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2021-2022 Partnership
Waterman's Museum

20910 Rock Hall Ave, Rock Hall, MD 21661

The third local partnership of the DSMP project is with the Waterman's Museum in Rock Hall and Washington College. 

The Waterman's Museum began in 1990 when a committee of Rock Hall community members and Haven Harbour Marina staff and ownership decided that area watermen were in need of their own unique center for recorded history.


Today, the museum includes exhibits on oystering, crabbing and fishing. A reproduction of a shanty house is also on display, along with local carvings and of course boats.


The first phase of this project is being completed by incoming first-year students in the college's Orientation Explore! program, Making History: Making Museums. In just under three days students will engage in object-based primary-source research, digitize parts of the museum's collection and begin the creation of a VR exhibit of the museum's holdings.  

Stay tuned for future developments in this collaboration!

Above: VR exhibit curated by Washington College Students through this partnership. 

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View it in VR!

Scan this QR code using the camera app on your smart-phone.  Click the             icon and place in headset.  Alternatively, use the link in your phone's browser to access the tour. 

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Interactive Exhibit Panels

Students in Dr. Sara Clarke-De Reza's Spring 2022 Designing and Measuring Learning Experiences course used the museum's digital object and oral history collection to design the exhibit panels below. Printed versions of these panels will serve as the basis of a traveling exhibit aimed at K-12 students, while interactive virtual versions will link viewers back to oral history clips, 3D models, and other digital museum objects.

Student Digital Curators

Making History:Making Museums

Orientation Explore! Group:

Riley Dauber

Julie Cinderella

Victoria Baker

Alex Blanton

Kaitlin Osucha

Heather Fabritze

Halina Saydam

Katey Reggie

Alexa Draper

Kate Stevenson

Selena Francese

Lily Giles


Raven Bishop, Instructional Technologist

Dr. Sara Clarke-DeReza, Assistant Professor of Education

Museum, Community & Field Education Students:

Hannah Flayhart

Finn Lennox

VARDIS Student Digital Imaging Consultants:


Jonathan Miranda

Eniya Jaber

Heather Fabritze

Professor Julie Markin's Archaeological Methods Course:


Megan Callis 

Kat Esposito

Nate Gerstenschlager 

Michelle Henry 

Jon Kelly

JB Peterson

Simon Risell

Amber Russo 

Nick Scelfo 

Alex Szynal 

Katie Tack 

Caroline Taranto 

Professor Sara Clarke-DeReza's Designing and Measuring Learning Course:

Kaitlin Osucha

Claire Spears

Leah Thivierge

Faith Waaramaa

Rock Hall Collaboration News

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