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A century ago, sea turtles were once an extraordinarily desirable commodity both for food and decoration throughout the world. In this lecture, participants will learn why the Caribbean turtle fishery ended and how efforts to save turtles reveal important lessons about sustainability for other waterscapes, including the Chesapeake Bay. Presenter: Dr. Sharika D. Crawford | Professor...

It has been over 150 years since the establishment of Maryland’s “Oyster Navy,” a forerunner of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police. It was a necessary establishment for dealing with a lucrative, competitive, and sometimes deadly industry. In the early-19th century, Maryland and Virginia began passing a series of laws to regulate and limit oyster...

The first full year of World War II brings a rush of productivity to the previously sleepy Annapolis waterfront. As air raid drills, war bond sales, and an expanded Naval Academy define the day-to-day, Dr. Robert Goddard and his small team are quietly posted at the North Severn Experiment Station. They are directed to bolt...

Mothers, daughters, sweethearts and wives on Virginia’s Eastern Shore had a remarkable Civil War adventure vastly different from their mainland sisters.  The Chesapeake Bay was a major player in their story and defined their experience of war.  From the doyenne of Onancock Harbor to an enslaved child living on the waterfront, leadership. loss, and complicated...

End the September Sunsets Concert Series with Loose Ties at our Park Campus (7300 Edgewood Rd)! Join us on Thursdays in September from 6 to 8 p.m. for music by the Bay! Concerts are free; however, donations are gratefully accepted. Beer and wine are available for purchase. Beverage sales support the Museum’s education program. No outside...