Docent & Event Volunteer
“Dave is a wonderful volunteer. He is always willing to lend a helping hand and gives an excellent Museum tour!”
– Caitlin Swaim, Curator
Volunteers like Dave are the heart and soul of the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park. We are thrilled to celebrate them in this regular spotlight. To join AMMP’s outstanding team of volunteers, please email our volunteer captain.
AMMP: How did you first learn about the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park?
Dave: “I think I’d heard of it, I just didn’t know where it was. Things had changed in my life, and I was looking for a volunteer opportunity. I had once worked with Habitat for Humanity, and I wanted something to do. So I went on the internet and checked opportunities in Annapolis, and the Annapolis Maritime Museum came up. I thought it sounded interesting so I came by, spoke to Caitlin, and immediately joined as a volunteer.”
AMMP: How long have you been a volunteer and member of AMMP?
Dave: “I became a volunteer in February 2016. I became a member after about six months of volunteering because I was interested in the museum. It’s quaint, different, unique, and very active.”
AMMP: What is your favorite museum event or program?
Dave: “Ahh that’s a hard one. I would say the Oyster Roast and Sock Burning event. I actually even enjoy working it. Every year, I work at the bar pumping beer and making sure everyone has supplies.”
AMMP: What connection have you made with the Chesapeake Bay?
Dave: “This starts way back before I was born when my parents bought a shore house. It became a family weekend tradition over the summer to visit the shore house. We boated, fished, crabbed, and swam… Flash forward and I got married, had four children, and bought boats. AMMP was perfect to be connected to the water and bay.”
AMMP: What is your favorite hobby to do on your downtime?
Dave: “I enjoy showing my classic car and cruising down to car shows to look at thousands of cars.”
AMMP: Where is your favorite vacation spot?
Dave: “Any places near the water, ocean, or bay. My family and I travel to Ocean City sometimes, but this summer we’ll be going to Dewey, a small town just south of Rehoboth Beach.”
AMMP: What is your favorite drink?
Dave: “Beer – at bars, I always look at what taps they have so I can try something different. I like dark beers during winter and lighter beers in the summer. Oh, but for special occasions, I enjoy Ketel One martinis.”