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Tangier in Accomack County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Tangier History Museum and Interpretive Cultural Center (THMICC)

 
 
Tangier History Museum and Interpretive Cultural Center (THMICC) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, August 13, 2017
1. Tangier History Museum and Interpretive Cultural Center (THMICC) Marker
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This is the site of the former Lewis Crockett Store. It is also the site where in 1936, the Goodyear Blimp arrived with provisions to feed the islanders, who had been frozen in for over two months during a record freeze.

The Visitors Center and Museum was created in 2007 from the former Island Gift Shop. THMICC was established in 2006 as a not-for-profit charitable corporation to foster knowledge and appreciation of Tangier and the surrounding Chesapeake Bay region.

The museum focuses on the role of transportation in the history, present and future life of the island: provides displays and exhibits related to Tangier lsland and the surrounding Chesapeake Bay, addresses the region's maritime history and culture; archives materials related to the lsland; and has established The Tangier Water Trails, The Tangier Nature Trail, and The Tangier History Trail.

THMICC exhibits reflect the environmental and social history of Tangier, and encourages programs to promote travel to the island and transportation around the island. We thank the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Federal Government, and all the volunteers who
Tangier History Museum and Interpretive Cultural Center (THMICC) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, August 13, 2017
2. Tangier History Museum and Interpretive Cultural Center (THMICC) Marker
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have contributed thousands of hours to make THMICC possible. THMICC is a work in progress and in need of your ongoing support.

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Goodyear Blimp Delivering Food - 1936
Old wooden store on right is site of current Museum & Visitors Center.
 
Erected by Tangier History Museum & Interpretive Cultural Center.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationEnvironment.
 
Location. 37° 49.562′ N, 75° 59.516′ W. Marker is in Tangier, Virginia, in Accomack County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Ridge Road and Twin John Lane, on the left when traveling south on Main Ridge Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16215 Main Ridge Rd, Tangier VA 23440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Joshua Pruitt House (here, next to this marker); The Connorton House (within shouting distance of this marker); First Mobile Home (within shouting distance of this marker); The Edward Crockett House (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanky's Place (within shouting distance of this marker); The Peter Dise House (within shouting distance of this marker); Chesapeake House (about
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300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Doctor's House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tangier.
 
Also see . . .  Tangier History Museum & Interpretive Cultural Center. Find Your Chesapeake website entry (Submitted on August 14, 2017.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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Jul. 2, 2022