Summer Saturdays (2019)

Each Summer Saturday (June 1 - August 31) 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.

June 1 - Bobby Umphlett

June 8 - James Johnson

June 15 - Roe Terry

June 22 - Jimmy Bowden

June 29 - Arthur Leonard

July 6 - Jimmy Bowden

July 13 - Zach Jester

July 20 - Rich Smoker

July 27 - Larry Beauchamp

August 3 - Arthur Leonard

August 10 - Carroll Lee Marshall & John Walls

August 17 - Bradford Bradach

August 24 - Jimmy Bowden

August 31 - David W. Farlow Jr.


Tuesday Nights at the Museum (2019)

7 pm
Every Summer Tuesday
May 28 to August 27, 2019

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 28

Welcome to the Table: Culinary Traditions of the Eastern Shore (Talk & Documentary)

Sally Dickinson, Barrier Islands Center

June 4

Native Plant Maintenance (Talk & Demo)

Bob Shendock, Eastern Shore of Virginia Master Gardeners

June 11

Hand Crafted Duck & Game Calls (Talk & Demo)

Dale Spilker, High Tide Fabrication

June 18

30 Years of Piping Plover Management on Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (Talk)

Matt Youn, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

June 25

A Year on the Tump and its Magic (Talk & Book Signing)

Daniel Thomas

July 2

Assateague Shells (Talk & Demo)

Alex Frasier, National Park Service

July 9

Core Sampling VA's Barrier Islands: Breakneck Change in a Rapidly Chaning World (Talk)

Dr. Christopher Hein, Virginia Institure of Marine Science

July 16

Creating Historical Fiction on Chincoteague (Talk, Reading, & Book Signing)

David Parmalee

July 23

Chincoteague Ponies & Pony Penning (Talk)


July 30

Batik: Painting & Printing on Fabric (Talk & Demo)

Patricia Farley

August 6

The Virginia Island that Stood with the Union (Talk)

Bryce VanStavern

August 13

NASA's Sounding Rocket Program (Talk)

Philip Cathell

August 20

Making Crabpots (Talk & Demo)

Andy Linton

August 27

Hand Painted Musical Instruments (Talk & Demo)

Julie Borden

Sunset & Full Moon Cruise Fundraiser (2019)

Friday, September 13 - 5 PM
(Rain Date: Sunday, September 15 - 5 PM)

$45/person (Adults 21 & up)

Take a beautiful pontoon cruise around the Island with great food, drinks, and friends to enjoy the last Friday sunset of the summer and enjoy seeing the full moon rise over Chincoteague Bay!

All proceeds benefit the Museum of Chincoteague Island

Many thanks to Capt. Carlton and his crew at Daisey's Island Cruises who make this event happen for us all!

Cruise leaves promptly at 5 PM from slip #60 at the Curtis Merritt Harbor. 

Please arrive by 4:45 PM


ArtSea: 5"x5" Art Show and Sale

         2019 Date: Saturday, May 4

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 sell for $25 or $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, wine, and beer. 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)