Summer Saturdays

Each Summer Saturday (June 2 - August 25) we will have a local carver at the museum giving decoy carving demonstrations. Stop by between Noon and 3 PM to meet them and learn about the time and talen that goes into decoy carving and painting.


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

Chesapeake Hunting Traditions Talk & Book Signing

C.L. Marshall

June 5

Southern Folk Cemeteries & Chincoteague Island

Gary Turnquist

June 12

Eastern Shore Railroads

Ellen Johnson

June 19

Chincoteague: The Virginia Island that Stood with the Union

Bryce VanStavern

June 26

The Sea is a Thief Talk & Book Reading

David Parmalee

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

Chincoteague Ponies & Pony Penning

Cindy Faith

July 31

Lifeways of the Pocomoke Indian Nation

Norris Howard

August 7

Diving the Shipwrecks off of Assateague

Rustin Cassway & Brian Sullivan

August 14

Making Crabpots Talk & Demonstration

Andy Linton

August 21

Ponies in the Mist... A Recap of the Foal Season 2018

Darcy Cole

August 28

Designing & Casting Bronze Sculptures via the Lost Wax Process

Guy Shover


Buckaroo Bingo!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 from 2-4:30 PM

At Chincoteague Center (6155 Community Drive)

Join us for 20 games of Pony themed Bingo for $20!

Little Buckaroo Bingo Boards available for $5 with purchase of full admission

There will be concessions available for purchase and fun for the whole family!

Pre-sale tickets available at Chincoteague Center and the Museum of Chincoteague Island

All proceeds benefit the Museum and Chincoteague Center

For questions call Museum (757) 336-6117 or Chincoteague Center (757) 336-0614



Chinco de Mayo: 5"x5" 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 & Island Vibe 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.