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Calvert Marine Museum Joins CFCNCA

Oct 07, 2011 08:17PM ● Published by Anonymous


The 2011 Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFCNCA) has officially launched and the Calvert Marine Museum Society is on the list of participating organizations eligible for donations. Federal employees may now elect to pledge their support for the development of education programs and exhibits at the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons, Maryland. Donate now online at www.cfcnca.org and choose e-Giving to designate 21846. Employees may also designate 21846 on federal agency pledge forms.

The Calvert Marine Museum is a public, non-profit, educational, regionally-oriented museum. The mission is to collect, preserve, research, and interpret the cultural and natural history of Southern Maryland. Established in 1970 in a modest facility, the museum moved to its present nine-acre site in 1975 and is committed to the preservation of three themes: regional paleontology, estuarine life of the tidal Patuxent River and adjacent Chesapeake Bay, and maritime history of these waters.

Dedicated to preserving Southern Maryland heritage, educational programs reach over 20,000 children each year. Visitation topped 69,000 last year from around the world and that number grows consistently. The waterfront location and nearby Calvert Cliffs provide the perfect setting for the environmental and cultural interpretation of the Patuxent River, Chesapeake Bay and surrounding area.

The museum has remained a stable facility in the community for 40 years due to the county’s financial support and the community’s support. Nearly 40% of the budget is raised each year through membership, grants, donations, and special events. Due to this joint effort between government and community, the Calvert Marine Museum has grown into and exceptional facility, providing maritime history, education, and cultural experiences. The Calvert Marine Museum is fully accredited by the American Association of Museums with recent reaccreditation in 2009.

Join with colleagues and co-workers to form a powerful community of caring and pledge your support for the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area.

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The museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Museum members and children under 5 are always admitted free. Admission is $7.00 for adults, $6.00 for seniors and military with valid I.D., and $2.00 for children ages 5 – 12. For more information about the museum, upcoming events, or membership, visit the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com or call 410-326-2042..

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