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

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Click on the "donate" button to give to the 2014 Annual Fund of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, a vital 25% of the Museum’s annual operating budget. A full 100% of these funds go directly into programs and services that enhance the Chesapeake experience for the Museum’s members and visitors.

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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Inc.

As a non-profit organization, the Museum depends upon charitable gifts to underwrite its mission and vision:

  • from restoring and preserving the world’s largest collection of historic Chesapeake Bay watercraft
  • to teaching apprentice shipwrights in the Museum’s Boat Yard
  • to providing innovative educational programs for children and adults that inspire an understanding and appreciation for the rich maritime heritage of the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal reaches
  • to celebrating the heritage and culture of the Chesapeake Bay through special events and festivals throughout the year.

The Annual Fund

Annual Fund dollars support the Museum’s annual operating budget and seasonal festivals, programs, and special events.

Whether it's to help restore an historic vessel like the Edna E. Lockwood, or to supply varnish for the hull of a newly crafted skiff as part of the Apprentice for a Day program, your donation to the Annual Fund goes to work right away. A full 100% of these funds go directly into programs and services that enhance the Chesapeake experience for the Museum’s members and visitors.

Thank you for helping us impact more lives by making the Chesapeake a part of their story!

Donation Levels

Crew up to $99 Vice Admiral $2,500 to $4,99
Sailing Master $100 to $249 Admiral$5,000 to $9,999
Commander $250-$499 Admiral of the Fleet $10,000 to $24,999
Captain $500 to $999 Admiral of the Chesapeake $25,000 to $49,000
Commodore $1,000 to $2,499 Admiral of the Sea $50,000 and up

For more information on the Museum's Annual Fund, please contact:
René Stevenson, Director of Constituent Services at 410-745-4950 or email

Your Rights as a Donor

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will not sell, trade or share your personal information with anyone else. We will not send you mail on behalf of another organization. The Museum will only share personal information once the donor has given the charity specific permission to do so.

If you wish to be removed from our mailing list, please contact Rene Stevenson at or call 410-745-4950.

Donor Bill of Rights
Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

  1. To be informed of the organization's mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.

  2. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization's governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.

  3. To have access to the organization's most recent financial statements.

  4. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.

  5. To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.

  6. To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.

  7. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.

  8. To be informed whether those seeing donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.

  9. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.

  10. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

Click here to see the Museum's most recent Annual Reports and other financial information