"In 1951, several nature writers were captivating readers with books that would endure for generations. Rachel Carson opened our eyes to the oceans’ wonders. Thor Heyerdahl thrilled us with his tale of South Seas bravery aboard a log raft. And Gilbert Klingel, a lesser known but no less knowledgeable author, took us where no one else had gone before and lived to tell of it: to the bottom of Chesapeake Bay..."
100% of funds raised benefit Riverside Walter Reed Hospital, Gloucester, VA. Drawing will be held at Riverside's Festival of Lights celebration in Dec.
Want to purchase tickets online? Use
Riverside Foundation's payment portal. For every $5 donation, 3 tickets will be entered in your name. Select the amount, the payment method, and then “Model Boat Chance Drawing – Benefiting Walter Reed” under the donation credit menu.
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Can you help us identify boat builders of Mathews, VA, from the last century?
Our list, so far, includes boat builders
Brown, Colvin, Deagle, Diggs, Hudgins, Klingel, and Schlenk.
Peggy of New Point caps available online. Visit our Museum Gift Shop in person and look through the used nautical books for sale.
With 2800+ local artifacts and exhibits like The Steamboat Era in Mathews, our museum has a lot to offer.
Your support funds educational programs, restores historic boats, and preserves the maritime history of Mathews County.
Tax deductible donations can be made by cash, check, or PayPal. MMF also maintains a profile with the Community Foundation at connectVA.org.