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Museum offers free admission to furloughed employees and their families

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels, MD, has announced it is offering free admission to furloughed federal government employees and their families. Free admission will be offered until the furlough is lifted, and will be extended to family members accompanying the employee on a visit.

“We want to reach out to those most affected by the furlough,” said CBMM’s Vice President of Communications Tracey Munson. “With so many people out of work and a number of the nation’s parks and museums now closed, we thought this would be a meaningful way to make a difference.”

To gain free admission, visitors will need to present an employee or health benefits card, or another form of identification recognizing them as a federal employee.

Funded primarily through private donations, grants, membership and admission revenues, CBMM is dedicated to preserving and exploring the people, history, and environment of the entire Chesapeake Bay. Located along 18-acres of Miles River waterfront in the heart of St. Michaels’ historic district, the museum features the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, a working boatyard, and several hands-on exhibits and activities for visitors of all ages. For more information about CBMM, visit or call 410-745-2916.