Our friend and Board Member, Carroll Lee Marshall, passed away on March 14, 2021. Carroll Lee was a master water fowl carver and made many friends while carving on the museum porch on Saturdays. His family has asked for donations to the Saxis Island Museum be made in his name in lieu of flowers. You may send donations to Saxis Island Museum, 20101 Saxis Rd., Saxis, VA 23426 or use the yellow button below for on-line donations.
Visit the Saxis Island Museum Shop at the Saxis Island Marketplace
The Saxis Island Museum opened it's doors for the first time on September 7, 2013 in conjunction with a town wide yard sale. The museum, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, is located at 20101 Saxis Rd., about a quarter of a mile south of the post office.
The museum was created to help preserve the history of Saxis Island and to document the lives of the people that made a living on the island and in the surrounding waters of the Chesapeake Bay. While documenting the fading lifestyle of the Saxis Island watermen, the museum will help educate current and future generations on the dangers of misuse of the Chesapeake Bay and its ecosystems.
Softcrabs ready for the market at Linton's Crab Company at Saxis, VA c1975