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

Coming Up Soon

June 17-19, Fri - Sun
Chatham History Weekend
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Location: Atwood House Museum

June 19, Sunday 2 PM
At the Atwood Lecture Series
Attack on Orleans
Location: Atwood House Museum

July 9, Saturday 3 - 4:30 PM
Book Signing
Chatham book by Alan Pollock
Location: Atwood House Museum

July 16, Saturday 5 - 7 PM
Evening to Remember
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Location: Atwood House Museum

August 21, Sunday 3:30 PM
Annual Meeting of the Chatham Historical Society
Speaker: Bernard Cornwell
Location: Eldredge Public Library
Reservations Required

September 18, Sunday 2 PM
At the Atwood Lecture Series
Rum-Running on Cape Cod
Location: Atwood House Museum

Events & Activities   Up Next:

July 9, Saturday, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Chatham Book Signing, with Alan Pollock
The Atwood House Museum is pleased to host a book signing for Alan Pollock’s new book Chatham.

For more details about the book, please click to read this article in the Cape Cod Chronicle.

Refreshments will be served.
Event Details:
When: July 9, Saturday, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Atwood House Museum

July 16, Saturday, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Evening to Remember
The Chatham Historical Society’s annual summer celebration offers an opportunity to join friends for cocktails and elegant hors d’oeuvres, bid on wonderful items in the live and silent auctions, and support the Atwood House Museum and the Society’s work Bringing History to Life.

See all the details, and some the wonderful items that will be in the auction, on the Evening to Remember page.
Event Details:
When: July 16, Saturday, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Atwood House Museum


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.


Nautical Charts Digital Collection
Now on Display

Nautical Charts Digital Collection

The initial phase of the Chatham Nautical Charts Initiative has been completed, and this new and important way to view Nautical Charts from the Museum’s collection is now available. With support from a grant awarded by the Town of Chatham through its Community Preservation Committee, 40 of the approximately 130 charts in the Museum’s Nautical Charts collection have been professionally restored and digitally imaged. The imaging was done by the Digital Commonwealth operating in facilities located in the Boston Public Library.

We have added several pages to our website to cover this important collection.

  • The Nautical Charts Virtual Gallery page (click to view) presents the Museum’s Digital Collection of 41 digitized Nautical Charts, with instructions and viewing tips. These are the 40 charts from the Initiative, plus a digital replica of the important Eldridge Upside-Down Chart. Viewing these charts uses a “zoom” technology, whereby one can view the entire chart on the computer screen, and can also zoom in on any small section of a chart to see the full detail of the original chart.
  • The Chatham Nautical Chart Initiative page presents an overview of the project that has resulted in the restoration and digization of 40 charts.
  • The Nautical Charts Collection page describes the Museum’s full collection of 130 physical charts.

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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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