Retro Fest on the Potomac Brings All-Things “Vintage” to Piney Point Lighthouse Museum

New event to feature lots of “Retro” fun including vintage vendors, food and more

News Release, St. Mary’s County Public Information Office

Leonardtown, MD – The Friends of St. Clement’s Island & Piney Point Museums presents a fun new event:” Retro Fest on the Potomac, on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Piney Point Lighthouse Museum & Historic Park.

Retro Fest on the Potomac represents all things vintage. Admire classic cars, browse for vintage treasures and step back in time to the nostalgic tunes of yesteryear. From the 40s to the 70s, whatever your, decade the public is invited to get their “Rockabilly” on and support the mission of Piney Point Lighthouse and Historic Park.

This great new event will feature lots of fun, including: live Rockabilly Music performed by the local band “Country Memories;” vintage vendors selling nostalgic items from the 40s to the 70s; a special travel exhibit from the National Capital Radio and Television Museum in Bowie, MD; live demonstration by the “301 Derby Dames” flat-track roller derby league from La Plata, MD; Hot Rod & Classic Cars on display from the St. Mary’s Rod & Classic Car Club with a People’s Choice Award; food trucks & beer wagon (no outside food or drink will be allowed into the event); and much more.

A limited number of tickets are on sale now. Tickets cost $5 per person and include event admission as well as access to all museum sites and exhibits at Piney Point Lighthouse Museum. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite or by calling Piney Point Lighthouse Museum at 301-994-1471.

Sponsors of the event include the Sterling Insurance Agency. Special thanks to the following partners for their assistance with the event: The St. Mary’s Rod & Classic Car Club, Country Memories, the National Capital Radio, and Television Museum and the 301 Derby Dames. The fundraiser is hosted by the Friends of St. Clement’s Island & Piney Point Museums.

The Friends is a 501 3(c) charitable organization whose mission is to raise funds in support of historical interpretation, education programs and special needs of the sites managed by the Museum Division of St. Mary’s County. For more information, please visitwww.Facebook.com/FriendsSCI

The St. Mary’s County Museum Division was established by the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County to collect, preserve, research and interpret the historic sites and artifacts which illustrate the natural and cultural histories of St. Mary’s County and the Potomac River.

With this as its charter, the Museum Division serves as a resource, liaison and community advocate for all St. Mary’s County public and private cultural assets. 

For more information regarding hours of operation, programs, events, admission prices and more, visit the St. Mary’s County Museum Division’s social media pages on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SCIMuseum or www.facebook.com/1836Light, or on Twitter at @StClemIsMuseum or @PineyPtLHMuseum.

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