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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Annapolis Maritime Museum Welcomes MD Day Participants

Contact: Caitlin Hughes / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 410-295-0104 x 7

What: MD Day at the Annapolis Maritime Museum
When: Friday March 21st
Time: 12:00pm-4:00pm
Where: Annapolis Maritime Museum
723 Second Street
Annapolis, Md. 21403
More info: www.amaritime.org

The Annapolis Maritime Museum invites participants to celebrate Maryland Day Friday March 21st, 2014. Experience and enjoy the Annapolis area's rich maritime heritage and ecology of the Chesapeake Bay through hands-on activities designed to expose visitors to the lifestyle of authentic Chesapeake Bay watermen.

Climb aboard a locally built deadrise workboat, Miss Lonesome, on display with cut-away sections showing how these boats were built and used for tonging oysters. Once aboard try your hand at tonging for oysters and sorting.

Catch a glimpse of the animals that call an oyster reef home in our 850 gallon Chesapeake aquarium and learn more about oyster harvesting, and packing through a series of interactive touch screens. Pull up "Chesapeake habitats" that hang from the Museum's piers to see what animals live in Back Creek and talk to experts about how the Museum's authentic oyster processing equipment was used.

Join one of our trained docents for a guided tour during our operating hours (Thursday-Sunday 12-4 pm) or visit our docks or park any day from sunrise to sunset.

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The Annapolis Maritime Museum is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to educating students and adults on the area's rich maritime heritage and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay through programs, exhibits and community events. The Museum partners with community groups, government entities, and other like-minded organizations to deliver high-quality educational initiatives and programs on subjects ranging from history and culture to the environment and good stewardship practices.

Annapolis Maritime Museum/ PO Box 3088/ Annapolis, MD 21403

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 12, 2014

What: Annapolis Water Club, Art Reception
When: Friday April 4
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Where: Annapolis Maritime Museum
723 Second Street
Annapolis, MD 21403
More info: www.amaritime.org

Annapolis Watercolor Club Presents "Treasures of the Chesapeake Bay"

Members of the Annapolis Watercolor Club have been busy during this stormy winter, depicting scenes of the Bay and its tributaries without the cover of snow. The group will present 40Coming Home Kentmorr Marina R Grau works at an exhibit at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, from April 4 to May 31.

The show will open with an artists' reception on Friday, April 4, at 5:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

A portion of the sales price of the paintings will benefit the Annapolis Maritime Museum.

In addition to staging shows, the Annapolis Watercolor Club conducts art classes, field trips to noted regional galleries and has a strong scholarship program. More information about the Club is at annapoliswatercolorclub.com.

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The Annapolis Maritime Museum is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to educating students and adults on the area's rich maritime heritage and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay. The Museum partners with community groups, government entities, and other like-minded organizations to deliver high-quality educational initiatives and programs on subjects ranging from history and culture to the environment and good stewardship practices

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 7, 2014

Contact: Mary Ostrye / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 410-295-0104 x 4

What: 4nd Annual Annapolis Oyster Roast and Sock Burning2014 Oyster Roast w Sock
When: Saturday, March 22, 2014
Time: Noon – 4 p.m.
Tickets: $50 People's Choice
$25 in advance, $30 at the door Oyster Roast
FREE children 12 & under
Where: Annapolis Maritime Museum
723 Second Street
Annapolis, MD 21403
More info: www.amaritime.org

Annapolis Oyster Roast & Sock Burning

Celebrate the coming of spring at this feast of the Chesapeake's most cherished shell fish. The fourth annual Annapolis Oyster Roast & Sock Burning, a fundraiser for the Annapolis Maritime Museum, will take place at the Museum's waterfront campus from Noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 22. Last year over 750 oyster enthusiasts from nine Mid-Atlantic States attended the event.

Come out to enjoy the festivities including the burning of the socks – a tradition at the museum celebrating the spring equinox and the arrival of boating season, live music including the perennial favorite, The Eastport Oyster Boys and the chance to show your shucking prowess in an oyster shucking competition. Boat Rides will be offered aboard an authentic Skipjack, a single-masted, Bay-built sailing vessel built in 1902 and designed to harvest oysters with a pair of dredges that are dragged across the bottom of the Bay. Of course, there will be plenty of oysters – raw, steamed and roasted plus a new addition this year, Maryland Crab Soup. For a modest fee, additional food, beer, wine and soft drinks will be available.
Guests who purchase the "People's Choice" ticket will be wowed by samples of the best oyster dish from eight premier Annapolis area restaurants. "People's Choice" guests will vote for the best oyster dish and can enjoy all the activities included in Oyster Roast ticket.

The Oyster Roast ticket is $25 per person in advance, $30 at the door, and free for kids 12 and under. Admission to the "People's Choice" Best Oyster Dish tasting competition is $50 and available to only 200 people. Tickets will be available for purchase online at www.amaritime.org January 15th. The event is expected to sell out.
The Annapolis Maritime Museum is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to educating students and adults on the area's rich maritime heritage and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay through programs, exhibits and community events. The Museum partners with community groups, government entities, and other like-minded organizations to deliver high-quality educational initiatives and programs on subjects ranging from history and culture to the environment and good stewardship practices.

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Ode to the Equinox
By Jeff Holland

Them Eastport boys got an odd tradition
When the sun swings to its Equinoxical position,
They build a little fire down along the docks,
They doff their shoes and they burn their winter socks.

Yes, they burn their socks at the Equinox;
You might think that's peculiar, but I think it's not,
See, they're the same socks they put on last fall,
And they never took 'em off to wash 'em, not at all . . .

So they burn their socks at the Equinox
In a little ol' fire burning nice and hot.
Some think incineration is the only solution,
'Cause washin' 'em contributes to the Chesapeake 's pollution.

Through the spring and the summer and into the fall,
They go around not wearin' any socks at all,
Just stinky bare feet stuck in old deck shoes,
Whether out on the water or sippin' on a brew.

So if you sail into the Harbor on the 22nd of March,
And you smell a smell like Limburger sautéed with laundry starch,
You'll know you're downwind of the Eastport docks
Where they're burning their socks for the Equinox.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW Summer Camp in Annapolis

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What: Annapolis Maritime Museum Summer Camp
When: Summer 2014
Time: 9:00-4:00 Monday - Friday
Where: Annapolis Maritime Museum
723 Second Street
Annapolis, Md. 21403
More info: www.amaritime.org

The Annapolis Maritime Museum launches a new Summer Camp this year. Building on the Museums innovative environmental education programs already in place, campers will engage inAMM Summer Camp 2014 fun, interactive activities involving the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay and the maritime history of Annapolis. The Museum's waterfront campus provides access for campers to explore Back Creek and Annapolis through hands-on activities, exciting games, crafts and songs. From dissecting an oyster to fishing in the bay, campers will have an authentic Annapolis experience while learning the importance of protecting the Chesapeake Bay.

Camps are open for students entering 2nd through 5th grade. The Museum offers convenient one week sessions, each with unique maritime and science based themes. Summer camp run from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM with before and after care options. Each camp boasts a 1:7 staff to camper ratio. All camp programs are designed and developed by the Museum's professional education staff who have over 15 years of experience in environmental and outdoor education as well as summer camps.
The Annapolis Maritime Museum is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to educating students and adults on the area's rich maritime heritage and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay through programs, exhibits and community events. The Museum partners with community groups, government entities, and other like-minded organizations to deliver high-quality educational initiatives and programs on subjects ranging from history and culture to the environment and good stewardship practices.

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Annapolis Maritime Museum/ PO Box 3088/ Annapolis, MD 21403

MEDIA ADVISORY

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 28, 2014

What: Art Reception for "On & About –Water Images"Mychajluk HeronHead
When: Wednesday February 5
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Where: Annapolis Maritime Museum
723 Second Street
Annapolis, MD 21403
More info: www.amaritime.org

Maureen Wheatley, Bryan Greenlee and Delia Mychajluk, all local talented artists, join together to showcase some of their best "On & About –Water Images,"at the Annapolis Maritime Museum.

The art exhibit will open with a reception, free and open to the public, on Wednesday February 5, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. All artwork will be available for sale, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Museum.

Maureen Wheatley, a part-time Professional Artist for the past 35 years, works in watercolors, pastels and mixed media. At home, Maureen works on clock dials and reverse paintings restoration, pet, house and car portraits, and she creates murals for clients. Maureen is hardworking, patient, and a "people person" who loves to share her knowledge of art with her students.

Bryan Greenlee grew up in Northern Virginia and has been an award-winning artist from an early age. Bryan works mainly with oil and acrylics. He has works hanging in private collections in Hawaii, Michigan, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, San Diego, and London. As a painter, he is entirely self-taught.

Delia Mychajluk studied art at University of Maryland, University College taking multiple studio courses in drawing, painting, design and photography. Current favorite media include oil paint, photography and digital collage. Delia does not confine herself to a single medium, she creates both two- and three-dimensional pieces of art.

The "On & About –Water Images"show will be on exhibit at the Museum from February 5 through March 29.

 

 

The Annapolis Maritime Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to educating students and adults on the area’s rich maritime heritage and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay. The Museum partners with community groups, government entities, and other like-minded organizations to deliver high-quality educational initiatives and programs on subjects ranging from history and culture to the environment and good stewardship practices

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