Learn to shuck oysters at Lore Oyster Days

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Photo credit to Calvert Marine Museum

SOLOMONS, MD-- The community has three opportunities this summer to learn everything about oysters at the Lore Oyster House Days at J.C. Lore and Sons Oyster House in Solomons. The event is free to attend, and all are welcome to learn.

On June 25, July 16, and August 20, event goers can travel back in time to the days when the oyster house was a thriving oyster packing house, said Traci Cimini, with museum public relations and marketing.

“Each event starts at 1 p.m. and you can meet the skimmer, who tracks how many pints are shucked and what the shuckers should be paid. You can tie on an apron and become a shucker. This event is all about experiencing the challenges and rewards of a piecework wage earner,” said Cimini.

Event goers are encouraged to try their hand at oyster tonging and more, said Cimini.

“You can learn to tie a tow line and coil a rope, and measure oysters with a special tool,” said Cimini. “Follow the path an oyster takes through the packing house from unloading at the dock to the shipping room.”

For more information, contact Calvert Marine Museum.

About CMM:

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 or call 410-326-2042. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Google+, Instagram and Pinterest.

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