THE CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM’S 40th BIRTHDAY
Honoring a 60 year history of supporting our community, the Community Bank of Tri-County (CBTC) sponsored events in 2010 celebrating the Calvert Marine Museum’s 40th birthday. As the oldest, independent financial institution headquartered in Southern Maryland, it seemed fitting for one Southern Maryland icon to back another, celebrating the vital role that the museum plays in preserving local history.
From its beginnings, Community Bank of Tri-County has built its business based on community needs. In 1950, after World War II, when working class families had a difficult time obtaining credit to buy or build a home, the first branch was formed. Mr. Leo Middleton, an accountant in Charles County, along with other business leaders in the community recognized the need and opened Tri-County Building and Loan in Waldorf, Maryland. After six decades of progress, three name changes, and ten additional branches, Community Bank of Tri-County remains focused on furthering its original mission of supporting the community and exceeding the expectations of clients and customers.
“To pair the celebration of our institution’s life with a local business grown by and for Southern Marylanders, could not have been a better partnership,” said Doug Alves, CMM Director.
Some of the museum festivities sponsored by the bank included the dedication of the founders’ plaque, the premier of the museum’s new orientation video, a student essay contest on “My Favorite Thing about the Calvert Marine Museum,” the opening of the newly renovated Maritime History Gallery, the upcoming launch of a new museum website, and several other free events. The bank also sponsored the official birthday celebration on October 23 which included free entertainment, food, two giant cakes, ice cream, crafts, toy boat building, and fun for over 900 visitors!
Celebrate the museum’s 40th birthday, along with Community Bank of Tri-County. The museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is $7.00 for adults, $6.00 for seniors and military with valid I.D., and $2.00 for children ages 5 – 12; children under 5 and museum members are always admitted free. For more information about the museum, upcoming events, or membership, visit the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com or call 410-326-2042.