Tuesday Nights at the Museum (2020)

7 pm
Winter Tuesdays
February 4 to March 10, 2020

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

February 4

Chesapeake Hunting Traditions (Talk & Book Signing)

C. L. Marshall, Author

February 11

Creature Feature (Talk & Hands-On Critter demos)

Kid Friendly!!

Cortney Weatherby, Chincoteague Bay Field Station

February 18

Code Breaking During World War II (Talk)

Jerry West, Researcher

February 25

Copper Creations - Learn About Handcrafted Copper Artworks (Talk & Demo)

Donald & Donna Drew, Copper Creations

March 3

Assateague Island in teh Context of Time & Change (Talk)

Billy Weiland, Assateague Coastal Trust

March 10

Reseaching Historic Homes & Buildings (Talk)

Maria Cathell, Museum of Chincoteague Island


ArtSea: 5"x5" Art Show and Sale

         Tentative 2020 Date: Saturday, May 2 (Please stay tuned - with the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, we are unsure if this event will run or be postponed. Thanks for your patience!)

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 sell for $25 or $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, wine, and beer. Live music performance by Emily Guemple 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)




Sunset & Full Moon Cruise Fundraiser (2019)

Friday, September 13 - 5 PM
(Rain Date: Sunday, September 15 - 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 and enjoy seeing the full moon rise over Chincoteague Bay!

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