Memorable Day Coming Up at Maritime Park
Saturday May 25th
By Bill Powell
Memorial Day weekend Saturday, May 25th will be event filled at Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park in Deltaville. The Peninsula’s “premier” Farmer’s Market kicks off at 9am. The increasingly popular Billz Bistro fires up the grill and coffeemaker at 8am. Free creek cruises and boat tours begin on the waterfront at 10am, Mini-Museum exhibits open at 9 and “Gayle McGehee and the Nocturne’s” take the Waterfront Stage for Groovin in the Park from 6-8pm.
“With Winter hanging on like it has, everybody will be in town and ready for the long Memorial Day weekend. The volunteers and staff at the Museum are working every day to not only get new work done on the events pavilion and gardens, but also prepare plenty of fun stuff to do for folks to do.”
“Whether you are a shopper, stroller, sculpture fan, history buff, boat buff, music fan, nature buff or just plain hungry, the Museum and Park is the place or you on Memorial Day Saturday,” pointed out a Museum spokesman.
Billz Bistro will kick off the day at 8am with hot coffee, breakfast sandwiches, and bowls. The “bistrobunch” will be on the griddle frying fresh eggs for sandwiches to order from Middlesex’ own Lover’s Retreat Dairy. Build your own from our selection of hams, bologna, bacon and cheese. Eggs will be served until they are gone. The popular Country Ham on homemade biscuit will also be served.
Somewhere around 10am the Bistro will be adding in its lunch menu of hot dogs, hamburgers, Eastern Carolina barbeque, Blastburgers, Bacon Cheeseburgers, and “build your own’s”. Billz Bistro serves til 1 pm.
The Deltaville Farmer’s Market opens up for business at 9am. Stroll the vendor tents at Holly Point and find fresh produce, honey, goat cheese, Greek pastries, artisan bread, hand made clothing, and just that “unique something” you’ve been looking for. The Market vendors are open until 1pm.
Museum volunteer and antique tool club member “Toolman Fred” Jones will be at the Events Pavilion near the bistro with his trailer full of antique and gently used hand tools..
Opening at 9am, the Maritime Mini-Museum itself offers exhibits of interest to both history and boat buffs. Check out Raynell Smith’s articles at ssentinel.com for information on current and building exhibits.
John Barber will be on site on May 25th to unveil the original painting- “F.D. Crockett and the Steamer Piankatank off Stingray Point”-circa 1930 Chesapeake Bay.
From 10am-2 PM John will be in the Tea House to sign prints and socialize.
Cap’n Pete Cardozo and the Museum’s exhibit Deltaville-built workboat, the “Cooper Hill” will be on the floating pier offering scenic cruises along picturesque Mill and Jackson’s Creeks. If you have never experienced a ride on a Deltaville built deadrise, these cruises are a must!
Saturday caps off in style with the hard to define “Gayle McGehee and the Nocturne’s” at “Groovin’ in the Park” from 6-8pm. Moving smoothly from Latin rhythms through standards to rock and roll, Gayle and the guys may be hard to quantify but sure easy to listen to.
“Groovin’ is the Maritime Parks casual music series held in its Waterfront Park. This is a “bring your own lawn chair,cooler and picnic” event. Groovin’ is a rain or shine event.
There is plenty of free and convenient parking in the Maritime Park’s grass lots.
The Park is open dawn to dusk daily.
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 our website www.deltavillemuseum.com , or Google “Deltaville Maritime Museum”. You may also e-mail the Museum office at: email@example.com, write to Box 466, Deltaville, VA or call the office at 804-776-7200.