Events and Programs


Christmas Tree Village 2022

The Museum of Chincoteague Island
is getting ready for our Christmas Tree Village. ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„
Come over and admire the trees decorated by area businessโ€™ and individuals. Purchase tokens that can be used to vote for your favorite tree!
This year, we will have crafts for the kids to be done during the village and some that can be purchased to take home for more holiday fun!
Also, the museumโ€™s gift shop is full of amazing locally crafted items that would make fabulous gifts!
The dates, times, and crafts are as follows:
Friday, December 2nd: Kids Wreaths 5:00-8:00pm
Saturday, December 3rd: We are participating in the Holiday Homes Tour 11:00-4:00
Friday, December 9th & Saturday, December 10th: Christmas Ornaments
North Pole Elves will be joining us this weekend! ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„
Friday, December 16th & Saturday, December 17th: Kids Gingerbread Housesย ย 5:00-8:00pm
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be joining us to hear your last minute Christmas wishes๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐Ÿคถ๐Ÿผ
( Kids and kids at heart are all welcome to participate in the craft projects))
Artwork below is by local artist, Cheryl Taylor. We will have tiles available for sale with this holiday design during our event. Thank you, Cheryl!
Join us, tell your friends, and feel free to call for more details: 757-336-6117
The Museum of Chincoteague is located at 7125 Maddox Blvd.ย 

Tuesday Night Lecture Series

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

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 1970โ€™s.

Many requests have been heard over the years to reprint this collection of recipes.ย  The Museum has an original copy on display which has been loaned from Ann Rodgers whose mother was one of the Museumโ€™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 ย 

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