New photo props promote Snapshots to Selfies Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum online exhibition

. June 19, 2016

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum has recently brought its new online exhibition Snapshots to Selfies: 50 Years of Chesapeake Summers to its physical campus through the addition of three new photo props.

The props are designed to encourage members and guests to contribute to the online photo exhibition, with the social media hashtag #cbmmsnapshots used and photos uploaded to the exhibition at The exhibition runs through November 30, 2017.

The online exhibition currently features more than 240 submitted and searchable photos covering the last 50 summers of people living, working, and playing on the Chesapeake Bay. CBMM invites members and guests to contribute to the ongoing exhibition by taking a photo with one of the three props, which are all inspired by the traditions and practices of the Chesapeake Bay. Props include an oversized pair of waterman’s boots, an oversized crab pot, and a pair of crab pickers.

Established in 1965, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a world-class maritime museum dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment, and people of the entire Chesapeake Bay, with the values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship guiding its mission. Serving nearly 70,000 guests each year, the museum’s campus includes a floating fleet of historic boats and 12 exhibition buildings, situated on 18 waterfront acres along the Miles River and St. Michaels’ harbor. To see the exhibition, visit or visit

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