Here is what is happening at museums around Southern Maryland this week.
The La Plata Train Museum will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on scheduled dates. The museum is located at 101 Kent Ave. in La Plata. For group tours, call Danielle Mandley at 301-934-8421.
The Maryland Veterans Museum is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The museum is located at 1100 Crain Highway in Newburg. Go to www.mdvets.cc.
The Historic McConchie One-School, which originally served African-American students exclusively, now serves as a living museum and is open for tours and periodically throughout the year to the public. The schoolhouse is located inside the Charles County Fairgrounds, 8440 Fairground Road in La Plata. Contact Edward Holland at 301-848-3476 or [email protected].
General William Smallwood’s Retreat House and Ground will be open on selected dates. The house is located inside Smallwood State Park, 2750 Sweden Point Road in Marbury. Call 301-743-3048 or 301-743-7613.
The Old Jail Museum, St. Clement’s Island Museum & Piney Point Lighthouse Museum will be be open daily noon to 4 p.m. through March 24, 2022, and from noon to 7 p.m. on First Fridays. The museum will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Go to www.Museum.StMarysMD.com.
The Old Jail Museum will be open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, in recognition of Moll Dyer Day and will carry an assortment of Moll Dyer-themed gifts.
Historic St. Mary’s City will host its annual bridal show noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, at the State House is 47418 Old State House Road in St. Mary’s City. Wedding services including photographers, florists and caterers. Free if registered by Feb. 23, or $5 at the door. Contact 240-895-4991 or go to www.hsmcdigshistory.org/events/bridal-show/.
Historic Sotterley will host “Finding Chris Haley” virtually at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 16. The presenter will be Chris Haley, the director of the Study of the Legacy of Slavery in Maryland at the Maryland State Archives Research Department and the Utopia Film Festival. Haley will discuss his life responsibility, challenges, future, and the legacy of his family so widely known from the work of his famous uncle, author Alex Haley. The free event is a part of Sotterley’s Common Ground Initiative. Go to www.sotterley.org.
St. Clement’s Island Museum will hold Maryland Day 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, March 25. Celebrate the founding of Maryland at the state’s birthplace. Free admission, free water taxi rides, official ceremony featuring guest speakers and a commemorative mass on St. Clement’s Island. Go to Facebook.com/SCIMuseum.
St. Clement’s Island Museum will host the annual First Landing Wine & Arts Festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at 38370 Point Breeze Road in Colton’s Point. Celebrate St. Mary’s wineries on the Wine Trail, local artisans, craft vendors, kid’s activities, boat rides, food vendors, free admission and more. Call 301-769-2222 or go to www.Facebook.com/SCIMuseum.
Calvert Marine Museum recently announces it has joined Museums for All, a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, to encourage people of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum-going habits. The program supports those receiving SNAP food assistance benefits to visit the museum for free admission, up to four people, with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer card. Similar free or reduced admission is available to eligible members of the public at more than 700 museums across the country. For more information, go to www.imls.gov.
The Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum is open 1 to 4 p.m. daily. The museum is located at 4155 Mears Ave. In Chesapeake Beach. Call 410-257-3892 or go to www.chesapeakebeachrailwaymuseum.com.
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center will host an exhibit titled “Overcomer — Works by Sarah Matthews” through Sunday, Feb. 27, in the Murray Arts Building. The exhibit is a combination of artists’ books and prints which document Matthews’ journey through depression, anger, hope, peace and love. Amid a global pandemic, racial injustices, and social isolation, she was able to find her artistic voice. Carving large woodblocks, making layered prints with linoleum blocks, and binding books with colorful patterns have been a doorway to express her thoughts and feelings. Go to www.annemariegarden.org.
Calvert Marine Museum will host a performance by Chrysalis 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25. The band features Jody Marshall on hammered dulcimer and piano and Jim Queen on fiddle and guitar. The concert is part of the museum’s 12th annual Maritime Performance Series. Doors open 6 p.m. Beer and wine will be available for purchase, Tickets are $25, $20 in advance. Go to bit.ly/MaritimeConcerts.
Calvert County Historical Society will hold its monthly Brown Bag Lunch series noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at 70 Church St. in Prince Frederick. This month’s topic is “Ice on the Chesapeake Bay.” Free. Call 410-535-2452 or go to www.calverthistory.org.
Calvert Marine Museum will host a performance by Claude Bourbon 7 p.m. Friday, March 25. The guitarist is known for his blues, Spanish, and Middle Eastern stylings. The concert is part of the museum’s 12th annual Maritime Performance Series. Doors open 6 p.m. Beer and wine will be available for purchase, Tickets are $25, $20 in advance. Go to bit.ly/MaritimeConcerts.
Calvert County Historical Society will hold its monthly Brown Bag Lunch series noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at 70 Church St. in Prince Frederick. This month will be a workshop on writing family history topic. Free. Call 410-535-2452 or go to www.calverthistory.org.
Calvert Marine Museum will host a performance by Bob Zentz 7 p.m. Friday, April 29. The singer/songwriter plays dozens of instruments and spans folk, traditional, Celtic and maritime music. The concert is part of the museum’s 12th annual Maritime Performance Series. Doors open 6 p.m. Beer and wine will be available for purchase, Tickets are $25, $20 in advance. Go to bit.ly/MaritimeConcerts.