Relics From the Boardwalk

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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125 Years of Chesapeake Beach, 1894-2019

The many lives of Chesapeake Beach, originated from the idea that Chesapeake Beach was a wonderful destination, and loaded with potential. The Chesapeake Beach Railway was the impetus and driving factor that put the town on the map, which was incorporated in 1894. Today, while the railway no longer runs,

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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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