Join us this November for an iron-casting series at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in Maryland.

Down the backcountry roads that lead to our neck of the woods on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, one of our favorite places on the entire peninsula is the hidden gem that is the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.  

Located along the Miles River in St. Michaels, this non-profit museum and community institution works to preserve and explore the history, environment, and culture of our nation’s largest estuary.  

Our favorite part? Its working shipyard, where a team of shipwrights restore a treasure trove of wooden boats—from log canoes to skipjacks—and sometimes build ones. As if that weren’t cool enough, they even cast their own iron!

In fact, for this, we’re teaming up with CBMM to co-host Pour on the Shore, featuring two full weekends of metal mania, from a kick-off cocktail party to an intensive metal casting workshop, between November 11-20. 

There’s something for everybody, so be sure to come and see us.

Sip & Scratch

FRI. 11/11, 5:30–8:30 p.m.

Join us for a short presentation, beverages, hors d’oeuvres, and an easy DIY carving activity, which may be cast during the Shipyard’s live demonstration the following weekend. 

Metal Casting Workshop

SAT.-SUN. 11/12-13; FRI.-SUN. 11/18-20. HOURS VARY

In this five-day intensive, participants will learn the art of casting iron using the traditional green sand and lost wax investment. Materials are included with the cost of registration.

Live Demonstration

SAT. 11/19, 12-6:30 p.m.
Cost included with general museum admission.

Visiting masters, CBMM shipwrights, and program participants will host a live iron pour demonstration. Guests are invited to purchase or create their own relief carving to be cast into metal.

Butter Pat Parking Lot Party

SAT. 11/12. 3-5 p.m.
Free admission.

To also celebrate our town’s annual Waterfowl Festival, join us at the BP warehouse for fire-cooked oysters, refreshments, and an inventory sale, with all purchased pans available as is at a 10 percent discount.