Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

September 2012 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,

Special Events at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum


CBMM’s Friday Open Boat Shop                
September 28
October 26
November 9 & 23
5:30-8:30pm; $20 members; $30 non-members
Space is limited, pre-registration required. Participants must be 16 and older, unless accompanied by an adult. Register to Helen Van Fleet at 410-745-4941 or email

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.

Model Sailing Club Races, Race with Solomon's Island Club of Calvert Marine Museum
Sunday, September 23
11:30 am, Fogg's Cove (Model Sailboat racing begins following lunch)

The Model Sailing Club builds and races a fleet of radio controlled skipjacks on summer weekends in Fogg's Cove. During the winter months, models are built. The 48-inch skipjack models are built from scratch from plans sold by the club. The public is invited to join. To become a member of the Model Sailing Club, you must be a member of the Museum, and pay dues to the Sailing Club of $10 per year.

Lapstrake Skiff Workshop, presented by the Model Guild
September 28, 29 & 30, 2012
Friday, 6-9pm, Saturday, 9am-5pm, Sunday, 9am-5pm
Bay History Building
$80 for members, $95 for non-members. All tools and materials are supplied. Pre-registration is required by Monday, September 24. Call 410-745-2916 to register or contact Model Guild Director Bob Mason at 410-745-3266 or email for more information.

Led step-by-step by skilled modelers, participants will create a 10-inch wooden rowing skiff with lapped side planking and a flat bottom. Class size is limited, with pre-registration needed. The 10-inch model is formed over a frame in much the same manner as a real boat is constructed. Thin toothpicks are used along with fast-drying glue to fasten the models together. Models are made of one dark and one light wood, which are alternated in the design to make a handsome, two-toned appearance. CBMM’s Model Guild welcomes anyone 12 years of age or older to take these classes, and encourages new members of all skill levels to participate in the Guild, use its facilities, and trade model building experience with museum visitors. A special rate for a parent-child team can accommodate younger children.

6th Annual St. Michaels Concours d'EleganceConcours d'Elegance
Sunday, September 30
General admission $35 non-members, $30 members. VIP tickets $100
For a complete schedule of the day's events, visit 

 Rare grand classic American and European automobiles from 1900-1942 take the field at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum for a day of casual elegance, fashion, style and most of all, enjoyment. Featuring cars from as far away as the West Coast and other never-before-shown classics, this is truly a memorable experience for all Concours enthusiasts.



15th Annual Boat AuctionBoat Auction
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Gates open at 8 am; auction begins at 1 pm
Fogg's Landing
Free for members and children under age six. General admission is $5 per person until 1:30pm. Afterwards, regular admission rates apply. To donate a boat or items for the tag sale, call Lad Mills at 410-745-4952 or email

   Boating experts and novices alike have the same opportunity to bid on the boat of their dreams! Offering everything from wooden rowing skiffs to classic sailboats and modern power cruisers.

Check out the boats for sale

The Boating Party Gala FundraiserBoat Auction
Saturday, September 8, 2012
5:30 - 11pm, $175 per person
A Star Spangled Night
on Navy Point, 1812-2012

Be a part of the Museum’s fall gala fundraiser which includes cocktails, dinner, and dancing on Navy Point. Funds raised support the Museum’s mission to inspire an understanding of and appreciation for the rich maritime heritage of the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal reaches, together with the artifacts, cultures, and connections between this place and its people.



Member's Night
Exhibit Spotlight: Steamboats and Swimsuits

Tolchester Beach Bandstand and At Play on the Bay
Thursday, September 13, 2012
6 pm, Refreshments served. (Free to Members; $5 Non-members)
Pre-register by Tuesday, September 11 by calling Cheryl Miller at 410-745-4943

Today millions of folks visit the Chesapeake Bay to enjoy boating, fishing, and on-shore activities. Learn about the Bay’s unique recreational history through a special visit to the Tolchester Beach Bandstand and the At Play on the Bay exhibits with director of education Kate Livie. Explore one of the most dramatic aspects of the Bay’s 20th century history—its shift from a place of work to a place where people now come to play.


Woodcuts with Kevin Garber
Thursday, September 20, 2012
$25 members; $35 non-members
(5-15 people – flexible)

Meet master printmaker Kevin Garber as he demonstrates and discusses the proper techniques for duplicating a print from a Philip McMartin wood cut of the early 1960’s. Garber’s works can be found in the Kemper Art Museum and Island Press at Washington University as well as in collections throughout the country, including the Whitney Art Museum in New York City. Garber’s work can also be found in the Museum’s new exhibit “Push and Pull: Life on Chesapeake Bay Tugboats.”