Pictured: Painting by Wing Jackson depicting C. B. Rowe & Son

About Buck’s Online

Buck’s Store Museum, formally known as C. B. Rowe & Son has been a well-loved community space for the citizens of Bena, Guinea, and greater Gloucester County, VA, since 1920. After C. B. “Buck” Rowe, Jr.’s death in 2005, the store is being transformed into a living history museum, representing a snapshot into a century of local history. This site of virtual exhibits has been created for visitors to encounter the stories about and the objects in Buck’s Store Museum.


The Right Tools for the Job

What do you know about the tools the watermen used to harvest seafood? Click the link to play an interactive game, matching the tools to their purpose. Use the word bank to match what you hear with the name of a tool.

Bucks Sign Bookmark

C.B. Rowe & Son general store opened in 1920 and continued operation until 2005—85 years! As a general store, it provided the Guinea community with the necessities of life and the necessities for making a living on the water. Print out the C.B. Rowe bookmark and have fun coloring it. Leave the back blank or write your reactions to a visit to Buck’s Store Museum.

I Spy at Buck’s Store

Look here. Look there. Use this list to locate objects around the museum. Check off each one as you find them and have fun!

The World is Your Oyster

The world is your oyster! Oyster canneries thrived in Guinea in the 20th century. Print out “The World is Your Oyster” bookmark and have fun coloring the oyster cans and shell.