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Standing on the gallery atop the Assateague Lighthouse, that silent sentinel that has kept mariners safe since 1867, you can see the plain below where Assateague Village once stood. You can also see across the Assateague Channel, where ponies go for a swim each year. And there, across the channel, is the island of Chincoteague, that little piece of Paradise off the coast of Virginia. The Museum of Chincoteague Island is dedicated to preserving the story of the people, culture and heritage of Chincoteague Island.

As a non-profit institution, the Museum of Chincoteague Island relies on the help of people like you, who care about the island’s history and want to see the story continue for generations to come. Please consider ways you can support The Museum of Chincoteague Island.

 

Join the Museum or give the gift of membership to a friend or family member. Memberships start at $35 – Friend (2 people) or $45 Family (all members of your immediate family and grandchildren). Other benefits of your annual membership include: 10% discount in the gift shop, invitation for new exhibits opening nights, quarterly newsletter, email notification of special events and a Museum supporter window decal.

 

Volunteer – Opportunities abound for you to get involved with the Museum. Work at the museum greeting guests, answering questions, serving as event assistants or docents and much more. Prefer to work behind the scenes, we offer many choices for this as well!

Corporate Member – $250 annually includes 6 VIP passes for you and your employees to visit the Museum throughout the year. VIP’s receive a 10% discount in Museum gift shop, invitations to our VIP Business After Hours Events planned just for our corporate sponsors/staff, and a Museum supporter window decal. Corporate sponsors also qualify to host your own private event, once per year, at the Museum (including the pavilion) discounted at 50% of the current rental rate. Your support will be acknowledged in our quarterly newsletter.

Become a Sustaining Member – $100 annually allows Sustaining Members to receive all benefits of Museum membership plus a museum tote bag. Other benefits of your annual membership include: 10% discount in the gift shop, invitation for new exhibits opening nights, quarterly newsletter, email notification of special events and a Museum supporter window decal.

Become a Benefactor – $1000 Includes lifetime membership along with the benefits noted above and your name will appear on the benefactor wall prominently displayed in the Museum. All benefits of Friends/Family membership and enjoy a 50% discount of 1 Legacy Pavilion rental annually.

Join our Legacy League – Regardless of the size of your estate, a legacy gift will secure the Museum for future generations by insuring your forever support for the Museum of Chincoteague. Give a gift beyond your lifetime by giving an inheritance to the Museum, naming the Museum in your final wishes as an organization you proudly support. Consider leaving to the Museum a dollar amount, annuities or other investments, gifts of life insurance policies, assets or a percentage of your estate.

As you can see, there are many ways you can support The Museum of Chincoteague Island both through your financial donations as well as your time as a volunteer. The Museum needs people like you, who care about the island and its story to become a part of that story. Find your way to support The Museum of Chincoteague Island so we can continue to shine a light on the story of Chincoteague for generations to come.

Email us today if you have any questions: museumofci@gmail.com

Use the PayPal button below to become a member! Thank you for your support!


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