Tuesday Nights at the Museum (2019)

7 pm
Winter Tuesdays
February 5 to March 12, 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

February 5

Fall Voyage of Jamestown Ship 'Godspeed' 2018 and Chesapeake Bay Water Quality

Richard Snyder, VA Institute of Marine Science

February 12

Handmade Cigar Box Guitars

Stan Opiel, Mudboy Guitar Works

February 19

Duck & Game Calls

Dale Spilker, High Tide Fabrication

February 26

Harvesting Salt around Virginia's Barrier Islands

David & Anna Lee, Barrier Island Salt Co.

March 5

Chincoteague Abuzz: Keeping Bees on Chincoteague

Stephanie Hale, Island Queen Apiary

March 12

Local Aquaculture and Clams

Chip Lewis, Aquaculturist

 

Cemetery Clean Up - 2019 (CANCELLED as of 2/22 for RAIN)

Saturday, February 23rd

9 AM - 12 PM

Christ Union Baptist Cemetery - Willow St. (Behind Carnival Grounds)

Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome!

No RSVP necessary.

We're partnering with the Town of Chincoteague's Cemetery Commitee to clean up the Christ Union Baptist Cemetery in honor of Black History Month. This will involved hedge clipping, leaf raking, weed pulling, and trash gathering.

Please bring hedge cutters, clippers, hand saws, rakes, and wear protective clothing. Water will be provided!

 

 

Decoy Carving Class (2019) - (SOLD OUT as of 2/20/2019)

March 1 & 2, 2019

9 AM - 4 PM (both days)

Led by local decoy carver, Russell Fish 

You will carve, paint, and finish a Bufflehead hunting decoy of your very own!

If you've ever been curious about the time and talent that goes into decoy carving and painting, this is the class for you!

Cost: $110.00 per person (includes all tools & materials)

Ages 14 & Up

Class is limited to 8 students, so sign up quick!

Pre-registration required by Friday, February 22nd

Participants are required to sign a safety waiver

Call, email, or stop by the museum to sign up!

 

Darcy Cole Lecture - Our Most Memorable Moments with the Ponies - (SOLD OUT as of 2/22/2019)

Friday, April 12th

2:00 PM

$4/Adult, Kids (12 & under) and Museum Members are FREE but must have a ticket at the door.

Tickets must be purchased in advance online: https://covatix.com/events/darcy-cole-april-12-lecture

Local pony enthusiast and photographer Darcy Cole will be sharing her most memorable experiences with the Chincoteague Ponies. Come hear her stories and see some of her spectacular photographs!

 

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)

 

Summer Saturdays (2018)

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 (2019)

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

 

June 4

 

June 11

 

June 18

 

June 25

 

July 2

 

July 9

 

July 16

 

July 23

 

July 30

 

August 6

 

August 13

 

August 20

 

August 27

 

 

Sunset Cruise Fundraiser (2018)

Friday, September 21 - 5 PM
(Rain Date: Sunday, September 23 - 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.

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

Follow the link below to purchase your tickets online:

https://covatix.com/events/museum-fundraising-cruise