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 + $9.75 tax = $204.75
Signed & Numbered Canvas Prints, $495.00 + $24.75 tax = $519.75
Remarqued Paper Prints, $695.00 + $34.75 tax = $729.75
All proceeds benefit the Deltaville Maritime Museum
Audition for "Ambush at Wilton Creek/Capture on the Rappahannock" on June 20 & June 22
“Ambush at Wilton Creek-Capture on the Rappahannock”
Civil War Re-enactment-Auditions
Mark your calendars. Auditions for speaking parts and sign-ups for non-speaking roles will take place on June 20 starting at 6 pm and June 22 starting at 10 am at the museum. There are 18 speaking parts for youngish men and women prepared to dress as men. There are parts for 2-3 older men. 12-18 extras are needed as boat crew and for action sequences. Call 804-815-3102 for time slots or information. The Re-enactment will be performed on Friday, August 17th & Saturday, August 18, 2013, at the Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park.
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!
On July 18, 2012, the Museum Building, several one-of-a-kind historical artifacts, and our outdoor Events Pavilion were completely destroyed in a dreadful fire. Luckily, no one was hurt or injured and we are truly thankful for this.
A great deal of progress has been made in the rebuilding process. A 54' office trailer will serve as a "mini" museum until the new museum is finished. Inside we will have boatbuilding exhibits and recreate our Civil War display. The new Pavilion is almost finished, with an enclosed North Wing and and an open South Wing.
The Museum has been moving forward and producing all of its scheduled 2013 outdoor events, and will have special events related to the Civil War Sesquicentennial.
Come on down for a visit. The fields are full of flowers and the trees are just beginning to turn. Holly Point Nature Park is absolutely lovely.
The Deltaville Maritime Museum is run completely on contributions and donations from our loyal members and community supporters.
We welcome any support you can offer and monetary donations are, no doubt, needed at this time.
Deltaville Maritime Museum
P.O. Box 466
Deltaville, VA 23043
Memberships and general donations can be made by cash, check, or PayPal. Checks may be made out to: Deltaville Maritime Museum.