Members make it happeN!
BIC members experience the Museum and the many Educational and Cultural programs in a special way. Members will enjoy our quarterly newsletter, invitations to exciting opportunities (including an advance opportunity to purchase tickets to our sell-out Annual Oyster Roast), 10% discount in our museum shop, and, most importantly, a personal connection with the rich past of Virginia's Eastern Shore.
Your support as a BIC member or gift membership donor provides critical support for important educational and cultural programs that enrich the lives of so many children and adults on the Eastern Shore, across the region and beyond.
GIVE TO BIC'S ANNUAL FUND
Won’t you please make a tax-deductible contribution today – and ensure that the BIC can continue to be your vital community resource? Any size gift will make a difference. Thank you!
GIVE a GIFT IN MEMORY OR HONOR OF A LOVED ONE
Honor or memorialize your loved one with a thoughtful gift that will give back to the community. An acknowledgement letter will be sent to the honoree or family of the person you have chosen to memorialize.
MAKE A GIFT OF STOCK OR OTHER ASSETS
The BIC is pleased to accept your gift of stock. Please call or email Monika Bridgforth with questions or stock transfer information. For other gifts (real estate, car, boat, etc), please contact the BIC to discuss your gift and determine whether the BIC is able to accept.
LEAVE A LEGACY GIFT
Make a real and lasting impact! Please call the BIC to discuss leaving a legacy gift. You'll be in excellent company in our Legacy Society, and you will ensure that these precious stories and traditions will be preserved for generations to come. Please call or email Monika Bridgforth with questions.
share AN ARTIFACT
The BIC is pleased to consider your authentic artifact or photo from the Barrier Islands as a gift or loan to the museum. While we are unable to accept every item due to limited space, we would love to learn more about any artifact you might have - as well as the stories behind them. Please contact Museum Director Monika Bridgforth to discuss your artifact.
SHARE YOUR STORY
Do you have an interesting first-hand story about life on the Barrier Islands? We'd love to hear it! Do you know someone who tales about those good ol’ days out on the islands? Ask them to share! Please contact the BIC, and consider allowing us to record an oral history. We want to make sure that generations of children and grandchildren can continue to learn about their past.
The oral history recording studio is also available to those who would like to preserve their personal story for family and friends.
BIC values community volunteers willing to help out at events and gatherings and for general help in the gift shop, back office, museum collections or on the grounds. Please contact Museum Director Monika Bridgforth to let us know your availability and interests.
student community service
The BIC relies on student volunteers to make our annual events (Oyster Roast, Art & Music on the Farm) a success. BIC also has opportunities throughout the year for students to gain community service hours. Please contact Museum Director Monika Bridgforth to inquire.
BIC offers limited summer and school-year internship opportunities for qualified high school, college and graduate students. Please contact Museum Director Monika Bridgforth to learn about internship availabilities and the application process.