Havre De Grace Maritime Museum, Inc.

Havre De Grace Maritime Museum, Inc. Where Bay Life Begins. The Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, Inc. is celebrating 33 years of honoring our regional maritime legacy. The Havre de Grace Maritime Museum is situated where the Susquehanna River meets the Chesapeake Bay.
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It tells the story of this region’s rich maritime heritage. Teeming with numerous species of flora and fauna and having highly navigable waters, this unique environmental setting has been the perfect backdrop for generations of inhabitants - from the earliest Native Americans over 10,000 years ago, to the first European colonists in the 1600s, to today’s thriving community of the 21st century. Our

It tells the story of this region’s rich maritime heritage. Teeming with numerous species of flora and fauna and having highly navigable waters, this unique environmental setting has been the perfect backdrop for generations of inhabitants - from the earliest Native Americans over 10,000 years ago, to the first European colonists in the 1600s, to today’s thriving community of the 21st century. Our

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Next Tuesday the 22nd at 6pm, Original/ pre 1925 open mic. At the new garden of the Environmental Center. Come out and e...
06/16/2021

Next Tuesday the 22nd at 6pm, Original/ pre 1925 open mic. At the new garden of the Environmental Center. Come out and enjoy free live music from local artist new and old. Refreshments will be sold and merch all benefiting the Maritime Museum and Environmental Center. Follow the MUSIC !!

Next Tuesday the 22nd at 6pm, Original/ pre 1925 open mic. At the new garden of the Environmental Center. Come out and enjoy free live music from local artist new and old. Refreshments will be sold and merch all benefiting the Maritime Museum and Environmental Center. Follow the MUSIC !!

Vanessa Collier and the band put on a great show last night! We were glad to be a sponsor for the Havre de Grace Jazz & ...
06/06/2021

Vanessa Collier and the band put on a great show last night! We were glad to be a sponsor for the Havre de Grace Jazz & Blues Fest this year!

🎷 Vanessa Collier

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We are proud to be a sponsor of the Havre de Grace Jazz & Blues Fest this year! Some of the performers this year will be...
06/03/2021

We are proud to be a sponsor of the Havre de Grace Jazz & Blues Fest this year! Some of the performers this year will be playing at Concord Point Park adjacent to the Maritime Museum, so they have set up on our concrete pad. Check out the website for the full line-up of performances this Friday and Saturday and get your tickets now: https://hdgjazzbluesfest.org/.

We are proud to be a sponsor of the Havre de Grace Jazz & Blues Fest this year! Some of the performers this year will be playing at Concord Point Park adjacent to the Maritime Museum, so they have set up on our concrete pad. Check out the website for the full line-up of performances this Friday and Saturday and get your tickets now: https://hdgjazzbluesfest.org/.

After taking a hiatus in 2020, the annual Garden Mart and Secret Garden Tour of Havre de Grace was held the weekend of M...
05/25/2021

After taking a hiatus in 2020, the annual Garden Mart and Secret Garden Tour of Havre de Grace was held the weekend of May 15-16, 2021. It was a beautiful spring weekend, with over two dozen vendors selling handmade goods, as well as food and entertainment on the grounds of the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum. We had great attendance, as there was a huge variety of gardens on the tour this year all throughout Havre de Grace.

Native plants 🎍 Live music 🎸 Ice Cream 🍦The Garden Mart & Plant Sale will be held again tomorrow from 10AM - 6PM if you ...
05/15/2021

Native plants 🎍 Live music 🎸 Ice Cream 🍦

The Garden Mart & Plant Sale will be held again tomorrow from 10AM - 6PM if you didn't get a chance to come down today. Lots of flowers and native plants for sale, food trucks, acoustic performances by local musicians, and vendors selling a variety of handmade items! Check it out!

05/14/2021

🌷 15th Annual Secret Garden Tour of Havre de Grace IMPORTANT UPDATE: Online ticket sales are now over.

But you can still come in person to the Maritime Museum and purchase your tickets, or purchase over the phone by calling us at 410-939-4800. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis, and we are cutting off ticket sales entirely by Sunday afternoon at around 3:00.

Other businesses selling tour tickets are Amanda's Florist & Gifts, Concord Point Coffee and the Havre De Grace Visitor Center.

Sign up today for the virtual MD Boating Safety Course!This course satisfies the requirements for operating a vessel on ...
05/12/2021

Sign up today for the virtual MD Boating Safety Course!

This course satisfies the requirements for operating a vessel on Maryland waters, and a Certificate of Boating Safety Education is issued by the MD Dept. of Natural Resources upon satisfactory completion.

Instructors from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary teach two online sessions, followed by a test to be taken at your convenience.

Click to register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSejkiWOBn8jen95IBkJiz5i5wxR3RhvuXb8BQ-aOy7nZvFIzw/viewform?fbclid=IwAR0E6NMSBXiCEnnuWPDerGBw9C9rkNMSmcQnLO7odJFQZBkFBqz7PHELsPo
Donation link: https://checkout.square.site/merchant/35ZQ399HQVAAS/checkout/DGU3H4UZJJ4JPRFHQ66FDQIU?fbclid=IwAR2a4a-EnJoNdWCON1mFPPx0wxfj0Qbde2qMBmht6TNQO_ffix7U6PwDBUU

(Class is FREE to first responders, active military, and all medical professionals.)

Sign up today for the virtual MD Boating Safety Course!

This course satisfies the requirements for operating a vessel on Maryland waters, and a Certificate of Boating Safety Education is issued by the MD Dept. of Natural Resources upon satisfactory completion.

Instructors from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary teach two online sessions, followed by a test to be taken at your convenience.

Click to register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSejkiWOBn8jen95IBkJiz5i5wxR3RhvuXb8BQ-aOy7nZvFIzw/viewform?fbclid=IwAR0E6NMSBXiCEnnuWPDerGBw9C9rkNMSmcQnLO7odJFQZBkFBqz7PHELsPo
Donation link: https://checkout.square.site/merchant/35ZQ399HQVAAS/checkout/DGU3H4UZJJ4JPRFHQ66FDQIU?fbclid=IwAR2a4a-EnJoNdWCON1mFPPx0wxfj0Qbde2qMBmht6TNQO_ffix7U6PwDBUU

(Class is FREE to first responders, active military, and all medical professionals.)

Travis Colflesh recently became the new manager of the Environmental Center. He is a scientist, historian, nature lover ...
04/30/2021

Travis Colflesh recently became the new manager of the Environmental Center. He is a scientist, historian, nature lover and singer-songwriter, holding both a B.S. in Earth Science and B.A. in American History from Salisbury University.

"I am a firm believer that education breeds inspiration, and eventually progress towards a better future," he says. And as a native of the area, being from Cecil County, he adds: "I have enjoyed the Bay and its tributaries since I was a young boy, and I hope that many generations to come will get to enjoy it the same way I once did."

Welcome aboard, Travis!

Travis Colflesh recently became the new manager of the Environmental Center. He is a scientist, historian, nature lover and singer-songwriter, holding both a B.S. in Earth Science and B.A. in American History from Salisbury University.

"I am a firm believer that education breeds inspiration, and eventually progress towards a better future," he says. And as a native of the area, being from Cecil County, he adds: "I have enjoyed the Bay and its tributaries since I was a young boy, and I hope that many generations to come will get to enjoy it the same way I once did."

Welcome aboard, Travis!

🌷 Get your tickets to the 15th Annual Secret Garden Tour! https://fb.me/e/4jEH9W4TnThe tour is held both Sat. and Sun., ...
04/20/2021

🌷 Get your tickets to the 15th Annual Secret Garden Tour! https://fb.me/e/4jEH9W4Tn

The tour is held both Sat. and Sun., May 15-16 from 12-5 PM - rain or shine. Tickets are $25 each (covers both days), and are sold at the Havre De Grace Maritime Museum, Inc., Havre De Grace Visitor Center, Amanda's Florist & Gifts, and Concord Point Coffee. You may also purchase your tickets online here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/15th-annual-secret-garden-tour-of-havre-de-grace-tickets-145935411745?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

In addition, the Garden Mart and Plant Sale will be that weekend from 10 AM - 6 PM, on the lower level of the Maritime Museum and the grounds of Concord Point Lighthouse. Shop for native plants, perennials, annuals, herbs, vegetables, hanging baskets and more! There will be food trucks and entertainment during the event as well. For any additional information, call 410-652-9757.

🌷 Get your tickets to the 15th Annual Secret Garden Tour! https://fb.me/e/4jEH9W4Tn

The tour is held both Sat. and Sun., May 15-16 from 12-5 PM - rain or shine. Tickets are $25 each (covers both days), and are sold at the Havre De Grace Maritime Museum, Inc., Havre De Grace Visitor Center, Amanda's Florist & Gifts, and Concord Point Coffee. You may also purchase your tickets online here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/15th-annual-secret-garden-tour-of-havre-de-grace-tickets-145935411745?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

In addition, the Garden Mart and Plant Sale will be that weekend from 10 AM - 6 PM, on the lower level of the Maritime Museum and the grounds of Concord Point Lighthouse. Shop for native plants, perennials, annuals, herbs, vegetables, hanging baskets and more! There will be food trucks and entertainment during the event as well. For any additional information, call 410-652-9757.

🚤 Coming this May! Sign up now for the Maryland Boating Safety Course, held online: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1F...
04/19/2021

🚤 Coming this May! Sign up now for the Maryland Boating Safety Course, held online: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSejkiWOBn8jen95IBkJiz5i5wxR3RhvuXb8BQ-aOy7nZvFIzw/viewform

A $20 donation per student is requested to support the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary's educational programs. Click here to donate: https://checkout.square.site/merchant/35ZQ399HQVAAS/checkout/DGU3H4UZJJ4JPRFHQ66FDQIU

🚤 Coming this May! Sign up now for the Maryland Boating Safety Course, held online: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSejkiWOBn8jen95IBkJiz5i5wxR3RhvuXb8BQ-aOy7nZvFIzw/viewform

A $20 donation per student is requested to support the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary's educational programs. Click here to donate: https://checkout.square.site/merchant/35ZQ399HQVAAS/checkout/DGU3H4UZJJ4JPRFHQ66FDQIU

Check out this interesting article in the Baltimore Sun! Learn more about our latest exhibit "Underground Railroad: Othe...
03/02/2021
Freedom seekers: How the little-told story of the Underground Railroad in Harford County shaped the nation we live in today

Check out this interesting article in the Baltimore Sun! Learn more about our latest exhibit "Underground Railroad: Other Voices of Freedom" and the different stories of those in Harford County making their escape towards freedom.

Stories pertaining to the Underground Railroad in Harford County are only now beginning to become known outside a small circle of Civil War historians.

GRAND OPENING WEEKEND!Underground Railroad: Other Voices of Freedom is a new Museum exhibit exploring the Underground Ra...
02/26/2021

GRAND OPENING WEEKEND!

Underground Railroad: Other Voices of Freedom is a new Museum exhibit exploring the Underground Railroad within a local context. The exhibit reveals the importance of the waterways and their relationship to the quest for freedom through the stories of individuals whose lives were spent in this region. Words and pictures aren't enough, you have to come see it in person!

Be sure to also check out our new Environmental Center Art Gallery on our lower floor. Local Havre de Grace artist, nic galloro, is showing his new art exhibit, "Microplastics". The art exhibit is composed of reclaimed materials that bring awareness to a global problem.

Hours of Operation
Saturdays | 10 AM - 5 PM
Sundays | 1 PM - 5 PM

GRAND OPENING WEEKEND!

Underground Railroad: Other Voices of Freedom is a new Museum exhibit exploring the Underground Railroad within a local context. The exhibit reveals the importance of the waterways and their relationship to the quest for freedom through the stories of individuals whose lives were spent in this region. Words and pictures aren't enough, you have to come see it in person!

Be sure to also check out our new Environmental Center Art Gallery on our lower floor. Local Havre de Grace artist, nic galloro, is showing his new art exhibit, "Microplastics". The art exhibit is composed of reclaimed materials that bring awareness to a global problem.

Hours of Operation
Saturdays | 10 AM - 5 PM
Sundays | 1 PM - 5 PM

To raise awareness about the complex cultural and material relationship with plastic, the Environmental Center is excite...
02/17/2021

To raise awareness about the complex cultural and material relationship with plastic, the Environmental Center is excited to announce a new art show, Microplastics, produced by a Havre de Grace local artist, Nic Galloro.

Mr. Galloro shares his story and his inspiration behind his art pieces,

"I have been an active environmentalist since I was a teenager. There was money to be made, one nickel at a time, by collecting discarded soda bottles, back then. Metal cans were delivered to a recycling bin of a major can manufacturer with the help of my reluctant father who claimed “you’re just putting money in someone else’s pocket.” Of course, he was right, “but at least it wasn’t going into the waste stream” I replied.
Now, many years later, the problem of waste has grown exponentially. Glass bottles have been replaced by single-use plastic. Despite recycling as much as possible individually and working with a community-based litter gathering program, plastic waste continues to clutter the environment. To bring awareness to this situation, I make use of my strongest voice: art-making."

Come check out Microplastic that will be open starting this weekend, February 20th.

The Museum will be open on Saturdays 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Sundays 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM.

🚤 COMING UP: The MD Boating Safety Course prepares boaters to operate a vessel on Maryland waters. A Certificate of Boat...
02/09/2021

🚤 COMING UP: The MD Boating Safety Course prepares boaters to operate a vessel on Maryland waters. A Certificate of Boating Safety Education will be issued upon satisfactory completion.

Course cost is a $20 per student donation. All of our boating classes are FREE for First Responders, Active Military, Sea Scouts and all Medical/Hospital staff. (Funds go to support the USCG Auxiliary's educational programs.)

Register today: https://checkout.square.site/.../DGU3H4UZJJ4JPRFHQ66FDQIU....

Once your donation has been processed, get the link to access the course on the designated dates and times by contacting Abe S. at [email protected], with the subject line "MD Boating Safety Course" and provide your name, street address, and DOB.

🚤 COMING UP: The MD Boating Safety Course prepares boaters to operate a vessel on Maryland waters. A Certificate of Boating Safety Education will be issued upon satisfactory completion.

Course cost is a $20 per student donation. All of our boating classes are FREE for First Responders, Active Military, Sea Scouts and all Medical/Hospital staff. (Funds go to support the USCG Auxiliary's educational programs.)

Register today: https://checkout.square.site/.../DGU3H4UZJJ4JPRFHQ66FDQIU....

Once your donation has been processed, get the link to access the course on the designated dates and times by contacting Abe S. at [email protected], with the subject line "MD Boating Safety Course" and provide your name, street address, and DOB.

Tomorrow - reserve your spot now via this link: https://checkout.square.site/merchant/35ZQ399HQVAAS/checkout/DGU3H4UZJJ4...
02/06/2021

Tomorrow - reserve your spot now via this link: https://checkout.square.site/merchant/35ZQ399HQVAAS/checkout/DGU3H4UZJJ4JPRFHQ66FDQIU.

There's still time, so act now and click the link above to register. Please also email [email protected] or send a text to (443) 504-3880 with your full name, street address, and DOB.

Tomorrow - reserve your spot now via this link: https://checkout.square.site/merchant/35ZQ399HQVAAS/checkout/DGU3H4UZJJ4JPRFHQ66FDQIU.

There's still time, so act now and click the link above to register. Please also email [email protected] or send a text to (443) 504-3880 with your full name, street address, and DOB.

Needy “Young Scholars” Given Home Study DesksOn January 20th, 16 elementary students received their own newly constructe...
01/25/2021

Needy “Young Scholars” Given Home Study Desks

On January 20th, 16 elementary students received their own newly constructed desk and chair, all donated. At the informal presentation outside at Havre de Grace Elementary School, the proud desk builders revealed their handiwork.

Al Caffo, from Havre de Grace and his son, Dave, who lives in Delaware, spearheaded the effort. Visiting around a fire pit in Havre de Grace this winter, talk turned to how struggling people might be helped during this pandemic. They had heard about a national movement, Desks for Kids. Father and son wondered if they could, with help from other volunteer builders, tackle this project.

The idea quickly gained momentum, and they spun a strategy to make it happen. A Go Fund Me site was set up to seek financial donations. In just two days, donations were received from friends and family in Ohio, Delaware, Connecticut, and Maryland that would fund the cost of materials to build as many as 30 desks and to purchase chairs.

Al Caffo and several local men build and restore wooden boats at the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum. They received enthusiastic support from Bruce Russell, Museum President, to use the museum boat shop during the winter, when there were fewer boat projects. Volunteers David Anstrand, Andy Goldberg, and Tom Luhr (a Delawarean) joined Al in the construction of the student desks. Al’s wife, Betty, and Dave Caffo concentrated on applying the finish. Tidewater Marina manager, Jeff Andrews, used his truck to transport the lumber and deliver desks.

Havre de Grace Elementary School Principal, Ronald Wooden, and Title 1 Teacher Specialist, Kristin Schaub, were quite supportive, understanding the substantial need. Schaub quickly identified children who could benefit most from the gift. Principal Wooden said, “I am excited that our young scholars will have study desks and chairs they can call their own”.

After a short break, work will begin again to complete a few more “orders”. Dave Caffo, who proposed the idea, said, “This feels so good. We can have some fun, be productive, and give young children a study space”. Bruce Russell, emphasized that, “every positive thing we can do for the next generation and for our community is just the right thing to do”. Wooden noted that the school “has the best teachers in the world, and gifts like these desks will help teachers do an even better job”. One of the woodworkers said that his grandchild, approved of the desks, asking “PopPop, can I have one, too?” It seems, then, that the project is a success.

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100 Lafayette St.
Havre De Grace, MD
21078-3542

Opening Hours

Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00

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+14109394800

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Thank you for sponsoring Mr. Pierce's talk tonight. There's nothing like hearing HdG history from a local legend.
**Help Support the Sailors' Snug Harbor Cemetery Memorial Campaign** @SSHMarinersGenealogy The Descendants of Sailors’ Snug Harbor Mariners have been reaching out to Historical and Genealogical Societies, Museums, Military Veterans Groups, and Concerned Citizens, to invite them to join a Letters of Support Campaign to support their efforts to gain access to the old Sailors’ Snug Harbor Cemetery on Staten Island, in New York City, to honor their Ancestors and all of the 6,500 Merchant and Naval Mariners interred there (1834-1976), by installing a Memorial Monument (Obelisk) and holding an annual Memorial Service. Some of the Mariners were famous Sea Captains and some sailed on famous Merchant and Naval ships dating back to the American Revolution. Many were just average seamen whom sailed and endured for many years on the sea under arduous conditions. The Mariners were from many areas of the United States, Canada, and foreign countries. https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2244490/sailors-snug-harbor-cemetery Sadly, the Sailors' Snug Harbor Cemetery is devoid of gravestones or markers, except for 15 remaining gravestones. The Cemetery is closed and not open to the public. The Board of Trustees of Sailors' Snug Harbor have rejected the Descendants' requests to access the SSH Cemetery to honor their Ancestors. https://nypost.com/2018/12/29/caretakers-shoot-down-plans-for-monument-for-fallen-sailors/ The Descendants are collecting Letters of Support to persuade the Trustees of Sailors’ Snug Harbor to change their decision. You can help support the Descendants by writing a Letter of Support using the Support Letter Writing Instructions at the following link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1sZv5VFLNWw0HA-pW2i33RhbgVFQ6oExx Sailors’ Snug Harbor has a very interesting history. It was one of the first large scale retirement facilities in the United States and the first established for Merchant Mariners. It was founded by the Randall family whom were New York City Merchant Sea Captains and Privateers during the French Indian War and Patriots during the Revolutionary War. Alexander Hamilton was a friend of the Randall family and their Attorney. He helped draft the Robert Richard Randall Will in 1801 to create the SSH Trust which funded the SSH Retirement Home. During its 140+ years of operation (1833-1976) approximately 16,000 Mariners resided there. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sailors%27_Snug_Harbor
Experienced my first "Secret Garden Tour" yesterday! What an enjoyable adventure! Not only so many beautiful gardens to visit, but such welcoming homeowners, inspiration to bring home and a great cause!🌻🌺🥀🌞
America’s Anchor is a regional naval history of the Delaware River and Bay, the cradle of the United States Navy and Marine Corps. The scope of the book spans three centuries in a tri-state area from early exploration to the end of World War II. It tells the exciting tale of the seaman of the Delaware Valley and the notable ships they sailed in peace and war. Some were famous naval heroes and others were nameless sailors and marines dating back centuries. America’s Anchor describes the various naval engagements fought over the years in the Delaware estuary and outside the Delaware Capes. It discusses the improvement in naval infrastructure such as lighthouses, canals, and navigational aids that made this possible. The Delaware river and bay was one of America’s premier shipbuilding centers where many technological advances were first employed. America’s Anchor includes the story of the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Delaware river and bay pilots, the U.S. Lifesaving Service and the role of the Coast Guard. $45 softcover (7 x 10) 88 photos, appendices, notes, bibliography, index ISBN 978-1-4766-7197-0 Ebook 978-1-4766-3435-7 2018 Author Kennard Wiggins is a retired military officer residing in Elkton Maryland. He is the Curator of the Delaware Military Museum and is the President of the Cecil County Public Library Board of Trustees. He is a history advisor to Wilmington College and the Pencader Heritage Museum. Wiggins is the author of six previous local history books. His last book was Delaware in World War I. Wiggins has prepared a talk based on his book that he would be pleased to present to your organization. Contact Kennard Wiggins, [email protected] Cell 443-553-6314
What flowers are good for butterflies and bees? I will plant them all in my yard.
Hi to all who may have attended story time at the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum Thursday! I have a favor to ask. During the craft portion of the morning the battery in my camera died. It was placed on the ledge near the door and after that I didn't think anymore about it. Even while loading the car and then unpacking all items upon return home never crossed my mind, until the next day. Retraced my steps around the house, no luck. Went to the museum to search the room (which was locked up upon our departure), no luck. Reviewed the pictures from snack time on my backup camera (that a friend was using) and saw that it was on the ledge in a couple of the pics. My hope is that it was accidentally picked up when folks were leaving, thinking it was theirs. While I am sad that I may have lost my camera, I am even sadder that the card had pics that I had yet to download to the computer. Of course those of particular interest to me are the ones of our grandkids. Please spread the word and if found, please message me. Thanks so much! Miss Sue