Each donation and membership fee that we receive directly benefits the museum. Your donations help us maintain our collections, design and build new exhibits, provide educational field trips for students, and allow for the day to day operations of our buildings and staff. No matter what size – every donation helps!
The Museum of Chincoteague Island is a non-profit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible.
Donations to our Endowment Fund
The Museum celebrates the people, culture, and heritage of the Island and donations if our Endowment Fund aid us in continuing that mission by sustaining the Museum for years to come.
Gifts to the Endowment are a great way to memorialize a lost loved one or to honor someone for an anniversary or other accomplishment.
Object Loans & Donations
Another way to help preserve the history of Chincoteague Island is by donating or lending items of historical significance to the museum’s collection. Donations of objects and artifacts are acknowledged in writing for tax purposes. Please keep in mind that only objects that have to do with Chincoteague Island history will be accepted into the collection. Items are vetted by our Board of Directors Collections committee before being accepted.