Smithsonian Institution Exhibit Water/Ways Coming to Crisfield

The Water/Ways Smithsonian traveling exhibit coming to the J. Millard Tawes Museum at 3 Ninth Street in Crisfield from December 7, 2019 through January 18, 2020.  Exhibit hours are Thursdays and Fridays from 12 pm to 5:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 6 pm. The museum will be free to the public during the Water/Ways exhibit, sponsored by PNC Bank.

Maryland Humanities has selected J Millard Tawes Museum as one of six sites statewide to host this exhibit. The Water/Ways exhibition dives into water—an essential component of life on our planet, environmentally, culturally, and historically. The Maryland tour will also showcase the state’s unique water stories and history in locally generated work.

The Tawes Museum will also host a companion exhibit, Lost Treasures of the Chesapeake. which investigates the disappearing of Hollands Island resulting in some residents (literally) moving their houses to Crisfield.  The exhibit will also feature lost light houses like Janes Island lighthouse and Somers Cove Lighthouse.

This exhibit will only be in Crisfield for six weeks so be sure to take advantage of it.  A variety of exhibits from hands-on and interactive to informative and historical make this perfect for anyone, from those passionate about Eastern Shore history and world-wide water issues to families looking to combine fun with education for children.

To learn more or to volunteer to help with this exhibit, contact the Tawes Museum, run by the Crisfield Heritage Foundation, at 410-968-2501 or go to

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