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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

April 30, Sunday, 2PM & 4PM
Special Benefit Lecture & Performance
Musica Vera Duo
Location: Atwood House & Museum

May 14, Sun 2 PM
At the Atwood Lecture Series
The Story of the Lost Battalion
Location: Atwood House & Museum

May 26
Opening Weekend
Location: Atwood House & Museum

Events & Activities   Up Next:

March 16, Thursday, 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Volunteer Recruitment Open House
We want YOU! It's no secret. We treasure our volunteers and their many skills. In preparing for the summer, we are looking for help with docents, welcoming visitors, and in the gift shop.

Find out more about what is available and get to know us better on March 16 from 4:30 - 6:30 pm. Wine, cheese, and light refreshments will be offered.

Also visit our Volunteering page to get an idea of the many interesting and rewarding positions that need to be filled at The Atwood House & Museum.

RSVP for March 16th Open House to:
Event Details:
When: March 16, Thursday, 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Location: Atwood House & Museum

April 30, Sunday, 2 PM and 4 PM
Special April Benefit Prequel to the
June American Baroque Orchestra Concert
Musica Vera Duo - Lecture & Performance
Speakers/Performers: Mark Bailey and Kevin Sherwin
Join us for an informative musical journey through history, featuring a discussion and performance of distinctive music from Western Europe, Eastern Europe, and especially Colonial America.

The Musica Vera Duo, (Mark Bailey, Baroque Viola, and Kevin Sherwin, Guitar) will provide narrative about the history of colonial and early American music, with accompanying performances.

Mark Bailey and Kevin Sherwin are also Conductor and Associate Conductor, respectively, of the American Baroque Orchestra, which will be performing a “Voyage to the Colonies” concert on June 18th as part of History Weekend. This lecture with musical performances will offer a special sneak peek into the summer concert.

Reservations are encouraged at

Event Details:
When: April 30, Sunday, 2 PM and 4 PM
Location: Atwood House & Museum
$20 Admission - $15 for Members

New 2017 Summer Exhibits

Two new Special Exhibits will open the Museum's summer season this year on May 26.

Chatham in the Military

As our Nation emerged into a United States, wars shaped not only the boundaries of territories but the spirit and culture of who we are today. Chatham, like many small early colonial towns in our country, lost many men who fought for "freedom and justice" through time. This exhibit focuses on some of our local heroes, their uniforms and military gear and how our community was impacted by the major wars.
This exhibit is proudly sponsored by The Kemper Family Foundations.

Windows Into Time - Clothing & Artifacts

Wander through the centuries exploring the development of clothing and other handmade goods in rural Northeast America. When Chatham grew from a sparsely populated farming and fishing community into a more affluent town hosting tourists from around the nation, fashion reflected the impact of increased wealth, education, transportation, and cross-cultural influences. Early settlers who had struggled to feed themselves and stay warm, were later replaced by industrious merchants selling local and imported goods, as our local community began to thrive over three centuries.
This exhibit is proudly sponsored by The Max & Victoria Dreyfus Foundation.

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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,

Cape Cod Museum Trail
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