It’s a beautiful, blue Tuesday at the Museum, and nothing reminds me more of the importance of the work that we do here than the scene, taken today, that this picture captures: kids, engaged; boat, slowly restored; shipwright, teaching.
This is what we do best: connect visitors, kids and adults, to history in a way that makes it real, tangible, and within reach. It’s not an anecdote written in a foxed-page book. It’s really happening to them- this Chesapeake history of 60 years ago is made part of their current experience.And watching this program, I could see them making the connection.
It’s a good day to be here at the Museum.