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April 1, 2022
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Watermen's Museum
309 Water Street
Yorktown, VA 23690
Members/Active Duty Military/First Responders/Under 6 Free; Adults $5; Seniors/Students $4; 10+ $3
Watermens Museum
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Watermen's Museum Reopens for the Season & Debuts New Exhibits

Friday, April 1, 2022

Learn about the role Chesapeake Bay Watermen, from pre-colonial to modern times, have played in the shaping of our nation through a historical display of exhibits, crafts, methods of their trade, and a look into their lives.

With its reopening today, the Watermen's Museum will debut four new exhibits: 

  • Sea Level Rise and Land Subsidence (indoors in Gallery #4)
  • Oyster Harvesting and Aquaculture Exhibit (outdoors behind the Main Museum building)
  • Maritime Trades (rope-making, pottery, boatbuilding, and sail-making) Exhibit (the Windmill Lot)
  • Comparative Energy (solar wind and tidal) Exhibit (Windmill Lot)

Be sure to visit the Gift Shop, restocked with more than 4,000 items!

And, mark your calendars for other upcoming events:

April 9: Tartan and Tie-Dye Celebration Fundraiser to benefit American Cancer Society - 10 Bands. Chef K Cooking is catering. St. George Brewery will be here Celtic and Grateful Dead-style music from 11 AM to 9 PM. Asking for a $10 donation at the gate.

April 16Annual Chili Cook Off - $10 per person – Serving Chili from Noon to 3 PM. Come taste chili made by each competing team and cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award.

Also, April 16 – from Dusk until 9 PM – Join us for our Easter Vigil on the Beach - Free to the Public!

April 23-24 Yorktown  Pirate Invasion 10 AM-5 PM – Town-wide event – At the Museum: Re-enactors, Cannon Firings; Music; Gloucester Brewing Company; Black Pearl Food Truck; Polar Ice Truck; and Numerous Vendors.

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