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What’s Happening Now at the Museum?
Cocktails on the Creek!
Regardless of the weather, the Museum hosts its by-monthly (2/4th Fridays) “Cocktails on the Creek”. From 5:30-7pm join your friends, neighbors, fellow members, and the staff and volunteers for a fun-filled evening of laughter, good food, and libations. This is a free event. Bring your own libation and a snack/appetizer to share. The head out afterwards to one of our local restaurants (Crazy Crab, Tommy’s, 360 Grill, Newsomes, etc.) or the best ice cream shop on the Neck, Chitterchats. No reservations required!
on the creek!
3RD SUMMER CONCERT SUNDAY, AUGUST 19th!
The Planet Full of Blues from Richmond, VA will be playing at the pavilion on Sunday, August 19th, from 6-8pm. Bring your picnic, lawn chair and libations (we’ll have some for purchase as well). This group plays “funk, soul and rock & roll.”! Still $10 per person, kids 13 and under free of charge. Tickets at the gate!
NOTE: IF there are storms brewing, we’ll be at Festival Halle (177 Main Street).
See you Sunday!
Planet Full of Blues Band
Model Building Workshop for Kids is a Blast!
Monday, August 6-Friday, August 10th the Model Shop crew is hosting its Annual Model Building Workshop from 10-2 daily for kids 10-16 years of age. This year the kids are making a Chesapeake vessel! A great time is being had by all! Send your kids (and yourself) next year!
Modelers from a previous workshop
Antique and Traditional Small Boat Show
Saturday, September 8th – join your friends, neighbors and other boat enthusiasts for a day at the Museum’s campus. We’ll have dozens of antique (or soon-to-be) small boats – many vintage and absolutely FABULOUS! $5 entry, food to purchase. If the weather is nice, you can take a ride on one of several vintage boats! The model shop crew will be hosting their annual “Nautical Flea Market” during the festival.
Come over and see why so many folks LOVE their boats!
10-4pm ~ Rain or shine!
Double click on Clean the Bay line above and link to this fun-filled Saturday activity on Sept. 22nd – grab your friends and help clean your local creeks, gullies, ditches, streams, or water-front! Stop by the Museum (504 Main Street Reedville) to get your Cleanup kit at 9am. Bring all trash back and have munch on free grilled hot dogs (11:30-1pm). Activities and free museum Open House the rest of the day. While here, visit with the HAM radio operators who are broadcasting to hundreds of museums around the world!
Elva C Creek Cruises
The Elva C, our fabulous work boat, wlll take passengers out on Cockrell’s Creek for a one-hour cruise right before Cocktails on the Creek every 2nd and 4th Friday from April 13-October! These cruises are free, but due to limited space (15), you must call ahead for a seat to 804-453-6529.
Claud Somers’ Skip Jack Cruises!
Go to the Somers’ page and see how easy it is to book a cruise for a 2.5 hour cruise in the lower Chesapeake. $25 for members, $30 for non-members, $15 for children over 5 (to 12). Call 804-453-6529 for information
ATTENTION VOLUNTEERS! Interested in History?
Volunteer Docents Are in Great Demand!
The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum needs some help from our local area residents and friends. We are in need of new docents to man the gift shop and guide our visitors through the museum and its campus. Shifts are only 3 1/2 hours long. There are two docents per shift and two shifts per day. If you can spare time to volunteer for one or two shifts per month, it would make a huge difference! You can even pick which days of the week you would like to help. Complete training is provided and it is not difficult to learn.
Please contact the Museum office at 804.453.6529 if you would like to join our wonderful volunteer force!
Thank you so much