Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Cape Charles Museum Oyster Roast

CAPE CHARLES --The Cape Charles Historical Society will host its 14th annual Oyster Roast at the Cape Charles Museum from 5-9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26. The event is one of two annual fundraisers in support of the Cape Charles Museum and Welcome Center located at 814 Randolph Ave. in Cape Charles. The museum is owned and operated by the Cape Charles Historical Society.

The menu for the Oyster Roast includes roasted and raw oysters, fried chicken, homemade chowder and rolls, three-bean salad, potato salad, soda and hot chocolate. Beer and wine are also available for purchase. Food will be served from 5-7 p.m. with live music continuing until

9 p.m. The event also includes an eclectic silent auction and a 50/50 raffle. Seating is provided both inside the museum, which is handicapped-accessible, and outside under a
tent. Tickets are $30 for adults, $10 for children ages 7 to 12, and free for children under 7. The museum will also be open all day and admission is free.

The Blue Marsh Shoreliner trio of guitar, bass and drums will provide music throughout the event. The band is known for playing rockabilly, and country, western and folk music, with a bluegrass guitar twang. Lead singer and guitarist Chip Blackwell has previously performed at the Chincoteague Center for the Bluegrass Alliance and up and down the Delmarva Peninsula for many civic functions, restaurants and bars. You may check out the band on the web at

Tickets are available by cash or check at the museum or Sullivan's
Office Supplies in Cape Charles. To purchase online by credit card via Paypal send an email request to For quality purposes, tickets are limited and may be purchased at the door only if available. For ticket and other information, call 757-331-3180 or 757-331-1008. Sponsors for the event are also most welcome. For each $100 donation, sponsors receive two free tickets. To sponsor, send a check to CCHS, P.O. Box 11, Cape Charles or use the internet as above.

The Cape Charles Museum and Welcome Center is owned and maintained by the Cape Charles Historical Society. The museum is dedicated to preserving and presenting to the public the history of Cape Charles and surrounding areas through multi-media exhibitions. For information on exhibits, research materials and special events, or to request openings by appointment, call 757-331-1008, write to The Cape Charles Historical Society, P.O. Box 11, Cape Charles, Va. 23310, or send an email to The museum is open weekdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m
and on Sundays from 1-5 p.m. from April to November.

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