The Steamboat Era Museum in Irvington held its Seventh Annual Crab Festival on Saturday, August 18.
Five hundred tickets were sold for the annual event which featured plenty of steamed crabs, hot dogs and barbeque and an assortment of cold beverages for those who attended.
Board member and past president Eric Nost stated that each year the event is generating more and more interest and more people are coming from farther and farther away to attend the event. “It’s an event that’s designed for both local people and to bring folks in from all over and the people look forward to it every year,” Nost said. “We’re tickled to death to really have a community event like this. It’s raising money for the museum and being an important part of the community because it represents a museum dedicated to the Chesapeake Bay Steamboat Era, which really defines the culture and the heritage of the people that lived around the Bay from 1813 to 1937. It really was a defining mode of transportation that brought culture and commerce to this area and really allowed this area around the Chesapeake Bay to flourish. Not just here in Irvington but Eastern Shore, Western Shore, Upper Bay and Lower Bay,” said Nost.
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