… where maritime history comes to life. Peruse our website, then come to see our beautiful and exciting park and museum for yourself.
Our exhibits reveal the maritime history of the Deltaville area beginning with the catastrophic impact of the Delmara meteorite 35 million years ago and chronicle the more modern period of area wooden boatbuilding beginning in the late 1800's. Bring history alive by joining us for our Family Boatbuilding Week, where families build a Wright Skiff very much like the small utility boats John Wright built her in Deltaville around the 1930's.
We look forward to your visit!
The Deltaville Maritime Museum offers an ever-changing lineup of exhibits and activities. Come back often. Our website will keep you up-to-date, and you also can read about our history, see our beautiful grounds, and get to know our team.
The mission of the Deltaville Maritime Museum is to acquire, document, display and preserve materials that are historically important to Middlesex County, Virginia and the lower Chesapeake Bay; with special emphasis on activities relating to the boat building industry and the lives of those affected by this industry. The museum’s further mission is, through a series of interactive activities such as Family Boatbuilding Week, to ensure the future of boat building skills.
Boat Shop Open House with historian and author Larry Chowning: Sunday, April 29th 3-5pm
Shrimp and BBQ Dinner and Dance with the “Taters”, May 11th 5-9pm.
The Holly Point Nature Park’s mission is to provide a surrounding setting which will encourage a continuing habitat for indigenous flora and fauna; the park being available for visitors to enjoy while visiting the museum or participating in its activities.
NOTICE TO MEMBERSHIP
In accordance with the BYLAWS of the Deltaville Maritime Museum, the Nominating Committee hereby informs the membership of four (4) available Board positions to be voted upon at the September, 2018 annual meeting. Current board members, Robert Brooks and Marvin Tiller are nominated to serve another term. Any additional nominations must be submitted to the Museum in writing no later than June 15, 2018. No nominations will be accepted thereafter, including any nominations from the floor at the annual membership meeting.
To submit a nomination please send name, contact information, and a summary of relevant experience to: Deltaville Maritime Museum BOD Nominating Committee, 287 Jackson Creek Rd, Deltaville, VA 23043