The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s volunteer Maritime Model Guild supports CBMM’s curatorial needs with exhibition models and building kits that are available for purchase at the Museum Store. The Guild also offers classes for building models from scratch and hosts the annual Maritime Model Expo featuring “live” steamboat models, skipjacks with working sails, speedboats, tugs, and other radio-controlled miniatures.

The group also hosts children’s model-making activities at CBMM’s signature events and at other outreach and educational programs throughout the year.

For more information about the Model Guild, contact Model Guild President and CBMM Lead Volunteer Gary Nylander at nylandergary755@gmail.com.

The Model Guild’s radio-controlled skipjack sailing races take place on CBMM’s Fogg’s Cove waterfront from 11am–1pm on select dates from May-November. Learn more here.

2023 Sailing Dates
May 9 & 23
June 6 & 20
July 11 & 25
Aug. 8 & 22
Sept. 12 & 26
Oct. 10 & 24
Nov. 7 & 21

Smith Island Outboard Skiff Model

Model Kit: Smith Island Outboard Skiff

Lark Model

Model Kit: Lark Sailing Skiff