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Posted on: February 19, 2015


February 19, 2015
For Immediate Release ~ Also include in community calendars


Spring is in the air and a perfect time to visit the Calvert Marine Museum. For a complete listing of museum activities and events, visit the website at See selected photographs on display on the Art Wall from the Stories Skin Deep Tattoo Series.

Friday, March 6 – First Free Friday
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The museum is open and free to the public with docents available in every gallery. Entertainment is provided by Mermalaide Jazz Trio from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the Harms Gallery. Enjoy jazz standards with a saucy flair with Chris Izzy on keyboard, Mary Corletta Flora on woodwind, and the irrepressible Miriam O’Conner on fiddle and vocals. This evening also features the opening of the Youth Art Month Show Portraits of the Chesapeake by Calvert County Public School students in Kindergarten through 12th grade.

Saturday, March 7 – Fossil Club Public Lectures
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Harms Gallery. CMM Fossil Club President, Mike Ellwood, will outline his fossil and related exploits in the U.S. Southwest and John Nance, Assistant Curator of Paleontology, will speak on “Exquisite preservation in fossils and what we can learn from it; insights from Ecphora and the Snaggletooth Shark.” The lectures are free and open to the public.

Sunday, March 8 - More Than Skin Deep: The History and Practice of Tattoos
3:00 p.m. – Harms Gallery. Presented by Dr. Lars Krutak, a.k.a. the Tattoo Hunter, as part of the Stories Skin Deep Tattoo Series. Anthropologist, photographer, and author Dr. Lars Krutak will discuss the messages encoded in ancient and more contemporary forms of tattooing, using word, imagery, and video to examine how tattoos relate to beauty, power, spirituality, identity, and belief. Free lecture.

Tuesday, March 10 – Sea Squirts
Thursday, March 12 and Wednesday, March 18
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Be a Tree! Learn about different kinds of trees through movement, story and song. Go exploring outside and meet some of the trees around the museum. Free drop-in program for children 18-months to three years old and their caregivers.

Saturday, March 14 - Build your own Secchi Disk
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Estuarine Biology Gallery. Make your own Secchi Disk. Use it to measure turbidity, or water clarity, one important measure of the health of our waterways. $1 donation requested with museum admission.

Sunday, March 15 - Exploring the Connection between Modern Tattoo Art and the Maritime Tradition
3:00 p.m. – Harms Gallery. Presented by Jay Coleman, artist, tattoo artist, educator, as part of the Stories Skin Deep Tattoo Series. Free lecture.

Friday, March 20 - Homeschool Day Spring 2015
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Can You Dig It! Celebrate the sciences of Paleontology and Archaeology in partnership with Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum. Enjoy a fun day of hands-on activities that show the similarities and differences between these sciences. $2 per person with museum admission.

Saturday, March 21 - Living Art Event
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. The culmination of the Stories Skin Deep Tattoo Series. Emcee Jeff Ryan will play host for an evening featuring tattoo competitions, photo displays, live personal stories, door prizes, displays by local tattoo studios King of the Bay Tattoo and Red Octopus Tattoos, showing of the film Hori Smoku and Tattoo Nation. This is sure to be a unique date night you won't want to miss. Tickets are $10 per person and include museum admission, events, and entrance into competitions. Food available for sale; cash bar. Must be 18 or over to attend. No smoking or 'vaping' inside the venue. No ATM on site.

Thursday, March 26 - Little Minnows
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Let’s Sprout! Budding young scientists can explore the wonders of seed germination and plant growth. What makes them grow? What do they need to be healthy? Come plant a seed to take home. For children ages 3 – 5 years and their caregivers. Members are free; $5 for non-members.

Saturday, March 28 - Museum Store Housewares Party!
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Nancy Rasch Salamon of Clay Born Pottery is creating an exclusive piece just for the Museum Store that will be available for purchase. See many of her amazing one-of-a-kind creations. Mary Lou Baker and Holly Smith, co-authors of Seafood Lover’s Chesapeake Bay – Restaurants, Markets, Recipes & Traditions, will be on hand from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. to sign their book and share their experiences while doing the researching and writing. The book is on sale in the Museum Store for $19.95.

Saturday, March 28 - Toy Boat Building
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Make your own toy boat in the Maritime History Hall with sessions starting on the half hour. $2 donation requested with museum admission.

Monday, March 30 - Spring Break Activities
Maker Space Stations set up in the River to Bay exhibit. Make a Secchi Disk, learn about the water wedge, play Trophic Jenga and more. Free with museum admission.

Tuesday, March 31 – Spring Break Activities
All About Boats - Get an insider tour of the boats in our Small Craft Shed and learn all about wooden work boats of the Chesapeake Bay. Join us at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Free with museum admission.


The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $9.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors, military with valid I.D. and AAA members, and $4.00 for children ages 5 - 12; children under 5 and museum members are always admitted free. For more information about the museum, upcoming events, or membership, visit the website at or call 410-326-2042. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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