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Celebrating Mathews Watermen

The Mathews Historical Museum will be “Celebrating Mathews Watermen” during May Faire 2022 which will be held on May 7th. As part of that celebration the museum is seeking photos and information about county residents who have been commercial fishermen. These photos will be on display in the museum as part of the May Faire program as well as being compiled into a database for use in the museum at 200 Main Street when is it renovated.

Types of information we are seeking include the names of the watermen, contact information, biographical information, types of commercial fishing done, when they fished, boats served on, companies worked for, unusual experiences or stories, any newspaper and magazine articles written about the person, pictures and the source of this information. All original pictures will be returned

Photographs and materials may be submitted in an envelope with return instructions clearly labeled, and dropped off at the Mathews Visitor Center on Main Street or they may be mailed to MHM, P.O. Box 634, Mathews, VA. 23109. Materials can also be submitted electronically to

The deadline for submitting photographs and information is April 7th 2022. Any photographs and materials received after that date will be included in the museum’s database but will not be included in the museum display during May Faire.