Summer Saturdays

Each Summer Saturday (June 2 - August 25) we will have a local carver at the museum giving decoy carving demonstrations. Stop by between Noon and 3 PM to meet them and learn about the time and talen that goes into decoy carving and painting.


Tuesday Nights at the Museum

7 pm
Every Summer Tuesday
May 29 to August 28, 2018

Each Tuesday evening will feature a different speaker and topic. Speaker dates are subject to change, so check back on this page for the most up-to-date schedule. 

$4 admission for adults
Free event admission for children (12 years & under), active military, & Museum Members

May 29

Chesapeake Hunting Traditions Talk & Book Signing

C.L. Marshall

June 5

Southern Folk Cemeteries & Chincoteague Island

Gary Turnquist

June 12

Eastern Shore Railroads

Ellen Johnson

June 19

Chincoteague: The Virginia Island that Stood with the Union

Bryce VanStavern

June 26

The Sea is a Thief Talk & Book Reading

David Parmalee

July 3

Chincoteague Abuzz: Keeping Bees on Chincoteague

Stephanie Hale

July 10

Sheep of Assateague Island

Nancy Ferguson

July 17

Shipwrecks, Lighthouses, & Pirates: Chincoteague & Assateague in History & Song

The Three Sheets (Bill Troxler, Thom Nolan, & Owen Hooks)

July 24

Chincoteague Ponies & Pony Penning

Cindy Faith

July 31

Lifeways of the Pocomoke Indian Nation

Norris Howard

August 7

Diving the Shipwrecks off of Assateague

Rustin Cassway & Brian Sullivan

August 14

Making Crabpots Talk & Demonstration

Andy Linton

August 21

Ponies in the Mist... A Recap of the Foal Season 2018

Darcy Cole

August 28

Designing & Casting Bronze Sculptures via the Lost Wax Process

Guy Shover


Sunset Cruise Fundraiser

Friday, September 21 - 5 PM
(Rain Date: Sunday, September 23 - 5 PM)

$45/person (Adults 21 & up)

Take a beautiful pontoon cruise around the Island with great food, drinks, and friends to enjoy the last Friday sunset of the summer.

All proceeds benefit the Museum of Chincoteague Island

Many thanks to Capt. Carlton and his crew at Daisey's Island Cruises who make this event happen for us all!

Cruise leaves promptly at 5 PM from slip #60 at the Curtis Merritt Harbor. 

Please arrive by 4:45 PM

Follow the link below to purchase your tickets online:



Chinco de Mayo: 5"x5" Art Show and Sale

         2018 Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018

Time: Party starts at 5 pm and the art is revealed at 5:55 pm

Description: 5 x 5 is a creative fundraiser and celebration that takes place after the Annual Seafood Festival on Chincoteague Island. The art show and sale features artworks that are all 5 x 5 inches in size and they all sell for $55. The show and sale starts promtly at 5:55 pm when the artwork is revealed to the public for the first time. But plan to arrive at 5 pm to enjoy food from Bill's Restaurant, margaritas, sangria, beer, and soft drinks. A spirited musical performance by Greg Shupe & Island Vibe will add to the festivities. 

If you would like to contribute original artwork to the event, please call the Museum at 757-336-6117. You may choose any media and subject matter. The only restriction is that all work must be 5 inches by 5 inches in scale. If you need a 5" x 5" canvas, the Museum has canvases for participating artists. All contributing artists will be admitted to the event free of charge. 

Fee: $5 (Artists and volunteers get in free of charge)

Check out this short film of a previous year's celebration.

Chincoteague Island Museum "Cinco de Mayo 2012" from Keir Johnson on Vimeo.