News Release, St. Mary’s County Public Information Office
Move will benefit historic sites and museums managed by St. Mary’s County Museum Division
Leonardtown, MD – Beginning this year, the Friends of the St. Clement’s Island & Piney Point Museums will offer revamped membership levels to members of the public who wish to support the mission and historic sites in the care of the St. Mary’s County Museum Division.
Each membership level will provide patrons a variety of benefits depending on level. Each membership level will include free admission to the museums, a commemorative membership pin, 10% discount at each of the Museum Stores, discounted member rates to special events, quarterly “Finer Points” newsletter and enrollment in the e-newsletter, where members are kept up to date of everything happening at the museums.
Memberships include benefits previously mentioned, plus other benefits included in the lower tiers. The “Individual” membership level ($40 per year) includes all the benefits mentioned above; the “Family” membership level ($60 per year) includes the benefits mentioned above, plus admission for two adults and all children and grandchildren under the age of 21 and a total of two membership pins; the “Heritage” membership level ($125 per year) includes all the benefits mentioned above, plus two water taxi passes and four guest passes; the “Patron” membership level ($250 per year) includes all the benefits mentioned above, plus a total of four water taxi passes and four guest passes. The “Benefactor” membership level ($500 per year) includes all the benefits mentioned above, plus two tickets to the annual Potomac Jazz and Seafood Festival.
Membership fees help to support the Friends’ mission to raise funds to support historical interpretation, education programs and special needs of the sites managed by the Museum Division of St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks. The Friends organization is a 501(c) 3 organization sponsoring events, assisting with acquisitions and supporting efforts to broaden the understanding of our culture and community’s heritage. For more information, please visit www.Facebook.com/FriendsSCI
The St. Mary’s County Museum Division was created by the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County to collect, preserve, research and interpret the historic sites and artifacts which illustrate the natural, cultural, and social histories of St. Clement’s Island, the Potomac River, Piney Point Lighthouse, the Chesapeake Bay and the Drayden African American and Charlotte Hall schoolhouses. With this appointed purpose, the Museum Division goes on to serve as a resource, liaison and community advocate for all St. Mary’s County public and private cultural assets.
For hours of operation, programs, admission prices and more, visit the St. Mary’s County Museum Division’s Facebook pages at www.facebook.com/SCIMuseum orwww.facebook.com/1836Light or on Twitter at @StClemIsMuseum or @PineyPtLHMuseum.