Crisfield Students Present History at Tawes Musem Open House

This weekend in Crisfield, folks will have a chance to see what’s inside the J. Millard Tawes Museum for free.

The Crisfield Heritage Foundation hosts its annual open house on Saturday, May 4 at 4:00 p.m.

Crisfield High School ninth and tenth graders will present online stories they’ve created based on local history, with the held of the Heritage Foundation. It’s called the YES Stories Project, and it’s part of the upcoming Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street traveling exhibit, which will be coming to Crisfield from December 2019 to January 2020.

The exhibit, known as Water/Ways, will travel to six sites around Maryland. It explores water’s effect “on the landscape, settlement and migration, and its impact on culture and spirituality,” as well as looking at how political and economic planning have long been affected by access to water and control of water resources.

During this weekend’s open house, the Tawes Museum offers free access to all of its exhibits, including the newly-added “Seafood Packaging Houses of Crisfield.”

In addition to free admission, the Heritage Foundation will offer refreshments during the student presentation.

During the J. Millard Tawes Museum’s open house, the museum’s Exhibit Hall will be open.

To learn more, click here.

-Meg Walburn Viviano