for the Future
statement from from Chairman Buck Buchanan:
"We plan to rebuild on the McNasby's Oyster Co. plant and 'Barge
House' sites. In conjunction with the City of Annapolis, we will design
and construct a building that will be an efficient, handsome, purpose-built
museum structure incorporating a 'Maritime Cafe' food service facility,
docks and decks, and more parking than originally envisioned. While
being a contemporary building, it will capture the ambiance and look
of McNasby's as much as possible. The Chesapeake Bay Gateways facilities
and parklike setting will be restored, and the indoor/outdoor 'Oysters
on the Halfshell' exhibit will be constructed. It is believed that Federal
disaster assistance funds will augment the private donation campaign
Short-term, we are seeking a highly visible temporary office and display
facility on Main Street or around City Dock. This will be 'headquarters'
during the rebuild stage.
Development of the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse program will continue
Longer-term, we are working to develop a display kiosk on or near City
Dock, and a second exhibition and education center on Spa Creek in the
heart of Annapolis."