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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.



Reviews

Rebecca Bryant

Rating:
Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018
Wonderful place for kids and adults alike. Ended up spending about 4 hours and could have stayed longer with a 3 and 4 year old. And decently priced for everything they have. Otters were easily the favorite part, but the kids play room was a big hit as well. I enjoyed talking with the guy cleaning the fossils and all the boat models. There is also an aquarium section that is hidden but comprehensive. And you can't beat the $9 boat ride around Solomon's. Definitely will be back to this gem.

Eric Karpus

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Went to the museum two weeks ago and I had an amazing time looking at the different artifacts and explanation of the different animals in the bay. Also loved the “skeleton” of the Megladon and visiting the light house was interesting as well. Great place to just go and learn at. Various topics of history, math, infrastructure, and interactive programs for the kids as well. And parts of the place where you can pet sea animals such as rays. Also has cute otters outside.

Clella Lane

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Friday, July 27, 2018
Love to take my grandchildren. I think it's a great environment to encourage learning. They love the children's area and watching the otters and stingrays. The volunteers are very friendly and patient with small children's questions.

Joseph Huntt

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Sunday, June 17, 2018
Very very nice place to visit. The children will love it. Has live stingrays and fish tanks, paddle boats. Old boats from years gone by. I have lived hear all my life and never went, but I will be sure to go back!

Kevin Conroy

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Come for the megaladon, stay for the otters and other amazing exhibits. The prices are very reasonable and the staff is helpful. There’s a great exhibit on fossils, history of the Bay, a kids playroom, and historic lighthouse. Seriously one of our new favorite museums and worth the drive from DC

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Upcoming Events at Calvert Marine Museum

Exhibition: Dinosaurs of Maryland

Monday, Aug 20, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition: Dinosaurs of Maryland

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Yoga with Frannie

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Exhibition: Dinosaurs of Maryland

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition: Dinosaurs of Maryland

Thursday, Aug 23, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Brad Paisley Live

Thursday, Aug 23, 2018 at 7:30pm
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Exhibition: Dinosaurs of Maryland

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition: Dinosaurs of Maryland

Saturday, Aug 25, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Toy Boat Building

Saturday, Aug 25, 2018 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Dee of St. Mary’s Public Sail

Saturday, Aug 25, 2018 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
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Exhibition: Dinosaurs of Maryland

Sunday, Aug 26, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition: Dinosaurs of Maryland

Monday, Aug 27, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition: Dinosaurs of Maryland

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Yoga with Frannie

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Exhibition: Dinosaurs of Maryland

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition: Dinosaurs of Maryland

Thursday, Aug 30, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Little Minnows

Thursday, Aug 30, 2018 from 10:00am to 11:00am
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Exhibition: Dinosaurs of Maryland

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition: Dinosaurs of Maryland

Saturday, Sep 1, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Sunday, Sep 2, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Monday, Sep 3, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition: Dinosaurs of Maryland

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Yoga with Frannie

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Exhibition: Dinosaurs of Maryland

Wednesday, Sep 5, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition: Dinosaurs of Maryland

Thursday, Sep 6, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition: Dinosaurs of Maryland

Friday, Sep 7, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Lighthouse Adventure Cruise

Saturday, Sep 8, 2018 at 7:45am
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Exhibition: Dinosaurs of Maryland

Saturday, Sep 8, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition: Dinosaurs of Maryland

Sunday, Sep 9, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition: Dinosaurs of Maryland

Monday, Sep 10, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition: Dinosaurs of Maryland

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Yoga with Frannie

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2018 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Exhibition: Dinosaurs of Maryland

Wednesday, Sep 12, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition: Dinosaurs of Maryland

Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Friday, Sep 14, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Saturday, Sep 15, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Sunday, Sep 16, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Monday, Sep 17, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition: Dinosaurs of Maryland

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Yoga with Frannie

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Exhibition: Dinosaurs of Maryland

Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Friday, Sep 21, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Monday, Sep 24, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Yoga with Frannie

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Exhibition: Dinosaurs of Maryland

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Seeking Parade Participants

Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition: Dinosaurs of Maryland

Sunday, Oct 7, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Sunday, Oct 7, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition: Dinosaurs of Maryland

Monday, Oct 8, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Monday, Oct 15, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Friday, Oct 19, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Sunday, Oct 21, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Monday, Oct 22, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition: Dinosaurs of Maryland

Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Friday, Oct 26, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Sunday, Oct 28, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Monday, Oct 29, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Thursday, Nov 1, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Friday, Nov 2, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Monday, Nov 5, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Sunday, Nov 11, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Monday, Nov 12, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Friday, Nov 16, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Monday, Nov 19, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Thursday, Nov 22, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Friday, Nov 23, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Sunday, Nov 25, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Monday, Nov 26, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Thursday, Nov 29, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Friday, Nov 30, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Sunday, Dec 2, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Monday, Dec 3, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Thursday, Dec 6, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Friday, Dec 14, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Sunday, Dec 16, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Monday, Dec 17, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Thursday, Dec 20, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Friday, Dec 21, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Sunday, Dec 23, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Monday, Dec 24, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Thursday, Dec 27, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Friday, Dec 28, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Saturday, Dec 29, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Sunday, Dec 30, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Monday, Dec 31, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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