Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum Receives Grant for Renovation and Updates

News Release, Calvert County Public Information Office

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – July 19, 2019 – The Maryland Heritage Area Authority (MHAA) recently awarded a $52,600 grant to the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum for the renovation of the museum’s exhibits.

The MHAA grant is a dollar-for-dollar matching grant that will help fund a project to refurbish the museum’s interior and develop new, immersive exhibits that tell an inclusive story of the founding and evolution of Chesapeake Beach. The project was developed in partnership with Calvert County Government, the Town of Chesapeake Beach, the Twin Beaches Library, staff from the Rod ‘N’ Reel Resort and the Calvert Marine Museum.

In Calvert County, grants were also awarded to the Board of County Commissioners for archaeology at the Calverton historic site and to the American Chestnut Land Trust, Inc., for research on the Parkers Creek Heritage Trail.

Eight organizations in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties received MHAA grants totaling $331,000 across Southern Maryland.

The MHAA is an independent unit in the executive branch of government administered by the Maryland Department of Planning. Since its creation in 1996, MHAA has awarded more than $41 million in grants and helped to leverage more than $1.6 billion in non-state funding for heritage tourism projects and activities.

The Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum preserves the history of the Chesapeake Beach bayside resort through audio-visual presentations, artifacts, photographs, and exhibits portraying resort life during its heyday. Learn more about the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum at

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