There was much to celebrate in Chesapeake at the 3rd Annual Waterways Heritage Festival. Families joined together to participate and learn about the breathtaking intracoastal waterways and rich heritage. They enjoyed two days of cultural heritage, tradition, fine arts, and music, and they were able to visit the many guilds and learn firsthand how things are made. Exhibitors and vendors displayed and sold unique crafts ranging from: weaving, woodworking, glassblowing, honey bee exhibits, basket making, pottery, quilting, master gardeners, photographers, silversmith jewelry artistry, and more. Students of all ages learned how to play the dulcimer from master dulcimer craftsman Bert Berry. Boat Captains gave free rides through the locks, and families learned about the importance of our locks system from our US Army Corps of Engineers experts firsthand. Batteau and Canal society members taught the history of transportation through the liquid highways of yesteryear. Music performances by the magnificent Strolling Strings directed by their teacher musician Ms. Deanna Kringel, and the amazing Bob Zentz took us back in time. All proceeds will benefit the Battlefield Park and Visitor Center. Mark your calendar for next year’s festival to be held October 12th & 13th 2013!