Monday, April 15, 2013
Ciera Fisher will head up the Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House.
The Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House has named its new executive director. Ciera H. Fisher, who was born in Havre de Grace, will manage the day-to-day museum operations, while also working on strategy, planning, fundraising, public relations and advocacy. The Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House showcases life along the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal, which was in operation from 1840 to 1890. Current exhibits include Ice on the Susquehanna, among others. Fisher said some of her goals were to digitize the museum's collection so it will be accessible online and to promote monthly programs for the public, specifically families. For the past year and a half, Fisher has lived in Harford County. She grew up in Rising Sun and was raised in …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House will feature two new exhibits.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The Havre de Grace Maritime Museum plans to develop an environmental center.
The Havre de Grace Maritime Museum is on course for expansion. "Part of our major focus is environmental education for children, and adults too," Board of Directors President Bruce Russell said. Over the next two years, Russell said the museum plans to develop a center for environmental education, on the ground floor below its exhibits. The Havre de Grace Maritime Museum showcases exhibits about ice fishing, duck hunting and other water-based industries. "Maritime is about how you make a living on the bay," Russell explained. Recently, the Maritime Museum added a "Kid's Corner," with puzzles, crayons and a chalk board, which will continue to evolve over the next several weeks. Ultimately, the corner will have a boat that children can climb…
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The museum is hiring for the part-time position.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The departure of Darlene Perry was due to a family matter, the museum announced.
The Havre de Grace Maritime Museum is currently without an executive director, the museum announced Thursday. Darlene Perry resigned as executive director due to a family illness, according to an announcement on the Maritime Museum's website. Perry had been the executive director of the museum on Lafayette Street since January 2011. She was previously the collections manager at North Carolina Maritime Museum and the Montford Point Marine Museum, and holds a master's degree in American history from East Carolina University, according to her resume. In Perry's absence, the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum's Board of Directors will assume some of her responsibilities. Below is the announcement of Perry's resignation as posted on the Maritime …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
John Sullivan was inducted into the Easton Waterfowl Festival's Hall of Fame for his contributions to the field of waterfowl art history.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Havre de Grace police said that two pieces were taken from an exhibit at the Maritime Museum.
Two items were stolen from an exhibit at the Maritime Museum in Havre de Grace this week, according to police. The curator of the museum reported to police on Nov. 7 that a small brass snuff box and a cross pendant had been stolen, according to Julie Morgan, spokeswoman for the Havre de Grace Police Department. Police said the theft occurred between Nov. 3 and Nov. 7. There are no suspects, said Morgan. The combined value of the two pieces was estimated to be $200, according to Morgan, who said the items were part of the “Culture on the Chesapeake” exhibit.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Pirate Fest benefits the Susquehanna Museum of Havre de Grace—known as the Lock House.
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Friday, July 13, 2012
The Chesapeake Wooden Boat Builders School has left Havre de Grace, according to a report.
The Chesapeake Wooden Boat Builders School has picked up its oars and left for different waters. The school departed the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum in favor of the Upper Bay Museum in North East, according to Cecil Daily.com. The report said the school, which offered classes through Harford Community College, will soon offer similar programs for Cecil College. Explore Harford reported that the Maritime Museum's 14-member board voted last month to sever ties with the school. TELL US: Did you participate in Chesapeake Wooden Boat Builders School events? Leave a comment.