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PO Box 97
14200 Solomons Island Road
Solomons, MD 20688
P: 410-326-2042
F: 410-326-6691

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Capital Campaign

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Capital Campaign

With almost a million dollars in capital funding from Calvert County Government, a $250,000 bond bill from the State, and over 250 individual donations equaling over $730,000 we are able to begin the first phase of renovation of the Exhibition Building. This involves demolishing the existing auditorium to create the Harms Gallery, a new multi-purpose room that includes a large open space, a staff/event kitchen, and storage. A portable stage and complete audio visual set-up will allow us to continue holding lectures, showing films, and staging performances in this space – while giving us the flexibility to hold large private events, present more changing exhibits, and accomodate additional education programs.

There will be changes in the lobby and Museum Store as well, including new lighting, new flooring, a new admissions/information desk, a new orientation space and the relocation of the front doors. Even more exciting, our upcoming closure proved the deciding factor in winning a large grant to renovate the Estuarium during the same time frame. Stay tuned for big changes in that area.


Event setupThe county has given us $75,000 to cover the cost of furnishings and equipment, but that only gets us half way there. We need your help to finish the project and match the county funds. Kitchen equipment, tables and chairs, A/V equipment, and a portable stage are all needed to outfit this space properly.

If you would like to join our growing list of supporters, please enter the amount you would like to donate in the box below, fill out the following form, and your tax-deductible donation will be dedicated to support this project. Or, mail your donation to: CMMS, P.O. Box 97, Solomons, MD 20688. All gifts are tax-deductible. If you would like more information or would like to discuss a multi-year pledge, please call or email:

Vanessa Gill
Director of Development
410-326-2042, ext. 18

Check out our progress! Click on an image below to view it larger


Architect: G.W.W.O. out of Baltimore, Maryland

Contractor: Desbuild, Inc. out of Hyattsville, Maryland

Construction Management: Calvert County Department of General Services

Construction Schedule: Renovation started October 1, 2013

December 31, 2013 Museum and Museum Store close

Anticipated completion date is April, 2014

Re-open to the public May 3, 2014

October, 2014 Estuarium scheduled to reopen


BUGEYE TIMES, Winter 2013-2014
Renovation Update, Page 3

Renovations Have Begun at the Calvert Marine Museum

We have a contract, Page 5

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