Way Back Wednesday

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Education program March 1983

One of the important functions of our museum is education.  We have many images showing the various programs we used to offer in the past and, thankfully, we’re still going strong on the education front with an amazing Education Department and program offering.  I’m not completely sure what’s going on in the above picture from 1983, but the kids sure do look cute in their boats and hats!

This was part of a figurehead program in 1983 where the kids learned how they were made.  They they had their outlines drawn on paper to show what they might look like as a figurehead.   Read more

Chesapeake Bay Gallery Update

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Deadrise being lifted out of the gallery
Deadrise being lifted out of the gallery

Yesterday was a very exciting day for us as we moved several of our larger objects out of the Chesapeake Bay Gallery, leaving some really large, empty spaces. We took the boats from the gallery out to our warehouse for storage. This is a big step for us in getting the gallery clear for future exhibitions. Next week we will get out the last few remaining objects, which are a steamboat mirror, 14-ton engine and large buoy.

The first to go was our Deadrise Oyster Workboat, ca 1955.


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