The Mission of The Rock Hall Museum

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but actually preserving and presenting artifacts from a changing bayside town on Maryland's Eastern Shore may offer a greater opportunity to understand it's history in the long run. This remains the mission of The Rock Hall Museum. Founded by local educator Robert J. Johnson as a private museum in 1976, and later donated to the Town of Rock Hall by his widow, this institution continues to rely on volunteers for its development in two rooms at the Municipal Building on South Main Street, a short walk from the town center. The focus is on community lifestyle, economy and traditions, elements that measure the human wealth at the heart of a small town with a past that reaches back through Bay-related commerce and farming, and a future that assuredly will be linked to its relationship with the Chesapeake Bay.

Click here to see a Rock Hall
downtown map (Circa 1876)

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