Calendar of Events

Monthly Lecture Series

2015 Speaker Meetings:
3rd Thursday of the month, Sept. - April, 7pm at the Mathews Maritime Museum, unless otherwise noted.

Oct. 14 - (Please note this meeting is on a Wed.) John van-Schalkwyk, an experienced coastal and offshore sailor, will speak at the Mathews Maritime Foundation (MMF) speaker’s meeting on October 14th. He will relate his experiences on the 53 foot ketch “Super Maramu,” from Florida non-stop to Ireland, in May of this year with a couple who had not been offshore before. He will discuss about the couple, his decision to sail with them, the boat, the weather and routing (and how it’s vastly superior to his early offshore experiences), and the passage.

Mr. van-Schalkwyk has recently done two types of sailing: local cruising in his own boat and offshore sailing in other peoples’ boats. He worked in Boston, lived on Cape Cod and now lives in Nova Scotia. He has been a member of the Mathews Yacht Club for a number of years. Since 1988 he has owned “MORNING WATCH,” a Luders 36 sloop built in Hong Kong in 1970.

Mr. van-Schalkwyk is also a professional photographer who retired in 1999 and will show some of his work

The public is invited to enjoy this presentation free of charge on Wednesday, October 14th. at 7 PM, at the MMF Museum, 482 Main St., Mathews Court House, VA.

Upcoming Events

Market Days -
Yard sale, exhibits, and gift items for sale at the museum during Market Days, Sept. 11-12.

Harborfest 2015 -
Peggy goes to Harborfest, June 5-7, at the waterfront in Norfolk.

Yard Sale -
Mathews County-wide Yard Sale May 30 from 8am to 4pm. Stop by our museum to see what's for sale. Also, if you have items to donate for the sale, contact us as 804-725-4444.

Museum Open for Season -
Season begins in April, Fri. & Sat. 10am-2pm. Volunteers needed!

Boat Building Work Days -
Work sessions held at the Gwynn's Island Boat Shop for work on Peggy of New Point and the new Gill 12 Mini Tug. Details and dates to come.