A Single Goal: The Art of Trumpy Yacht Building | Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

A Single Goal: The Art of Trumpy Yacht Building

Chaney Gallery, 2nd floor

Trumpy Sponsors

Producer Sponsors

Annapolis Maritime Museum
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
​John Kent Cooke
Jeffrey Harris and Joyce Pratt
 McMillen III, McMillen Yachts, Inc.
Ed Tillett and Anne Toth

Director Sponsors

​Dr. Jacob Deegan
Four Rivers Heritage Area
Portside Framers

Master Sponsors

Sandy and Bill Brock
Edinberg Carpentry and Design Solution
Eric Horst, Bayport Yachts
In Memory of Roger W. "Pip" Moyer
John Steadman

Martin P. Sutter/Canim
Peg Trumpy Appelget

Contributor Sponsors 

Antique and Classic Boat Society-Chesapeake Bay Chapter
Gerry and Karen Kamilos
​Brian E, Lees
W&P Nautical and the Templeton Family

Watermark Cruises
In memory of William W. Watkins- (Counterpoint #334)

Contributors $100-$499

Michael F. Barrow
Jeanne Briscoe Baum
Bob Bittner
David F. Bleil
​Larry and Karen Bohlen
​Brenda Desjardins
Robert Dunleavy
Craig and Helen Ebersole
Leif F. Eriksson
Ray and Della Glenn
Robert Gordon
Carole and Richard Hires
Bart Jones
Sunhee K. Jung
Mariana and Pete Lesher
Terry Miller
Mike Miron
Steve Mitchell
Anne and Vincent Palumbo
Paula J. Peters
Donovan G. Rankin II
Jeff Smith
Donald and Carol Trumpy
Chris and Virginia White

Contributors Up to $99

Reidar Alvestad
Ward and Kathleen Anderson
David Beavis
Charles D. Cantera
Alice Chambers
Richard Chiriboga
Deanna Daly
Michael and Debbie Farrell
Marian Figlio
​Ed Haddaway
David Hankey
Michelle Harder
Jamie Hutchinson
Inn At Horn Point
Mary and David Lyttle
Claire McArdle
Steve Linhard and Patricia McGrath
Amelia Mitchell
Shelley Morhaim
Patricia Ormsby
Celia Pearson
Cecelia Petro
Barbara Sause and Craig Roberts
Jacquelyn Rouse
Lee Schreitz
​Camilly and Jay Schwarz
Wil and Siena Scott
John H. Stole, Sr.
Leslie Trettau
Andree Tullier
William H. Warner
Cecilia Wolyniak
​Pat and Mike Worsham
John Robey and Melissa Yanowitz

A major exhibition exploring the detailed process of wooden boat-building as an art form using Trumpy Yachts as its focus.  Models, paintings, photographs, artifacts, vintage signage and original drawings by Naval Architect and yacht designer John Trumpy, Sr., will bring the boat-building process to life. The exhibit will explore the craftsmanship of these distinctive yachts including their furnishings and interior finishes; how the yachts were coveted as a status symbol in the 1930s and 40s; and the preservation of the remaining yachts as a historical treasure.

"Trumpy Talks" Lecture Series
Maryland Hall will offer a series of lectures in conjunction with the Trumpy exhibit.  They are free and open to the public and will take place in Room 308.

Thursday, May 19 | 7 pm:  Donald Trumpy, grandson of John Trumpy Sr. who worked at John Trumpy and Sons (this lecture will be in the gym on the first floor)

Thursday, June 2 | 7 pm: Jim Cheevers (wartime Trumpy history) and Dick Hires (Trumpy hull model testing)

Thursday, June 9 | 7 pm: Pete Lesher, Curator, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, about John Trumpy and Sons in the historical context of yacht builders on the Chesapeake Bay

Thursday, June 16 | 7 pm: Longtime Trumpy Yacht owner and restorer Dr. Jacob Deegan (Aurora #444)

Education Programs
Hands-on workshops for students from local schools and community organizations are being organized to experience the art of wooden boatbuilding.  If you are interested in scheduling a workshop, please contact Emily Garvin at egarvin@mdhallarts.org.

We are seeking financial support from individuals, organizations and corporations for the presentation of the exhibit and related educational programming.  

Click here to see a list of sponsor levels and benefits.  If you would like to contribute to the exhibition and related educational programming, please click here. For more information, email danderson@mdhallarts.org

Would you like to receive updates about the Trumpy exhibit?  Click here and check the "Trumpy exhibit" box at the bottom of the page.

If you would like to contribute information or an artifact to the exhibit, please email strumpy@mdhallarts.org.

Click here to watch The Art of Trumpy promo video on Vimeo.