- Chrysler Mutineer
- 2003 Glastron 249,
- Newport Surprise,
Open on weekends through Nov. Come on by and browse the history. Click here for more info.
Are you interested in becoming a docent? Training provided. Call 804-725-4444 or email.
Brown, Colvin, Deagle, Diggs, Hudgins, Klingel, and Schlenk - boatbuilders of Mathews County, VA. Can you help us identify others and tell their stories?
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2800+ local artifacts and exhibits like The Steamboat Era in Mathews, our museum has a lot to offer. Open May-Nov.
Your support funds educational programs, restores historic boats, and preserves the maritime history of Mathews Co.
Tax deductible donations can be made by cash, check, or PayPal. MMF also maintains a profile with the Community Foundation at connectVA.org.
"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..."
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The documentary “Gilbert Klingel: Man of Steel” is still winning awards. This year it went out west to Texas, to the Houston International Worldfest Film Festival. Read more...
Klingel History - His life and accomplishments
Mathews Maritime Museum
482 Main St.
Mathews, VA 23109
Mathews Maritime Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 1201
Mathews, VA 23109-1201
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