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This week’s

Tue - Sat
  1PM - 4PM
  Tue - Fri
  10AM - 4PM
  1PM - 4PM

Discover Cape Cod's captivating history, art, and culture
at the Chatham Historical Society's expanded and upgraded
Atwood House Museum.

Coming Up Soon

Sept. 26, Saturday, 1 - 4 PM
Smithsonian Free Museum Day
Location: Atwood House Museum

October 11, Sunday 2 PM
Note date change
At the Atwood Lecture Series
The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail
Location: Atwood House Museum

November 7, Saturday, 1 - 4 PM
Pleasant Bay Community Boating Fundraiser at the Chatham Orpheum Theater
Location: Atwood House Museum

November 8, Sunday 2 PM
At the Atwood Lecture Series
Folk Art: Painting on Cape Cod and the Islands
Location: Atwood House Museum

Events & Activities   Up Next:

October 11, Sunday, 2 PM    
At The Atwood Lecture Series
The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail
Speaker: Jeffrey Bolster
Using his wide knowledge of history and his experience as a professional seafarer, Jeffrey Bolster, will discuss overfishing in the Atlantic Ocean, not only as a contemporary problem, but one that has spanned the ages and now, more than ever, needs to be addressed.

Note: This program is supported in part by a grant from the Chatham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass. Cultural Council, a state agency.
Event Details:
When: October 11, Sunday, 2 PM
Note date change
Location: Atwood House Museum
Admission Free - Donations Welcome


The 2015 Chatham Preservation Awards winners page is online, showing the 14 properties honored this year for preserving the town’s history with accurate and sensitive restorations and innovations.

See the plaques presented to these award winners, and read about the preservation and restoration done at each property, on the 2015 Preservation Awards page.


Administration and Operations Assistant Position Available At the Atwood House Museum/Chatham Historical Society

Click here for Position Details

Danielle Jeanloz, Executive Director

Danielle Jeanloz named Atwood House Museum Executive Director

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The Atwood House Museum is grateful for the support of

The Chatham Cultural Council,

The Chatham Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation,

The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod
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