While the museum is currently closed and our Annual 4th of July Celebration and parade for 2020 has been cancelled. We are working on possible future activities in the fall. We have been busy with several important projects even during the Covid-19 crisis.
The first is our newest building project: A 425 square foot addition to the Teetotum building for museum office space, a research library, storage of past exhibits, curatorial space for research and developing new exhibits and possible small temporary public exhibits. The addition has 400 square feet of open space, 25 square feet of storage as well as attic storage. In addition, there is a handicap bathroom that is accessed from the connector room between the Teetotum and Sewell House. The construction should be completed in early July. The second project, now completed, is a new shake roof to replace the failing one on the Teetotum Building.
The move of our office space from the third building on our grounds, the Chaney house, allows us to develop a Living History of the three Free African American Chaney Brothers that built the Chaney House in 1851 during the period of slavery in St Michaels. We hope to have this Living Exhibit open for Spring 2021 for visitors.
Our board and curatorial committee are working on developing video tours of the new office space, current exhibits, and possible outdoor exhibits to be done on weekends. Additionally, we are considering doing Historic and Frederick Douglass walking tours in the fall that are limited in size and arranged by reservations. If you come to our grounds you will also find at both our signs, boxes that have copies of our self-guided Historic Walking tours of St. Michaels. To see our latest plans, exhibits and activities visit our website www.stmichaelsmuseum.org. St Michaels Museum, PO Box 714, 201 E. Chestnut Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663.
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