Relics From the Boardwalk, June 9, 2017-Oct 31, 2018

Slices of life c. 1900-1950s…that is what this exhibit captured. The majority of the objects in this exhibit were collected in Chesapeake Beach, MD. The collection ranged from the simple cuff links a gentleman used, the decorative hat pins a lady would have used, to the chocolate candy we have

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Trains, Champagne and the Urbane

From 1900 until 1930, Chesapeake Beach was a thriving independent community. People would mainly come for day trips by railway and steamboats like “The Dixie” and “The Dreamland.” Only 32 miles from Washington, D.C., those with more leisure time would flock to Chesapeake Beach for the cool breezes and salt

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The Loveless and Finlon Education Center

The Dolores See “The Dolores” parlor car, which brought passengers from Washington, D.C. to Chesapeake Beach; the only remaining rolling stock left from the Chesapeake Beach Railway. Bernie Loveless and Mildred Finlon were two tireless and beloved leaders of the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum. We have created the Loveless and

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Chesapeake Beach: Then and Now

In the late 1890’s, Otto Mears–an independent, short-line railroad builder from Colorado–and a group of Denver associates designed Chesapeake Beach as a resort town complete with beachfront hotels, a race track, casino, bathhouses and beaches. A 1600-foot boardwalk was built over water, supporting various attractions: a band shell, a carousel,

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