St. Michaels Museum Walking Tours

St. Michaels Museum
Walking Tours
Saturday, August 3 & 17 at 10:00 am
“Frederic Douglass, as a Slave, in St. Michaels 1833-36”

This tour is given as a 90-minute walking tour on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month. The tour gives a view of the early life of St. Michaels’ most famous 19th century resident and the most important African American Abolitionist in the Civil War. The cost for the tours is $10 adults, $5 youths (6-17). St. Michaels Museum is located at 201 E. Chestnut St, St. Michaels, MD. For information call 410 745-9561 or check the website at: www.stmichaelsmuseum.org

St. Michaels Museum
Walking Tours
Saturday, August 10 & 24 at 10:00 am
“Historic St. Michaels: its People, Places and Happenings”

This tour is given as a 90-minute walking tour on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays. It highlights St. Michaels during the 19th Century. Stories will be told by viewing many restored structures from that era and describing lives of famous and typical residents of these times including Frederic Douglass. The cost for the tours is $10 adults, $5 youths (6-17). St. Michaels Museum is located at 201 E. Chestnut St, St. Michaels, MD. For information call 410 745-9561 or check the website at: www.stmichaelsmuseum.org.

New Exhibit at St. Michaels Museum

Our new exhibit about Historic St Mary’s Square is open. St Mary’s Square has a long history covering two hundred and forty-one years. It was the center of a 1778 town plan put together by English factor James Braddock during the American Revolution. Braddock’s plan featured the Square surrounded by twenty lots, a market house and two entrances gates, a north gate and south gate. It was the center of the early town with St. Michaels 1st Methodist church, Sardis Chapel, and schools including the 1880 High School, now the location of St Michaels Museum.We are located at 201 E. Chestnut St, on historic St. Mary’s Square, in St Michaels where there is usually plenty of street parking. The St. Michaels Museum is open Fridays from 1-4, Saturdays 10-4, Sundays 1-4. For more information call 410-745-9561 or check the website at www.stmichaelsmuseum.org.

St. Michaels Museum Walking Tours in July

St. Michaels Museum
Walking Tours
Saturday, July 6 & 20th at 10:00 am
“Frederic Douglass, as a Slave, in St. Michaels 1833-36”

This tour is given as a 90-minute walking tour on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month. The tour gives a view of the early life of St. Michaels’ most famous 19th century resident and the most important African American Abolitionist in the Civil War. The cost for the tours is $10 adults, $5 youths (6-17). St. Michaels Museum is located at 201 E. Chestnut St, St. Michaels, MD. For information call 410 745-9561 or check the website at: www.stmichaelsmuseum.org

St. Michaels Museum
Walking Tours
Saturday, July 13th& 27th at 10:00 am
“Historic St. Michaels: its People, Places and Happenings”

This tour is given as a 90-minute walking tour on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays. It highlights St. Michaels during the 19th Century. Stories will be told by viewing many restored structures from that era and describing lives of famous and typical residents of these times including Frederic Douglass. The cost for the tours is $10 adults, $5 youths (6-17). St. Michaels Museum is located at 201 E. Chestnut St, St. Michaels, MD. For information call 410 745-9561 or check the website at: www.stmichaelsmuseum.org.

Traditional July 4th Independence Day Celebration, with a Children’s Parade

St Michaels Museum will sponsor its traditional Independence Day Celebration at the Museum on the corner of East Chestnut Street and St. Mary’s Square.  Events will start at 10 AM with a Children’s Parade.  Children and parents should arrive at 9:30 AM. We encourage festively dressed participants with decorated bicycles, tricycles, wagons and pets. Uncle Sam will lead the parade followed by the St. Michaels Fire Dept.’s Antique Fire Engine, Maggie. The emphasis is having a good time and showing off for your parents, grandparents, neighbors and friends.  The parade starts at St. Michaels Museum and the route is East Chestnut west to Talbot, Talbot north to Willow (just past Christ Church), Willow to Church, Church to Mulberry, Mulberry to St Mary’s Square and back to St. Michaels Museum.  There will be no floats or vehicles other than the fire departments antique fire truck ‘Maggie’ leading the parade.It is a special event for children.

At 11AM the Traditional Program will begin with Boy Scout Troup 741 raising the flag and leading a Pledge of Allegiance at the Flag Pole in front of the Museum.  A formal program will follow on the new Teetotum Porch with a benediction, patriotic and folk songs by the Royal Oak Musicians, and featured speaker CBMM Curator Pete Lesher will speak on “All Created Equal”. Music will be provided by the Royal Oaks Musicians.  Following the program, the magician John Dodge will perform for everyone.  The Phillips Wharf Fish Mobile will be available to entertain and educate children. St Michaels Museum will be open with free admission. Refreshments will be available from the St. Michaels Fire

Department. St. Michaels Museum 201 E. Chestnut St, St. Michaels, MD 21663, www.stmichaelsmuseum.org.

New Exhibit at St. Michaels Museum in June

Plan a visit to St. Michaels Museum to learn about the history of St. Michaels including the War of 1812, the life of Frederick Douglass when he lived in the town as a slave, and the commercial development of this busy town. In June a new exhibit about Historic St. Mary’s Square will open. St. Mary’s Square has a long history covering two hundred and forty years. It was the center of a 1778 town plan put together by English factor James Braddock during the American Revolution. Braddock’s plan featured the Square surrounded by twenty lots, a market house and two gates, north and south. It was the center of the early town and featured over the years Sadis Chapel, the early St Luke’s Church, several schools both public and private, and now the location of St Michaels Museum.

In addition to the new exhibit the museum has the following schedule of Walking Tours:

Docent-led walking tours – Saturdays from May through October 26, 2019

The walking tour of the town begins at the museum at 10:00, $10 adults, $5 youths (6-17), private tours for $50 Minimum. Other days and times can be arranged by calling Kate Fones at 410-745-4323.

“Frederick Douglass, as a Slave, in St. Michaels 1833-36”, First and Third Saturdays of Each Month

This tour is given as a 90-minute walking tour. The tour gives a view of the early life of St. Michaels’ most famous 19th century resident and the most important African American Abolitionist in the Civil War.

“Historic St. Michaels: its People, Places and Happenings”, Second and Fourth Saturdays of each Month

This tour is given as a 90-minute walking tour. It highlights St. Michaels during the 19 th Century. Stories will be told by viewing many restored structures from that era and describing life of famous and typical residents of these times including Frederick Douglass. The St. Michaels Museum is open Fridays from 1-4, Saturdays 10-4, Sundays 1-4. More information is available at https://stmichaelsmuseum.org/.

St. Michaels Museum Walking Tour on Saturday, May 25th at 10 am

“Historic St. Michaels: its People, Places and Happenings”

This tour is given as a 90-minute walking tour on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays. It highlights St. Michaels during the 19 th Century. Stories will be told by viewing many restored structures from that era and describing lives of famous and typical residents of these times including
Frederic Douglass. The cost for the tours is $10 adults, $5 youths (6-17). St. Michaels Museum is located at 201 E. Chestnut St, St. Michaels, MD. For information call 410 745-9561 or check the website at: www.stmichaelsmuseum.org.

St Michaels Museum’s Annual Meeting April 7

The annual meeting of the St. Michaels Museum will be held on Sunday, April 7th, beginning at 2:00 pm at the St Michaels Library Meeting Room.

There will be a short business meeting per the Museum By-Laws followed by our featured Program: “Slave Hospitals and Slave Doctors”. University of Maryland professor Michael Olmert will discuss how slave hospitals were once prominent on the plantations of the South. Part medicine, part quarantining of infectious slaves, part capitalism, part charity, and part hypocrisy, they were integral to any large agricultural enterprise. Most of them disappeared after the Civil War. It’s not hard to understand why.

Plan for a slave hospital At Jamaica’s Great Hope Estate.

Ghostlike images of this building type still persist in pictures from the dawn of photography. They are also visible in plantation ruins and in a few surviving examples and they have a virtual presence in farm journals and diaries. Some of them were quite large and were capable of treating fifty or sixty patients at a time. Several examples from Jamaica were constructed as elegant Georgian buildings in imported British limestone.

Perhaps their most remarkable aspect is that slaves were often encouraged or allowed to practice African folkloric medicine in them. They used plants and other natural ingredients which must have been safer than the standard western cures of the day including bloodletting. This practice was fairly common, to judge from the number of runaway-slave ads published in period newspapers that describe a missing slave as a “doctor.”

After the presentation refreshments will be served. The meeting is open to all interested persons: members and non-members are most welcome!

For more information, visit the Museum website www.stmichaelsmuseum.org or call 410-745-9561.

St. Michaels Fall Events and Tours

The St. Michaels Museum, located on historic 1778 St. Mary’s Square, is now closed until the first weekend in May 2019. The Museum will be open for two days during Christmas in St Michaels weekend, Saturday, December 8th, from 11:00 to 4:00 and Sunday, December 9th, from 12:00 to 3:00. To celebrate Christmas in St. Michaels, there will no admission fee to the museum.

The museum will be decorated for the Christmas season and there will be a small exhibit highlighting objects given to the museum during 2018 such as an early 1860’s school teachers workbook used in a school located on St. Mary’s Square and a tintype collection of a St. Michaels family dating from the mid-19th century.  We also will have photographs taken in St. Michaels during the 1960s and 1970s that show how much the town has changed.

Special Out Of Season Docent Led Walking Tours

Our regular Saturday 10:00 walking tours offered during the May to October season are no longer scheduled during this off-season period. But special tours can be arranged by calling 410-745-6591.

Out of Season Special Tours are $10 Per Person with a minimum of $40 for less than 4 people.

“Frederic Douglass, a Slave in St. Michaels 1833-36”

This tour is a 90 minute walking tour. It features Frederick Douglass and his significant ties to St. Michaels. Two periods of his life are covered: the first period, the three years (1833-1836) he lived in town and nearby farms as a slave. The second period covers his 1877 visit to St Michaels as a famous free man when he met with his former owner Thomas Auld.

“Historic St. Michaels: It’s People, Places and Happenings”

This tour is a 90 minute walking tour. It highlights St. Michaels people, events and historic sites from the last quarter of the 18th century to the early 20th century.

Visit our website www.stmichaelsmuseum.org or call 410-745-9561 for more details about arranging a special Frederick Douglass or Historic St Michaels walking tour or to request a special opening of the museum for a private tour. The Museum is located at  201 E. Chestnut Street, one block from Talbot Street.

St. Michaels Museum Announces its Annual Harvest Supper

The St. Michaels Museum will hold its annual Harvest Supper on Saturday, October 20, from 5:00 -7:00 pm at the Union United Methodist Church Parish Hall located at 100 Railroad Avenue in St. Michaels.

Well-known local organic farmer, Carol Bean of Know Good Farm in Wittman, will create a special soup featuring seasonal produce from her garden. The supper menu will also include a choice of salads and desserts. Drinks will also be offered.

After supper, John Muller, author of Frederick Douglass in Washington, DC: The Lion of Anacostia, will speak on Douglass’ life in the capitol from 1877 until his death in 1895.  Douglas lived in a Victorian mansion in Anacostia named Cedar Hill, which is still open to the public today. Mr. Muller will provide details of the abolitionist’s life in Washington, DC where he was a noted speaker and civil servant.  Several photographs of St. Michaels from the museum collection will be on display.

The public is invited and the cost for the event is $30 per person.  Donations are also welcome. Please call 410-745-9561 to make a reservation and pay at the door. You can also go to www.stmichaelsmuseum.org and pay online.

The St. Michaels Museum celebrates the rich history of 19th century St. Michaels through informative guided walking tours and unique exhibits developed by museum staff. This year, we are celebrating Frederick Douglass’s 200th Anniversary.The St. Michaels Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is supported by donations and the volunteer efforts of our community. The Museum is open from May – October and a guided walking tour is offered Saturdays at 10:00 am. Free parking is available on town streets near the museum and the museum is handicapped accessible. For more information please visit www.stmichaelsmuseum.org.

St. Michaels Museum Raffle for a Pair of Tickets to Paul Simon’s Farewell Tour

Through the generosity of a board member, the Board of the St. Michaels Museum will hold a raffle for a chance to win a ticket for a pair (two) of tickets to Paul Simon’s Farewell Tour. This is Paul Simon’s his last concert at Washington, DC’s Capitol One Arena, 601 F St NW. Only fifty raffle tickets will be sold.

The concert on Friday September 14th will begin at 8:00 pm. The seats are ground level, section 3, row T, seats 13 and 14.  Face value of the pair of tickets was $350.00 each. Proceeds of the raffle will benefit the St. Michaels Museum.

The Raffle will begin Monday August 9th. The winner will be selected at random on Monday, August 30th at 11:00 am at the Blue Crab Coffee Shop at 102 Fremont Street in St. Michaels.  

Please visit www.stmichaelsmuseum.org to purchase raffle tickets online.

 

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