guild at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will host a weekend model-building workshop. Participants are invited to create a half-hull model of the Pride of Baltimore II. Band sawed from a block and carved to the rounded shape of the Pride's hull, the half-hull model is then mounted on a baseboard to form a fine wall display piece. CBMMs Model Guild welcomes anyone 12 years of age or older to take these classes, and encourages new members of all skill levels to participate in the guild, use its facilities, and trade model building experience with Museum visitors. Classes can accommodate six students.
    Pre-registration is required by Monday, October 24. The cost for the October 29-30 workshop is $80 for CBMM members and $95 for non-members. All tools and materials are supplied. Call 410-745-2916 to register or 410-745-3266 for more information.

Educational Workshops are open to volunteers, members, and the public. No fee. Pre-registration is required- contact Helen Van Fleet at 410-745-4941 or by e-mail at hvanfleet@cbmm.org

Exhibit Exploration: with Andrew McCown, Director of the Echo Hill Outdoor School
Thursday, October 20
1pm, Van Lennep Auditorium
Andrew McCown, Director of the Echo Hill Outdoor School, will discuss his career as a Chesapeake educational innovator and his experiences teaching, working, and inspiring stewardship on the Bay. McCown will demonstrate his teaching strategy through hands-on activities and animal observation, and discuss tips and tricks for Chesapeake educators of all ages to use in the classroom or out in the field.

Academy For Lifelong Learning: Click here for course description and list of 2011 topics.

Great Decisions Discussion Program with Steve Conn
Tuesdays, October 4, 11, 25
10-11:30am
*Location: William Hill Manor, Easton

The American Religious Experience with Sam Barnett
Mondays, through October 24
1-2:30pm in the Van Lennep Auditorium

The Keys to Aging Carefully: Understandiing the Essentials of Health and Healing
with David Mercier, L.A.c.
Wednesday, October 26
10am-12noon in the Van Lennep Auditorium

Art and Artifice of the Documentary Film with Robyn Mendelsohn
Tuesdays, October 18-November 15
1-2:30pm in the Van Lenep Auditorium

Dawn of the Nuclear Age with Chip Britt
Wednesdays, October 19 through November 9
1-2:30pm in the Van Lennep Auditorium

Apple iPad and Motorola XOOM Tablet Computers with Al Kubeluis
Mondays, October 24 through November 14
10:30am - 12noon in the Van Lennep Auditorium

Taking a Moment: The Spiritual Art of Living in the Here and Now
with Carolyn Roslund and George R. Merrill
Thursdays, September 22 through November 10
*10:30am - noon, Bray House, Conference Room, Trinity Cathedral, Easton

November, 2011 OysterFest

Special Events
OysterFest
Saturday, November 5
10 am- 4 pm
Free for members or with museum admission
   Come celebrate the Bay oyster with live music, great food, family activities, skipjack and buyboat rides, oyster aquaculture and restoration demonstrations, oyster tonging, and cooking demonstrations.

View pictures from last year's event

Other than Oysters...Tools, Tastes, and Traditions of Watermen in Winter
Wednesday, November 9
5:30 - 7pm
Free for members; non-members $10 (admission fee may be applied toward a new membership)
RSVP by November 7 to Debbie Collison at 410-745-4991 or email join@cbmm.org

“Other than Oysters…Tools, Tastes, and Traditions of Watermen in Winter” will focus on the importance of fresh, locally-caught seafood to watermen, the environment, the community, and the consumer. Participants will explore the tools, tastes, and traditions of the waterman’s wintertime world as they sample, sip, and learn about the bounty of the icy Chesapeake Bay. The event includes samplings of locally-caught seafood with selected wine pairings, and an opportunity to watch and chat with working watermen as they demonstrate their trade. Photo: Chesapeake Watermen Kirk and Mark Connolly are shown gill netting on the Miles River. Photo credit David Hawxhurst


The James L. Stewart Memorial St. Michaels Grand PrixConcours
Sunday, November 13
12noon-4pm; Free with General Admission. $3 discount with canned food donation

Come watch and join in as local residents and businesses compete in a race to unload their cargo of food and beer from golf carts while memorializing the life of James L. Stewart, known by many before his 2010 passing as the 'mayor of St. Michaels.' Proceeds from all cart sales during the event benefit the American Diabetes Foundation. The event is free for members or with general admission.

"James was loved by so many," commented event coordinator and St. Michaels restaurateur Chris Agharabi. "We wanted to celebrate his life in a fun and meaningful way, while drawing locals out for a great day of fun at the Museum. Carts will be decorated, drivers will be swapped at pit stops, and the bribing of race officials— if it means raising more money, might even be encouraged." James L. Stewart lived in St. Michaels for 17 years. He was a true renaissance man, involving himself in Chesapeake Community College's theater, Fall into St. Michaels and Christmas in St. Michaels, and helping decorate historic properties for house tours. Most of all, James enjoyed racing on Red Beard with his friend Matt Brown on Wednesday nights on the Miles River. He dressed the ladies of St. Michaels when he was the manager at Chesapeake Trading company, decorated the houses of St. Michaels when he worked at Petals Flower Shop, and was regarded the 'psychiatrist for St. Michaels' while working behind the bar at Ava's. Truly regarded as a friend to all, Stewart died of complications from diabetes in August, 2010.

Educational Workshops are open to volunteers, members, and the public. No fee. Pre-registration is required- contact Helen Van Fleet at 410-745-4941 or by e-mail at hvanfleet@cbmm.org

Exibit Exploration: Horn Point Laboratory
Tuesday, November 1 & November 22
10am in either the SMall Boat Shed or Bay History Building (weather dependent)

Horn Point Laboratory will offer a two-part workshop series at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum based on their popular “Bay 101” classes. In these introductory sessions, participants will learn “Chesapeake Science for non-Scientists,” studying the ecology that makes the Bay unique, from water quality and conditions to flora and fauna. These sessions will be a great way to build up your general Chesapeake environmental ‘toolkit’. No prior experience necessary!

Academy For Lifelong Learning: Click here for course description and list of 2011 topics.

Einstein's Clocks, Poincaré’s Maps: Empires of Time with Ron Lesher
Tuesdays, November 1 through November 22
10:30am - 12noon in the Van Lennep Auditorium, CBMM Campus

Great Decisions Discussion Program with Steve Conn
Tuesdays, November 1, 8, 15
10-11:30am
*Location: William Hill Manor, Easton

The History of American Art: Part One
Monday, November 7
10:30am - 12noon in the Dorchester House, CBMM Campus

Dawn of the Nuclear Age with Chip Britt
Wednesdays, through November 9
1-2:30pm in the Van Lennep Auditorium

Apple iPad and Motorola XOOM Tablet Computers with Al Kubeluis
Mondays, through November 14
1:30-4m in the Van Lennep Auditorium

Meet the Author: The Sheldon Goldgeier Lecture Series featuring Kristina Henry
Monday, November 14
10:30am - 12noon in the Van Lennep Auditorium

Art and Artifice of the Documentary Film with Robyn Mendelsohn
Tuesdays, through -November 15
1-2:30pm in the Van Lenep Auditorium

Taking a Moment: The Spiritual Art of Living in the Here and Now
with Carolyn Roslund and George R. Merrill
Thursdays, September 22 through November 10
*10:30am - noon, Bray House, Conference Room, Trinity Cathedral, Easton

Black Friday Shopping at the Museum Store
Friday, November 25 from 10am to 4pm
Find your special holiday gifts at the Museum Store, stocked especially for the season. Members can purchase a Gift Membership for someone special at 1/2 off the regular cost!


Ongoing Programs and Exhibits

Apprentice For a Day Public Boatbuilding Program - November 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27

December, 2011

Special Events

Book Signing with Don ParksDon Parks
Saturday, December 3, 1pm until?
CBMM welcomes local author and museum volunteer Don Parks to sign his three books Chesapeake Splendor, Chesapeake Winds and Tides,and his most recently released book, Chesapeake People. Retired in 1997 from a career as a lifetime educator, Parks served as principal of Denton Elementary School, and as a supervisor of special education and social studies with the Caroline County Public School system. A St. Michaels resident, Parks is an 11-year museum volunteer and also works as a freelance writer for several regional publications.
His newest book, Chesapeake People, is a collection of 10 biographies of people throughout the Chesapeake region, including Captain Ed Farley, of the skipjack H.M.Krentz. All three books are available for purchase at the Museum store, located at the entrance of the Museum along the St. Michaels harbor.

Midnight Madness
Saturday, December 3, 10 am until ??
Celebrate Midnight Madness at the Museum Store with a 15% member discount (10% for non-members). Members can purchase a Gift Membership for someone special at 1/2 off the regular cost!

 

December, 2011

Special Events

Member's Night at the Museum Store
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
5:30-7:30pm
Find your special gifts at our Museum Store, stocked for the holiday season. Enjoy a 25% discount and free gift-wrapping, while sampling wine and refreshments as you shop.

Take home something special along with your Museum memories. Your purchases support the children and adults served by our educational, exhibit, and boat restoration programming. Choose from books, jewelry, artwork, model kits, clothing, ceramics, toys, ornaments, housewares, keepsakes, and more.

 


Antique & Classic Boat Display
(as a part of Christmas in St. Michaels - village-wide event)
December 10
10 am - 4 pm
Visit www.visitstmichaels.org for more information.

Academy For Lifelong Learning:

Click here for course description and list of 2011 topics.

The History of American Art: Part One
Monday, December 12
10:30am - 12noon in the Dorchester House, CBMM Campus

Ongoing Programs and Exhibts

Apprentice For a Day Public Boatbuilding Program - December 3-4, 10-11, 17-18

 

 

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