The St. Clement’s Island Museum in Colton’s Point, MD is playing host to  the 29th Annual Christmas Doll & Train Exhibit. The museum is alive during the month of December with antique and collectible dolls, toys, and working miniature trains in a holiday setting, which is sure to delight children from one to 101.

This year’s theme celebrates “Christmas by the Bay,” and incorporates vignettes of the Bay’s history and heritage, all in a holiday setting.  The exhibit is made possible by the members of the Southern Maryland and Black-eyed Susan Doll Clubs and Maggie and Anthony Hammett.

Visitors can also enjoy browsing through the Crab Claw Museum Store, which features a myriad of unique gifts, children’s books and toys, clothing, jewelry, Maryland flags and scarves, lighthouses, souvenirs, and even pre-lit crab pot Christmas trees, perfect for your home, yard, boat, or pier.  All proceeds from museum store sales benefit museum programs, projects and exhibits.  Become a museum member and receive a 10% discount any time you shop throughout the year!

A raffle for three fully-decorated Christmas trees is continuing through December 21. There is also a free raffle for a boy and girl’s bike donated by the Optimist Club of the Seventh District. The winner could be you!

The exhibit is open now through December 19, Wednesday through Sunday, from 12 noon to 4 p.m.  The extended holiday schedule includes December 20 to January 4, 2015, open daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.  Admission is $3 per adult, $2 for seniors and military, $1.50 for children 6 to 18 and kids 5 and under are free.  The museum will offer an open house on Saturday, December 13 and admission is free for everyone.

The St. Clement’s Island Museum is managed by the Museum Division of St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks and the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County. The museum is handicap accessible and is located at the end of Route 242 in Colton’s Point, MD.  Please call the Museum Division offices at 301-769-2222 for more information or log on to the website at www.stmarysmd.com/recreate/museums.