• Welcome Center Grand Opening

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    Name: Welcome Center Grand Opening
    Date: December 2, 2023
    Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST
    Event Description:
    Join CBMM on Saturday, Dec. 2, to celebrate the opening of the new Welcome Center! The day will be filled with authentic Chesapeake Bay experiences, including food demonstrations, hands-on activities, campus tours, and live music.
    Among the entertainment, Anthony “Turk” Cannon and his five-piece, jazz ensemble will take the stage, especially meaningful as Anthony’s father was an iconic Eastern Shore waterman and a prominent subject in CBMM’s Oystering on the Chesapeake exhibition. As guests enter the Oystering building, they are immediately greeted by a life-size cut out of Wilson “Turk” Cannon before they board the now land-locked E.C. Collier – the very same oyster dredging vessel he worked on.
    The elder Cannon once told CBMM’s Chief Historian Pete Lesher how incredibly proud he was that his five children would not “have” to be watermen. He worked toward a future full of options for them. During this special performance, Anthony Cannon will help celebrate a new chapter in CBMM’s history as he shares his art within view of the exhibition building that preserves his father’s legacy.
    Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
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