Bring your woodworking projects to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is inviting experienced and novice woodworkers to its Open Boatshop program on Thursdays, May 23, June 20, July 25, and Aug. 22. The program runs from 5:30-8:30pm, with participation limited and advanced registration needed.

The program invites members of the public to CBMM’s Shipyard to work on a small woodworking project of their own, or to bring ideas and seek advice on a future project.

Participants will gain the advice and guidance of an experienced shipwright and woodworker, along with assistance with CBMM’s machinery and tools, plans, measurements, and the execution of their small-scale project. Projects can include plans for a small gift, frames, furniture, models, artwork, and more.

CBMM’s Open Boatshop program is $35 per session, with a 20% discount for CBMM members. Participants must be 16 or older, unless accompanied by an adult, with registration at