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Locals get in free this week at the OC Life-Saving Station Museum

If you are in Ocean City this week, you may notice a couple of changes as you drive down Coastal Highway. The speed limit, normally 40 mph through North Ocean City, has been reduced to 30 mph, and Downtown, the speed limit has also been reduced. This is due to the expected, unauthorized H2Oi Pop-Up Rally.  It is reasonable to expect heavier than usual traffic, noise and strict enforcement of vehicle laws during the week and weekend.

 Now through Halloween the Ocean City Life-Saving Station museum is offering free admission for “locals” – defined as people who live in Worcester County or own property here.

As a “come here” (though I vastly prefer “been here”) this makes me glad, as there are people about who would force a person to provide family data through 8 generations to be classified as a “local.”
 
Open daily from 10 until 5 p.m. the locals pretty much know what it is/was and what it’s for. If you’re in the mood to bone up on your OC history it’s right there for you.
 
What else entices interest are the other events including discounts at the gift shop, a scavenger hunt with a one-year membership to the museum as a prize (details available at Town Hall, the museum and the Visitor’s center) or the book signing on Saturday. George and Suzanne Hurley will be signing copies of their book “Ocean City Maryland, a Pictorial History” from 1-3 p.m.
 
Maybe the free parking at the Inlet lot is enough to get you to go. It could be. I’ve gone places for fewer perks than that. The Life-Saving Station museum offers oodles of exhibits, from a bathing suit installation to details of local shipwrecks and rescues.
 
There’s even an online exhibit (watch out for Laughing Sal on page 2), but that’s not totally conducive to the free admission thing. If this sort of exhibit piques your interest, however, giving the full museum a ride isn’t such a bad idea after all.

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