John Taylor Wood Historic Marker Dedication, Middlesex County, Virginia, October 11, 2013
Highlights from the play "Ambush on Wilton Creek" by Museum Curator Raynell Smith, recently performed at the Deltaville Maritime Museum
Signed and Numbered Giclee Prints of this painting are for sale: “F.D Crockett and Steamer Piankatank Off Stingray Point” Circa 1930-Chesapeake Bay by John Barber
Prints are available at Nauti Nell's in Deltaville, Virginia
Contact Raynell Smith at Nauti Nell’s, 804-815-3102
Signed & Numbered Paper Prints, $195.00 + $10.33 tax = $205.33
Signed & Numbered Canvas Prints, $495.00 + $26.23 tax = $521.23
The prints can be shipped for $30 (includes shipping and insurance).
Remarqued Paper Prints are sold out.
All proceeds benefit the Deltaville Maritime Museum
Deltaville Maritime Museum
A new exhibit, “Middlesex in the Civil War-1863” is now in our mini-museum. One of the most significant actions occurring on Middlesex soil and in her waters occurred 150 year ago, August, 1863. Led by John Taylor Wood, nephew of Jefferson Davis and grandson of Zachery Taylor, the Ambush at Wilton Creek and the Capture of the gunboats Satellite and Reliance was headline news throughout the country. Come by the museum to learn about Wood’s early exploits in the war and how he hunted and successfully captured two Union gunboats.
The exploits of Middlesex’s own regiment, the 55th Virginia Infantry, is also updated with accounts of the men fighting in Stonewall Jackson’s last battle at Chancellorsville and their near extermination at Gettysburg.
Part of this exhibit deals with the home front and how everyday life was affected by the War. Although the fighting men of the County faced death repeatedly in battle, the women and children left behind also faced violent death, the imminent destruction of their homes, and gradual starvation. A part of the exhibit is dedicated to their heroism.
Because our building is gone doesn’t mean we are dead in the water. Activities continue, as will our exhibits. Come out for a visit, buy a new John Barber print, and see what’s happening. Doors open at 9 am on Saturday. You’ll be impressed I promise.
Deltaville Maritime Museum & Holly Point Nature Park
Welcome to the site of one of the most interesting small museums on Chesapeake Bay. The Deltaville Maritime Museum & Holly Point Nature Park was founded in September, 2002 as an institution to collect and preserve the boatbuilding history of Deltaville, once called the “Boatbuilding Capital of the Chesapeake.” The mission of the museum is also to preserve the boatbuilding skills that made the area famous through activities, such as Family Boatbuilding Week, held every year in July, and through educational programs initiated in our Boatbuilding Shop, such as the rebuilding of the 64’, log bottomed buyboat, the F.D. Crockett.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Deltaville Maritime Museum & Holly Point Nature Park.
The Holly Point Nature Park is open dawn to dusk every day. Pets always welcome, however dogs must be kept on a leash. Thanks!