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The Morro Bay Maritime Museum’s Grand Opening Ceremonies were well attended on Sat., Sept. 29, 2018. Speakers were President Charlie Yates, Vice President of Museum Operations, Larry Newland; local historian Dan Krieger; City of Morro Bay Council Member, Marlys McPherson, County Supervisor, Bruce Gibson; Benjamin Peterson, Field Representative for Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham; Greg Haas, representative for Congressman Salud Carbajal. About 300 people were on hand to for all the festivities which included a Salinan blessing performed by Don Pierce and his father, Don, Sr.; live music by Jenna & the Funky Fellows; cookies provided by Quota International of Morro Bay; and a ribbon cutting. The new exhibit hall and displays were well received as was the museum store. People signed up to become members and purchased legacy bricks to be installed outside the museum. Morro Bay Maritime Museum appreciated the support of the community for this project decades in the making.