Curatorial DEPARTMENT: ARTIFACTS, Archives & a Research Library

Like most Museums, the RFM has collections of artifacts, books, photographs, artwork and, in our case, Nautically-themed memorabilia and natural specimens. From Native American points to 21st century mechanical systems, the Museum collects items relating to the “life and times” of the men and women of the Lower Chesapeake and waters surrounding Reedville.

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If you are interested in working on a long-range collections inventory, contact Lee at 804-453-6529 or We’re organizing our files, taking pictures of each artifact, putting the research library in order, and getting our photos placed on line.

Example of an early photograph – The Butlers of Reedville
Our small research library

Reedville Fishermen's Museum