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Calvert Marine Museum

Calvert Marine Museum
14200 Solomons Island Road
410-326-2042

Mission Statement:

The Calvert Marine Museum is a public, non-profit, educational, regionally oriented museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, research, and interpretation of the culture and natural history of Southern Maryland. We are dedicated to the presentation of our three themes: regional paleontology, estuarine life of the tidal Patuxent River and adjacent Chesapeake Bay, and maritime history of these waters. The museum is part of Calvert County Government.

History

The dream of establishing a museum at Solomons to preserve and interpret the area's history was shared by the following individuals: Daniel Barrett Jr., William Dovel, Alton Kersey, Joseph C. Lore Jr., and LeRoy "Pepper" Langley. They have been permanently recognized on a plaque located at the front entrance of the museum.

The Calvert Marine Museum, designed and built by volunteers on land provided by John Bluster, was established on Solomon's Island, Maryland, on October 18, 1970 under the aegis of the Calvert County Historical Society. It soon outgrew its original facility and was moved to the present nine-acre site in 1975. It was at this time that the renovated Drum Point Lighthouse was moved to the museum site.

With the growth of museum programs, collections, and visitation, the Calvert County Historical Society in 1979 asked that Calvert County designate the museum a separate department of the county government, with a seventeen-member Board of Governors to provide oversight.



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Upcoming Events at Calvert Marine Museum

Sea Squirts: Mommas and Babies of the Bay

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 from 10:15am to 10:45am
Solomons, MD
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Toy Boat Building

Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Solomons, MD
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Dee of St. Mary’s Public Sail

Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Solomons, MD
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Little Minnows - What Floats Your Boat?

Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 from 10:30am to 11:30am
Solomons, MD
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Fireworks Cruise

Thursday, Jul 4, 2019 at 8:00pm
Solomons, MD
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