Party on the Point: Celebrating 50 Years on the Bay
Jun 09, 2015 12:12PM
● By Becca Newell
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About 2,000 people attended Party on the Point: Celebrating 50 Years on the Bay, held at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels on Saturday, May 23rd.
The festival kicked off a year-long 50th anniversary
celebration for the museum, which opened to the public on May 22, 1965. Party
on the Point was highlighted with the opening of the major temporary
exhibition, A Broad Reach: 50 Years of Collecting. Motown sounds of the XPDs;
lots of Chesapeake-related family activities, including Oyster Jenga,
build-a-boat, and much more; scenic boat rides aboard Winnie Estelle and many
of the museum's floating fleet; local flavors and fare; and maritime arts and other
Though the event was more of a celebration, rather than a traditional fundraiser for the nonprofit organization, sponsorship and other proceeds from the event benefit the children and adults served by the CBMM's education, boat restoration, and exhibition programs.
festival was generously sponsored by Eastern Shore Tents & Events and
ProParties, with media sponsors including What’s Up? Media, The Star
Democrat, 103.1 FM WRNR, 96.7 WCEI, and 94.3 WINX FM radio. The Easton
Amateur Radio Society transmitted live from the event, using the
call letters W3M. Rosie’s Tavern was generously sponsored by the Lyon
Distilling Company of St. Michaels.
Photos by Jennifer Madino