The Chicamacomico Historical Association is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization who’s 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.