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Ocean City Life-Saving Museum
Ocean City Life-Saving Museum
813 S Atlantic Ave
Ocean City, MD 21842
Phone: (410) 289-4991
Email: curator@ocmuseum.org
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While visiting our website you can take some time to reminisce with our Ocean City Memories or let yourself travel back through time to join the heroic Surfmen of the US Life-Saving Service on a rescue mission. Preview some of our exhibits or look up family history in our genealogy section.
 
When in Ocean City, Maryland join us by taking a tour of the Life-Saving Station Museum. You’ll find captivating exhibits featuring the history of the U.S. Life-Saving Service and Ocean City History. Other displays include; "Surfs Up! - Riding the Waves of Change", "The Boardwalk of Yesterday", "Sands of the World", and much more.  Aquariums featuring local marine life are a favorite for young and old alike. There is something here for everyone. The meticulously restored building that was once scheduled for demolition, is now a monument to Ocean City History.
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September 22 `20
Ocean City Ghost Walk - Inlet Start
Ocean City Life-Saving Museum
Walk the old historic district of Ocean City and hear your storyteller recount over a dozen ghost stories featuring spirits that still linger in the old buildings and hotels.  Ocean City also features a property that hit the "Haunted Trifecta" - a murder, suicide and accidental death occurring at the same location.
 
This tour runs between the Inlet and 4th street and is approximately an hour and a half of scary stories and Ocean City's mysterious history.
September 26 `20
Ocean City Ghost Walk - Inlet Start
Ocean City Life-Saving Museum
Walk the old historic district of Ocean City and hear your storyteller recount over a dozen ghost stories featuring spirits that still linger in the old buildings and hotels.  Ocean City also features a property that hit the "Haunted Trifecta" - a murder, suicide and accidental death occurring at the same location.
 
This tour runs between the Inlet and 4th street and is approximately an hour and a half of scary stories and Ocean City's mysterious history.
September 29 `20
Ocean City Ghost Walk - Inlet Start
Ocean City Life-Saving Museum
Walk the old historic district of Ocean City and hear your storyteller recount over a dozen ghost stories featuring spirits that still linger in the old buildings and hotels.  Ocean City also features a property that hit the "Haunted Trifecta" - a murder, suicide and accidental death occurring at the same location.
 
This tour runs between the Inlet and 4th street and is approximately an hour and a half of scary stories and Ocean City's mysterious history.
October 3 `20
Ocean City Ghost Walk - Inlet Start
Ocean City Life-Saving Museum
Walk the old historic district of Ocean City and hear your storyteller recount over a dozen ghost stories featuring spirits that still linger in the old buildings and hotels.  Ocean City also features a property that hit the "Haunted Trifecta" - a murder, suicide and accidental death occurring at the same location.
 
This tour runs between the Inlet and 4th street and is approximately an hour and a half of scary stories and Ocean City's mysterious history.
October 6 `20
Ocean City Ghost Walk - Inlet Start
Ocean City Life-Saving Museum
Walk the old historic district of Ocean City and hear your storyteller recount over a dozen ghost stories featuring spirits that still linger in the old buildings and hotels.  Ocean City also features a property that hit the "Haunted Trifecta" - a murder, suicide and accidental death occurring at the same location.
 
This tour runs between the Inlet and 4th street and is approximately an hour and a half of scary stories and Ocean City's mysterious history.
October 10 `20
History Week at the Life-Saving Station Museum
Ocean City Life-Saving Museum
For this year’s Ocean City History Week the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum is offering a variety of events and activities to highlight the town’s unique coastal history.
 
HISTORY WEEK EVENTS Include:
 
FREE Admission for all Delmarva Locals: During history week we are offering free admission to all Eastern Shore locals. If you live on the Delmarva Peninsula stop by and enjoy the museum free of charge! 
 
Fall Photo opportunity: Be sure to stop by the museum for a fall photo opportunity. Pose with our display of fall flowers, pumpkins, and hay located on the boardwalk in front of our shark display and anchor. 
 
History of our Surfman: Monday through Friday at 1:00 pm join us for a free program as we take a close look at the equipment that was used by the United States Life-Saving Service to conduct a rescue. This program will be held inside the museum’s boat room. 
 
All Things History Store Sale: Enjoy discounts on a wide variety of books, DVDs, and apparel in our museum store. 
 
Annual Spirit Award: Do you know someone who has helped preserve local history? If so, we invite you to nominate them for the Spirit Award. Both individuals and organizations are eligible. Please visit HERE for nominee requirements. 
 
Saturday, October 10th: Book signing with local author Anna Dolle Bushnell from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Anna will be signing her newest book: Dolle’s Candyland, Inc. 
 
Sunday, October 11th: Pieces of Our Past - Tune in for an hour-long live broadcast where we will share with viewers several never before seen artifacts. Click HERE to Register
 
 Monday, October 12th: Tour & Book Discussion - The Ocean City Life Saving Station Museum has partnered with Worcester County Library to bring you a tour of the museum where you will learn about the US Life-Saving Service and what life was like as a keeper. Along with the tour, there will be a book discussion of In the Heart of the Sea. To register for this event please contact Program Director Elena Coelho at 443-783-6164
 
Tuesday, October 13th: Film Showing of Ash Wednesday Storm: Enjoy watching the storm of 1962 movie from the comfort of your own home. This iconic storm swept the Atlantic coast forever altering the island’s landscape. Worcester County Library will be streaming this cinema at 2:00 pm. Registration can be found on worcesterlibrary.org after September 10th. 
 
  
October 10 `20
History Week at the Life-Saving Station Museum
Ocean City Life-Saving Museum
For this year’s Ocean City History Week the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum is offering a variety of events and activities to highlight the town’s unique coastal history.
 
HISTORY WEEK EVENTS Include:
 
FREE Admission for all Delmarva Locals: During history week we are offering free admission to all Eastern Shore locals. If you live on the Delmarva Peninsula stop by and enjoy the museum free of charge! 
 
Fall Photo opportunity: Be sure to stop by the museum for a fall photo opportunity. Pose with our display of fall flowers, pumpkins, and hay located on the boardwalk in front of our shark display and anchor. 
 
History of our Surfman: Monday through Friday at 1:00 pm join us for a free program as we take a close look at the equipment that was used by the United States Life-Saving Service to conduct a rescue. This program will be held inside the museum’s boat room. 
 
All Things History Store Sale: Enjoy discounts on a wide variety of books, DVDs, and apparel in our museum store. 
 
Annual Spirit Award: Do you know someone who has helped preserve local history? If so, we invite you to nominate them for the Spirit Award. Both individuals and organizations are eligible. Please visit HERE for nominee requirements. 
 
Saturday, October 10th: Book signing with local author Anna Dolle Bushnell from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Anna will be signing her newest book: Dolle’s Candyland, Inc. 
 
Sunday, October 11th: Pieces of Our Past - Tune in for an hour-long live broadcast where we will share with viewers several never before seen artifacts. Click HERE to Register
 
 Monday, October 12th: Tour & Book Discussion - The Ocean City Life Saving Station Museum has partnered with Worcester County Library to bring you a tour of the museum where you will learn about the US Life-Saving Service and what life was like as a keeper. Along with the tour, there will be a book discussion of In the Heart of the Sea. To register for this event please contact Program Director Elena Coelho at 443-783-6164
 
Tuesday, October 13th: Film Showing of Ash Wednesday Storm: Enjoy watching the storm of 1962 movie from the comfort of your own home. This iconic storm swept the Atlantic coast forever altering the island’s landscape. Worcester County Library will be streaming this cinema at 2:00 pm. Registration can be found on worcesterlibrary.org after September 10th. 
 
  
October 10 `20
History Week | Book Signing With Anna Bushnell Dolle
Ocean City Life-Saving Museum
For this year’s Ocean City History Week the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum is offering a variety of events and activities to highlight the town’s unique coastal history.
 
On Saturday, October 10th the Life-Saving Station Museum will have a Book signing with local author, Anna Dolle Bushnell.  She will be signing her newest book; Dolle's Candyland, Inc.
 
HISTORY WEEK EVENTS Include:
 
FREE Admission for all Delmarva Locals: During history week we are offering free admission to all Eastern Shore locals. If you live on the Delmarva Peninsula stop by and enjoy the museum free of charge! 
 
Fall Photo opportunity: Be sure to stop by the museum for a fall photo opportunity. Pose with our display of fall flowers, pumpkins, and hay located on the boardwalk in front of our shark display and anchor. 
 
History of our Surfman: Monday through Friday at 1:00 pm join us for a free program as we take a close look at the equipment that was used by the United States Life-Saving Service to conduct a rescue. This program will be held inside the museum’s boat room. 
 
All Things History Store Sale: Enjoy discounts on a wide variety of books, DVDs, and apparel in our museum store. 
 
Annual Spirit Award: Do you know someone who has helped preserve local history? If so, we invite you to nominate them for the Spirit Award. Both individuals and organizations are eligible. Please visit HERE for nominee requirements. 
  
Sunday, October 11th: Pieces of Our Past - Tune in for an hour-long live broadcast where we will share with viewers several never before seen artifacts. Click HERE to Register
 
 Monday, October 12th: Tour & Book Discussion - The Ocean City Life Saving Station Museum has partnered with Worcester County Library to bring you a tour of the museum where you will learn about the US Life-Saving Service and what life was like as a keeper. Along with the tour, there will be a book discussion of In the Heart of the Sea. To register for this event please contact Program Director Elena Coelho at 443-783-6164
 
Tuesday, October 13th: Film Showing of Ash Wednesday Storm: Enjoy watching the storm of 1962 movie from the comfort of your own home. This iconic storm swept the Atlantic coast forever altering the island’s landscape. Worcester County Library will be streaming this cinema at 2:00 pm. Registration can be found on worcesterlibrary.org after September 10th. 
 
  
October 10 `20
Ocean City Ghost Walk - Inlet Start
Ocean City Life-Saving Museum
Walk the old historic district of Ocean City and hear your storyteller recount over a dozen ghost stories featuring spirits that still linger in the old buildings and hotels.  Ocean City also features a property that hit the "Haunted Trifecta" - a murder, suicide and accidental death occurring at the same location.
 
This tour runs between the Inlet and 4th street and is approximately an hour and a half of scary stories and Ocean City's mysterious history.
October 11 `20
History Week Live Broadcast | Pieces of our Past
Ocean City Life-Saving Museum
For this year’s Ocean City History Week the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum is offering a variety of events and activities to highlight the town’s unique coastal history.
 
On Sunday, October 11th, tune in from the comfort of your home or hotel room for an hour-long live broadcast where the Museum will share several never before seen artifacts.  Be sure to register so you don't miss this live broadcast!
 
HISTORY WEEK EVENTS Include:
 
FREE Admission for all Delmarva Locals: During history week we are offering free admission to all Eastern Shore locals. If you live on the Delmarva Peninsula stop by and enjoy the museum free of charge! 
 
Fall Photo opportunity: Be sure to stop by the museum for a fall photo opportunity. Pose with our display of fall flowers, pumpkins, and hay located on the boardwalk in front of our shark display and anchor. 
 
History of our Surfman: Monday through Friday at 1:00 pm join us for a free program as we take a close look at the equipment that was used by the United States Life-Saving Service to conduct a rescue. This program will be held inside the museum’s boat room. 
 
All Things History Store Sale: Enjoy discounts on a wide variety of books, DVDs, and apparel in our museum store. 
 
Annual Spirit Award: Do you know someone who has helped preserve local history? If so, we invite you to nominate them for the Spirit Award. Both individuals and organizations are eligible. Please visit HERE for nominee requirements. 
 
Saturday, October 10th: Book signing with local author Anna Dolle Bushnell from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Anna will be signing her newest book: Dolle’s Candyland, Inc. 
 
Monday, October 12th: Tour & Book Discussion - The Ocean City Life Saving Station Museum has partnered with Worcester County Library to bring you a tour of the museum where you will learn about the US Life-Saving Service and what life was like as a keeper. Along with the tour, there will be a book discussion of In the Heart of the Sea. To register for this event please contact Program Director Elena Coelho at 443-783-6164
 
Tuesday, October 13th: Film Showing of Ash Wednesday Storm: Enjoy watching the storm of 1962 movie from the comfort of your own home. This iconic storm swept the Atlantic coast forever altering the island’s landscape. Worcester County Library will be streaming this cinema at 2:00 pm. Registration can be found on worcesterlibrary.org after September 10th. 
 
  
October 12 `20
Little Learners Program
Ocean City Life-Saving Museum
Puppets Laughing Sal and Sammy the Surfman will meet with special guests, such as artists, musicians, cooks, scientists, and farmers, and together they will learn about the native wildlife and history of Ocean City. This online puppet show is designed for children ages one to five. Each month we will explore a different topic, so be sure to tune in for this fun, entertaining, and educational program! 
 
Little Learners Program is held every 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month, excluding holidays.
October 12 `20
History Week | History of our Surfmen
Ocean City Life-Saving Museum
For this year’s Ocean City History Week the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum is offering a variety of events and activities to highlight the town’s unique coastal history.
 
Monday through Friday the Museum will feature History of our Surfmen, a free program that will take a close look at the equipment that was used by the United States Life-Saving Service to conduct a rescue.  The program will be held inside the museum's boat room.
 
HISTORY WEEK EVENTS Include:
 
FREE Admission for all Delmarva Locals: During history week we are offering free admission to all Eastern Shore locals. If you live on the Delmarva Peninsula stop by and enjoy the museum free of charge! 
 
Fall Photo opportunity: Be sure to stop by the museum for a fall photo opportunity. Pose with our display of fall flowers, pumpkins, and hay located on the boardwalk in front of our shark display and anchor. 
 
All Things History Store Sale: Enjoy discounts on a wide variety of books, DVDs, and apparel in our museum store. 
 
Annual Spirit Award: Do you know someone who has helped preserve local history? If so, we invite you to nominate them for the Spirit Award. Both individuals and organizations are eligible. Please visit HERE for nominee requirements. 
 
Saturday, October 10th: Book signing with local author Anna Dolle Bushnell from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Anna will be signing her newest book: Dolle’s Candyland, Inc. 
 
Sunday, October 11th: Pieces of Our Past - Tune in for an hour-long live broadcast where we will share with viewers several never before seen artifacts. Click HERE to Register
 
 Monday, October 12th: Tour & Book Discussion - The Ocean City Life Saving Station Museum has partnered with Worcester County Library to bring you a tour of the museum where you will learn about the US Life-Saving Service and what life was like as a keeper. Along with the tour, there will be a book discussion of In the Heart of the Sea. To register for this event please contact Program Director Elena Coelho at 443-783-6164
 
Tuesday, October 13th: Film Showing of Ash Wednesday Storm: Enjoy watching the storm of 1962 movie from the comfort of your own home. This iconic storm swept the Atlantic coast forever altering the island’s landscape. Worcester County Library will be streaming this cinema at 2:00 pm. Registration can be found on worcesterlibrary.org after September 10th. 
 
  
October 12 `20
History Week | Book Discussion & Tour at the Life-Saving Station Museum
Ocean City Life-Saving Museum
For this year’s Ocean City History Week the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum is offering a variety of events and activities to highlight the town’s unique coastal history.
 
For Monday, October 12th, the Ocean City Life Saving Station Museum has partnered with Worcester County Library to bring you a tour of the museum where you will learn about the US Life-Saving Service and what life was like as a keeper. Along with the tour, there will be a book discussion of In the Heart of the Sea. To register for this event please contact Program Director Elena Coelho at 443-783-6164
 
HISTORY WEEK EVENTS Include:
 
FREE Admission for all Delmarva Locals: During history week we are offering free admission to all Eastern Shore locals. If you live on the Delmarva Peninsula stop by and enjoy the museum free of charge! 
 
Fall Photo opportunity: Be sure to stop by the museum for a fall photo opportunity. Pose with our display of fall flowers, pumpkins, and hay located on the boardwalk in front of our shark display and anchor. 
 
History of our Surfman: Monday through Friday at 1:00 pm join us for a free program as we take a close look at the equipment that was used by the United States Life-Saving Service to conduct a rescue. This program will be held inside the museum’s boat room. 
 
All Things History Store Sale: Enjoy discounts on a wide variety of books, DVDs, and apparel in our museum store. 
 
Annual Spirit Award: Do you know someone who has helped preserve local history? If so, we invite you to nominate them for the Spirit Award. Both individuals and organizations are eligible. Please visit HERE for nominee requirements. 
 
Saturday, October 10th: Book signing with local author Anna Dolle Bushnell from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Anna will be signing her newest book: Dolle’s Candyland, Inc. 
 
Sunday, October 11th: Pieces of Our Past - Tune in for an hour-long live broadcast where we will share with viewers several never before seen artifacts. Click HERE to Register
 
Tuesday, October 13th: Film Showing of Ash Wednesday Storm: Enjoy watching the storm of 1962 movie from the comfort of your own home. This iconic storm swept the Atlantic coast forever altering the island’s landscape. Worcester County Library will be streaming this cinema at 2:00 pm. Registration can be found on worcesterlibrary.org after September 10th. 
 
  
October 13 `20
History Week | Film Showing at the Life-Saving Station Museum
Ocean City Life-Saving Museum
For this year’s Ocean City History Week the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum is offering a variety of events and activities to highlight the town’s unique coastal history.
 
On Tuesday, October 13th the Museum will have a Film Showing of Ash Wednesday Storm. Enjoy watching the storm of 1962 movie from the comfort of your own home. This iconic storm swept the Atlantic coast forever altering the island’s landscape. Worcester County Library will be streaming this cinema at 2:00 pm. Registration can be found on worcesterlibrary.org after September 10th. 
 
 
HISTORY WEEK EVENTS Include:
 
FREE Admission for all Delmarva Locals: During history week we are offering free admission to all Eastern Shore locals. If you live on the Delmarva Peninsula stop by and enjoy the museum free of charge! 
 
Fall Photo opportunity: Be sure to stop by the museum for a fall photo opportunity. Pose with our display of fall flowers, pumpkins, and hay located on the boardwalk in front of our shark display and anchor. 
 
History of our Surfman: Monday through Friday at 1:00 pm join us for a free program as we take a close look at the equipment that was used by the United States Life-Saving Service to conduct a rescue. This program will be held inside the museum’s boat room. 
 
All Things History Store Sale: Enjoy discounts on a wide variety of books, DVDs, and apparel in our museum store. 
 
Annual Spirit Award: Do you know someone who has helped preserve local history? If so, we invite you to nominate them for the Spirit Award. Both individuals and organizations are eligible. Please visit HERE for nominee requirements. 
 
Saturday, October 10th: Book signing with local author Anna Dolle Bushnell from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Anna will be signing her newest book: Dolle’s Candyland, Inc. 
 
Sunday, October 11th: Pieces of Our Past - Tune in for an hour-long live broadcast where we will share with viewers several never before seen artifacts. Click HERE to Register
 
 Monday, October 12th: Tour & Book Discussion - The Ocean City Life Saving Station Museum has partnered with Worcester County Library to bring you a tour of the museum where you will learn about the US Life-Saving Service and what life was like as a keeper. Along with the tour, there will be a book discussion of In the Heart of the Sea. To register for this event please contact Program Director Elena Coelho at 443-783-6164
 
 
  
October 13 `20
Ocean City Ghost Walk - Inlet Start
Ocean City Life-Saving Museum
Walk the old historic district of Ocean City and hear your storyteller recount over a dozen ghost stories featuring spirits that still linger in the old buildings and hotels.  Ocean City also features a property that hit the "Haunted Trifecta" - a murder, suicide and accidental death occurring at the same location.
 
This tour runs between the Inlet and 4th street and is approximately an hour and a half of scary stories and Ocean City's mysterious history.
October 17 `20
Ocean City Ghost Walk - Inlet Start
Ocean City Life-Saving Museum
Walk the old historic district of Ocean City and hear your storyteller recount over a dozen ghost stories featuring spirits that still linger in the old buildings and hotels.  Ocean City also features a property that hit the "Haunted Trifecta" - a murder, suicide and accidental death occurring at the same location.
 
This tour runs between the Inlet and 4th street and is approximately an hour and a half of scary stories and Ocean City's mysterious history.
October 20 `20
Ocean City Ghost Walk - Inlet Start
Ocean City Life-Saving Museum
Walk the old historic district of Ocean City and hear your storyteller recount over a dozen ghost stories featuring spirits that still linger in the old buildings and hotels.  Ocean City also features a property that hit the "Haunted Trifecta" - a murder, suicide and accidental death occurring at the same location.
 
This tour runs between the Inlet and 4th street and is approximately an hour and a half of scary stories and Ocean City's mysterious history.
October 24 `20
Ocean City Ghost Walk - Inlet Start
Ocean City Life-Saving Museum
Walk the old historic district of Ocean City and hear your storyteller recount over a dozen ghost stories featuring spirits that still linger in the old buildings and hotels.  Ocean City also features a property that hit the "Haunted Trifecta" - a murder, suicide and accidental death occurring at the same location.
 
This tour runs between the Inlet and 4th street and is approximately an hour and a half of scary stories and Ocean City's mysterious history.
October 26 `20
Little Learners Program
Ocean City Life-Saving Museum
Puppets Laughing Sal and Sammy the Surfman will meet with special guests, such as artists, musicians, cooks, scientists, and farmers, and together they will learn about the native wildlife and history of Ocean City. This online puppet show is designed for children ages one to five. Each month we will explore a different topic, so be sure to tune in for this fun, entertaining, and educational program! 
 
Little Learners Program is held every 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month, excluding holidays.
October 27 `20
Ocean City Ghost Walk - Inlet Start
Ocean City Life-Saving Museum
Walk the old historic district of Ocean City and hear your storyteller recount over a dozen ghost stories featuring spirits that still linger in the old buildings and hotels.  Ocean City also features a property that hit the "Haunted Trifecta" - a murder, suicide and accidental death occurring at the same location.
 
This tour runs between the Inlet and 4th street and is approximately an hour and a half of scary stories and Ocean City's mysterious history.
October 30 `20
Ocean City Ghost Walk - Inlet Start
Ocean City Life-Saving Museum
Walk the old historic district of Ocean City and hear your storyteller recount over a dozen ghost stories featuring spirits that still linger in the old buildings and hotels.  Ocean City also features a property that hit the "Haunted Trifecta" - a murder, suicide and accidental death occurring at the same location.
 
This tour runs between the Inlet and 4th street and is approximately an hour and a half of scary stories and Ocean City's mysterious history.
November 9 `20
Little Learners Program
Ocean City Life-Saving Museum
Puppets Laughing Sal and Sammy the Surfman will meet with special guests, such as artists, musicians, cooks, scientists, and farmers, and together they will learn about the native wildlife and history of Ocean City. This online puppet show is designed for children ages one to five. Each month we will explore a different topic, so be sure to tune in for this fun, entertaining, and educational program! 
 
Little Learners Program is held every 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month, excluding holidays.
November 23 `20
Little Learners Program
Ocean City Life-Saving Museum
Puppets Laughing Sal and Sammy the Surfman will meet with special guests, such as artists, musicians, cooks, scientists, and farmers, and together they will learn about the native wildlife and history of Ocean City. This online puppet show is designed for children ages one to five. Each month we will explore a different topic, so be sure to tune in for this fun, entertaining, and educational program! 
 
Little Learners Program is held every 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month, excluding holidays.
December 14 `20
Little Learners Program
Ocean City Life-Saving Museum
Puppets Laughing Sal and Sammy the Surfman will meet with special guests, such as artists, musicians, cooks, scientists, and farmers, and together they will learn about the native wildlife and history of Ocean City. This online puppet show is designed for children ages one to five. Each month we will explore a different topic, so be sure to tune in for this fun, entertaining, and educational program! 
 
Little Learners Program is held every 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month, excluding holidays.
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