St Michaels Museum is excited to announce that the museum is open for our 2023 season with a total new look for the Chaney House and expanded exhibits. Our Betty and George Seymour room allows us to present an expanded history of St. Michaels with more room for visitors to explore our history comfortably.
Our 2023 exhibits include the following: the expanded Frederick Douglass exhibit with his connections to St. Michaels in 1833–1838 until he was sent to Baltimore after his attempted escape from slavery, ending with his triumphal return in 1877.
Our new diorama of St. Michaels in 1813 that gives a two-dimensional view of the town as well as an exhibit on the August 10th, 1813, Battle of St. Michaels August 26 attempted attack. It illustrates how town residents joined the St. Michaels Patriotic Blues militia together with other Talbot County militias to successfully defend the town. It highlights local citizen and Revolutionary War veteran Brig. General Benson, leader of all the militias during the August 10th Battle and the August 26th British attempt to invade St. Michaels. Artists and authors connected to St. Michaels are featured and dominant town occupations like shipbuilding, the sea food industry and tourism are highlighted.
During the 2023 season, May through October, the Museum will be open on Fridays (1-4), Saturdays (10-4) and Sundays (1-4). Admission for adults is $5, Children under 18 are free. If you are a member of the museum there is no charge for you and your guests.
Our July 4th celebration begins with our popular Children’s Parade at 10. Traditional flag raising, music and a speech given by CBMM Curator and Talbot County Councilman, Pete Lesher will begin at 10:30. The Museum will be open to the public that day free of charge.
The popular Docent-led St. Michaels Walking Tours are available from May through October 2023. The Walking tours of the town begin at the museum at 10:00 on Saturdays. Fees are: $20 Adults, Youths 18 are free. Private tours on other days and times can be arranged by calling Kate Fones @ 410-745-4323 or Scott Hercik @ 703-713-2100.
The “Frederick Douglass in St. Michaels 1833-36 & 1877” takes place on the 1st Sat of each month. This tour is given as a 90-minute tour that gives a view of the early life of St. Michaels’ most famous 19th century resident and most important African American Abolitionist.
The “Historic St. Michaels: its People, Places and Happenings” tour takes place on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Saturdays of the month. This tour is a 90-minute half mile walking tour. It highlights St. Michaels from the 18th to 20th Centuries. Hear Details about the town’s historic buildings,
interesting characters and events. 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. For more information visit our website at www.stmichaelsmuseum.orgor by phone at: 410-745-9561.