SHARP Recovery Fund Grant Awarded to the Tilghman Watermen’s Museum

The Tilghman Watermen’s Museum has received a grant from Maryland Humanities to complete outdoor exhibits featuring a buy boat pilot house, a clam rig and an oyster dredge.
As part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the National Endowment for the Humanities received an additional $135 million in supplemental funding to distribute an emergency relief to support economic recovery for cultural institutions adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Through this effort The Maryland Humanities was allocated $910,000 to distribute to non-profits that provide for Maryland’s communities to access and engage with public history, cultural heritage and civic learning during these unpresented times.
After receiving and reviewing more than 140 applications, Maryland Humanities awarded general operating support grants through the SHARP Recovery Fund to 91 organizations across the state.
“We are pleased to be one of the entities to receive this grant. The grant will enable us to educate visitors of the methods used to harvest and market seafood” said Hall Kellogg, the Executive Director of the museum.
The Tilghman Watermen’s museum celebrates, documents, preserves and shares the history, traditions, heritage and culture of Tilghman’s Island.