Events and Programs

Tuesday Night Lecture Series

Our popular Tuesday Night Lecture Series returns this summer! Lectures begin a 7:00 in the Museum.

Admission is $5 for adults. Children under 12 and active duty military personnel are not charged. This year’s lectures will be”

June 1



Bryce VanStavern

What is an E-2?

June 8



Nancy Richards West

Painting Demo
from a Taxidermy Specimen

June 15



Cindy Faith

Pirates, Shipwrecks and Buried Treasure

June 22



Philip Cathell

NASA’s Sounding Rocket Program

June 29



Gary Turnquist

Chincoteague Cemeteries

July 6



Will Glasco

Preserving the Cape Henry Lightouse

July 13



Daniel Thomas

A Year on the Tump and it’s Magic (Talk & Book Signing)

July 20


Rustin Cassaway

Diving Wrecks

July 27



Cindy Faith

Chincoteague Ponies

August 3



Christopher Hein, Virginia Institute of Marine Science

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

August 10



Pat Farley

Printmaking on Paper and Cloth

August 17





August 24



Andy Linton

Making crab pots

August 31





Harvest Moon Sunset Cruise


Ongoing Opportunities

‘Native Seafood Cookery’ Cookbook – The Museum of Chincoteague is now selling the ‘Native Seafood Cookery’ cookbook created by the original Oyster Museum Committee to raise funds to establish the Museum in the early 1970’s. 

Many requests have been heard over the years to reprint this collection of recipes.  The Museum has an original copy on display which has been loaned from Ann Rodgers whose mother was one of the Museum’s original founders. The cookbook is available in the Museum gift shop, online at our BetterUnite site, and at Sundial Books in Historic Downtown.

‘Everything Chincoteague ROUND UP’

As part of the Museum’s 2021 Heritage Days celebration which took place in March, the Museum kicking off a collections campaign searching for hidden treasures, We asked the community and those that have items that preserve the people, culture, and history of Chincoteague Island to participate in the ‘Everything Chincoteague Round Up’. If you, like so many of us, have been cleaning out your closets, attics, garages or storage spaces during the pandemic, and reconnected with your roots, glanced at that box of old movies, thumbed through family photo albums, unearthed valuable memories or found that dusty yearbook hiding in a box….. Please DO NOT TOSS them. Share them with us! We want to take a look. Help us preserve those memories for future generations. Bring those treasures to us. We can scan/photograph/copy the items and return them to you or they could be added to the Museum collection.

Items of interest may include but are not limited to:
8 &16 MM movies
VHS movies
Family Recipes
Family Trees
Written Collections/Journals
Historical Documents

Call 757-336-6117 or email if you have any questions or would like to learn more.