December 7, 2019 - January 18, 2020


Sunday/Monday - Closed 

Tuesday to Thursday Noon - 8 pm

Friday/Saturday 10 am - 4 pm

J. Millard Tawes Museum

3 Ninth Street

Crisfield, MD 21817

Phone: (410) 968-2501

Somerset County's waterways are the Big Annemessex, Manokin and Pocomoke Rivers. 

The mission of the Crisfield Heritage Foundation is to preserve the heritage of Crisfield and its environs, to educate the public concerning this heritage, and to serve as the central hub around which tourism in the Crisfield area revolves. The Crisfield Heritage Foundation (CHF) has a dynamic history; one that has progressed and grown to preserve the history and culture of the community in which it serves.  The CHF’s origins began in 1977 when a committee was formed to create a museum which would preserve and display the memorabilia, speeches, and documents of J. Millard Tawes, the 54th Governor of Maryland and a native son of Crisfield, MD. Many collections were added later such as the world famous Ward Brothers Workshop, Crisfield’s Custom House Papers, Crisfield’s Packaging and Seafood Houses, and many more pertaining to the heritage and culture of the Crisfield area. 

Crisfield Heritage Foundation's Water/Ways Partners are Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum; The City of Crisfield; The Crisfield Chamber of Commerce; The Crisfield Arts & Entertainment Project; Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History; Somerset County Public Library; Somerset County Public Schools; and WBYC 107.3 Crisfield Community Radio.


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