CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM
P.O. Box 97 * 14200 Solomons Island Road
Solomons, MD 20688
Valerie Giroux * 410-326-2042 x17
November 25, 2013
For Immediate Release
Renovations Have Begun at the Calvert Marine Museum
October 1, 2013 marked the beginning of the Calvert Marine Museum's highly-anticipated Exhibition Building renovation. Due to the extraordinary growth of both the museum's educational programs and the number of events taking place inside the museum, we are expanding our facilities to better serve our community.
Over the last 40 years, the Calvert Marine Museum has grown from a modest community-based operation created to preserve and celebrate Solomonís history to a premier educational facility serving a regional and national audience. Since our founding in 1970, nearly two million visitors have passed through our doors, and in the next ten years, we anticipate one million more. With the overwhelming financial support from the state, Calvert County Government, our Board of Governors, and countless donors, we are now ready to embrace the future through this exciting renovation.
The main focus of the renovation is on the lobby and auditorium. The auditorium will be transformed into a dynamic program and event space that will provide much needed flexibility. New retractable walls will allow us to open up the multi-purpose space into the lobby area for special events, educational activities, changing exhibits, and more. The lobby will be redefined to be more visitor friendly by relocating the admission desk to face the new entrance, adding an orientation space behind the admission desk, and expanding the Museum Store.
The museum and Museum Store are open and will remain so until January 1, 2014. The renovation is estimated to be completed in March 2014. Stay up to date on the renovation and our reopening date through our Website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com and our Facebook at www.facebook.com/calvertmarinemuseum.
The museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is $9.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors and military with valid I.D., and $4.00 for children ages 5 - 12; children under 5 and museum members are always admitted free. The Calvert Marine Museum will close January 1 for renovation. Stay posted for reopening date in March 2014. For more information about the museum, upcoming events, membership, and for updates on the renovation, visit the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com or call 410-326-2042. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
|Even the museum otter is getting in on the fun of renovating!|