Adze to Whittling Knife: Chesapeake Boatbuilders as Decoy Carvers, an exhibition exploring decoys carved by those whose principal occupation was boatbuilding, will open at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. To learn more, visit cbmm.org. Decoy, pattern, and adze made and used by Leonard Pryor of Cecil County.
Adze to Whittling Knife is generously supported by Judy & Henry Stansbury. Entry to the exhibition is free for CBMM members or with general admission.
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum officially reopened to the public at the end of June, with everyone on campus required to follow the Town of St. Michaels ordinance and wear facial coverings inside buildings at all times and outdoors when within six feet of other guests. For membership contactless entry, please renew or purchase CBMM memberships online at cbmm.org/membership. Additional information on CBMM’s enhanced health and comfort measures and operational changes for reopening can be found at welcome.cbmm.org.
Photo: Adze and pattern, collection of Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 2006.6.38, .75. Decoy, collection of Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.