The BMI’s virtual Bull & Oyster Roast 2021

You can still tap into these stories of the oyster industry!

Check out the links below to hear our program partners’ stories, download the featured recipes, order fresh oysters or curbside meals, order Kate Livie’s book, or find an oyster recycling location near you.

You can also watch a recording of the full program here.

Thank you to everyone who joined the BMI and emcee, Tom Hall, host of WYPR’s Midday, on Saturday, March 6, 2021 for an evening of all things oyster, including trivia, cooking demonstrations, an oyster farm tour, and an action-packed tale of the Chesapeake Bay oyster wars.

Thank you too, to all the auction bidders and raffle ticket buyers that generously supported the BMI’s educational programs and initiatives with their bids, purchases, and donations.

Tom Hall is the host of Midday
(M-F 12:00-1:00pm)
@tomhallWYPR

About the Partners and Program

The BMI shows the many ways industry supports, impacts, and depends on community—the way it unites us.

It’s undeniable that there is industry inside each of us. We all have a unique mix of resources, energy, production, and momentum. And when we unite? That’s when something special happens. That’s when innovation emerges, lives improve, and industries thrive.

The BMI was proud to partner with these individuals and organizations that have deep connections to our region’s oyster industry. Bringing their stories together—how oysters are produced, consumed, and recycled—shows how a community can sustain an industry and meet the culinary demand of a new generation of oyster lovers.

Hear Orchard Point Oyster Company Founder/Partner Scott Budden talk about what it is like to run a working oyster farm today, take a virtual tour of his farm, and learn how to shuck an oyster—Chesapeake style.

Watch the tour or Learn to shuck

Hear Orchard Point Oyster Company Founder/Partner Scott Budden talk about what it is like to run a working oyster farm today, take a virtual tour of his farm, and learn how to shuck an oyster—Chesapeake style.

Watch the tour or Learn to shuck

Learn how to make an Oyster Pan Roast with Chef Dylan Salmon at Dylan’s Oyster Cellar.

Watch the demo or Download the recipe

Learn how to make an Oyster Pan Roast with Chef Dylan Salmon at Dylan’s Oyster Cellar.

Watch the demo or Download the recipe

Chef Matt from Zeffert & Gold Catering shows you how to grill oysters on the half shell with three different sauces.

Watch the demo or Download the recipe

Chef Matt from Zeffert & Gold Catering shows you how to grill oysters on the half shell with three different sauces.

Watch the demo or Download the recipe

Chesapeake educator, writer, and historian Kate Livie brings history alive with an action-packed tale of the Chesapeake Bay oyster wars.

Watch the video or Order the book

Explore how a shell goes from “plate to reef” with the Oyster Recovery Partnership.

Watch the video or Find recycling centers

Explore how a shell goes from “plate to reef” with the Oyster Recovery Partnership.

Watch the video or Find recycling centers

Winners of the annual auction and raffles were announced March 6, at 8 pm.

Eat oysters to restore the Chesapeake Bay!

Practice your shucking with oysters (cold shipping or pick-up) ordered from Orchard Point Oyster Company.

Want someone else to do the cooking for you? Order carryout or delivery from Dylan’s Oyster Cellar.

Done eating? Find a place near you to recycle your oyster shells.

The Oyster Recovery Partnership offers more than 70 shell collection sites throughout Maryland, DC and Virginia.

From Our Sponsors


Keep Kids Learning with Hands-on BMI Activities: Len the Plumber

Jeff Cooper, CEO of Len the Plumber and a member of the BMI’s Board of Trustees, shares why Len the Plumber supports the BMI’s award-winning educational programs.


Support the BMI’s Educational Programs: KCI

James Deriu, Vice President and Discipline Manager for KCI’s Resource Management department and a member of the BMI’s Board of Trustees, invites you to support the BMI’s annual Bull & Oyster Roast fundraiser.

Bull & Oyster Roast 2021 Sponsors

The proceeds from this annual event fund the development of interactive educational programs to engage kids in learning about Baltimore’s industrial history and the hard-working people who are a part of that story. Thank you to the sponsors whose generous support makes it possible to inspire the inventors and innovators of tomorrow.



The Novak Family

Scott and Amy Ensor

Thank you for your support

The Baltimore Museum of Industry is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your gift(s) to the Bull & Oyster Roast Fundraiser are deductible for Federal Income Tax purposes in accordance with existing IRS regulations. Please consult your tax advisor.

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Address: 1415 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD 21230
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