These photos are from the inaugural adult “Oystering Legacy” tour, which went out this very atmospheric morning to a bunch of exhibits including the Rosie Parks restoration site. The tour covers the history of the relationship between people and oysters in the Chesapeake from the time period of first contact to today, and helps our visitors understand why restoring a dilapidated (but beautiful!) skipjack is so important to the Maritime Museum and the Chesapeake at large.

The docent in the photos is Joe Irr, whose background in our Ecology Cruise and Bay Bounty tours (as well as his prior volunteer work for the Martha Lewis) make him an ideal guide for this program.