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Posted on: August 27, 2019



Date: August 27, 2019
Contact: Anjelica Eitel
               Communications & Marketing Coordinator
               410-326-2042 ext. 17


SOLOMONS, MD – August 27, 2019 – Summer is coming to a close, but there's still plenty to do at the Calvert Marine Museum! Welcome September and visit with the whole family. We're open on Labor Day, too, with cruises on the historic Wm. B. Tennison at 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3:10 p.m. For a complete listing of programs and activities this month, visit the website at

Friday, September 6 – First FREE Friday 
5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Museum is open and FREE to the public. Entertainment provided by the United States Navy Band Country Current, at 6 p.m. at the PNC Waterside Pavilion. FREE 30-minute Wm. B. Tennison cruises will be offered, weather permitting. The Drum Point Lighthouse and Museum Store will also be open.

Tuesday, September 10; Thursday, September 12; & Wednesday, September 18 – Sea Squirts
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. FREE drop-in program for children 18 months to 3 years old and their caregivers.  This month's theme is Animal Camouflage. Space is limited.

Saturday, September 14 – Fossil Field Experience 
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Come explore the fossils of Cove Point with a trained museum educator. Learn where to find fossils, how to identify them, and the secrets they hold about Earth's prehistory. Return to the museum after lunch for tours of our paleo hall and fossil prep lab, before exploring the rest of the museum at your leisure! For ages 8 and up. Preregistration is required; visit to register.

Saturday, September 14 – Fossil Club Meeting & Public Lecture 
1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Quarterly meeting of the CMM Fossil Club at 1 p.m., followed by a public lecture at 2:30 p.m. in the Harms Gallery. Dr. Lucy Edwards will present the lecture entitled: Favorite Fossils and the Chesapeake Bay Impact Structure.

Saturday, September 14 – Historic Sunset Supper Cruise 
5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Enjoy a 90-minute narrated cruise aboard the Wm. B. Tennison. A museum educator will share fascinating facts about Solomons, the WWII Amphibious Training Bases, and Solomons' rich tradition of boat building. Return to the museum for a short presentation and a light supper from No Thyme To Cook. Participants are invited to bring their own libations. $50 per person. Preregistration is required; visit to register. 

Sunday, September 15 – Dee of St. Mary’s Public Sail 
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Sail on the Dee of St. Mary’s, leaving from the museum dock. Fee is $25 for ages 13 and up, $15 for children 5 – 12. No children under 5 please. Preregistration is required; visit to register.

Friday, September 20 – Coffee & Doughnuts 
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. in the Museum Store. Museum members are invited for coffee and doughnuts. Enjoy a 20% discount all day and, as a special treat for coming in early, receive a FREE gift with your purchase of $50 or more. Gifts are limited to one per membership, and only available while supplies last, so plan to arrive early!

Saturday, September 21 – Lighthouse Adventure Cruise: Southern Bay 
7:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. Lighthouse lovers are welcome aboard a private charter vessel to tour the Southern Bay and see six lighthouses. The cost is $130 for the day-long trip; museum members pay $120. Space is limited. Preregistration is required by September 18; visit to register.

Saturday, September 21 & Sunday, September 22 – Maryland Lighthouse Challenge 
Visit Maryland's historic lighthouses at some of the most beautiful spots in the state and see Concord Point, Seven Foot Knoll, Lightship Chesapeake, Hooper Strait, Choptank River Replica, Drum Point, Cove Point, Piney Point, Point Lookout, and Fort Washington lighthouses. Challengers receive a complimentary souvenir at each location. Visit all ten lighthouses and proclaim "I've seen the lights!" to receive a special souvenir. More information available at

Thursday, September 26 – Little Minnows 
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. A program for children ages 3 to 5 years and their caregivers. This month’s theme is Birds, Beaks, Feathers, & Feet. Fee is $5, CMM members are FREE.

Friday, September 27 – Pirate Day! 
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Throw on your best pirate outfit and head to the museum for pirate-themed adventures! Learn to talk like a pirate and sing sea chanteys at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. Ongoing fun includes getting a pirate tattoo, making pirate crafts, learning to tie knots, and walking the plank! Museum admission applies.

Friday, September 27 – Maritime Performance Series presents Bumper Jacksons 
7 p.m. in the Harms Gallery. Named the Mid-Atlantic's "Best Traditional Band" at the Washington Area Music Awards, Bumper Jacksons paint America's story from the streets of New Orleans to Appalachian hollers. Doors open at 6 p.m. with beer and wine available for sale. Tickets are $20 online at and $25 at the door. This show is sponsored in part by the Maryland State Arts Council Maryland Touring Grant.

Saturday, September 28 – Toy Boat Building 
2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Toy boat building, sponsored by the Patuxent Small Craft Guild, has been part of the museum for over 30 years. A $2 donation per boat is requested. Museum admission is required. This activity is ideal for ages 5 and up.

Saturday, September 28 – Dee of St. Mary’s Public Sail 
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Sail on the Dee of St. Mary’s, leaving from the museum dock. Fee is $25 for ages 13 and up, $15 for children 5 – 12. No children under 5 please. Preregistration is required; visit to register.

Explore how the prehistoric past, natural environments, and maritime heritage come to life and tell a unique story of the Chesapeake Bay. The Calvert Marine Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be closed to the public from January 1, 2019 until March 11, 2019. Admission is $9.00 for adults; $7.00 for seniors, military with valid I.D, AAA and AARP members; $4.00 for children ages 5 - 12; children under 5 and museum members are admitted free. For more information about the museum, upcoming events, or membership, visit the website at or call 410-326-2042. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


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