Annapolis Maritime Museum / 723 Second St / Annapolis, MD 21403
Contact: Jeff Holland / 410 295-0104 / email@example.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 25, 2009
Annapolis Maritime Museum celebrates first anniversary
of McNasby building reopening on Tuesday, Dec. 8
The Annapolis Maritime Museum reopened the historic McNasby Oyster Company building one year ago, and will celebrate the facility’s success as a community center for waterfront education, maritime heritage exhibitions and programs on Tuesday, December 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. There is no charge, and refreshments and beverages will be served.
“We’re inviting the public to join all of our members and supporters to see what a beautiful asset the Museum is providing to the community,” says Museum Chairman L.B. “Buck” Buchanan.
Over the past year, the Museum has:
- Provided more than 2,000 hours of instruction to school children in waterfront educational programs
- Launched an initiative to expand the Museum’s innovative “MUDDY FEET” (“Maritime Unbounded Damp & Dirty Yucky Fun Environmental Education & Training”) program to all public schools in the City of Annapolis over the next three years
- Partnered with NOAA and the Maryland Association of Environmental Outdoor Education (MAEOE) to become a certified “green” facility and to help area schools become certified
- Produced two exhibits of this area’s unique maritime heritage, “Over the Bridge: The History of Eastport at Annapolis,” and “Legacy of the Bay: the Hartge Family & the Chesapeake 20”
- Completed the third season of public tours to the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse
- Produced the popular “Winter Maritime Heritage Seminar Series”
- Hosted the “Summertime Maritime Concert Series” enjoyed by more than 2,000 visitors
Mr. Buchanan will provide a preview of the year to come, with exciting new programs, events and exhibitions. “I can’t wait to introduce you to our new education director, Charlotte Rich, and show you the plans for the new Oysters on the Half Shell exhibit that will open in April, 2010, with its 1,000-gallon oyster reef aquarium,” he says.
There will also be a brief annual meeting for recognition of Museum volunteers, sponsors and supporters, and the election of officers for 2010.
Admission is free, but it’s important to reserve space. RSVP by calling the Annapolis Maritime Museum at 410-295-0104 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Plenty of parking is available at Horn Point Harbor Marina, 105 Eastern Avenue, just around the corner.