Friday, July 8, 2016

Trip To The Beach Part 3

The last time I was in Chincoteague was before the creation of the Chincoteague Museum. Since then, the Beebe Ranch is no longer there, so Misty, Stormy and plenty of the other Beebe ranch items moved over to the museum.
One of the first displays in the Museum was one devoted to Misty.

 It had shots from the movie

including movie posters.


Misty's brushes.

  Misty items like the picture books and puzzles gained popularity after the publication of the book and especially after the movie.

 Here's a signed Misty book with signatures from actors, other people involved with the movie, and Marguerite Henry.

Next came some of the waterfowl
and ship replicas.


And then Misty, Stormy and old Beebe ranch things. Misty didn't look as creepy as I remembered. 


Stormy did though.
Old signs that had been at the Beebe ranch were a part of the display.

Misty and Stormy weren't the only famous ponies highlighted. Baby was a 12.3 hand Chincoteague Pony that was born on Assateague in the 1940s. He and his owner, Claire Taylor, competed in the mid-Atlantic area where they went on to win numerous championships. The pair's showing career ended in 1949 at Madison Square Garden.
Next came sections devoted to other decades on the island.


 It also included this!

We finished with the museum and walked the beach.

Before heading back to the hotel, I took the trail to the lighthouse.

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing all this. I hadn't known there was a museum there, and this is a great way to get into it! I finally saw the Misty movie last year.

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  2. Stormy dead. She shouldn't be mounted. I am a huge Misty fan. I wish she was still alive. I wanna be able to hug her!

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