Every March, the Museum of Chincoteague Island partners with the Chincoteague Island Arts Organization (CIAO), the Chincoteague Cultural Alliance (CCA), Chincoteague Island Library, the Chincoteague Natural History Association, Assateague National Seashore, and the Virginia Barrier Islands Center to celebrate Heritage Days on Chincoteague! Each year there's a different theme to honor the rich history of the island.
Stay tuned for more information on what's happening this year!
CIAO proudly presents the independent film "M & M Smith: For Posterity's Sake" commemorating Black History Month... If you missed it or would like to watch it again, please join enjoy this inspiring documentary for an additional week on our YouTube channel.
Marvin and Morgan Smith, twin brothers with amazing artistic talent and driving ambition, left rural Kentucky in 1933 and headed to New York where they learned professional photography. In 1939 they established a photography studio adjacent to Harlem's legendary Apollo Theatre, and it quickly became a hub for leading Black entertainers, musicians, artists and writers.
Special thanks to independent filmmaker Heather Lyons-Long for permitting us to use her film. Enjoy this rare glimpse of an important and unique piece of black history with us. Runtime: 57 minutes.