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Cemetery Clean Up Day

Saturday, February 24th

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

The Museum of Chincoteague Island is partnering with the Town Cemetery Committee to clean up the Christ Union Baptist Cemetery in honor of Black History Month. 

This will involve hedge & branch clipping, leaf raking, and trash gathering.

Please bring hedge cutters, clippers, hand saws, rakes, and protective clothing.

Meet at Christ Union Baptist Cemetery on Willow Street (behind the Carnival Grounds).

Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome! No RSVP necessary.

Call: (757) 336-6117 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.


Heritage Days

Friday, March 23 - Sunday, March 25

Join us as we reopen our doors for the season! 

This year, we will be celebrating the opening of our Miles Hancock Workshop exhibit. 

Stayed tuned for specific event dates and times.


Chinco de Mayo: 5" x 5" Art Show and Sale

         2018 Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018

Time: Party starts at 5 pm and the art is revealed at 5:55 pm

Description: 5 x 5 is a creative fundraiser and celebration that takes place after the Annual Seafood Festival on Chincoteague Island. The art show and sale features artworks that are all 5 x 5 inches in size and they all sell for $55. The show and sale starts promtly at 5:55 pm when the artwork is revealed to the public for the first time. But plan to arrive at 5 pm to enjoy food from Bill's Restaurant, margaritas, sangria, beer, and soft drinks. A spirited musical performance by Greg Shupe & Men with Issues will add to the festivities. 

If you would like to contribute original artwork to the event, please call the Museum at 757-336-6117. You may choose any media and subject matter. The only restriction is that all work must be 5 inches by 5 inches in scale. If you need a 5" x 5" canvas, the Museum has canvases for participating artists. All contributing artists will be admitted to the event free of charge. 

Fee: $5 (Artists and volunteers get in free of charge)

Check out this short film of a previous year's celebration.


Chincoteague Island Museum "Cinco de Mayo 2012" from Keir Johnson on Vimeo.



Tuesday Nights at the Museum

7 pm
Every Summer Tuesday
May 29 to August 28, 2018

Each Tuesday evening will feature a different speaker and topic. Speaker dates are subject to change, so check back on this page for the most up-to-date schedule. 

$4 admission for adults
Free event admission for children (12 years & under), active military, & Museum Members

May 29

June 5

June 12:

Eastern Shore Railroads

Ellen Johnson

June 19

Chincoteague: The Virginia Island that Stood with the Union

Bryce VanStavern

June 26

July 3

Chincoteague Abuzz: Keeping Bees on Chincoteague

Stephanie Hale

July 10

Sheep of Assateague Island

Nancy Ferguson

July 17

Shipwrecks, Lighthouses, & Pirates: Chincoteague & Assateague in History & Song

The Three Sheets (Bill Troxler, Thom Nolan, & Owen Hooks)

July 24

July 31

August 7

August 14

August 21

August 28