Heritage Awards go to two Annapolis Maritime Volunteers

Last week, two of our fantastic volunteers, Captain Craig Biggs and Dennis Krizek, were awarded the Four Rivers Heritage Area  2019 Heritage Volunteers of the Year Award!

This award recognizes an outstanding volunteer (or in this case volunteers) who has made a significant difference to the growth, sustainability, programming, or other essential element of a non-profit or for-profit heritage organization.
This year that truly resonates with the Museum when we think of Captain Craig and Dennis, as demonstrated through their leadership, drive, and passion for preserving the AMM’s historic skipjack the Wilma Lee. Together, Craig and Dennis have contributed more than 1,000 service hours overseeing extensive restoration efforts for this historic Bay
The Museum’s mission is to educate youth and adults about the Annapolis area’s rich maritime heritage and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay through programs, exhibits and community events. Craig and Dennis have played a pivotal role in propelling the Museum forward to accomplish this mission. Their lasting legacy will be their unwavering commitment to the total restoration of this traditional working skipjack – the focus of the organization’s longstanding and easily recognizable logo.
Congratulations Dennis and Captain Craig!

BEFORE – Restoration of Wilma Lee

AFTER – Restoration of Wilma Lee Photography Credit: © Jay Fleming