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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

Sept 27, Sat, 1-4 PM
Free Admission with Museum Day Live! ticket
Location: Atwood House Museum

Oct 12, Sun, 2 PM
At The Atwood
What We Heard, What We Saw: Three Chatham Women Share Memories of Our Town
Location: Atwood House Museum

Summer Exhibition, Opening June 21st

An exhibition of photos of Monomoy will explore the record of the island’s transformation into wilderness over the more than a century that it has been a subject for both amateur and professional photographers.

Work by contemporary photographers John King and Shareen Davis will complement the historic images from the archives of the Atwood House Museum.

Summer Exhibition Opening June 21

The first comprehensive survey of Anne’s career to be organized this exhibit will include several of her early samplers, examples of her adaptation of medieval manuscript illustrations, works inspirited by the natural environment and recent explorations that test the limits of embroidery.

Summer Exhibition Opening June 21st

Chatham natives “Chart” George Eldridge and his son, George W. were responsible for saving the lives of thousands of sailors through the creation of their continuously updated charts of the ever changing shoals and coastline of the Cape. This special exhibit for summer 2014 about George Eldridge and George W. and their innovative work includes items from both the Atwood House Museum archives, and Chatham’s Maps of Antiquity.

Hours for 2014

June 21 through June 28:
Tuesday through Saturday, 1 PM to 4 PM

July 1 through August 30
Tuesday through Friday, 10 AM to 4 PM
Saturday, 1 PM to 4 PM

September 2 to October 11
Tuesday through Saturday 1 PM to 4 PM


Members of Chatham Historical Society: Free
Adults/Seniors: $ 6
Students (ages 7-18): $ 3
Children (ages 6 and under): Free
Passes: See Admissions page.

Recent Updates

Spencer Grey’s talk about Chatham tourism featured in Cape Cod Chronicle article

An article about Spencer Grey’s talk at the Chatham Historical Society’s annual meeting titled How Chatham Evolved into a Tourist Destination appeared recently in the Cape Cod Chronicle. Read a copy here.

Latest “At The Atwood House” Articles are Online

Spencer Grey’s latest At The Atwood House article from the Cape Cod Chronicle is online. See all these articles here.

New Pinterest Pages

The Museum’s Galleries and Collections are featured in a new set of Pinterest pages. Pin your favorites to share this new look inside the museum.


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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