Working on the Water, An Interpretive Exhibit
Smith Island Center
The Smith Island Center, a cultural museum operated by the Crisfield & Smith Island Cultural Alliance, tells the story of life on the island. One of the center's main permanent exhibits is entitled "Working on the Water." It includes a 14-foot model of a Jenkins Creek scrape boat equipped with tools used in the crabbing industry and a UHF radio allowing visitors to hear the conversations of watermen working on their boats on the Bay. Other tools are also on display, but there is limited information explaining the importance and uses of these exhibits. This project will develop a series of interpretive panels and picutures to make the make the exhibit a better tool for explaining the working life of Smith Island watermen.
Amount Funded: $8,810.00
Start Date: 08/15/2003