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Full Calendar of Programs, Education, and Events

Evening to Remember
July 22, Saturday, 4:30 to 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.

This year we honor Barry Clifford with the Bringing History to Life Award for his research and work on the Whydah.

See details on the Evening to Remember Page.
Event Details:
When: July 16, Saturday, 4:30 to 7:00 pm
Location: Atwood House & Museum
Admission: $75.00 per person
Reservations and tickets are now available. Please email atwoodmuseumevents@gmail.com with your number in party, name, address and telephone number.


August 5th & 6th, Saturday & Sunday, 10 AM - 2 PM
ATWOOD HOUSE & MUSEUM ANTIQUES SALE


A rare opportunity for all to purchase duplicate, nonessential, and deaccessioned treasures from the Atwood House collection. Numerous antique items from deep within the storage recesses of the Museum will be offered!

This event will be held on the lawn of the Museum, 347 Stage Harbor Rd., Chatham, MA, on Saturday & Sunday, August 5th & 6th, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Donations of quality antiques to be sold during this two day sale for the benefit of the Museum will also be gratefully accepted. Bring your donated items on the day of the event, or call in advance (508) 945-2493, or email information to director.atwood@gmail.com.
Location: Atwood House & Museum Lawn

August 12, Saturday, 1-3 PM
Local Author Book Signing
Chatham Through Time
Author: Janet Daly

Janet Daly's fascinating new book, “Chatham Through Time” covers Chatham's History from the 19th Century to present using a large selection of then and now photographs, both color and black & white, from the Chatham Historical Society archives. A portion of her proceeds support Atwood House & Museum/Chatham Historical Society! The book is now available for sale in the Museum gift shop and in local bookstores.
Location: Atwood House & Museum
Admission: Free!

August 20, 2017, 3:30 PM
Annual Meeting
Annual Meeting of the Chatham Historical Society
Sally Cabot Gunning, Guest Speaker

The Annual Meeting of the Chatham Historical Society will be held at the Eldredge Public library.

The Chatham Historical Society/Atwood House ∓ Museum Annual Meeting features critically acclaimed local historical novelist Sally Cabot Gunning. Her talk, “The Humans Behind the History”, will discuss character development used in her many bestselling books.

The meeting and talk are free, and open to the public on the day of the event. Advanced reservations are available for current members and can be made by emailing atwoodmuseumevents@gmail.com.
Location: Eldredge Public Library - 564 Main Street
Admission: Free (priority to members with advance reservations)

September 17, Sunday, 2 PM
At The Atwood Lecture Series
Celestial Navigation
Speaker: Don German
Location: Atwood House & Museum
$5 Admission - Members Free!

October 7th & 8th, Sat & Sun, 1 - 4 PM; Columbus Day Weekend
Special Sneak Preview of Next Year's New Exhibit
Sneak Preview of “Double Take” Exhibit
New next year - This fascinating photographic exhibit shows dramatic panoramas of Chatham in the early 1900's compared to what those scenes look like today. Custom limited edition giclee prints of these photographs will also be available for sale.
Location: Atwood House & Museum
Admission - Regular Museum Admission

October 15, Sunday, 2 PM
At The Atwood Lecture Series
Ghosts of Cape Cod
Speaker: Bill Russo
Location: Atwood House & Museum
$5 Admission - Members Free!

November 12, Sunday, 2 PM
At The Atwood Lecture Series
Geology of Cape Cod
Speaker: John Ciborowski
Location: Atwood House & Museum
$5 Admission - Members Free!

December 9th to December 23rd, Tuesday - Saturday, 1 - 4 PM
Holiday Festivities at the Atwood
Holiday Festivities at the Atwood, & STUFF THE SLEIGH
The Atwood House & Museum will be open in December to celebrate the holiday season. Museum hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 1-4 PM, and for additional special events (see below). Bring the entire family and enjoy an Old Fashion Christmas, celebrate seasonal traditions and take advantage of the sales going on in our gift shop.

See the Atwood House & Museum's latest acquisition, the beautifully restored sleigh from the Levi Atwood Store, and help Chatham's less fortunate – bring hats, glove, mittens and scarves to Stuff the Sleigh. The Chatham Angel Fund will distribute them to those in need.
Location: Atwood House & Museum
Admission - Regular Museum Admission

December 9th, Saturday, 9:00 to 11:00 am
Holiday Festivities at the Atwood
GRUB WITH THE GRINCH
“Grub with the Grinch” offers fun for all ages and breakfast treats, Who-pudding and beasts, and entertainment with our very own grouchy, greedy, green Grinch.

Due to limited seating, advance reservations and payment are strongly recommended.

Adults $15.00- Children $10.00
For reservations - email atwoodmuseumevents@gmail.com with your name, date of event, number of adults and children, and we will reply with an email confirmation.
Event Details:
When: December 9, Saturday, 9:00 to 11:00 am
Location: Atwood House & Museum
Admission: Adults $15.00- Children $10.00

December 9th, Saturday, 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Holiday Festivities at the Atwood
SANTA'S WORKSHOP AND SANTA
Join us to enjoy, holiday music and a woodcarving demonstration to experience how toys were made in the olden days!

Have your picture taken with Santa and the Atwood House Elf!

Bring in items for the Food Pantry. Admission is free!
Event Details:
When: December 9, Saturday, 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Location: Atwood House & Museum
Admission: Free admission afternoon at the Museum!

December 15th, Friday, 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Holiday Festivities at the Atwood
AUTHORS HOLIDAY BOOK SIGNING
Meet some of our talented local authors, purchase and get signatures of their recent books, and learn more about their work.

Featured authors will be Anne LeClaire (The Halo Effect and Listening Below the Noise), John Whelan and Kim Rodriques (I Am of Cape Cod); Deborah Swiss (The Tin Ticket); Debra Lawless (Provincetown Since World War II: Carnival at Land’s End); Capt. Bob Ryder (Voyages from Chatham); and Janet Daly (Chatham Through Time).

Harp music will be played by Priscilla Smith and free gift wrapping will be provided. Those attending may enjoy wine, other beverages and light refreshments. Items for the Food Pantry will be accepted, as will hats, scarves gloves and mittens to Stuff the Sleigh to help those in need.

Tickets are $25 per person. For reservations - email atwoodmuseumevents@gmail.com with your name, date of event, number of in party and we will reply with an email confirmation.
Event Details:
When: December 15th, Friday, 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Location: Atwood House & Museum
Admission: $25 per person

December 20th, Wednesday, 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Holiday Festivities at the Atwood
JOSEPH C. LINCOLN'S “CHRISTMAS DAY'S”: A READING IN THREE ACTS
Celebrate winter with Scott Hamilton, local actor extraordinaire, as he reads holiday selections written by Chatham's national best-selling early 20th century author, Joseph C. Lincoln. Lincoln's stories used local characters and lore of friends and neighbors to entertain readers around the country for 40 years.

Refreshments will include wine and hors d’oeuvres and the Gift Shop will be open.

Tickets are $20 per person. Due to limited space, advance reservations and payment are strongly recommended. For reservations, email atwoodmuseumevents@gmail.com with your name, date of event, number of in party and we will reply with an email confirmation.
Event Details:
When: December 15th, Friday, 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Location: Atwood House & Museum
Admission: $20 per person

December 23rd, Saturday, 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Holiday Festivities at the Atwood
MEMBER HOLIDAY SALE IN THE MUSEUM GIFT SHOP
As we wrap up our 2017 season, join us on Saturday, Dec. 23, from 1 – 4 p.m., for a 25 percent off sale on all items (excluding sale items) for members. Non members qualify for 10 percent off. Do your last minute shopping at the Atwood House & Museum, where proceeds help support Museum programs.

This will be the last day of exhibits for the year.
Event Details:
When: December 23rd, Saturday, 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Location: Atwood House & Museum
Admission - Regular Museum Admission