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As mentioned in Part 1, the mission of the Annapolis Maritime Museum (AMM) is to educate visitors of all ages about the city’s maritime heritage and Chesapeake Bay’s ecology. Part 2 will cover the Annapolis Maritime Museum’s Educational Mission, Museum Exhibits, and Art Exhibits.

Educational Mission

The Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park is located at the mouth of Back Creek, which overlooks the Chesapeake Bay. AMM’s educational program serves more than 5,000 students from the Annapolis region every year, promoting environmental awareness and stewardship of the area’s waters.

The museum is housed in the last surviving Annapolis oyster-packing plant. Exhibits engage visitors through interactive experiences highlighting the role of the oyster in the maritime heritage of Annapolis. AMM’S collection numbers approximately 10,000 archival documents, photographs, and objects.

Museum Exhibits

Artifacts are integrated with technology in AMM’s permanent exhibit, which illustrate aspects of Chesapeake Bay ecology and regional maritime culture. It focuses on three themes: Annapolis Waters, Bay Health, and Oyster Economy.

Visitors are invited to play a massive digital game for four players, interact with a realistic hologram of a Bay waterman, and take a virtual boat ride on the Chesapeake.

Art Exhibits

A spacious air-conditioned exhibition space with modern lighting, the Buchanan Bay Room Gallery displays two-dimensional art of Chesapeake Bay themes. Its exhibits are complementary to the museum’s educational mission. Works of art on display are for sale, and a portion of the proceeds benefit the AMM.

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