About the Saxis Island Museum
Saxis Island, which is actually a peninsula, is connected to the mainland by the Saxis Wildlife Management Area, a 5,500 acre network of pines, marshland and creeks. It is located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia on the Chesapeake Bay in North Accomack County. Captain John Smith and his crew were the first Europeans to view and map the coastline of the Saxis peninsula in 1608. At its peak, between 1910 and 1920, the population of Saxis was over 600. Its current population is 220.
Articles of Incorporation
Articles of Incorporation filing receipt
Certificate of Incorporation
Employer I.D. Application
Employer I.D. Number assigned by IRS
Saxis Island Museum By-Laws
The Saxis Island Museum was created to preserve the history of Saxis Island and to document the lives of the people that made a living in the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. While documenting the fading lifestyle of the Saxis Island watermen, the museum will help educate current and future generations on the dangers of misuse of the Chesapeake Bay and its ecosystems.

The Saxis Island Museum is incorporated in the State of Virginia as a not-for-profit organization and has a 501(c)(3) tax exempt status from the Federal Government. The documents of incorporation can be seen below.
501(c)(3) Approval