Information about the Cape Charles Historical Society


Our Mission

The Cape Charles Historical Society is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit. The Cape Charles Museum and Welcome Center opened in 1996 and is dedicated to preserving and presenting to the public the history of Cape Charles and surrounding areas.   It is the hope of the Cape Charles Historical Society that inspiration from the richness of its past will help guide Cape Charles' renewal and growth. 


Our Mission: 

To build awareness and pride in the cultural, technical and historical diversity of the Eastern Shore, particularly Cape Charles.    

To create a community center for the presentation of educational programs of interest and importance to the community, energizing residents to build a stronger future.    

To preserve local and regional historic structures, artifacts, and oral history for tomorrow's citizens.   

To support a regional historic archive and research office for collecting, organizing, documenting and analyzing historic materials.  

Our Board

We are always looking for new Board Members. Many not-for-profits select their board from their donors: we instead seek people who care about our mission and can contribute in some meaningful way. Please join us!

Board meetings are open to the public, and held at 10am at the Museum on the fourth Wednesday of every month

Marion Naar, President and Treasurer

William Neville, Vice President

Brittany Cannon, Secretary

Jenifer Ash

Mike Ash

Jan Neville

John Griffith

Nancy Vest

Butch Vest

Melinda McPeek

Scott Wade

Lenore Mitchell

Tom Bonadeo

Barbara O'Hare

Dora Sullivan

Betty Burgess

Executive Director

Kimberly Leake Denny, Executive Director

P.O. Box 11, Cape Charles, Virginia 23310

(757) 607-6018


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Membership Information

Won't you join us? For as little as $25 a year, your membership helps support our mission all year round. We would love to have you as a member!

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