Volunteer Spotlight: Ted Edmund
Ted is a dedicated event volunteer. He can often be found at our summer concerts and maintaining the park campus. Read more about Ted and his time with the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park in the interview below.
“Ted’s initiative in keeping our park tidy is a big help,” said Sarah Krizek, Education Director at AMMP. “We appreciate all his hard work.”
Volunteers like Ted 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 AMMP?
Ted: “My wife Pat and I were members first, and we went to the Thursday night summer concert series and wanted to volunteer. We knew about the museum for years and we actually donated a painting of an oyster dredge boat to the museum a while back, and they offered for us to become members.”
AMMP: How long have you been a volunteer?
Ted: “3 years, shortly after we became members.”
AMMP: What is your favorite museum event or program?
Ted: “I would say the Thursday night concert series, especially when the Oyster Boys are playing. The lead, Kevin, is great. He actually volunteered for the museum before as well.”
AMMP: What connection have you made with the Chesapeake Bay?
Ted: “My wife and I have boated on the bay and even lived on the trawler. We spent summers bouncing from the bay to New Jersey to visit one of our daughters, sailed the bay multiple times, motored, and tried to fish on the bay… without much success yet. We’re also members of the Back Creek Yacht Club, a virtual yacht club, where we attend events around the bay as well, so we’re always on the water.”
AMMP: What is your favorite hobby to do on your downtime?
Ted: “Boating. We’ve boated for years. I actually met my wife Pat at 13 years old rowing, so there’s another water related theme for you.”
AMMP: Where is your favorite vacation spot?
Ted: “There’s a beautiful little town called Hope Town in The Abacos, a chain of islands located in the northern Bahamas. That would definitely be my favorite.”
AMMP: What is your favorite drink?
Ted: “Rum and coke – preferably Gosling’s.”