SOLOMONS, MD – November 1, 2018– The2019 Combined Federal Campaignof the National Capital Area (CFCNCA) has officially launched and the Calvert Marine Museum Society is on the list of participating organizations eligible for donations. Federal employees can elect to pledge their support for the development of education programs and exhibits at the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons, Maryland. Donate now online designate21846. Federal employees may also designate 21846 on their federal agency pledge forms.

The Calvert Marine Museum collects, preserves, researches, and interprets the cultural and natural history of Southern Maryland. Established in 1970 in a modest facility, the museum moved to its present nine-acre site in 1975 and is committed to the preservation and interpretation of three themes: regional paleontology, estuarine life of the tidal Patuxent River and adjacent Chesapeake Bay, and maritime history of these waters.

Dedicated to preserving Southern Maryland heritage, the museum’s educational programs reach over 16,000 children each year. Visitation topped 87,000 last year and that number grows consistently. The waterfront location and nearby Calvert Cliffs provide the perfect setting for the environmental and cultural interpretation of the Patuxent River, Chesapeake Bay, and surrounding area.

The museum has been an important destination in the community for nearly 50 years due to Calvert County’s financial support and the community’s support. Nearly 40% of the budget is raised each year through membership, grants, donations, and special events. Due to this joint effort between government and community, the Calvert Marine Museum has grown into an exceptional facility, fostering an understanding of local maritime history, nurturing an appreciation for the environment, inspiring discoveries about the prehistoric past, and building connections between people, ideas, and places. The Calvert Marine Museum is fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. In 2018, it was named the State Paleontology Collection and Research Center.

Join with colleagues and co-workers to form a powerful community of caring and pledge your support for the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area.