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Posted on: February 26, 2016

[ARCHIVED] SEE THE "CREATURE COMFORTS" EXHIBIT

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February 26, 2016
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SEE THE “CREATURE COMFORTS” EXHIBIT
CELEBRATING ANIMALS, HUMANS, AND THE SEA!

Traveling from British Columbia, the exhibit “Creature Comforts” from the Museum of Maritime Pets will be on display at the Calvert Marine Museum. During the month of March, see various ships’ animal mascots and companions from the late 19th century through the Korean War period to include a wide variety of birds, cats, dogs, sea mammals and many less common pets. All ages are welcome!

The Museum of Maritime Pets fosters an appreciation of animals living or working on
or near the water, who collaborate with man in times of peace and war. They explore and interpret the role of domestic animals on sea voyages from ancient times to the present. Visitors will see the animals’ contributions and the role that the museum plays in promoting safe and humane treatment of animals living or working on or near the world's waterways.

Domestic animals have been going to sea since man first launched boats and have served as companions, guards, hunters, mascots, messengers, pest controllers, rescuers and workers. Discover the roles animals have played on various types of maritime missions.

The “Creature Comforts” exhibit is on display through March 31 in the Maritime History Hall.

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Press Contact: Traci Cimini - call 410-326-2042 ext. 62 or email ciminita@co.cal.md.us

The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $9.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors, military with valid I.D. and AAA members, and $4.00 for children ages 5 - 12; children under 5 and museum members are always admitted free. For more information about the museum, upcoming events, or membership, visit the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com or call 410-326-2042. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Google+, Instagram and Pinterest.

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