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November 8, 2000 - CHESAPEAKE BAY COOKING WITH JOHN SHIELDS - A BOOK SIGNING AT CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM

November 8, 2000 - CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM TO HOST GRAND OPENING RECEPTION FOR NEWEST EXHIBIT " PEPPER LANGLEY - A CARVING LEGACY"

October 24, 2000 - CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM EXHIBITS SPOTLIGHT: "PEPPER" LANGLEY - A CARVING LEGACY

September 25, 2000 - CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM STORE PARTICIPATING IN MARGARET FURLONG DESIGNS NATIONAL CELEBRATION EVENT

August 25, 2000 - CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM LIBRARY TO HOST BOOK SALE

June 19, 2000 - SUMMER EVENTS AT CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM

July 21, 2000 - US NAVY JAZZ BAND THE COMMODORES TO PERFORM AT CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM

July 21, 2000 - MARINE MUSEUM TO HOST 1940s DINNER DANCE

July 21, 2000 - CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM PRESENTS: A "SOLOMONS: CRADLE OF INVASION" EVENT: CIVILIAN TO MILITARY FASHIONS OF THE ‘40S LUNCHEON

July 18, 2000 - MOTOWN LEGEND SMOKEY ROBINSON TO PERFORM AT CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM

July 11, 2000 - AMERICAN CHESTNUT LAND TRUST "FANTASY HABITAT" ART EXHIBIT

July 6, 2000 - CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM CELEBRATES ITS 30TH ANNIVERSARY 

MOTOWN LEGEND SMOKEY ROBINSON TO PERFORM AT CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM

June 20, 2000 - CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM EXHIBIT SPOTLIGHT: "U.S. NAVAL AMPHIBIOUS TRAINING BASE - CRADLE OF INVASION".

June 15, 2000 - SHARKFEST TIME AT CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM

June 12, 2000 - GODDARD WORKBOAT DAY" COMING TO CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM

June 6, 2000 - CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM HONORS VOLUNTEERS

June 6, 2000 - MUSIC OF COLONIAL MARYLAND COMING TO MARINE MUSEUM

May 14, 2000 - Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Safety Classes

May 1, 2000 - PATUXENT RIVER APPRECIATION DAYS, INC. ANNOUNCES 1999 GRANT AWARDEES

April 27 ,2000 - WIN B.B. KING FRONT ROW TICKETS AT WOODBURNS!

March 21, 2000 - BLUES LEGEND B.B. KING TO PERFORM AT CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM

March 20, 2000 - EXPERIENCE GOOD FOOD & FUN AT THE CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM STORE'S "TASTEE DAY"

March 20, 2000 - CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM ANNOUNCES ELDERHOSTEL 2000 PROGRAMS

March 10, 2000 - VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM

PATUXENT SMALL CRAFT RESTORATION CENTER

January 21, 1999 - CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM VOLUNTEER CONTRIBUTES TO JUST-PUBLISHED BOOK


CMM-PR-FY01-20
November 8, 2000    

CHESAPEAKE BAY COOKING WITH JOHN SHIELDS -

A BOOK SIGNING AT CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM

On Sunday, December 3 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Calvert Marine Museum welcomes author John Shields for a food tasting and book signing featuring his book, Chesapeake Bay Cooking with John Shields. Come talk with John, and treat your taste buds to a sampling of his best delicacies.

A companion cookbook to the 26-part public television series, Chesapeake Bay Cooking takes you on a delicious tour along the Bay's 4,600 miles of pristine coastline and through the bountiful farmlands of Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia.  The book walks readers through 190 of the Mid-Atlantic's specialty recipes, including the undisputed star of Chesapeake cuisine -- crabs.

A friend of the conservation/environmental organization, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Shields donates a portion of his book royalties to the Foundation. Shields resides in Baltimore, Maryland and has another book entitled, The Chesapeake Bay Crab Cookbook. For more information on the book signing with John Shields, please call the Calvert Marine Museum Store at 410-326-2750 or visit the museum website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.


CMM-PR-01-19

November 8, 2000                                                   

For Immediate Release
Also To Be Included in Community Calendar  

CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM TO HOST GRAND OPENING RECEPTION FOR NEWEST EXHIBIT “Pepper” Langley - A Carving Legacy

            Join in the celebration on Saturday, November 18, as Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) hosts a grand opening reception honoring its latest exhibit, “Pepper” Langley - A Carving Legacy. The Lower Gallery exhibit, which is free to the public, showcases original carvings and photographs of works in progress. Also featured are tools of the woodcarving trade and samples of carvings in various stages of completion. As part of the reception, CMM Exhibits Curator Jim Langley will be on-hand to answer questions and give a behind-the-scenes look at the exhibit. Food and drink will be available. No admission is required to enjoy the celebration.

            Born in 1915 in Solomons, Maryland (Calvert County), James LeRoy “Pepper” Langley’s young adulthood found him working regional ship yards, as a sign painter for the Navy’s Mine Warfare Center in Solomons, and as an airplane model maker for Patuxent Naval Air Station. By 1964, Langley had begun a business carving and painting signs, in addition to gold leaf lettering ships’ name boards. His work could be recognized throughout Calvert County on county welcome signs, shopping centers, and post offices. It was the vision of Langley and others for a Solomons museum that led to Calvert Marine Museum’s opening in 1970. After five years, the museum moved from its location next to the Pier One Restaurant in Solomons, to its new home in the old Solomons schoolhouse. This abandoned school became a building ground of dreams for Pepper as he helped design and construct rooms dedicated to shipbuilding and watermen.            

            “Pepper” Langley - A Carving Legacy in on display from November through February. For more information on exhibits and other happenings at Calvert Marine Museum, please call 410-326-2042 or visit the CMM website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.


CMM-PR-01-17
October 24, 2000 

CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM EXHIBITS SPOTLIGHT:
"PEPPER" LANGLEY - A CARVING LEGACY

            Starting in November, Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) presents its latest exhibit, "Pepper" Langley - A Carving Legacy in the museum's Lower Gallery. The exhibit, which is free to the public, showcases original carvings and photographs of works in progress. Also featured are tools of the woodcarving trade and samples of carvings in various stages of completion. 

            Born in 1915 in Solomons, Maryland (Calvert County), James Leroy "Pepper" Langley's love for boats developed from growing up in a working harbor town where fishing vessels and watermen were apart of everyday life. Children raised in Solomons quickly learned the differences between the skiffs, skipjacks, and bugeyes frequenting the harbor. Langley's young adulthood found him working regional ship yards, including Solomons' M.M. Davis & Son Ship Builders, and the Annapolis yacht yard, where he built U.S. Government submarine chasers designed for rescue work and torpedo bombing. Langley later worked as a sign painter for the Navy's Mine Warfare Center in Solomons, before transferring to the Patuxent River Naval Air Station to work as an airplane model maker. 

            By 1964, Langley had begun a business carving and painting signs, in addition to gold leaf lettering ships' name boards. His work could be recognized throughout Calvert County on county welcome signs, shopping centers, and post offices.

            It was the vision of Langley and others for a museum in Solomons many years ago that led to the opening of Calvert Marine Museum in 1969. With the help of volunteers and a $500 donation by the Calvert County Historical Society, the one-room museum was completed. Many of the museum's artifacts came from none other than Pepper Langley. After two years, the museum moved from its location next to the Pier 

            One Restaurant in Solomons, to its new home in the old Solomons schoolhouse. This abandoned school became a building ground of dreams for Pepper as he helped design 
and construct rooms dedicated to shipbuilding and watermen. Langley's love for the museum has persevered for many years and continues today in the museum's current Woodcarving and Model Boat Shop.

            Through the museum, Pepper had the opportunity to organize the popular Solomons Island Model Boat Club. "We started out with six in the club," said Pepper, "now we've got fifty." The model Skipjacks, which compete in a race season held at Calvert Marine Museum, are built in honor of those who worked the vessels in the Bay. "The models are keeping tradition alive on the Bay," said Pepper. "Each Skipjack is named after one which worked out of Solomons."

            From his spectacular woodcarvings, to his grand model boats, to his recollections found in "I Remember," Pepper Langley keeps tradition alive in his words and works.

            "Pepper" Langley - A Carving Legacy in on display from November through February. For more information on exhibits and other happenings at Calvert Marine Museum, please call 410-326-2042 or visit the CMM website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.


CMM-PR-01-15

September 27, 2000

CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM STORE PARTICIPATING IN MARGARET FURLONG DESIGNS NATIONAL CELEBRATION EVENT

Trio of Life angel available on October 14 Only!

            The Museum Store of Calvert Marine Museum hosts the Margaret Furlong Designs National Celebration Event on October 14, 2000 from 10:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. For one day only, customers will have the opportunity to purchase the 3.5" event angel - Trio of Life, sure to be a collectible for years to come. The first 24 customers will receive at no charge a Margaret Furlong bird nest pin. The angel comes from a popular line of holiday ornaments featuring each angel holding a different symbol of celebration. The Store is taking advance reservations for the Trio of Life angel at $15.95 each. The Millennium angel, which also sells for $15.95, is also available at the Museum Store in short supply. All other angels in the collection sell for $14.95.

            Customers attending the National Celebration Event will also have the opportunity to enter a national drawing to win one of four retired angels from Margaret's personal archives.

            The Museum Store is open daily from 10:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. and features nautical, regional, and other collectible gifts. For more information on the Margaret Furlong Designs National Celebration Event, please call the Museum Store at 410-326-2750. For more information on Calvert Marine Museum, please call 410-326-2042 or visit the museum's website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

 


CMM-PR-01-14

August 25, 2000                                                                  

CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM LIBRARY TO HOST BOOK SALE

                On October 7-8, the Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) Library hosts a book sale featuring duplicate books and magazines from the CMM Collections. The book sale runs during CMM’s annual Patuxent River Appreciation Days from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Many out-of-print books on maritime history and Maryland history will be available for sale. Proceeds will support the museum’s library and archives. For more information, please contact Richard Dodds at 410-326-2042 x 31. For information about Patuxent River Appreciation Days, please call 410-326-2042 or visit the CMM website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.


CMM-PR-01-11

July 21, 2000                                                                         

For Immediate Release                  
To be included in Community Calendar

US NAVY JAZZ BAND THE COMMODORES TO PERFORM

AT CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM

                On Sunday, August 13, Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) in Solomons, Maryland, welcomes the U.S. Navy’s Jazz Band The Commodores. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the sounds of the 1940s as performed by the U.S. Navy’s premier ‘big band.’ The performance begins at 4:00 p.m. on the museum’s lawn. Admission is free.

                The Commodores performance is part of CMM’s annual SOLOMONS: CRADLE OF INVASION celebration, honoring the navy’s first amphibious training base, established in Solomons in 1942. For a complete itinerary of the August 12-13 festival, please call 410-326-2042 x 32 or visit the museum’s website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

 


CMM-PR-01-10

July 21, 2000                                                                         

CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM TO HOST 1940s DINNER DANCE                

                On Saturday, August 12, step out on the town at Calvert Marine Museum’s (CMM) 1940s Dinner Dance at the Solomons Island Yacht Club - the old USO Hall in Solomons, Maryland. Fun, food, and dancing moves begin at 6:30 and go through midnight.

                Enjoy a catered dinner and cash bar, followed by dancing to the sounds of the ‘40s with the Calvert Dance Band. Dress is casual. Tickets are $40 per person.

                The 1940s Dinner Dance is part of CMM’s annual SOLOMONS: CRADLE OF INVASION celebration, honoring the navy’s first amphibious training base, established in Solomons in 1942. To order Dinner Dance tickets, or for a complete itinerary of the August 12-13 festival, please call 410-326-2042 x 32 or visit the museum’s website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.  Dinner Dance ticket order forms can be printed off the website.


CMM-PR-01-9

July 21, 2000                                                                         

For Immediate Release                  
To be included in Community Calendar

 

CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM PRESENTS:

A “SOLOMONS: CRADLE OF INVASION” EVENT

CIVILIAN TO MILITARY FASHIONS OF THE ‘40S LUNCHEON

 

                Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) in Solomons, Maryland, invites you to go back in time at its 1940s style luncheon and fashion show on August 12 at Asbury Solomons. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. with a buffet lunch starting at 12:00 p.m. Admission is $10.00 and includes lunch, entertainment, and the fashion show.

                The 1940s style lunch, prepared by Asbury Chef Mike Price, will feature lady fingers, little biscuit sandwiches, and stuffed celery. Music of the 1940s will be provided by Asbury resident Lillian Humphries. Volunteers from the Calvert Marine Museum and several veterans in their own uniforms will model 1940s civilian and military fashions, from Colleen’s Dream in Leonardtown and the US Marine Corps Historical Company, respectively. Asbury resident Margaret Hayes will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

                The Fashion of the 40s Luncheon is part of CMM’s annual SOLOMONS: CRADLE OF INVASION celebration, honoring the navy’s first amphibious training base, established in Solomons in 1942. To order tickets to the Fashion of the 40s Luncheon or for a complete itinerary of the August 12-13 festival, please call the museum at 410-326-2042 x 32, or visit the CMM website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.  Luncheon order forms can be printed off of the website.


CMM-PR-01-4

July 18, 2000

For Immediate Release To Be Included in Community Calendar

 

MOTOWN LEGEND SMOKEY ROBINSON

TO PERFORM AT CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM

 

On Sunday, September 3, 2000, 97.7 The Bay and Ralph's Dodge-Jeep present Waterside 2000 with Motown great Smokey Robinson. Blues singer Mary Ann Redmond opens the show. Come see this living legend as he swings into Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) for a night of smooth moves and sweet sounds on the outdoor Washington Gas Pavilion in Solomons, Maryland. Gates open at 6:00 p.m., with a show time of 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale August 9, and are available by calling 1-800 787-9454, starting at midnight, or by visiting the museum (hours 10am - 5pm). Tickets are $35 for premium seating and $25 for reserved seating. CMM Members receive discounts. All tickets come with a chair.

A leading member of the Motown vocal group "The Miracles" from 1958-1971, Robinson was one of the most influential singers and songwriters in popular music during the 1960s and 1970s. Born in 1940, Robinson is best known for his romantic lyrics and passionate, high-reaching voice. In fact, in high school, Smokey was concerned that his high singing voice might sound unmanly. Thankfully, that soon changed after Smokey heard the voice of Clyde McPhatter.

"He sang with Billy Ward and the Dominoes," said Smokey in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. "They had a record called 'Have Mercy, Baby,' and he sang so high I thought it was a woman singing. Then my sister took me to the Broadway Capitol Theater to see them and I was surprised to see that Clyde McPhatter was a man -- and the chicks were going crazy over him. That was my first inkling that a guy with a high voice was cool."

In 1957, Smokey's singing group, the Matadors, snagged an audition with Nat Tarnpol, manager of one of Smokey's idols, Jackie Wilson. Although Tarnpol was not impressed, Berry Gordy, a fellow songwriter, saw something special in Smokey. "I was more or less just feeling sorry for him, " says Gordy, "because he has worked really hard and his stuff was so good." Smokey sang about 20 songs for Gordy, who critiqued each of them and worked with Smokey on his strengths and weaknesses. "He thought I was a good rhymer, but that my songs had no continuity," said Smokey in an Entertainment Weekly interview.

In 1958, Gordy started Motown, while Smokey worked as his de facto second lieutenant, handling songwriting, production, recording, and talent scouting. Around the same time, The Matadors changed their name to the Miracles and released their first single, "Got A Job" in 1958. Motown signed the Miracles to a recording contract in 1960, and a year later, their single, "Shop Around" reached number one on the Billboard Magazine R&B charts and number two on the Billboard pop chart. That same year, Smokey was named vice president of Motown.

Over the following decade, the Miracles produced favorites like "You Really Got a Hold on Me"; hard-edged dance tunes such as "Mickey's Monkey" and "Going to Go-Go"; and dreamy ballads like "More Love"; "I Second That Emotion"; "Ooh Baby Baby"; "The Tracks of My Tears"; "Baby, Baby Don't Cry"; and the upbeat "Tears of a Clown". In 1967, the group became known as Smokey Robinson and the Miracles.

Robinson left the Miracles in 1972 to pursue a solo music career. During the 1980s, he released more heart-melting songs, including "Cruisin'"; "Being with You"; and "Just to See Her". He continued his duties as Motown vice president until the company's sale to MCA in 1988 and left the label as an artist two years later.

The well respected and well loved Robinson has received numerous honors, including an induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, the Grammy Living Legend Award, and induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1990.

Smokey's latest album, "Intimate" marks his first studio effort in seven years, and return to Motown after nine years. According to a review by Access to the Music

Zone, "Robinson has delivered a solid album, hitting all those notes that fans have come to expect from him over the years. He's still got the voice, and like the band "ABC" said about a decade ago, "When Smokey sings/ I hear violins." It's still true."

Berry Gordy said it best when speaking of Smokey, "A person like Smokey Robinson comes along just once. Not once in a decade or in a lifetime -- just once." Smokey Robinson appears at the Calvert Marine Museum on Sunday, September 3. Food and drink will be available.

Sponsors for Waterside 2000 are 97.7 the Bay; Ralph's Dodge-Jeep; Cumberland & Erly, LLC; Roy Rogers; Woodburns of Solomons; Solomons Landing; Radio Shack; Comcast; DM Group; Main Message Center; Mom's in the Kitchen Catering; Holiday Inn Select Solomons; Bay Weekly; Chesapeake Publishing Group; and Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative. For more up-to-date ticket information, please call the Development Department at 410-326-2042 x16, x17 or x18, or call the Waterside Info line at 410-394-6684. All sales are final. Please, no refunds or exchanges. The concert is a rain or shine event. No coolers or lawn chairs permitted. For additional information, visit the museum's website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

For additional publicity info:

Please contact:
Erica Cooper
Motown Records
Ph: 212-373-0750
FAX: 212-841-8643


CMM-PR-01-6

July 11, 2000

Contact: Mimi Lacouture, 410-535-3183

For Immediate Release Also To Be Included In Community Calendar

CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM EXHIBITS SPOTLIGHT:
AMERICAN CHESTNUT LAND TRUST
"FANTASY HABITAT" ART EXHIBIT

 

Would an eagle build his nest as an iron fortress if given his choice of materials? Would a beaver install a stained glass dome in his den? Would a wren place a nest in a pair of ruby slippers?

These unusual questions are answered by twelve local artists in the American Chestnut Land Trust "Fantasy Habitat" art exhibit at the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons, Maryland. The exhibit runs from August 5 through September 10 in the museum's Lobby Gallery and is free to the public.

This year's American Chestnut Land Trust art exhibit focuses on the preservation of habitat through land conservation. To encourage imaginative expression, artists were asked to portray a fantasy habitat designed for creatures found in Calvert County.

The American Chestnut Land Trust (ACLT), established in 1985, provides open space for the citizens and visitors of Calvert County. Open space is essential in maintaining a diverse mix of land use in the county. Underdeveloped waterways are needed for otter, muskrat and other mammals and fish habitats, while uninterrupted forest canopies provide homes for migrating and local bird populations, insects and plant life. Since 1985, the ACLT has preserved more than 800 acres of land in the Parkers Creek and Governors Run watershed. The ACLT has also accepted management of 2400 acres owned by the state of Maryland and the Nature Conservancy.

The ACLT encourages visitors to explore its eight miles of trails consisting of hilly woodlands rising to 185 feet just inland from the Chesapeake Bay's Calvert Cliffs. Most ACLT land drains into Parkers Creek, a brackish tidal stream traversing the last pristine salt marsh on Maryland's Western Shore of the Chesapeake. This woodland's natural features include several rare plant species, one of the state's largest American Chestnuts and resident populations of whitetail deer, wild turkey, fox, raccoon, and numerous species of local and migratory birds.

If you would like more information about the American Chestnut Land Trust of the "Fantasy Habitat" exhibit, please call the Land Trust at 410-586-1570, mail at aclt@chesapeake.net, or visit the ACLT website at acltweb.org.

For more information on Calvert Marine Museum, please call 410-326-2042 or visit the museum's website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.


CMM-PR-01-5

July 6, 2000

For Immediate Release

CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM CELEBRATES ITS 30TH ANNIVERSARY

For Calvert Marine Museum (CMM), the year 2000 represents more than a millennium celebration; it is the anniversary of an idea that spawned this cultural and educational institution in Solomons, Maryland. For those who know and love the museum, it's the perfect time to reflect on the past thirty years, and look forward to what else CMM holds in store for us.

The year was 1968: the first ideas of what was to become Calvert Marine Museum were blossoming, as local citizens expressed concern that the history and culture of our area were fast disappearing. With planning by the Calvert County Historical Society, a site was selected and construction began on Solomons Island near the J.C. Lore Oyster House. Volunteers provided nearly a year of work, and the museum opened its doors to the public on October 18, 1970. Local citizens contributed artifacts for display in the new volunteer-staffed museum, open only on weekends. By 1971, the small museum was growing rapidly and in need of a new home. At that time, an agreement among the Calvert County government, the county school board, and its historical society permitted the use of the recently abandoned Solomons School. The former schoolhouse was transformed into a public museum and opened in June 1975.

During this same period, efforts were made to save the 1883 Drum Point Lighthouse from destruction after its decommission in 1962. In 1975, the lighthouse was moved via crane to the museum and restored to its turn-of-the-century appearance. One of only three cottage-type screwpile lighthouses remaining in the Bay, Drum Point Lighthouse opened to the public in June 1978.

Calvert Marine Museum moved forward with such success that in the fall of 1979 the Historical Society turned the museum over to the Calvert County Government. Later that year, the local government acquired the 1899 oyster buyboat Wm. B. Tennison, and the J.C. Lore & Sons Oyster House on Solomons Island, adding both to the list of Calvert Marine Museum collections.

In 1982, with support from Calvert County, the State of Maryland, federal grants, and generous corporate and public donations, implementation of the museum's master development plan began. The following fifteen years of building, exhibit design, restoration, and hard work molded the Calvert Marine Museum into its current form. The boat basin, which showcases the Drum Point Lighthouse, was completed in 1984. The current exhibition building opened in January 1989, with installation of permanent themed exhibits following in succeeding years: "Maritime Patuxent" in 1989, "Estuary Patuxent" in 1992, the River Otter exhibit in 1994, and "Treasures from the Cliffs" in 1997. Restoration of the old Solomons School for administrative offices, library, archives, and conservation and storage space was completed in April 1993.

Today, Calvert Marine Museum continues to preserve our region's cherished history, and educate the 65,000+ visitors a year it receives from around the globe. The museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums, while its Drum Point Lighthouse and J.C. Lore & Sons Oyster House are on the National Register of Historic Places. The Wm. B. Tennison, which cruises visitors around Solomons Harbor, May - October, has been deemed a National Historic Landmark. Museum events such as Waterside Music Series, Patuxent River Appreciation Days (PRAD), and Solomons Cradle of Invasion-World War II Living History Weekend attract thousands of people to the museum grounds each year.

Given what Calvert Marine Museum has accomplished over the past thirty years, it's easy to imagine the exciting times that lie ahead. Upcoming projects include opening the Cove Point Lighthouse to the public, thus preserving this national treasure; and the expansion and improvement of the Small Craft Restoration Center. Improvements on this latter structure will revive a series of classes in boat building and boat restoration practices, and shelter the museum's valuable and vulnerable collection of antique vessels.

Once just a vision of a few ambitious citizens, Calvert Marine Museum stands today a proud and well-respected institution dedicated to providing its visitors nothing but the best. The museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. For more information, please call 410-326-2042 or visit the CMM website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.


CMM-PR-00-44

June 20, 2000

For Immediate Release

CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM EXHIBIT SPOTLIGHT:

"U.S. NAVAL AMPHIBIOUS TRAINING BASE - CRADLE OF INVASION"

Fifty-five years after its closing, the U.S. Naval Amphibious Training Base at Solomons is alive again in Calvert Marine Museum's latest temporary exhibit, "U.S. Naval Amphibious Training Base - Cradle of Invasion." Through photographs and archival materials, the museum traces the history of the base from the government's initial condemnation of the land, to its closure in 1945, and eventual sale through auction in 1958 to The Lord Calvert Yacht Club and Marina.

Established in 1942, the U.S. Naval Amphibious Training Base was designed to meet the urgent need for personnel trained in the specialized art of assault from the sea. From 1942-1945, ATB Solomons, which encompassed 97 acres on the Dowell peninsula, trained over 65,000 servicemen for landings in both the Pacific and Atlantic theatres of war.

"U.S. Naval Amphibious Training Base - Cradle of Invasion" highlights the economic and cultural impact the base had on what was then the sleepy watermen's community of Solomons. The arrival of the Amphibious Training Base and two other nearby naval facilities changed the area forever. Today, only the Patuxent Naval Air Station remains.

"U.S. Naval Amphibious Training Base - Cradle of Invasion" is on display in the museum's Mezzanine Gallery until September. Museum admission required. For more information, please call 410-326-2042 or visit the museum on the internet at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

Calvert Marine Museum continues its World War II era 'blast from the past' with its annual Cradle of Invasion celebration on August 12-13. Highlights include a living history camp (with weapons demonstrations), vintage training films, slide shows, a free band concert by the U.S. Navy Jazz Band, and exhibit booths - membership vendors, history displays, and food court - on the museum grounds. Off-site, ticket reservations are being accepted for a 1940s fashion show at Asbury-Solomons, and a 1940s dinner/dance at the Solomons Island Yacht Club. For more information, contact Karen Stone at 410-326-2042 x 32.


CMM-PR-01-3

June 19, 2000

For Immediate Release Also to be included in Community Calendar

SUMMER EVENTS AT CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM

 

JULY 4 - FIREWORKS CRUISE ABOARD THE WM. B. TENNISON, 8:00 p.m.

Cruise the Patuxent River on the historic 1899 bugeye WM. B. Tennison, as you enjoy the fireworks above Solomons. Advance tickets required. Call Melissa McCormick in the Education Department. 410-326-2042, ext. 41.

July 15 - SHARKFEST! 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The seventh annual fair in honor of sharks! Enjoy pin the fin on the shark and other games, as well as crafts, videos and displays from the Fossil Club. Regular museum admission required. For more information, call Karen Stone at 410-326-2042, ext. 32, or visit the museum website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

• August 12-13 - SOLOMONS: CRADLE OF INVASION; WORLD WAR II LIVING HISTORY WEEKEND. Designed to honor the navy's first amphibious training base, established in Solomons in 1942, Cradle of Invasion features a living history camp (with weapons demonstrations), vintage training films, slide shows, exhibit booths, a 1940s fashion show, a 1940s dinner/dance, and a free band concert by the U.S. Navy Jazz Band, the Commodores, on the museum lawn. Food and Drink will be available. Advance reservations are required for the fashion show and dinner/dance. For more information or for tickets to the fashion show or dinner/dance, please call Karen Stone at 410-326-2042, ext. 32. Additional information can be found on the museum's website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.


CMM-PR-01-1

June 15, 2000

For Immediate Release Also to be included in Community Calendar

SHARKFEST TIME AT CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM

Hey kids, summertime's here and you know what that means?! It's time for Sharkfest 2000 on Saturday, July 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons, Maryland.

In its seventh year at the museum, this annual event features activities the whole family can enjoy. While in attendance, you can print a shark T-shirt, make a shark mask or hat, or participate in many shark-themed games, such as "pin the fin on the shark." While enjoying the activities, don't forget to compete in the "biggest bite" contest to see who has the "jaws" most reminiscent of this fierce predator. For an additional 'shark-fix', don't miss videos and displays from the Fossil Club.

While Sharkfest is free with museum admission, some activities require an additional fee. For more information, contact Karen Stone at the Calvert Marine Museum at (410) 326-2042 x 32 or visit CMM on the web at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.


MOTOWN LEGEND SMOKEY ROBINSON

TO PERFORM AT CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM

On Sunday, September 3, 2000, 97.7 The Bay and Ralph's Dodge present Waterside 2000 with Motown great Smokey Robinson. Come see this living legend as he swings into Calvert Marine Museum for a night of smooth moves and sweet sounds on the outdoor Washington Gas Pavilion in Solomons, Maryland. For more up-to-date ticket information, please call the Development Department at 410-326-2042 x16, x17, and x18, or call the Waterside Info line at 410-394-6684. All sales are final. Please, no refunds or exchanges. The concert is a rain or shine event, and food and drink will be available. No coolers or lawn chairs permitted.

Born in 1940, rhythm and blues singer and songwriter Smokey Robinson is best known for his romantic lyrics and passionate, high-reaching voice. A leading member of the Motown vocal group the Miracles from 1958-1971, Robinson was one of the most "influential" singers and songwriters in popular music during the 1960s and 1970s. Concert-goers can expect to hear all-age favorites like "Shop-Around" (1961); "I Second That Emotion" (1967); "Ooh Baby Baby" (1965); "The Tracks of My Tears" (1965); and "Tears of a Clown".

The well respected and well loved Robinson has received numerous honors, including an induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, and the Grammy Legends Award in 1990.

For more information on the museum's September 3rd concert with Smokey Robinson, please call the Waterside Hotline at 410-394-6684 or visit the museum's website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.


CMM-PR-00-43

June 12, 2000

For Immediate Release Also to be included in Community Calendar

"GODDARD WORKBOAT DAY" COMING TO CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM

Come to Calvert Marine Museum on Saturday, June 24, and celebrate the craftsmanship of father and son boat builders, Francis and Wayne Goddard. Designed to honor the old skills and methods of traditional Deadrise workboat construction, "Goddard Day" will showcase four vessels built by the Goddard family, including the 80-foot Connie Francis. Francis Goddard is also known for his construction of the skipjack Dee of St. Mary's, a frequent sight on Southern Maryland waterways.

Of the traditional Chesapeake Bay hull design, Deadrise workboats are an important part of the Chesapeake Bay region's maritime history. Visitors to the museum on "Goddard Day" will also get a chance to view key portions of the Deadrise workboats exhibit, typically on display at the J.C. Lore Oyster House in Solomons. "Goddard Day" is free with museum admission.

The Calvert Marine Museum, in Solomons, Maryland, is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information on this and other events, please call 410-326-2042, or visit the museum's website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.


CMM-PR-00-41

June 6, 2000

For Immediate Release

CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM HONORS VOLUNTEERS

On Thursday, May 18, 2000, Calvert Marine Museum hosted its annual Volunteer Recognition Reception, honoring volunteers for donating over 17,000 hours during calendar year 1999.

Volunteers reaching 1000 hours of service received a special mug featuring the Atlantic Sturgeon: Ghosts from the Past logo; a name badge with stars representing hours achieved (one per 1000 hours); and a certificate from Governor Parris Glendening. Honorees included Paul Adams, who works frequently with boatwright George Surgent, with 6125.25 hours; Paul Berry, devoted librarian and editor of the museum's Bugeye Times newsletter, with 14,641 hours; Bill Lake, estuarine biology and paleontology volunteer, as well as executive officer of the Patuxent Small Craft Guild, with 5251 hours; Sandy Roberts, who has done everything from leading school field trips, to being active with the Fossil Club, working on Museum Store inventory, and helping with H20 testing in estuarine biology, with 6037 hours; Discovery Room guru and education volunteer Marilyn Ruark, with 2089.25 hours; Ruth Showalter, who has served as school tour guide, information host, and part of the H20 group, with 3003 hours; Cheryl Snelson, Fossil Club leader, with 2047.25 hours; Current Volunteer Council President, Ned Sprague, with 1098 hours; Volunteer Council Executive Board Secretary and librarian volunteer Joan Sweeney, with 1018 hours; and Photographer Bob Hall, with 1173.25 hours.

The Group Achievement Award, selected by museum staff, was awarded to lighthouse volunteers, Rick Brice, Frank King, Tom Konrad and Ned Sprague. Each was awarded a special plaque carved by Skip Edwards of the Exhibits Department, and a Lighthouse Inn gift certificate. These volunteers not only give lighthouse tours throughout the week year-round, they help with clean-up and repairs, and play a big role in the Winter Lights event held at the museum each January.

Volunteer of the Year was awarded to Jim Ward, designer and webmaster of the museum's new website, www.calvertmarinemuseum.com. In addition to maintaining and updating the site, Jim hopes to have the Museum Store on-line for web-based sales in the near future. For these efforts, Jim received a carved plaque by Skip Edwards, a portrait sketch by Exhibits Department artist Tim Scheirer, and a Lighthouse Inn gift certificate.

CMM also congratulated Janet Addiss on her JC Penneys Golden Rule Finalist Award. She was honored at a reception at Martins West in Baltimore in April for her dedication and organizational skills. She also received a $250.00 donation from Penney's to the Museum.

Calvert Marine Museum thrives on the generosity and work ethic of its volunteers. If you are interested in learning more about ways you could become involved in our volunteer family, please contact volunteer coordinator, Leslie Scher Brown, at 410/326-2042 ext. 19 or email her at volunteers@calvertmarinemuseum.com for more information.


CMM-PR-00-40

June 6, 2000

For Immediate Release To Be Included in Community Calendar

MUSIC OF COLONIAL MARYLAND COMING TO MARINE MUSEUM

Colonial music specialists David and Ginger Hildebrand host a concert of Music of Colonial Maryland at Calvert Marine Museum, in Solomons, on Thursday, June 22, at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $8.00 for museum members, and $10.00 for the general public, and are on sale beginning June 1 in the museums education office. Copies of the Hildebrands early American CD recordings will be available for purchase after the program.

Nationally known performers and recording artists, the Hildebrands will offer informal commentary between selections--thus illuminating the cultural context of colonial music-making during this period. Music of Colonial Maryland will feature vocal and instrumental music dating from the early 1700s through the end of the 18th century. The performers will appear in appropriate attire, using authentic/reproduction instruments including harpsichord, violin, hammered dulcimer, English flute, Spanish and English guitars, and voices. In addition to patriotic and military songs, musical selections will include drawing room music, ballads, theatre songs, and energetic dance tunes.

Hailing from Annapolis, Maryland, this husband and wife team have been recreating both the serious and lighter sides of our nation's historic music for over 20 years. They appear regularly at Colonial Williamsburg, as well as museums and historic sites throughout the East and Mid-West. David and Ginger performed live on national television, providing soundtrack materials and consulting services for the PBS series Liberty!--The American Revolution, and C-Span's American Presidents series.

The Calvert Marine Museum receives valuable support from the Calvert County Board of Commissioners and the taxpayers of Calvert County. For more information on the CMM-PR-00-40

Music of Colonial Maryland program, please contact Karen Stone in the Education Department at 410-326-2042 ext. 32. For more information about the Calvert Marine Museum, please call 410-326-2042 or visit the museum's website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.


Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Safety Classes

The Calvert Marine Museum and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary flotillas 15-6 and 15-7 are pleased to announce a Boating Safely Course to be held on June 10th and June 17th at the Calvert Marine Museum. The classes will start at 9:15 AM on the two Saturdays and will be held in the amphitheater in the museum. There is no charge for the course but there will be a $15.00 charge for the course manual. Class time will be four to five hours on each Saturday with the class on the 17th being followed by a test.

Classes will cover boats, boating laws, personal safety equipment, safe boat handling, navigation rules, aids-to-navigation, trailering, protecting your boat, and various boating problems you could encounter. The class will provide Boating Information for fisherman, hunters, water skiers, and personal watercraft riders. The course will also provide information on the State of Maryland Boating Laws and requirements. This course satisfies the Maryland Safe Boating Act of 1972 requirement for an eight hour boating education course. This class is open to boaters and potential boaters 10 years and older. Students younger than 12 years old may require parental help to study the material.

For information you may contact: John Cosgrove, 410-535-1674; Bill Noyes, 410-535-0450; Greg Askew, 301-872-5343; or Peter Kelly, 301-737-0728.

Remember: An educated boater is a safe boater.


CMM-PR-00-36
May 1, 2000

PATUXENT RIVER APPRECIATION DAYS, INC. ANNOUNCES 1999 GRANT AWARDEES

For Immediate Release

Patuxent River Appreciation days, Inc. is pleased to announce its 1999 Grant Awardees.  This year, three non-profit organizations received a total of $3,500.00 in grants.  these grants are awarded to non-profit organizations providing educational programs or conducting research activities focusing on the Patuxent River or Patuxent River basin.

Among the awardees are the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL), a marine research facility of the University of Matuland Center for Environmental Science.  CBL is dedicated to ongoing research in Environment Chemistry; Geochemistry and Toxicology; Fisheries Science; and Ecosystem Studies.  the P.R.A.D., Inc. grant enables CBL to support graduate students' research projects.  Another awardee, the Sotterly Foundation, is working in a partnership with the St. Mary's County Public Schools to develop a fifth grade program that will increase awareness of the role the Patuxent River played in the development of Southern Maryland, the State, and the Nation.

P.R.A.D, Inc, also awarded the Bernard Fowler Award, a grant in the amount of $1,500.00 to the Chesapeake Wildlife Sanctuary.  the Sanctuary is involved in assisting wildlife in the Patuxent River.  The current efforts cleaning up the recent oil spill are to be commended.

Held each year at Calvert Marine Museum on Columbus Day Weekend, Patuxent River Appreciation Days is designed to draw attention to and promote interest in the Patuxent River, Maryland's largest intrastate waterway.

P.R.A.D., Inc, grants are awarded annually.  To get on the mailing list to receive an application next year, please send a postcard to:

Melissa McCormick
c/o P.R.A.D., Inc.
PO Box 97
Solomons, MD  20688


CMM-PR-00-35
April 27, 2000

WIN B.B. KING FRONT ROW TICKETS AT WOODBURNS!

For Immediate Release-Also to be included in Community Calendar

Try your luck at Woodburns of Solomons and win two front row tickets to see B.B. King in concert at Calvert Marine Museum on May 26, 2000.  Entry forms are available only at Woodburns of Solomons in the Patuxent Plaza Shopping Center.  The winner will be selected on May 11 and contacted by phone.  Winners will have 24-hours to reply before another entry is chosen. Woodburns of Solomons is a major sponsor of Waterside 2000.

The B.B. King concert is part of Waterside 2000, presented by 97.7 The Bay and Ralph's Dodge-Jeep.  For more information on B.B. King's return to Solomons, please call the Waterside Hotline at 410-394-6684 or visit www.calvertmarinemuseum.com/concerts.htm.  To purchase tickets, call 1-800-787-9454 or visit the Calvert Marine Museum Store.


CMM-PR-FY00-29 
March 21, 2000

BLUES LEGEND B.B. KING TO PERFORM AT CALVERT MARINE MUSEU

The King of Blues' is back at Calvert Marine Museum, and he's bringing Lucille! 

On Friday, May 26, 97.7 The Bay and Ralph's Dodge-Jeep present Waterside 2000 with Blues legend B.B. King. Blues singer Deanna Bogart opens the show. This concert marks a return to Solomons for B.B., whose 1998 performance at the museum's outdoor Washington Gas Pavilion wowed the sold out crowd. Gates open at 6:00 p.m., with a show time of 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 for premium seating, $35 for select seating, and $25 for reserved seating. All tickets come with a chair. Tickets go on sale May 3rd, and are available by calling 1-800-787-9454, starting at midnight, or by visiting the museum (hours 10am - 5pm). Food and drink will be available.

Throughout the past five decades, there's been only one King of the Blues - Riley B.King, affectionately known as B.B. Since the late 1940s, King has released over 50 albums, won seven Grammy Awards, been inducted into three Halls of Fame, received three lifetime achievement awards, been Guitar Players guitarist of the year for five consecutive years, and received four Honorary Doctorates. While Kings list of achievements and awards is nothing short of extraordinary, its the music he creates with his rich melodic vocals and voice-like guitar that brings to mind the word Legend.

Born in 1925 on a cotton plantation in Mississippi, B.B. King grew up listening to a wind-up Victrola and his aunts 78 record collection of Blind Lemon, Lonnie Johnson and Louis Armstrong. In 1947, with a guitar and $2.50 to his name, he hitchhiked to Memphis, Tennessee where he got the first big break of his musical career by performing on Sonny Bob Williamsons KWEM radio program. While doing steady concert gigs at the Sixteenth Avenue Grill, King ended up with a 10-minute spot on black-staffed and managed radio station WDIA. Kings Spot became the lengthened Sepia Swing Club ; Kings radio name evolved from Beale Street Blues Boy to Blues Boy King to B.B. King.  Shortly after his name evolved came the naming of Kings now infamous guitar - Lucille. While he was performing at a dance in Twist, Arkansas in the mid-50s, two men knocked over a kerosene heater while fighting and set the hall ablaze. After escaping, King realized he left his $30 guitar in the building.

I almost lost my life trying to save my guitar, said King. The next morning we found that the guys were fighting about a lady...her name was Lucille. I named my guitar Lucille to remind me never to do a thing like that again.

King began touring nationally after his song, Three O'Clock Blues, hit number one. Performing an average of 275 worldwide concerts a year at anything from ghetto theaters to roadside joints, resort hotels to prestigious concert halls, King has become the most renowned blues musician of the past 40 years. Borrowing from Lonnie Johnson, T-Bone Walker and others, King has one of the worlds most readily identified guitar styles; a style that has been a model for thousands of players including Eric Clapton, George Harrison, and Jeff Beck. B.B. King can stop the earths movement around the sun with a single note, said Guitar World magazine

Many of B.B.'s fans wonder at the energy the 73 year old King puts forth throughout a concert. In a candid 1998 interview with Musician magazine, King shed a little light on the subject by saying, "...how lucky I am to still be here and be alive. Look at the beautiful scenery around me. I feel I'm a very lucky guy. Seventy-two years old and I love every minute of it." King's performance at Calvert Marine Museum will no doubt convince concert-goers of the one thing the Fred Shuster of the Los Angeles Daily News discovered after hearing this living legend - The Thrill Isn't Gone. 

The B.B. King concert at Calvert Marine Museum is part of the Waterside Music Series. Sponsors for the series are 97.7 The Bay; Ralphs Dodge-Jeep; Solomons Landing; Woodburns of Solomons; Coors, Coors Light and Killians; Roy Rogers (Gould Enterprises); Cumberland & Erly, LLC; Radio Shack - Prince Frederick, Dunkirk, Charlotte Hall; DM Group; Comcast; Bay Weekly; Moms in the Kitchen; Holiday Inn Select Solomons; Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative; and Main Message Center. The concert is a rain or shine event. For more information, please call the Waterside Hotline at 410-394-6684


CMM-PR-FY00-31 
March 20, 2000 

For Immediate Release

EXPERIENCE GOOD FOOD & FUN AT THE CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM STORE'S
"TASTEE DAY"

Experience good food and fun at The Calvert Marine Museum Store's "Tastee Day," on Sunday, April 16, from 2 - 4 p.m. Free samples of Maryland Crab Soup, donated especially for this tasting by Denzer's of Baltimore, will be available. Even though ingredients for a Maryland crab soup are fairly standard, the recipe variations are as endless as the subtle differences in flavor. Denzer's Maryland Crab Soup was developed to be the mainstream best. Come to "Tastee Day" and see for yourself. Cans of Denzer's Maryland Crab Soup may be purchased for $4.95 each.

Just for fun, the Museum Store will also be selling home-baked cookies created by using unique cookie cutters in shapes of seahorses, crabs, lighthouses, whales, starfish, and other marine themes. Cookie cutters may be purchased at the Museum Store for $5.95 each. Cookie sale proceeds will benefit the Calvert Marine Museum Volunteer Council.  Volunteer Council cookbooks will also be on sale for $5.00 each.

Adventure seekers won't want to miss the previewing of the new Amber InsectNside candy. The concept behind the name of this toffee candy is an interesting one. Amber, the fossilized resin of ancient trees, provided trees with protection against disease and insects. As the resin flowed down the tree, it trapped seeds, insects, and otherorganic matter in its sticky grasp. The captives trapped inside the Amber are called "inclusions." Amber turned out to be a remarkable storage medium for life forms from an age past, so much so that some scientists believe that DNA fragments of organisms trapped in Amber still survive today. Not to be confused with the real Amber, this Hotlix brand of Amber InsectNside candy contains a real edible insect. InsectNside candy is $2.25.

The Calvert Marine Museum Store, in Solomons, Maryland, is open daily from 10:15 to 4:45 p.m. The online Museum Store is coming soon! Check www.calvertmarinemuseum.com for updates or call the Museum Store at 410-326-2750.  For more information on the Calvert Marine Museum, please call 410-326-2042.


CMM-PR-FY00-30 
March 20, 2000

For Immediate Release

CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM ANNOUNCES ELDERHOSTEL 2000 PROGRAMS

Calvert Marine Museum (CMM), in Solomons, Maryland, is now accepting reservations for the following Elderhostel 2000 programs: 

June 4-10: 
What is an Estuary Anyway? The Chesapeake Bay and its Unique Habitat Learn how an estuary is formed, and discover the myth, magic, and medicine of the surrounding marshes. This energetic program will take you exploring on land and water, so expect to get a little wet and dirty! You'll go net fishing, drop a few crab pots, and catch an eel or two, all while riding on the skipjack Dee of St. Mary's. Spend some time exploring the museum's exhibit hall with the curators, and enjoy a picnic at Piney Point.

June 18-24:
Maryland, My Maryland. Maryland's Miocene Beginnings to the 21st Century Explore the very beginnings of Maryland, when the Chesapeake Bay was new and camels roamed its shores. Discover the Native Americans and their ways of life before the Europeans' arrival. Visit St. Clement's Island and Historic St. Mary's City, Maryland's 17th century capital. Visit Sotterley, an 18th-century tobacco plantation, and Jefferson Patterson Park, site of an 1812 battle. Travel through time while exploring Maryland's roles in the nation's development, and end up at the doors of the 21st century at Patuxent Naval Air Station - the training ground of astronauts!

A fee is required for both programs. For more information, please contact KarenStone at 410-326-2042 ext. 32, or e-mail at edcur@calvertmarinemuseum.com

The Calvert Marine Museum , open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., receives valuable support from the Calvert County Board of Commissioners and the taxpayers of Calvert County. For more information on the Calvert Marine Museum, please call 410-326-2042 or visit the CMM website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.


CMM-PR-00-28
March 10, 2000

For Immediate Release

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM

Calvert Marine Museum, in Solomons, Maryland, needs you! Join in the maritime fun and become a museum volunteer. Volunteers positions are available now for information hosts and concert ticket sales associates. 

Information hosts greet visitors and are available to answer general museum questions. They may also be called upon to assist with surveys and ticket sales during our busy Waterside concert season. Time requirements and scheduling are extremely flexible.

Concert ticket sales associates work with the Development Department to conduct lobby ticket sales during a three to four week period leading to each May and September concert. This position is seasonal and days/hours are flexible. 

The museum offers many volunteer opportunities for those who enjoy working with the public. We provide training for all positions. If you would like more information and are 18 years or older, please contact the volunteer coordinator, Leslie Scher Brown, at 410-326-2042 extension 19, or e-mail her at volunteers@calvertmarinemuseum.com

The Calvert Marine Museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, and features regional exhibits on paleontology, estuarine biology, and maritime history. For more information, please call 410-326-2042 or visit the museum's website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.


Patuxent Small Craft Restoration Center.

The Small Craft Restoration Center houses CMM's valuable and vulnerable antique vessel collection and is the home to the Patuxent Small Craft Guild. Hundreds of visitors, wood-working fans, and volunteers can be added to the museum's rosters once the Small Craft Center is enlarged and our collection of vessels protected from the elements year-round. While the Maryland State Legislature has granted CMM a $75,000 bond bill to begin this enlargement project, we are charged with matching those funds before the end of calendar year 1999. Our balance goal now stands at $45,000.

Please consider as generous a gift as possible to help us meet our goals. The Small Craft Restoration Center is the hub of CMM's Maritime History initiative; its enlargement creates living exhibits of ongoing boat restoration projects, ensures many many teaching positions for new volunteers, and protects our oldest and most beautiful boats.

There are building naming opportunities for the business or individual who decides to make a significant five-figure gift. This is an opportunity to make a very firm commitment to Calvert Marine Museum that will be acknowledged publicly to over 65,000 visitors per year, via signage on the building as well as widely distributed media notices.

If you are interested in meeting with Museum Director Doug Alves, or Director of Development Lee Ann Wright regarding the Small Craft Restoration Center, please feel free to call the museum at (410)326-2042.


CMM-PR-99-19

January 21, 1999

For Immediate Release

CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM VOLUNTEER
CONTRIBUTES TO JUST-PUBLISHED BOOK

Advice from Tom Konrad, a Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) volunteer since 1995 and past-president of the CMM Volunteer Council, has just been published in the new book: What We Learned (the Hard Way) about Supervising Volunteers: An Action Guide for Making Your Job Easier.

  Published by Energize, Inc., and compiled by author Jarene Frances Lee, What We Learned about Supervising Volunteers features segments on anticipating issues, anticipating trouble spots, and handling everyday supervisory situations. Konrad’s contributions are expected to be utilized by volunteer management professionals worldwide.

  Highly active in the Calvert Marine Museum volunteer program, Konrad has not only led the Volunteer Council, but has also given lighthouse tours, planned and hosted several events, conducted research, and acted in the CMM production of Beggar’s Opera.

  The museum offers many volunteer opportunities. To find out more, please contact Leslie Scher Brown, Volunteer Coordinator, at 410-326-2042, or Click here for the Volunteer page.


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