April 2013 Events
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
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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
Blessing of the Fleet
Celebrate this year’s boating season with members, volunteers, and boatyard staff for an official ceremony honoring our own floating fleet of Bay boats, as well as local work boats. Ceremony will be performed by Reverend Kevin M. Cross. Refreshments served.
How Escaped Slaves Liberated the British
Join Pultizer Prize winning author Alan Taylor as he speaks on his current book-in-progress about the impact of the War of 1812 on slavery in the Chesapeake region, the role of British soldiers as liberators, and the invaluable services runaway slaves provided to the British campaign.
Members Preview –Crisfield Carvings, Bird Hunting on Broad Waters
Boater Safety Classes
Individuals and families with children over 12 are welcome to participate in our Boaterís Safety certification program and learn the basics needed to operate a vessel on Maryland waterways. MD boaters born after July 1, 1972 are required to have a Certificate of Boating Safety Education. Graduates of our two-day Department of Natural Resources-approved course are awarded a certificate that is good for life.
Lighthouse Overnight Adventures
Your group can spend the night in our 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse. Travel back in time to experience the rustic life of a lighthouse keeper with hands-on, interactive activities, games, and stories. The program is designed for youth groups, children’s organizations, and scouts, ages 8-12 (and their chaperones). The cost is $600 for up to 15 participants and chaperones and includes the overnight program fee, two day’s admission, an official lighthouse patch, a copy of “From a Lighthouse Window,” and a Miles River boat ride on the Mister Jim (subject to seasonal availability).