About the Chicamacomico Historical Association

Chicamacomico Historical Association and Life-Saving Coast Guard StationThe Chicamacomico Historical Association is the steward of the place, artifacts and history of the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Coast Guard Station.

The VISION of the Association is to forever preserve and present the history of Chicamacomico and commemorate its valiant heroes.

The MISSION of the Association is to preserve the historic Chicamacomico site and tell its unique story.

The Chicamacomico Historical Association is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose purpose is to restore, preserve and interpret the buildings and history of Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station, as well as the U.S. Life-Saving Service and its successor, the U.S. Coast Guard on the Outer Banks. The Association owns and operates the museum site and the museum shop and raises its own funds. 100% of all admission fees, gift shop purchases, memberships, and donations go directly to the preservation, restoration, and operation of this historic site.

Founded in 1974 at the direction of community activist and renowned artist Woodrow Edwards, renowned author and historian David Stick, and community activist Carolista Baum, the association of benefactors and concerned local citizens has worked tirelessly to build a museum and history center that dramatizes the stories of the dedicated men who served their nation so bravely during the 44-year history of the U.S. Life-Saving Service. It is a history that should not be lost.

Building restoration, exhibit development and historical research are funded by the generous support of donors and private grants and augmented by limited State and Federal funding. Memberships are an important factor in our fundraising, and all contributions are tax deductible.

Future plans include total restoration of the 1874 Station house, replacement of roofs on all of our buildings, restroom facilities, continued research, expansion of our programming, living history displays and physical facilities, securing a regular source of operational funding and keep an eye out for information about our 2018 event commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Mirlo Rescue.

Your tax-deductible contributions will help make Chicamacomico the premier site on the East Coast dedicated to the amazing history and valiant heritage of the U.S Life-Saving Service.

The Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historical Association is a Proud member of the US Life Saving Heritage Association, Historic Albemarle Tour Association, the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce, the Outer Banks Wedding Association and Wedding Wire.