OC Museum Programs
October 1-31, 2022
Preserving the Past with Photographs, Monday, October 3rd @ 10:30 am at the Ocean City Library FREE This workshop will give you the knowledge to properly preserve and care of your personal photo collection. A curated tour at the Ocean City Life Saving Station Museum will follow this workshop! Registration is required https://worcesterlibrary.libcal.com/event/9345457
All Month Long
Fall Photo Opportunity: FREE Grab a family photo in front of our display of fall flowers and pumpkins in front of our 2.5 -ton anchor, located on the boardwalk next to the museum.
History of our Surfman: Every Monday at 1:00 pm with paid admission Come meet Keeper Allan and learn about life as an Ocean City Storm Warrior.
History & Mystery of the American Eel: Every Tuesday at 1:00 pm with paid admission Join us as we delve into the mysterious life of eels, learn about their cultural impact on the Delmarva region and their 1,000 + mile migration journey to and from the Sargasso Sea.
Station # 4 Historic Tour 1:00–2:00 pm Every Wednesday with paid admission Take a trip back in time as you walk through Ocean City's once-active 1891 Life Saving Station. You will learn what day-to-day life looked like and what was required to be a United States Life-Saving Service Surfman. What did downtime look like? What would they eat? Who was the Keeper? What kind of medicine did they use? All these answers plus more!
During local’s week!
Locals Week: October 10th- 16th We are offering free admission to all Eastern Shore locals. If you live on the Delmarva Peninsula, stop by and enjoy the museum free of charge!
History Comes to Life: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm October 10th FREE Watch the Ocean Pines Players theater group represent figures from Ocean City's past!
Tuesday, October 11th Book Signing & Reading 11:00-3:00 | Local author, Maria Grosskett
Local author Maria Grosskettler will sign copies of her newest book, “Tracks.” In addition to reading a section from her book, she will share her experience researching Berlin’s history.
Book signing with Author’s Mabel Roger's and Harry Wenzel
11:00 am-3:00 pm October 13th FREE
Author Harry Wenzel will be introducing his book The Ship Faithful Steward A Story of Scots Irish, English, and Irish Migration to Pennsylvania. This story tells the history of the ship and its fateful voyage off the Delaware coast.
Author Mabel Rogers will be introducing her book The Storm That Changed a Village. This fictional tale takes you on a journey of what life was like in 1933 and the storm that forever changed Ocean City.
Harbor Days at the Docks October 15th 10:00 am to 3:00 PM. You can visit us at Harbor Days on the docks, This event features artisan exhibits, seafood cooking demonstrations, tales of the sea, children’s activities and
much more. Located at the Ocean City commercial fishing harbor.
The rest of the month!
Candle Making with Natalie Blanton October 18th, 2022: Make your own natural soy-based candle with Natalie Blanton, owner of Honey Water Candles, all while learning about early Ocean City, MD.
Make your own watercolor postcard with artist Joanne K. Guilfoil October 22nd 11:00 am -3:00 pm with paid admission. Join us for this drop-in program as we bring life and color to historic Ocean City line drawings.
Preserving the Past with Paper, Monday, October 24th @ 10:30 am at the Ocean City Library FREE This workshop will give you the knowledge to properly preserve and care of your personal paper documents. A curated tour at the Ocean City Life Saving Station Museum will follow this workshop! Registration is required https://worcesterlibrary.libcal.com/event/9345472
Paranormal investigation: October 29th, 7:00 pm- 10:00 pm, During this immersive investigation, you will be paired with an actual paranormal investigator during this immersive interactive ghost hunting experience. Together, you will use the latest in paranormal equipment to contact "The Other Side".
Go to https://oceancityghosthunt.eventbrite.com for ticket purchase.
Black Cat Scavenger Hunt: October 29th-31st FREE for youth 11 and under Search the museum for clues that will lead you to Sabrina the black cat! Each participant will leave with a Halloween prize!
Ghost stories from the Sea: October 31st 1:00- 3:00 PM Actor Ed Guinan will be representing Anton an 1883 shipwreck victim. Ed will tell the story of the three-masted, two-decked schooner Sallie W. Kaye, running aground off the coast of Ocean City, and how one of the 8 crew members made the deadly attempt to swim ashore.
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