Summer Fun Kicks Off at the Ocean City Life Saving Station Museum
Ocean City, Maryland – (June 23, 2020): The Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum is now open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. With proper precautions in place, including mandatory face coverings for all visitors and employees, hand sanitizing stations, and reduced museum capacity, the museum can continue to offer an array of programs and unique museum experiences. Free summer programs will be taking place outside of the museum, allowing visitors to spread out! The newest program, Saltwater Fishing Then and Now will take place Monday through Saturday at 11 a.m. and offers a glimpse into the history of sportfishing in Ocean City by providing angler tips to make your next fishing trip a success for the whole family.
In addition to the new fishing program, visitors should stop by and enjoy one of the 10 a.m. programs. These interactive programs offer something fun for everyone and feature fun facts on a wide range of topics.
- Monday: The History of our Surfman, you will learn about the historic role performed by the United States Life-Saving Service.
- Tuesday: Beach Safety, is presented by the Ocean City Beach Patrol and will teach you how to be safe in the surf and spell your name using semaphore.
- Thursday: All About Sharks, will allow you to discover what types of sharks are found off the coast of Ocean City!
- Friday: Land Sky, will cover how the island was formed, what birds fly overhead, and what creatures inhabit our ocean and coastal bays.
When touring the museum this summer, you will experience our newest exhibit, A Feminine Touch: The story of the women who had a hand in shaping a town. Learn about the profound impact women have made within Ocean City from the 1800’s through the 1990’s. This display of historic photographs, postcards, military awards, and women’s clothing provides a view into the lives of several influential women. With a focus on the hospitality industry, this exhibit will cover a group of eight forward-thinking women who represented what is now known as the “Petticoat Regime.” These women were entrepreneurs who owned and operated some of the town’s first hotels. Let’s not forget about the “Steel Magnolias”, a group of women honored by the O.C. Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association as some of the most successful business owners of the 1980’s. In addition to showcasing entrepreneurs and women in uniform, individuals who committed acts of bravery are woven into this timeline as well.
As we continue to offer new programs and exhibits, we will remain dedicated to providing you and your family a safe and exciting museum experience. To learn more, visit: https://www.ocmuseum.org/