News Release, Calvert Marine Museum

SOLOMONS, MD – October 23, 2019 –There’s a chill in the air, but it’s warm and welcoming at the museum! There’s something for every member of the family, year-round at CMM. For a complete listing of programs & activities this month, visit us on Facebook or

Friday, November 1 – Special Needs Night

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.  The museum is open exclusively for individuals with special needs and their families or caregiver to visit for FREE.  Enjoy the many museum exhibits, 30-minute cruises on the Wm. B. Tennison (weather permitting), and have fun in a supportive environment.  A model train display will be set up, courtesy of the Chesapeake Beach Model Railroad Club.  The Museum Store will be open and a special calming room will be available.  Come and see why the Calvert Marine Museum is a fun place to visit with your family any day of the week.  CMM is partnering with Calvert County Parks & Recreation Therapeutic Services for this event.

Saturday, November 2 – Model Train Display
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Harms Gallery.The Chesapeake Beach Model Railroad Club will host a model train display. Museum admission required.

Tuesday, November 5; Thursday, November 7; & Wednesday, November 13 – Sea Squirts
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.FREE drop-in program for children 18 months to 3 years old and their caregivers. This month’s theme isDino-Power: the Mighty Dinosaurs. Space is limited.

Sunday, November 10 – “On Watch” Memorial Service
2 p.m. at the site of the “On Watch” statue at the end of Dowell Road in Dowell, Maryland.Join us to thank all of our veterans for their service. Refreshments served on-site following the program.

Monday, November 11 – STEM Day
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Ongoing learning sessions exploring STEM concepts, such as simple machines that make work on a boat easier, the aerodynamics of sailing, and exploring buoyancy.  The program included with museum admission.

Friday, November 15 – Maritime Performance Series presents Knuckle Dusters
7 p.m. in the Harms Gallery. The Knuckle Dusters has performed traditional old-time fiddle, swing, ragtime, country, blues, and hillbilly-jazz music for diverse audiences across the Mid-Atlantic States. Join these colorful characters with a deep repertoire matched only by their miles of musical experience. Doors open at 6 p.m. with beer and wine available for sale. Tickets are $20 online $25 at the door.

Saturday, November 16 – Fossil Club Annual Potluck Meeting & Lecture
12 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.Luncheon to begin at 12 p.m., followed by a public lecture at 2:30 p.m. in the Harms Gallery. Dr. Buck Ward will present the lecture entitled:Evolution of Ecphora – Oligocene to the Pliocene.

Wednesday, November 20 – Coffee & Doughnuts

10 a.m. – 11 a.m. in the Museum Store.Museum members are invited for coffee and doughnuts. Enjoy a 20% discount all day and, as a special treat for coming in early, receive a FREE gift with your purchase of $50 or more. Gifts are limited to one per membership, and only available while supplies last, so plan to arrive early!

Thursday, November 21 – Little Minnows
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  A program for children ages 3 to 5 years and their caregivers. This month’s theme is Fossil Exploration.  The fee is $5, CMM members are FREE.

Thursday, November 28 – Thanksgiving Day
The Calvert Marine Museum and Museum Store are closed.

Friday, November 29 – Maritime Performance Series presents Timothy Seaman
7 p.m. in the Harms Gallery. A special Thanksgiving weekend treat for the family, Timothy Seaman is a master of the hammered dulcimer. In anticipation of the Christmas season, listen for a few favorite carols rendered in new and stirring ways to usher in the holidays. Doors open at 6 p.m. with beer and wine available for sale. Tickets are $20 online $25 at the door.

Explore how the prehistoric past, natural environments, and maritime heritage come to life and tell a unique story of the Chesapeake Bay. The Calvert Marine Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.   Admission is $9.00 for adults; $7.00 for seniors, military with valid I.D, AAA and AARP members; $4.00 for children ages 5 – 12; children under 5 and museum members are admitted free.  For more information about the museum, upcoming events, or membership, visit the website at or call 410-326-2042. Follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...