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Tilghman Watermen’s Museum Open for Season
April 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - April 29, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
The Board of the Tilghman Watermen’s Museum, Tilghman Island, announced that the museum is now open for the 2017 season. The museum is located in the historic Lee House at 6031 Tilghman Island Road and will be open Saturdays and Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., through November. For additional information, visit www.tilghmanmuseum.org.
The Tilghman Watermen’s Museum is located at 6031 Tilghman Island Road and is now open for the season on weekends from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A highlight of this season will be a joint exhibit in cooperation with the Talbot Historical Society featuring photographs of the Tilghman Packing Company from their H. Robins Hollyday collection. Mr. Hollyday (1898-1981) photographed Eastern Shore people and places from the land, water, and air; the Historical Society’s collection includes over 200 images of Tilghman Island and the Packing Company.
This exhibit supports the May premiere of “Til-Made: Remembering the Tilghman Packing Company,” the latest release from the museum’s acclaimed oral history project, and the first film to tell that story. The film was made possible by a generous grant from Maryland Humanities, and joins previous productions (Growing up on Tilghman; Another Dawn – Tilghman in Transition; and Tilghman Tales: Building Boats, Lives and Memories on the Chesapeake Bay) that have been shown on Maryland Public Television and nationally on other PBS affiliates. Check local schedules for viewing opportunities of this exciting new documentary.
Through a grant from Christmas in St. Michaels, museum board member and local school teacher Lisa Gowe has engaged fifth grade students from the Tilghman and St. Michaels Elementary Schools in a Poster and Essay Contest on the theme of the student’s “Chesapeake Pride.” The top three from each school will receive a gift certificate and their posters will be made into banners to be displayed in their communities. The winners of the contest are:
Tilghman Elementary School
1st place: Brianna Crow
2nd place: Myla Ramey
3rd place: Kalie Knox
St. Michaels Elementary School
1st place: Madison White
2nd place: Campbell Gowe
3rd place: Mason Janda
The Tilghman Watermen’s Museum is a nonprofit corporation founded in 2007 with the mission of celebrating the heritage and culture of the Maryland Eastern Shore watermen and Tilghman’s Island. Our oral histories, documentaries, displays, and special programs educate the public about the historical, environmental, economic and social aspects of our Island’s rich heritage, preserving and interpreting the tools and methods of the rapidly vanishing watermen’s trade.