Events and Programs


Tuesday Night Lecture Series

Back by popular demand, our Tuesday Night Lecture Series returns on April 5 at 7pm. Our speakers will offer diverse topics from Chincoteague Ponies to shipwreck archaeology. Lectures are open to the public with $5 Museum admission and free to current Museum members.

July 5 – Billy Beebe – Stories of the making of the Misty movie followed by a showing of the movie

July 12 – David Parmalee –  “Chincoteague Stories”

July 19 – Jim O`Connor – Stories from the Assateague Village

July 26 – Cindy Faith –  “Marguerite Henry & The Misty Movie” – Talk about Marguerite Henry followed by the movie

August 2 – It all started with a book: How a visit to Chincoteague changed our lives- Peg Cook & Annette Ilowiecki
August 9 – Wave action: Renowned artist Nancy West will be demonstrating
August 16 – Behind the scenes with Museum Artifacts. Learn about some of the unique and priceless exhibits in the Museum of Chincoteague Island with Cindy Faith
August 23 – Bob Shendock, Master Gardener: Rain Gardens and their use
August 30 – Greg Shupe: An evening of Shanties and songs of the sea

September 3 – Darcy Cole with the foal wrap up 2022. Special program: Cost $10 per person

Chris Hein: Study of the Barrier Islands – Past, Present, and Future

UPDATE – Due to health concerns, this program has been postponed until October 29th.  Purchased tickets can be transferred to the new date, donated or refunded.

Event has been rescheduled to October 29th due to health concerns. A fascinating presentation by Chris Hein is coming up at the Island Theatre, 4074 Main Street, on October 29th at 7pm. Chris will discuss the intriguing evidence of the evolution of barrier islands including Chincoteague and Assateague and what we should expect in the future! Tickets are available now at the Museum of Chincoteague Island, online link to Advance Tickets Sales or at the door on October 29th..




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:

8MM &16MM Movies VHS Movies Family Recipes Family Trees
Written Collections/Journals Historical Documents Postcards Brochures
Memorabilia Yearbooks Photographs  

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