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From the Museum Director: september

From the Museum Director

Happy Labor Day Weekend Everyone,

The biggest item to discuss at the current moment is our upcoming Oyster Roast and Fall Barbeque scheduled for Sunday, October 16, 2022 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM at deWitt Cottage. Please plan to attend and bring your family and friends. Tickets are limited so click this link to get your tickets today. Beach Bully will be supplying the barbeque and the beef brisket with all the trimmings. The oysters are coming from Sewansecott Oyster Company in Willis Wharf, Virginia. These oysters will be sweet, salty and delicious. I want to thank H. M. Terry Company for delivering them to us. The Tiki Bar Band will seranade us all afternoon. 

If anyone out there has silent auction items they would like to donate to the museum, please contact the museum director at or call the museum at 757-437-8432. We will be having a silent auction at the Oyster Roast. 

Our venue is becoming more popular by the day. We have hosted eleven events here at the museum since the beginning of the year and we will host five more before the new year. if you would like to host an event at deWitt Cottage, please contact the museum director at or call the museum at 757-437-8432. Your membership in the museum may entitle you to a reduced or even free use of the venue. 

Don’t forget there is a membership meeting this coming Tuesday September 6th in deWitt Cottage at 6:00 PM. Social starts at 6 and the business meeting will begin at 7. Billy Crockett from the Eastern Shore will be our guest speaker and he will do a decoy carving demonstration. 

The museum will begin it’s winter hours on September 12th. The museum will be open Wednesday through Sunday 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM. We will close on Monday and Tuesday until next Memorial Day. 

We have some great holiday events planned for December. On 12/02/2022 we will kick off our annual gingerbread extravaganza here at the deWitt cottage. We are planning to have several gingerbread houses on display in our upstairs gallery. This is always exciting for all the children who visit our museum! On Tuesday, 12/06/2022, we are planning to have our annual Christmas party right here at deWitt cottage. On Saturday, 12/10/2022, you will be able to have your picture taken with your family and Santa Claus. You will also be able to shop our Craft Fair for your gift giving needs. 

Lastly, I wish to thank each and every one of you for your tremendous support over the past two years. It has been a very challenging time for all of us; but, we have all demonstrated that we can survive even the most difficult situations. Without the support of the members of this organization we would not be able to continue our operation. I am eternally grateful to each and everyone of you for your support.

Lynn Hightower

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