Maryland State Treasurer visits Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

On Mon., Nov. 5 2018, Maryland State Treasurer Nancy Kopp visited the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md.

Along with Kopp and CBMM staff representatives, the meeting was attended by CBMM Board of Governors Chair Diane Staley and CBMM Board of Governors Member Howard Freedlander.

The meeting focused on CBMM’s capital improvements, made possible in part through the use of State funding. CBMM staff provided a campus tour, along with a briefing on CBMM’s new Master Plan and newly certified Shipwright Apprentice Program, and a visit with students participating in CBMM’s Rising Tide After-School Boatbuilding Program.

From 2015 to 2018 CBMM utilized Maryland Bond Bill grant funding to help support program enhancements, maintenance, and accessibility. The projects supported included repairs to and restoration of a number of CBMM’s buildings, including resurfacing the historic Knapps Narrows Bridge—standing at the entrance of CBMM—and an upgrade to CBMM’s campus-wide alert systems.

“This capital investment helps make CBMM more relevant and accessible for our nearly 80,000 annual guests,” commented CBMM President Greenaway. “That includes nearly 6,000 students, teachers, and parent chaperones who annually participate in our educational programming, tours, and workshops.”

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment, and culture of the entire Chesapeake Bay region, and making this resource available to all.

Every aspect of fulfilling this mission is driven by CBMM’s values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship, along with a commitment to providing engaging guest experiences and transformative educational programming, all while serving as a vital community partner. For more information, visit or call 410-745-2916.

From left, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum President Kristen Greenaway, Maryland State Treasurer Nancy Kopp, and CBMM Shipyard Manager and St. Michaels Town Commissioner Michael Gorman tour CBMM’s Shipyard.