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From the Museum Director: October 2023

From the Museum Director

Despite a stormy week, the clouds cleared, and sunshine peaked around the clouds, setting the perfect scene for an unforgettable Sunday. Our talented friends from the Tiki Bar Band provided the ultimate soundtrack while Back Bay Brewing quenched our thirst with local brews. Friends and family enjoyed oysters sourced from the Eastern Shore and mouthwatering BBQ from The Beach Bully. Thank you so much to our amazing sponsors for making this event possible! We are also extremely grateful to our Board of Directors and members for their tremendous and continued support.

Save the date and pre-order your Wicked Salts Oysters and Clams To Go. On October 21, 2023 from 9:00am until 11:00am you will be able to pick up your pre-order of the following:

100 Oysters $80.00
50 Oysters $50.00
100 Little Neck Clams $45.00

To place your order go to this LINK. We will run this promotion again in November with a pickup date of Saturday, November 18, 2023 for those of you want fresh oysters and clams for Thanksgiving.

Our 3rd Annual Gingerbread House Competition and Exhibit will open on November 25, 2023 and continue through December 30, 2023. Last year we had 15 entries and we are expecting even more this year. We wish to thank our partners at the Virginia Beach Restaurant Association and Coastal Virginia Magazine for their help in presenting this special holiday event.

Then on December 2, 2023 the Red Truck will be in the Annual Christmas Parade starting at 5:00pm. The parade will pass down Atlantic Avenue right past the museum!

Save the date for our annual Christmas Party, Tuesday, December 5, 2023 5:00pm-9:00pm at the historic deWitt Cottage, 1113 Atlantic Avenue. Everyone brings an hors d’oeuvre or dessert, enough to share with others. Time to break out those special recipes ladies!

Santa and the red truck will be here at the museum on Saturday December 9, 2023 for “Photos with Santa and The Red Truck” 11:00am until 2:00pm.

I am excited and humbled to have the opportunity to lead this wonderful organization into the future. I look forward to working with the Board of Directors to maintain the restoration of deWitt Cottage and further educate the public about decoy collecting, wood carving, wildfowling and environmental preservation. I hope to meet all of you very soon at one of our upcoming events.


Emily Bodsford

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