CBMM offers free admission in February
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.
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.