CBMM of­fers free ad­mis­sion in Fe­bru­ary

The Star Democrat - - LOCAL -

ST. MICHAELS — The Ch­e­sa­peake Bay Mar­itime Mu­seum will of­fer free ad­mis­sion Mon­day through Fri­day in Fe­bru­ary, thanks to the sup­port of Free in Fe­bru­ary spon­sors Shore United Bank and Aw­ful Arthur’s of St. Michaels.

Dur­ing Fe­bru­ary, CBMM guests will re­ceive a dis­count card for 15 per­cent off all meals at Aw­ful Arthur’s, which will be re­deemable through March 15, 2018.

Lo­cated along the Miles River in his­toric St. Michaels, CBMM’s cam­pus is a short walk or drive to area restau­rants, shops, inns, ho­tels and other at­trac­tions.

Free ad­mis­sion will cover ac­cess to CBMM’s nu­mer­ous in­door and out­door spa­ces, in­clud­ing the 1879 Hooper Strait Light­house, a work­ing boat­yard and nu­mer­ous per­ma­nent and chang­ing ex­hi­bi­tions fo­cused on the tra­di­tions, en­vi­ron­ment and his­tory of the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay re­gion.

Progress on the log-hull restora­tion of the 1889 bug­eye Edna E. Lock­wood is un­der­way and in full pub­lic view in CBMM’s boat­yard, and con­tin­ues through 2018. The nine-log bug­eye was built by John B. Har­ri­son on Til­gh­man Is­land in 1889 and is the old­est of its kind still un­der sail. The oys­ter­ing boat is a Na­tional His­toric Land­mark and was do­nated to CBMM in 1967 by John R. Kim­berly.

“This win­ter, come and ex­pe­ri­ence the Edna Lock­wood restora­tion be­fore it wraps up in Oc­to­ber 2018. Our ship­wrights and ap­pren­tices are now fair­ing the new hull with the old top­sides, and it’s in­cred­i­ble to watch the trans­forma- tion,” CBMM Pres­i­dent Kris­ten Green­away said. “We also have a great num­ber of ex­hi­bi­tions for all ages to en­joy, and this time of year of­fers clear, un­der­wa­ter views of oys­ter beds, and abun­dant water­fowl and wildlife along our liv­ing shore­line and quiet wa­ter­front.”

This win­ter, CBMM mem­bers and guests can en­joy sev­eral spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tions, in­clud­ing “Robert de Gast’s Ch­e­sa­peake,” “Po­tomac Water­fowl­ing: Gun­ning the Na­tion’s Rivers” and “Bob Grieser’s Lens on the Ch­e­sa­peake.”

Ad­mis­sion will be free week­days in Fe­bru­ary for all CBMM guests. Gen­eral ad­mis­sion is oth­er­wise good for two con­sec­u­tive days, and is $15 for adults, $12 for se­niors and stu­dents with iden­ti­fi­ca­tion, $6 for chil­dren 6 to 17, and free for CBMM mem­bers and chil­dren 5 and un­der. Dur­ing the win­ter months, CBMM is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week, ex­cept for Thanksgiving, Christ­mas Day and New Year’s Day. In­clement weather clos­ings are an­nounced at cbmm.org.

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The wa­ter­front Ch­e­sa­peake Bay Mar­itime Mu­seum in St. Michaels will of­fer free ad­mis­sion to all guests each Mon­day through Fri­day in Fe­bru­ary. CBMM’s wa­ter­front cam­pus in­cludes in­door and out­door spa­ces, and is within a short walk or drive to area restau­rants, shops, inns and ho­tels. Ad­mis­sion in­cludes ac­cess to the 1879 Hooper Strait Light­house, a work­ing boat­yard and nu­mer­ous spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tions.

From now through Oc­to­ber 2018, progress on the log-hull restora­tion of the 1889 bug­eye Edna E. Lock­wood is in full pub­lic view at the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay Mar­itime Mu­seum in St. Michaels, with free ad­mis­sion to the mu­seum’s nu­mer­ous ex­hi­bi­tions and build­ings of­fered Mon­day through Fri­day in Fe­bru­ary.

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