Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

March 2012 Events
at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum





Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
213 N. Talbot St.
P.O. Box 636
St. Michaels, MD 21663
410-745-2916

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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
St. Michaels events, historic.stmichaelsmd.org.

 

 

Special Events at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

An Abundant and Fruitful Land: Foodways of the Chesapeake, Now and Then
Winter/Spring 2012 Lecture Series
   

Connecting People, Place, and Products: Eating Our Way to Healthy Bay
Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 6pm
Van Lennep Auditorium, Museum Campus
$12 members, $15 non-members. Pre-registration required for all events. Contact Helen Van Fleet at hvanfleet@cbmm.org or call 410-745-4941

“We have a chance to eat our way back to healthy oceans.”  -Barton Seaver, author of For Cod and Country: Simple, Delicious, Sustainable Cooking

Join chef and author Barton Seaver, Steve Vilnit from DNR’s Commercial Fisheries Outreach and Marketing, and Carol Bean and Mark Connolly of Pot Pie Farm as they discuss the future of watermen,  fishing sustainability in the Chesapeake, and how consumers can  protect the environment and community, deliciously.  Sample some local seafood and share in this conversation about caring for the Bay through responsible consumption. Copies of Barton’s book will be available for sale and signing.

An Abundant and Fruitful Land: Foodways of the Chesapeake, Now and Then

Winter/Spring 2012 Lecture Series
We Are What We Ate: African American "Discomfort" Food
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 2:30pm
2:30pm, Mitchell House, Museum Campus
$10 members, $12 non-members. Pre-registration required for all events. Contact Helen Van Fleet at hvanfleet@cbmm.org or call 410-745-4941

Michael Twitty, Community African-American food scholar, will trace the history of African American Chesapeake cuisine through his experiences growing, preparing, and researching the recipes of enslaved Tidewater Africans.  Twitty brings history to life through open-fire cooking demonstrations, and involves his audience in discussions about heirloom crops and seeds, wild foods, foraging methods, and the cooking techniques that create a uniquely African American cultural tradition.

 

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Member's Night:
Make Your Property More Wildlife-Friendly

Wednesday, March 14
6pm in the Van Lennel Auditorium
Free, but space is limited—RSVP by March 12 to Debbie Collison at 410-745-4991

Andi Pupke with Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage will discuss backyard wildlife habitat planning and management. The presentation is designed to provide guidance to landowners on small scale projects to enhance the habitat value on their property. Light fare served.

 

Programs at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Beginner Model Boatbuilding
Saturday, March 31 & Sunday, April 1, 2012
9am-5pm, $80 members, $95 non-members
Tools and materials provided. Pre-registration required by March 26 by calling 410-745-2916.

The Museum’s Model Guild leads participants step-by-step to create a half-hull model of the clipper Pride of Baltimore II. Band sawed from a two-tones wood block and carved to the rounded shape of the Pride’s hull, the half-hull model is then mounted on a baseboard to form a fine wall display. For ages 12 and up and all skill levels welcome. A special rate for a parent-child team can accomodate younger children.

 

Apprentice For a Day Public Boatbuilding Program
Saturdays & Sundays
Individual classes are $35 for Members; $45 for non-members
Four session "Journeyman's Special" $125 for Members; $170 for non-members
   Learn traditional Chesapeake boat building techniques under the direction of a CBMM shipwright. Participants will be constructing a North Shore Sailing Skiff, "Miss B" Model. Be a part of the whole 17-week process, or just sign up for specific dates.

The Journeyman’s Special package includes any four days for one reduced price and can diversify the experience to include several different skills. Participants must be age 16 or older, unless accompanied by an adult. Call the Museum to register at 410-745-2916, or for more information, email Richard Scofield at rscofield@cbmm.org.

See photos from Apprentice For a Day Program.

See video from Apprentice For a Day Program.