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Deltaville maritime park announces June events

“Lynnette the Dancin’ Crab” (above), also known as Lynne Poland, shows first-graders at Deltaville Maritime Museum how to do some crab moves during their annual field trip to the park on Friday. In spite of torrential rains, events went off with great success due to the new events pavilion. More information and photos on the first-grade field trip will be in next week’s Sentinel.

by Bill Powell
Events Director
Maritime Museum

As the new paths and gardens of Holly Point Nature Park and the events pavilion near completion, the Deltaville Maritime Museum continues its full schedule of events and community service in June.

The park is open dawn to dusk daily. As the end of the school year approaches, the Mini-Museum is gearing up to expand to summer hours, seven days a week. Staffing is in the works to open the Mini-Museum and museum office from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday.

Don’t miss the new John Taylor Woods Civil War “Ambush at Wilton Creek” exhibit.

On June 7, over 80 teachers and first-grade students from Middlesex Elementary School visited the museum for adventures in mapmaking, boatbuilding, nature, and crab and oyster harvesting. With the rain, museum volunteers made good use of the Museum’s new 8,000-square-foot events pavilion to accommodate the students and teachers.

The field trip marked the first ever appearance of “Lynnette the Dancin’ Crab,” aka Lynne Poland (see photo). 

Coming up on June 22, the Deltaville Farmers’ Market continues at 9 a.m. with all the best produce, crafts, local eggs and cheeses, plantings, art, jewelry and most anything. New vendors are being added as the season progresses.

Tours of “F.D. Crockett” and creek cruises on the deadrise “Cooper Hill” will begin at 10 a.m.

Billz Bistro opens at 8 a.m. with coffee, tea, hot chocolate, country ham biscuits, and egg sandwiches to order. The lunch menu will begin around 10 a.m. with eggs still served until they are gone. The bistro will close at 1 p.m. 

At 6 p.m. the “Robbin Steel Blues Band” takes the waterfront stage with their arrangements of classic 1960s British and Chicago Blues. If you were a fan of the Bluesbreakers or The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, this Groovin’ is for you.

There’ll be an extra added attraction specifically for this Groovin’ event. Eight members of the Richmond British Car Club will bring their favorite “British Steel” to show off at the concert.

Coming up in July is the museum’s ever-popular Family Boatbuilding Week, July 14-20. There are only a couple of slots left for this wonderful opportunity to get together with your family and build your own Wright skiff. Call the museum office or access the website for applications.

Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park is a non-profit organization at 287 Jackson Creek Road and on Mill Creek. Turn right off Route 33 across from the Shell Station to get there.

To find out everything you need to know about the museum and park, purchase event tickets, donate, volunteer, or become a member with all its many benefits, visit, email or call 776-7200. The museum mailing address is P.O. Box 466, Deltaville, VA 23043.

Read the rest of this story in this week’s Southside Sentinel at newstands throughout the county, or sign up here to receive a print and/or electronic pdf subscription.

posted 06.12.2013

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