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Grants Awarded - At Play on The Bay

At Play on The Bay

block Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

This grant advances a major new permanent exhibit examining one of the most dramatic aspects of the Bay’s history—the explosion of recreation and the changes that have come with it. The exhibit explores the growing appeal of the Chesapeake – asking what about this place has attracted people here as a place to play and relax, how did this happen and what have been the effects of that growth on the Bay’s environment and its people? Drawing from the museum's large collection of recreational boats, supplemented by related artifacts and oral histories, the interactive exhibit will highlight the people---the sailors and racers, yachtsmen and anglers, marina owners and watermen---who have created new recreational communities and landscapes on the Bay. Despite the historic significance of the evolution of the Bay from purely a work place to a recreational mecca, this exhibition will be the first on the Chesapeake to take a comprehensive view of these changes and the first to focus so fully on the Bay interpretive theme of Recreation and Renewal. The exhibit is expected to reach an audience of over 95,000 visitors each year.

Amount Funded: $100,000.00

Start Date: 08/15/2003

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