Patuxent Roll-Off helps Tilghman Waterman's Museum build new location

[fa icon="calendar"] Jan 29, 2014 4:00:51 AM / by Patuxent Companies

Tilghman Waterman's Museum sign during construction

Patuxent Roll-Off is proud to help with the rebuilding of the Tilghman Island Waterman's Museum. The Tilghman Waterman's Museum is a non-profit community-based endeavor designed to commemorate the work of generations of Tilghman's Island watermen and their families and others who supported them, and to strengthen the Island community by establishing a new institution centered on heritage-related activities.

The museum opened in 2007 with a handful of Tilghman’s Island residents interested in preserving a historic workboat. This idea soon expanded into an effort to record the ongoing story of Tilghman’s Island’s unique community, a community rich in history and with a culture centered on the work of watermen and their families. These early efforts lead to the birth of the Tilghman Watermen’s Museum.

The museum recently acquired an old building called the Lee House on Tilghman which would soon be the new museum. Located on the east side of Route 33 between Coopertown Road and Mission Road, the Lee house is one of five uniquely shaped “W” facade houses still on the island. This is an exciting step in their journey, while also preserving an historic piece of the island’s architecture and the history of the local watermen.

Tilghman Waterman's Musuem new location during construction

Built around 1893, the Lee House has a long and colorful history, including at one point serving as a boarding house for fishing parties. Looking at the Lee House, one can easily envision this new resource providing our island visitors, both individual and groups (scout troops,class outings and tours), the opportunity to learn in detail the history and life of our watermen. The building has been renamed the Tilghman House.

Patuxent Roll-Off donation for Tilghman Waterman's Musuem
As with many museums, it's the volunteer's and donations of funds and services which help to keep the museum running day in and day out. Patuxent Roll-Off's donation of dumpsters which will help save the museum much needed funds during the ongoing construction project, and we're happy we could help!
UPDATE 12/10/12 The Tilghman Island Waterman's Museum construction is moving along and the building is coming along! See the photo below for an update:
If you're interested in donating time or funds for the Tilghman Waterman's Museum, please visit their website for more information.
UPDATE 4/29/13 The Tilghman Waterman's Museum construction is moving along and the building is coming along! The outside renovations are nearly complete, now on to the interior! See the photo below for an update:

Lee House renovations Feb 21, 2013- Tilghman Waterman's Museum

Update 1/29/14

The Lee House is on it's way to being completed. The Lee House greeted 2013 with phase one renovations completed! Roof on, foundation tight, chimneys rebuilt, exterior siding and trim painted, and the interior stripped and ready to install insulation and electrical wiring. Many thanks to all the members of the community who contributed to this effort with either their time or treasures or both.

Renovations will move forward as we finalize plans for the museum’s infrastructure and launch a Lee House Renovation Campaign to raise funds for the major improvements- electrical, HVAC, etc.

Tilghman Waterman's Museum is launching a new "Homecoming Campaign" . For more information on this new fundraising campaign, visit this link for a letter from Chris Spurry, Campaign Chair.



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