Jackson Creek Christmas Cruise


The holidays are once again upon us and plans are underway for the annual Jackson Creek Christmas Cruise. There will be four cruises, one each hour, starting at 4:30 pm on Friday, December 13th-rain date Saturday, December 14th. Only forty tickets will be available for each cruise. Tickets for adults, anyone over 12, are $5. Children 12 and under are free but they must have a ticket and be accompanied by an adult. Chaperones of children 3 and under must have an infant life jacket. Please call ahead of time if you need a jacket for a small child and the DCA will provide one. Regular children’s life jackets (for children of at least 50 pounds) will be provided on the tour boat, M. V. Tortuga.

Tickets will be available in Deltaville on November 21st at J & W Seafood and Nauti Nell’s on a first come, first served basis. Any tickets not sold before the event will be available at the door, but usually the cruises sell out early. Mail order tickets are available by sending a check made out to the DCA to Raynell Smith, P.O. Box 515, Deltaville, VA 23043. Make sure to specify a time for your cruise and how many adult and children’s tickets you need. Include a contact name and phone number. These tickets can be picked up at the door.

Once again, homemade cookies and apple cider will be provided free of charge. More details about the event will be published later. Volunteers are needed. If you can help or have any questions about tickets call Raynell Smith at 804-815-3102 or about the cruise- Bob Walker 804-694-9139.

Flood Insurance Changes

Wally Horton from the Middle Peninsula Planning District will be at the DCA meeting on Thursday night, Nov. 21, 2013, 7:00 PM to talk about Flood Insurance Changes and what it means for Deltaville citizens.  For more information, please visit: http://www.mppdc.com/

Museum Progress

The under construction Deltaville Maritime Museum exhibit building shows off her new windows as she waits for her  red roofing to be installed. The opening for the entry door in the front has been set off by a covered porch and the large opening in the right side will allow exhibit and exhibit sections up to 12 feet wide and 9 feet tall to easily move in and out of the building. Roofing is scheduled to begin on Wednesday Nov 13th. The building is designed to recreate the “look” and  style of the Stingray Point Hotel/Old Red Barn, an icon of Deltaville past.

Taken from the perspective of the North(back) wall of the new museum space, this picture shows the spacious “feel” of the interior. The airy center section 24’ wide and 25’ high in the center works with the two 10’ high by 24’wide side sections to give the room a unique look. At the far end, you can see the entry door and hall bounded on the left and right by the bathrooms and on top by the mechanical room. Reception, information desk and Museum offices will be just to the left after you enter. The new library space can be seen to the right through large door opening past the wood columns. Everything else will be exhibit area. The new roofing pans, caps and trim can be seen sorted and stacked on the floor.(photo by Powell)


Deltaville Farmer’s Market

The second of the Autumn Deltaville Farmer’s Markets will be held this Saturday October 26th from 9-1pm at Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park. As always, Billz Bistro (yum, yum!) will open for breakfast and coffee at 8am on Market Days.

The Autumn Markets specialize in the colors, produce, foodstuffs, arts, crafts and handmades of the Fall Season. The turning of the trees and plantings in Holly Point Nature Park and along its trails make for a colorful market day! Plenty of good food is always “hot to go” at Billz Bistro. The Bistro

opens at 8am with hot coffee and breakfast sandwiches. The lunch menu begins around 10am. Grab a table or a bench , enjoy the sights, and picnic. The new events pavilion is a wonder! Also, don’t miss seeing the new Museum a’building. 

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Special Concert This Saturday

This Saturday, Oct 26th 2013,  6-8pm at the Museum.

Blues Hall of Famer and 9 times Grammy nominee Bobby Messano brings his band to the Waterfront Park to celebrate the release of his tribute to Deltaville CD, “Welcome to Deltaville”.

Big Weekend at the Museum

Maritime Park Art & Seafood Fest This Friday & Saturday -  Something for Everyone!

By Bill powell

Well folks, here’s the one you’ve been waiting for, the 10th Annual Holly Point Art & Seafood Festival fires up this Friday Oct 11th with the “Artists Wine & Cheese Preview Night” from 5-8pm. Over 14 artists will display their work in the South events Pavilion wing while the wine and cheese fete occupies the North wing.

The Festival continues apace Saturday October 12th from 10am-4pm with all the art and artists, Memory Lane Car Club car show, seafood, creek cruises and all that fun stuff you’ve come to expect, plus some new surprises. The volunteers at the Maritime Park are always working hard to make this “best little festival” better and better.

The new Friday night Artist’s Wine and Cheese Preview will feature Yellowtail Australian wines, cheese spreads and pâtés. Select artists will be on hand to show and talk about their art and media.

Art, in all its forms, brought to the Festival by Virginia artists, will line the Park’s arbors and paths on Saturday. Over 60 different artist and vendors bring their best work for your perusal. You’ll find custom, handmade jewelry, paintings, leather, furniture, pottery, crystals, scarves, clothing, toys. quilts, photography, stained glass, soaps, wood carving, wood decoys, and hillbilly houses. Whether you are looking for that special accent piece, or a gift for the Holidays, you can find it here.

But, if you are coming for more than the art, there are plenty of other fun attractions and things to look at and do.

There will, of course, be lots and lots of seafood and other delicious Festival food available in the Museum’s food court.

Billz Bistro, the Museum’s Galley will offer succulent crab cakes, trout fillet sandwiches, lightly spiced steamed shrimp, Cap’n Ron’s Kickin’ Chowder, shrimp salad sandwiches, Hush Puppies, Cole Slaw and their signature Eastern Carolina barbeque. The fire Department Auxiliary will be grilling hot dogs and hamburgers as well as offering baked goods and soft drinks. Terry’ Ice Cream truck will also be on hand next to the model trains..

The “Memory Lane Car Club” is stepping forward this year to be lead club for a gathering of antique and classic cars in the North parking area. All car buffs will find the variety of lovingly maintained beauties delightful.

The Rappahannock Railroaders bring the “toot, toot” of their working model trains( next to the Boat shop), the Deltaville Fire Department will be showing off their newest fire truck and Henry Lackey with his antique “clacketa-clacketa” diesels, all on hand, up close and personal.

All this as well as free admission to the exhibits in the mini-Museum, creek cruises on 2 classic restored workboats, live crabs in a demonstration shedding tank, tong an oyster, and enjoy rowing excursions on the Museum’s own John Smith replica 1600’s shallop,“Explorer”. Be sure to check out the progress on the new Museum building now in construction.

Don’t forget the many Nature walks, gardens, sculptures and exhibits that run throughout the 36 acre Park.

Admission to the Festival is free but parking in one of the Museum’s convenient, grassy lots is $5/vehicle on Saturday.. There is a large mobility restricted area and some golf carts and drivers to help those in need.

Follow the “Festival” signs on Route 33 to find the Museum and Park.

The “Raise the Roof” Fundraising Music Festival opens its gates at 4pm immediately after the Art Fest.( See related article in this paper.)

All of the proceeds from this event will go directly into the fund to rebuild the Museum better than ever. Let’s show them a crowd.

Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park, a volunteer, all donation, non-profit organization, is located in Deltaville, VA. at 287 Jackson Creek Road, and by water on Mill Creek .To get to the Museum and Park, follow Route 33 through Deltaville and turn right across from the Shell Station.

To find out everything you need to know about the Museum and Park, donate, volunteer, or become a Member with all its many benefits visit our website www.deltavillemuseum.com , or Google “Deltaville Maritime Museum”. You may also e-mail the Museum office at: museumpark@verizon.net, write to Box 466, Deltaville, VA or call the office at 804- 776-7200. Ask for David.



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