The Morattico Waterfront Museum will hold its seasonal opening day celebration from noon to 4 p.m. April 29 featuring a new exhibit, “Changing Currents: Black History in Morattico.”
The exhibit will give a historical overview of African-American contributions to local enterprises on both land and water, with emphasis on black watermen and those involved in the seafood industry in this area, reported Mary Martin. In addition to photos and documents, the display will highlight early census and seafood industry reports, anecdotal recollections from area workers and a roster of pickers and shuckers employed by RCV Seafood, formerly located in Morattico.
Opening Day activities will include a retired black waterman recalling his experiences, storytellers, transcribed and video interviews with residents, samples of oyster chowder and crab dip—and, weather permitting, corn hole games on the grounds.
A lunch of hot dog, chips and a soda will be available for $5. There is no cost of admission to the museum at 6584 Morattico Road, Morattico.
The new exhibit will remain on display throughout the season during museum hours, noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, May through October.