First Annual Waterfront New Year’s Celebration

December 29, 2007 |

FREDERICK DOUGLASS – ISAAC MYERS MARITIME PARK AND MUSEUM HOSTS FIRST ANNUAL
WATERFRONT NEW YEAR¹S CELEBRATION

WHAT: Join the Living Classrooms Foundation and the Frederick
Douglass ­ Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum on New Years Eve to reflect
back and step forward into 2008. The exclusive waterfront party will feature memorable moments including African American Watch Night choir performances, ballroom dance demonstrations and soulful, smooth jazz throughout the evening. Guests will ring in the new year with a champagne toast at the stroke of midnight and an exclusive terrace view of Baltimore¹s spectacular firework displays.

WHEN: Monday, December 31, 2007 ­ January 1, 2008
10 p.m. ­ 1 a.m.

WHERE: Frederick Douglass ­ Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum
1417 Thames Street
Baltimore, MD 21231

COST: $65 per person or $120 per couple
Festive attire and comfortable dancing shoes!

NOTE: For additional event information, please contact
410-685-0295 ext 487 or 252 or email maryliz@douglassmyers.org. Media
interested in attending the event above should contact Kristi Betz or
Brittany Fowler at 410-243-1333 ext. 225/226 or via e-mail at
kbetz@weinbergharris.com/
bfowler@weinbergharris.com.

About The Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum
(www.douglassmyers.org ):
The Douglass-Myers Maritime Park and Museum honors Frederick Douglass, Isaac
Myers, and other local African American leaders of the past, present, and
future who have overcome adversity to reach their full potential and empower
others. Frederick Douglass is one of America’s most famous statesmen. He
lived in Baltimore for 11 years and worked in Fell¹s Point shipyards as a
young man before going on to become the one of greatest orators of the 19th
century. The facility features the recreation of a marine railway and the
first African American owned and operated shipyard in the U.S., the
Chesapeake Marine Railway and Dry Dock Company. The shipyard was founded by
Isaac Myers in 1866 with 14 fellow entrepreneurs, many of whom attended
Bethel A.M.E. and Sharp Street Methodist churches. Douglass was a key
advisor to Myers and the other founders of the Chesapeake Marine Railway and
Dry Dock Company.

Sitting on one-and-a-half acres of waterfront property as the gateway to
historic Fell¹s Point, the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and
Museum is a cornerstone of the National Historic Seaport of Baltimore and a
major African American heritage tourism site honoring Maryland¹s African
American maritime history and shipbuilding traditions. This Living
Classrooms Foundation campus encourages hands-on education and job-training
programs serving school children and visitors of all ages. The
Douglass-Myers Maritime Park and Museum has a working shipyard/marine
railway and deepwater pier and is an essential part of the Baltimore
Waterfront Promenade. The Douglass-Myers Maritime Park and Museum is
located in the oldest remaining industrial building on Baltimore¹s Inner
Harbor, the restored and preserved historic Sugar House.
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AND a very Happy New Year!!!

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