Events and Programs

ArtSea 5×5 Art Show and Auction

Now – Artists, come pick up canvasses.

Sneak Peak, Monday, April 26-Friday, April 30.

Bidding From 5:55, Friday, April 30-5:55, Saturday, May 1.

The Museum of Chincoteague Island’s Art Show and Auction is going virtual this year. Canvasses are available now at the Museum. Finished artwork will be available for viewing on the Museum’s BetterUnite site (link to come) and in the Legacy Pavilion in the Museum’s courtyard April 27-May 1.

Bidding on Kid’s art will start at $25.00

Bidding on Adult’s art will start at $55.00

Click on this link to preview the artwork.


Tuesday Night Lecture Series

Our popular Tuesday Night Lecture Series will return this summer! Please check back soon for more details. 


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Historical Documents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.