Tag Archives: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

SUNSET YOGA

Oct 5,12,19,26 – SUNSET YOGA at Navy Point. 5:30-6:30pm. $20/single session; $70 for series; 20% discount for members. CBMM, St. Michaels. www.cbmm.org/yoga.

SUNSET YOGA

Oct 5,12,19,26 – SUNSET YOGA at Navy Point. 5:30-6:30pm. $20/single session; $70 for series; 20% discount for members. CBMM, St. Michaels. www.cbmm.org/yoga.

SUNSET YOGA

Oct 5,12,19,26 – SUNSET YOGA at Navy Point. 5:30-6:30pm. $20/single session; $70 for series; 20% discount for members. CBMM, St. Michaels. www.cbmm.org/yoga.

SUNSET YOGA

Oct 5,12,19,26 – SUNSET YOGA at Navy Point. 5:30-6:30pm. $20/single session; $70 for series; 20% discount for members. CBMM, St. Michaels. www.cbmm.org/yoga.

WHALING INDUSTRY TALK

Oct 4 – WHALING INDUSTRY TALK via Zoom-Whaling Captains of Color: American’s First Meritocracy. 3pm. $6 members; $7.50 others. Must register. CBMM, St. Michaels. www.cbmm.org/whalingcaptains.

Build a Chesapeake Light Craft kayak at CBMM Sept. 29 – Oct. 4

CBMM_CLC_BuildYourOwnKayak_Sept29 CBMM_CLC_KayakSample_Sept29Build a Chesapeake Light Craft kayak at CBMM Sept. 29 – Oct. 4

From Monday, September 29 through Saturday, October 4, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, MD is hosting a kayak boatbuilding program with Chesapeake Light Craft of Annapolis, MD. Participation in the class is limited, with advanced registration needed.

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, participants will receive instruction and can either build their own 16-foot or 18-foot stitch-and-glue Chesapeake kayak, or assist in the building process.

Creating stitch-and-glue kayak kits since 1993, CLC utilizes epoxy and modern mahogany marine plywood to create stronger, lighter and faster kayaks than those built traditionally with wood.

“Partnering with Chesapeake Light Craft offers great opportunities for our participants,” said CBMM’s Boatyard Program Manager Jennifer Kuhn. “You’ll receive hands-on instruction throughout the program, and experience the rewards from building your own kayak.”

The cost to participate in the program is $800 for a single tuition, $400 for a helper, and $899-999 for the boat kit. Pre-registration is required by calling Chesapeake Light Craft at 410-267-0137. For more information, visit www.clcboats.com or www.cbmm.org.

Paddle through Miles River history September 4

CBMM_KayakMilesRiverSept4Paddle through Miles River history September 4

From 9:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday, September 4, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is teaming up with the Sultana Education Foundation to offer an interpretive paddling program on the Miles River.

Participants will join Sultana Vice President and naturalist Chris Cerino as he explores the history and environment of the museum and its surrounding creeks, marshes, and beaches by water. Participants will learn about the Miles River of today—and 400 years ago—as they seine, search for arrowheads and navigate St. Michaels’ Fogg’s Cove and Miles Point.

Participants can bring their own kayak, or one will be provided. Children ages 12 and up must be accompanied by a parent in a personal tandem kayak. The cost is $35, with space limited and pre-registration needed by contacting the Sultana Education Foundation at 410-778-5954 or online at www.sultanaeducation.org.

Watch log canoe races aboard Winnie Estelle July 26

CBMM_WinnieEstelle_LogCanoes_July26 CBMM_WatchtLogCanoes_July26Watch log canoe races aboard Winnie Estelle July 26 

From 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 26, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, MD is offering the opportunity to view Chesapeake Bay sailing log canoe races along the Miles River while aboard its 1920 buy boat, Winnie Estelle. During the cruise, CBMM’s Assistant Curator of Watercraft Richard Scofield will share his experiences building, racing, and growing up with log canoes.

These sailing log canoes only race along the Chester, Miles, and Tred Avon Rivers on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. With long masts and large sails, these boats keep upright as they accelerate to speeds of 10 knots or more, with crew members climbing to the ends of 15-foot boards placed perpendicular to the boat itself. “It’s a sight you’ll never forget,” comments Scofield.

The two-hour trip aboard Winnie Estelle will offer scenic views and photo opportunities, along with commentary from an experienced log canoe team member. The cost to participate is $25 for CBMM members, or $35 for non-members, with space limited and advanced registration required. To make reservations or for more information, call 410-745-4941.

Star-Spangled Celebration comes to St. Michaels August 9

CBMM_StarSpangledCelebrationAugust9 CBMM_StarSpangledCelebration_Stitching_August9Star-Spangled Celebration comes to St. Michaels August 9

Commemorate the War of 1812 with the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels, MD on August 9 as it partners with the Maryland Historical Society and the Pride of Baltimore II for a Star-Spangled Celebration. The event features a variety of activities and family-friendly programs from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is free for CBMM members or with general museum admission.

On display will be the Maryland Historical Society’s replica Star-Spangled Banner that was created by stitchers from every state in the U.S., and by visitors from Hong Kong, Siberia, Peru, Sydney, and other locations during the Society’s 2013 Stitching History project. The flag resembles the 30 x 42 foot Star-Spangled Banner flag that flew over Fort McHenry when the British attacked Baltimore. It is being transported to CBMM aboard the tall ship Pride of Baltimore II, which will also be on site throughout the celebration and available for dockside boarding.

“The Star-Spangled Celebration promises to be an interesting event for all ages,” said CBMM’s Director of the Center for Chesapeake Studies Robert Forloney. “We are honored to partner with the Maryland Historical Society as well as the Pride of Baltimore II for this exciting set of presentations and hands-on workshops focusing on the War of 1812 and its impact on the people of Maryland.”

A War of 1812 reenactor will be on hand, with the program including stitching and weaving demonstrations and workshops, special exhibits about the Star-Spangled Banner, and guided tours of CBMM’s Navigating Freedom: The War of 1812 on the Chesapeake exhibit. In addition, a rare 1813 newspaper will be on display that helps tell the tale of the British attack on St. Michaels.

Speight joins CBMM as education assistant

 

CBMM_SpeightAllison_2014Speight joins CBMM as education assistant

Allison Speight ofSt. Michaels, MD, has joined the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum as an education assistant. Speight’s responsibilities include managing CBMM’s educational programs, as well as scheduling class calendars, fielding inquiries, taking program reservations, administering evaluations and compiling statistics about program participation.

A recent Washington College graduate, Speight studied environmental science and double-minored in biology and anthropology. She also completed an internship with the museum in 2013, where she assisted with the Kids Club summer camp, among other educational programs.

Through cultural, educational, and interactive exhibits and activities, CBMM celebrates the connections between the bay and its people. The museum’s campus includes twelve exhibit buildings, situated on 18 waterfront acres along the Miles River and St. Michaels Harbor. For more information, visit www.cbmm.org.