Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

November 2013 Events
at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

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

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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,


The Sailor’s Ditty Bag
Saturday, November 16, CBMM Boatyard
9am-4pm, $65 CBMM members, $85 non-members
Register with Jenn Kuhn at 410-745-4980
Join the Assistant Curator for Watercraft, Richard Scofield, as he walks participants through making their own Sailor’s Ditty Bag, which they will take home with them afterward. Traditionally, ditty bags held all the tools one would need for the marlin spike arts, which is the art of splicing lines, knot-making (decorative and pracatical), and hand work (sewing canvas).

Hunter Safety Program
Wednesday, November 21 through Saturday, November 24
Classes are from 6-9pm on Wed., Thurs., & Fri. in the Van Lennep Auditorium. Saturday session is from 9am-12noon at an off-site location. Cost is $10 per person. Students under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Register with Helen Van Fleet at 410-745-4941
To purchase a hunting license or to hunt in Maryland, state law requires the successful completion of a Hunter’s Safety course. This course includes instruction in hunter responsibility, firearms and ammunition, firearm handling and safety, marksmanship and shooting fundamentals, principles of wildlife management, bow hunting, muzzleloader hunting, tree stand safety, first aid, water safety, and Maryland legal requirements. Firearms are provided.

Trailboard Carving
Saturday, November 23, CBMM Boatyard
8am-12noon, $50 CBMM members, $70 non-members
Register with Jenn Kuhn at 410-745-4980
Learn the basic foundations and techniques of carving from craftsman Winslow Womack.


Saturday, November 2
10 am- 4 pm
Admission to OysterFest is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $6 for children between the ages of six and 17. Children five years and under and CBMM members are admitted free. Food and boat rides are an additional cost.

Come celebrate the Bay oyster with live music, great food, family activities, skipjack and buyboat rides, oyster aquaculture and restoration demonstrations, oyster tonging, and cooking demonstrations.