“First Scoop” dug as new Museum building project begins: At 8:37am on Tuesday, Sept 17th, workers and equipment from local contractor William H Wright break ground on the first piece of the 72’ by 72’ footer for the new Museum building at Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park in Deltaville, VA.
The excavation marks a major milestone as the Museum rebuilds from the devastating fire of July 2012. Project projections are to have at least part of the Museum building online for the 2014 season.(photo by Bill Powell)
The Rappahannock River Railroaders are holding their fall model railroad open house. The event is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Many improvements have been made to the layouts since the last open house. Trains in G gauge, O gauge and HO gauge will be operating. Great for the kids and adults to see.
Saturday, 12th October 2013
10:00 am – 2:00pm
76 Ballpark Road
August 24th (Store Hours Vary)
Doorprizes! Sale Pricing! Open House Food!
* Boaters’ Boutique @ Deltaville Yachting Center
* Carter’s Cottage Consignments
* Coastal Comfort Sleep Boutique
* Coffman’s on the Coast
* Hammer Time Marine
* J&W Seafood
* Kelley’s Salon
* Nauti Nell’s
* Pat’s Gallery & Gifts
* The Crabby Couple Gift Shop
* Wilton Cottage
Hi all you fans of the Museum,
This is just such a great month for the arts, history, and music at the Museum and Park that I just had to get this out early so you could mark your calendars.
I’ll send details later. I will also have reports in the Southside Sentinel.
If you are a history buff, you want to leave the whole 3rd weekend of August open.
The Virgina History Mobile will be on site for 3(count ‘em) three days from Thursday August 15th-Saturday August 17th with their world Class Civil War exhibits
By bill Powell
The Peninsula’s “Premier” Farmer’s Market continues from 9am-1pm this Saturday, July 27th, at the Deltaville Maritime Museum and will feature over 40 exciting vendors under the arbors of Holly Point Nature Park. Billz Bistro, the Museum galley, will open at 8am with coffee and egg sandwiches.
I know it’s hard to believe, but it has been just over a year since the devastating fire that took the Museum and John’s Events Pavilion, but, if you have not visited yet, you really need to see how far the Maritime Park has come. The new Pavilion is nearing completion, the East gardens are plantedthe Dolphin Garden is completed, and landscaping has begun on the area between the Pavilion and the new Museum site.
Check out all the local foods. Find fresh local produce, free-range eggs, cheeses, breads, two local beef vendors, honey, kettle corn, artisan bread, and homemade jellies are all available to help you prepare that perfect meal.. Roam the vendor tents under the Holly Point trees or along the entry lane to find wearable art, paintings, handmade clothing, photographs, wooden bowls and custom signs, handmade soap, quilts, jewelry, Oyster floats, glass art, quilts, jewelry, and lots more!Read More»