May 2013 Events at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
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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
Member Guided Tour – Navigating Freedom: War of 1812 on the Chesapeake
Savoring the Bay Series: Chesapeake Turtling Traditions- Snapping, Trapping, & Soup
Maritime Model Expo
Held in conjunction by the Museum’s Model Guild and the North American Steamboat Modelers Association, this expo includes radio-controlled models powered by steam, battery, and wind. Static displays of highly-detailed and realistic models by the Washington Ship Model Society and others will be featured, as well as activities for children.
The Elf Classic Yacht Race
Join Elf and other classic sailing yachts for the Elf Classic Yacht Race—a true yachtsman’s race. The Eastport Yacht Club in Annapolis will serve as the departure point. This event is organized by the Classic Yacht Restoration Guild to recreate the sensibilities of yacht racing of the 1880s when the races began on shore; included the row to the boat on mooring or anchor, making sail and reversing the process at the finish—in this case signing the race log at the Tolchester Bandstand on the grounds of the Museum. For more information, contact Rick Carrion at email@example.com or visit cyrg.org/elfclassic.htm.
CBMM’s Friday Open Boat Shop
Members of the public are invited to the boat shop to work on small projects of their own, or to bring ideas for a future project, and receive the advice of an experienced shipwright and woodworker. Participants can expect assistance with machinery and tools, plans, measurements, and the execution of their small-scale project, which could include plans for a Christmas or birthday present, frames, furniture, models, artwork, etc.
Boater Safety Classes
Individuals and families with children over 12 are welcome to participate in our Boater’s Safety certification program and learn the basics needed to operate a vessel on Maryland waterways. MD boaters born after July 1, 1972 are required to have a Certificate of Boating Safety Education. Graduates of our two-day Department of Natural Resources-approved course are awarded a certificate that is good for life.
Lighthouse Overnight Adventures
Your group can spend the night in our 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse. Travel back in time to experience the rustic life of a lighthouse keeper with hands-on, interactive activities, games, and stories. The program is designed for youth groups, children’s organizations, and scouts, ages 8-12 (and their chaperones). The cost is $600 for up to 15 participants and chaperones and includes the overnight program fee, two day’s admission, an official lighthouse patch, a copy of “From a Lighthouse Window,” and a Miles River boat ride on the Mister Jim (subject to seasonal availability).
Free Daily Events
Boatyard Skills Demonstration
Community Work Days: Skipjack Restoration
Mister Jim Cruises