Showing posts with label museums. Show all posts
Showing posts with label museums. Show all posts

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Delmarva Discovery ~ Critter Corner Today

Critter Corner TODAY at The Delmarva Discovery Center
1:00 PM until 1:30 PM
Meet a new animal or animal group today and then create a
 critter-themed craft to take home!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Weekend Public Programs ~ Delmarva Discovery Center

Interpretation Programs are back!
Starting March 2, every weekend on Saturday and Sunday, the Delmarva Discovery Center will host educational programs for the family!
Saturday's program Critter Corner featuring Diamondback terrapins, including our very own Scorchy! Here is a list of our interpretation programs for March.
Come check us out!

For More Info :  Delmarva Discovery Center
Delmarva Discovery on Facebook

Sunday, January 20, 2013

What's New At The Delmarva Discovery Center

Presented by JBL Comics
February 23 from 10 am until 12 noon.Learn to create your own comic book
Create story, lay out pages, draw, ink & letter
For children & adults interested in creating
comics, graphic novels or sequential art

FREE with paid admission
All supplies will be provided

Locals Appreciation ALL YEAR LONG!!!!

The First Weekend of Every Month
 50% off Admission for Locals!
(Sussex, Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset and Accomack Counties)

Monday, August 27, 2012

Delmarva Discovery Center Says Thank You.

Delmarva Discovery CenterHere at the Discovery Center we want to thank everyone so much for all the community support we have received from our posting of our wish list.

To add to our wish list:
We our in need of a blender for our husbandry team. If anyone would like to assist us with this or other items, please contact Educator/aquarist Sarah Rubin at

Monday, August 20, 2012

Delmarva Discovery Wish List

**If you have any items that you would like to donate, please call Aquarist Sarah Rubin at 410-957-9933 x 104.   Or email her at: **

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Discovery Center Welcomes "Lady G"

These are fascinating to watch!

Photo/Brian Garrett
 The Discovery Center welcomes "Lady G", otherwise known as Gagita, the black and gold orbweaver.

Photo/Brian Garrett
Come say Hi or watch her as she catches her prey in her stunning web. 

OPEN TONIGHT (Thursday) Until 7 PM

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Visit The Delmarva Discovery Center

The Delmarva Discovery Center is now open late three nights a week.  Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays the center is open until 7:00 PM. 

And there is something happening 7 days a week at the Delmarva Discovery Center.
WEDNESDAY - 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m./ History, stories and legends of the Delmarva Peninsula.  Each week a 30 minute presentation will focus on a different  historical area and area of the museum.  These guided talks are geared towards adult audiences.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Saturday ~ Downtown Pocomoke City

**Due to inclement weather, there will be no guided walk of the Cypress Park nature trail. Instead, meet a naturalist inside for a getting-to-know-you with one of our native reptiles!**

Stop by the Farmers & Flea Market
Downtown Pocomoke City
NO FEE for vendors

Saturday at the Delmarva Discovery Center:  Nature Walk - 2:00 - 2:30 ~ Join us for a walk along the Pocomoke River as we spot wildlife and discuss incredible natural environment of the Delmarva Peninsula.  Great for all ages.
For more info on the Delmarva Discovery Center go to:
Don't forget to check out the Museum Store!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Museum Program & Luncheon

Tickets are on sale for the Purnell Museum's special program Maids & Mistresses at the Nassawango Country Club on May 19th.

Live models will help us explore the realities of Victorian women's lives by taking a close look at the styles they wore.

An elegant lunch is included in the ticket price of $25. Call the museum for more details: 410-632-0515.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

My Visit To the Delmarva Discovery Center Jan. 20, 2012

The Delmarva Discovery Center hadn't been included in the plans Councilman Malloy and I had previously discussed for last Friday. Jan. 20)  We ran into Brian Garrett the Director of the  Delmarva Discovery Center and when he found out I had never seen the inside of the center it was a GO.  I went!

This is indeed another of the pride and joys in Pocomoke!  (I shudder to think how many memberships I may have bought by now if my son were still a young boy.)  Children and adults will enjoy it greatly!

The bear was the first thing I saw.  I knew absolutely nothing about bears being on the Eastern Shore (or don't remember) and unless it's Yogi Bear and Boo Boo I don't want to know too much else.  He's a little fuzzy in this photo but he is beautiful.

Believe it or not signs of the Beaver have been found along the Pocomoke River. 

These fish are actually larger in the tank. And there are plenty more! Catfish live in the aquarium along with the Bass and many more.   On Wednesday and Friday at 2:00 pm  every  week a SCUBA diver goes into the 6,00 gallon tank to feed the fish.  So when you visit try to see that. 

The tank is filled with the same type of fish that call the Pocomoke River home.  This was especially enjoyable to me because the waters of the Pocomoke River are so dark you can't see a thing.  The aquarium gives one the chance to watch them in  in their own habitat to see just exactly what it is they do all day....which isn't much except swim around and entertain.
This tank is filled with living coral of just about  every color you can imagine.  Those tiny fish look as if they have been hand painted.  Be sure to find out what type of fish they are....I didn't.

I believe it was in this tiny building  there were several hand crafted skip jacks.  When you visit the DDC please be sure to take a look at them.  They are just as elegant when small and hand made as they are sailing the Chesapeake.  One thing to keep in mind as you tour this magnificent place is that many of the items on display are tools and equipment actually used  at one time.  Many kind hearted persons have either loaned or given items to the Discovery Center because they recognize the importance of  educating those that do not know about this small part of the Eastern Shore or the Eastern Shore as a whole.
 This looks very much like a scene I see every day.  In fact, in the small "village" very near my own home motorists have to stop most mornings while the ducks cross the narrow road.  They don't move for you and they don't bother to fly away.... every day .....they've done it for years.  It isn't too bad sitting there waiting if you think about those on the highway or freeway trying to beat the clock to get to work on time.  In some places on the Eastern Shore traffic jams include ducks.  Yets, here we are at times,  (in the boonies Councilman Malloy calls it), waiting for ducks.  Doesn't get much better than that.
 Ladies and gentlemen, this is a female Diamond Back Terrapin. (Thank you, Jenny Somers).  I didn't know.  My son  brought turtles home in his lunch box, his pants pockets and in paper bags many times as a child.  I've seen them in our yard and a few years ago a female snapping turtle made herself comfortable and laid eggs in a pile of sand near our brand new garage....then she left.....hissing all the way down our drive.  I had never seen a Diamond Back and was really thrilled to see that this one was so active and didn't mind showing off.  Be sure to stop by and see her.

A work shop that represents the decoy carvers on the Eastern Shore.  Steve and Lem Ward, of Crisfield came to my mind when I saw this.  The Ward Brothers were friends of my in-laws.  In the dining room there were  framed ink sketches created by one of the brothers  and a couple of decoys in the livingroom.  My  children never wanted to leave Crisfield unless we road by the old workshop.  Did you know that the Ward Brothers were actually both barbers?

Today there are many decoy carvers withing the local area and I'm sure we all know who some of them are.  In fact, in the past many local carvers have set up displays in the DDC for the public to view.  Check the DDC website for upcoming events. 
Watch for the  the Oyster Toads (that's what Councilman Malloy said they were).  The aquarium has quite a few of them.  Cute little things but they always  look like they were having a bad day....Good defense...I wouldn't bother anything that contrary looking either.

This was at the end of our visit.  For those of you that like boats but don't like the water this might be the thing to try.  There is actually two speeds of  'wind' to blow the sail.  Jump in and hit the button!

Going through the Delmarva Discovery Center was great fun!  I didn't take time to see all of it.but I will go again.  My photos can not begin to bring you the true beauty of the display.  The entire center is amazing and seems to actually capture all of the things that make the Eastern Shore unique.  If you were born and have lived on the shore all your life you understand what I'm speaking about.

There are also hands-on learning stations for anyone that wants that experience. 

A steamship gives anyone the opportunity to go aboard, walk through and even go to the top deck.  The setting around the steamship is quite in line with what would be done during its use many years ago. 

The Delmarva Discovery Center truly  IS a "showcase of the regions cultural and environmental heritage".
And if you were born and raised on the Eastern Shore it is YOUR cultural and environmental heritage that is showcased there.  Spend the time and the money to see it.  Most of you will be able to identify with all of the exhibits and you will be amazed at the beauty of it all stretched out under one roof. 

An excellant way to see the Eastern Shore without being bothered by the summer heat, humidity and bugs.  There's also no marshy smell.

And you might just learn something new!

Sleepovers and birthday parties are welcomed there too!  For more information call the Delmarva Discovery Center - 410-957-9933 or go to   The center also has a page on Facebook with tons of photographs and information.  The website and the facebook page will enable you to be constantly updated.  And pass the word around ~ The DDC is looking for volunteers.  If you are interested give Brian a call.

If you have never visited the Eastern Shore and are planning to be in the area I would certainly reccommend the Delmarva Discovery Center to be the best museum to visit  to get good lesson about  the surrounding area. 

Thank you so very much Brian Garrett for allowing me to visit the Delmarva Discovery Center. I am impressed and it is quite plain to see that great amounts of hard work and time were taken to make the center the showcase it is. Everyone that had a hand in making the DDC the showcase it is should be very proud.  I will be back to visit very soon.


Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Babe Ruth Baseball Card Owner Is Found

Well, that didn't take long.

Less than 24 hours after The Baltimore Sun published a story about the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum's year-long search for the owner of a rare and valuable baseball card, the owner has surfaced.

A man identifying himself as Glenn Davis of Bethany Beach, Del., contacted the museum -- and the newspaper -- Tuesday to say he was the owner of the 1914 Baltimore News Babe Ruth rookie card.
It's one of the most valuable cards on the market, with an estimated value of $500,000. No more than 11 of the cards are believed to exist.

Although the museum on Emory Street has displayed the card for 12 years, officials there learned only recently that the value of the card had skyrocketed.

That prompted plans for a prominent new display of the card and a renewed search for Davis, who called the museum and spoke to executive director Mike Gibbons.

"He told me if it were up to him, he'd leave the card with the museum," said Gibbons, who is certain the man he spoke to is the owner of the card. "But he was going to talk to his wife about it, and he said his wife might have other ideas.

"He promised he'd get back to us by the end of the week with his decision."

In an e-mail to The Baltimore Sun, Davis said: "Well, you found me. I didn't think it was possible in today's world to hide! I was not aware that moving to Bethany Beach, Del. would be better than the witness protecting plan!"

Davis thanked the newspaper for publishing the article, "which [led] to my getting the word regarding the museum's attempt to reach me."

He did not return phone calls from the newspaper seeking further comment. According to Gibbons, Davis was on a business trip to Atlanta.

The rare 1914 Babe Ruth rookie card -- along with 14 others featuring Ruth's teammates on the Baltimore Orioles of the International League, was originally donated to the museum by Glenn Davis' father, Richard Davis, in 1998.

After Richard Davis died, Glenn Davis renewed an agreement in 2001 allowing the museum to display the cards on a long-term basis, with no time frame for their return.

But when the Ruth rookie card was appraised last year for $500,000 -- surpassing the Honus Wagner tobacco card as the priciest on the market -- museum officials decided to feature it in a new "blockbuster" display on baseball card collecting.

Before doing that, though, they wanted to contact Davis about their plans and make sure he approved.

"I look forward to getting up to Baltimore to visit and see the card in its new display," said Davis in his e-mail to The Baltimore Sun. "It has been a while."

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Delmarva Discovery Center

Beginning on Memorial Day, The Delmarva Discovery Center will now open 7 days a week intil Labor Day.

Hours are: 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM

Adult (18 and over): $10.00
Senior (60 and over): $8.00
Student (with ID): $8.00
Child* (4-17): $5.00
DDC Members: Free

*All children must be accompanied by an adult

-Group rates available with advanced booking.

-Tour guides are only guaranteed to be available with advanced booking.

Also Available:

RIVER CRUISE PACKAGE: (Available April through October)

Visit the Delmarva Discovery Center's exhibits and take a guided cruise on the Pocomoke River with the Bay Queen. Purchase tickets for both activities for the low price of $18 per adult, $9 per child (under 18). The Bay Queen leaves the Pocomoke Docks at 1:00pm Thursday through Sunday.

For more information go to