by Megan Schiffres
HEATHSVILLE—A founding member of the Reedville Fisherman Museum’s board of directors, Wendell Haynie, on March 14 accepted a commendation on the museum’s behalf from the Northumberland County Board of Supervisors.
Supervisors recognized the museum’s more than three decades of service to the community.
The commendation applauded the museum’s efforts to promote the heritage of Reedville’s watermen with educational programs and through partnerships with regional community and cultural institutions.
“It doesn’t take long for 30 years to go by,” Haynie said. “I want to thank the directors and administrators of Northumberland County for their help over the years, both past and present. We wouldn’t have been able to do what we did without your help.”
The museum was established by the Greater Reedville Association in 1988. The campus is on the banks of Cockrell Creek, on land once owned by ship captain and menhaden fisherman Elijah Reed.
Also on March 14, the board discussed which health coverage plans to offer the county’s employees, including employees of Northumberland schools…