Events and Programs


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

October 29th at 7PM.  Previously purchased tickets can be transferred to the new date.

A fascinating presentation by Chris Hein is coming to 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 – call 757-336-6117. Here is the ink to Advance Tickets Sales or purchase at the door on October 29th.


Tuesday Night Lecture Series

Lectures will resume in February 2023. We can`t wait to see you there!

November 12 – November marks the 100 year anniversary of the opening of the causeway and our first bridge onto Chincoteague Island. The museum will be hosting a special exhibit call ” Bridging the Century” and there will be a special presentation on the afternoon of Nov. 12th. The time of the presentation is To Be Determined, TBD. Stay tuned for updates. We would love to hear your stories about this part of Chincoteague`s history. Perhaps your parents told you a tale or two that you would be willing to share! Contact us at . A reception will follow the presentations. Be sure to check out our September newsletter  for the first in a series of fascinating articles on the life of Chincoteague Islander, Capt. John B. Whealton, the engineer and builder of the causeway, formerly known as the Chincoteague Toll Road & Bridge.

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.