Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum hosts June 19 Community Forum

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is inviting the public to a Community Forum on Tuesday, June 19, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in CBMM’s Van Lennep Auditorium, when CBMM will host a community conversation and share more information about Phase I of its recently announced Master Plan.

Three phases make up the Master Plan, with the scope and timeline expected to be six to eight years, contingent upon funding. Phase I consists of the construction of a new building for changing exhibitions, a long-term waterfowling exhibition, CBMM’s library and archives, and landscaping upgrades to Navy Point. Phases II and Phase III will focus on further expanding CBMM’s education and Shipyard capabilities.

“CBMM’s Master Plan is a vision for CBMM’s campus for the next 20 years, and is designed to greatly enhance the guest experience and prioritize CBMM’s natural, waterfront environment,” said CBMM President Kristen Greenaway. “The Master Plan will support CBMM’s mission and world-class maritime museum status by enabling CBMM to offer new and expanded programming.”

At the June 19 forum, phase I of the Master Plan will be presented by Greenaway, CBMM Vice President of Operations Steve Byrnes, and CBMM Chief Curator Pete Lesher, followed by time for questions and answers.

Seating will be limited, with reservations for CBMM’s June 19 Community Forum taken through Friday, June 15 at