CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM
P.O. Box 97 - 14200 Solomons Island Road
Solomons, MD 20688
Traci Cimini - 410-326-2042 x62
October 25, 2017
For Immediate Release
THE CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM ANNOUNCES PARTICIPATION
IN THE 2018 COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGN
The 2018 Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFCNCA) has officially launched and the Calvert Marine Museum Society is on the list of participating organizations eligible for donations. Federal employees may now elect to pledge their support for the development of education programs and exhibits at the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons, Maryland. Donate now online at www.cfcnca.org and designate 21846. Employees may also designate 21846 on federal agency pledge forms.
The Calvert Marine Museum is a public, non-profit, educational, regionally-oriented museum. The mission is to collect, preserve, research, and interpret the cultural and natural history of Southern Maryland. Established in 1970 in a modest facility, the museum moved to its present nine-acre site in 1975 and is committed to the preservation and interpretation of three themes: regional paleontology, estuarine life of the tidal Patuxent River and adjacent Chesapeake Bay, and maritime history of these waters.
Dedicated to preserving Southern Maryland heritage, educational programs reach over 16,000 children each year. Visitation topped 84,000 last year and that number grows consistently. The waterfront location and nearby Calvert Cliffs provide the perfect setting for the environmental and cultural interpretation of the Patuxent River, Chesapeake Bay, and surrounding area.
The museum has remained a stable facility in the community for 45 years due to the county’s financial support and the community’s support. Nearly 40% of the budget is raised each year through membership, grants, donations, and special events. Due to this joint effort between government and community, the Calvert Marine Museum has grown into an exceptional facility, fostering an understanding of local maritime history, nurturing an appreciation for the environment, inspiring discoveries about the prehistoric past, and building connections between people, ideas, and places. The Calvert Marine Museum is fully accredited by the American Association of Museums with recent reaccreditation in 2009.
Join with colleagues and co-workers to form a powerful community of caring and pledge your support for the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area.
CMM Photo attached
The 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. and AAA members, and $4.00 for children ages 5 - 12; children under 5 and museum members are always admitted free. For more information about the museum, upcoming events, or membership, visit the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com or call 410-326-2042. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Google+, Instagram and Pinterest.