Copyright (c) 2005, Deluxe Menu. All rights reserved. Visit deluxe-menu.com

Explore The Atwood House & Museum     Explore The Atwood House & Museum


The Museum Galleries

The galleries and permanent exhibits that reside at the Museum are listed below. Most of our galleries can now be previewed using the Pintrest website.

Image
The Old House
Description: The Old House is the original Atwood house built in 1752 by Joseph Atwood.
Description & preview

Image
The Fishing Gallery
Description: One of the most significant additions to the Atwood House & Museum is this 2005 gallery highlighting the four kinds of commercial fishing most prominent in this area: line fishing, weir or trap fishing, shell fishing and lobstering.
Preview this Gallery

Image
The Joseph A. Nickerson Jr. Portrait Gallery
Description: The Joseph Atkins Nickerson, Jr. Portrait Gallery at Atwood House & Museum, Chatham, MA contains portraits of sea captains, notable residents of Chatham and other mariner themed items from the Historical Society archives.
Preview this Gallery

Image
The Tool Room
Description: A variety of tools, trade signs, and other artifacts make up the tool collection. These objects date from early the 1800's thru the early 1900's. As with the other parts of the Collection, nearly all items were donated by individuals with Chatham connections.
Preview this Gallery

Image
The Lighthouse Turret
Description: From 1808 until 1923, ships in the Atlantic knew they were off Chatham MA when they saw the town’s famous twin lights. In 1857, the lights were equipped with Fresnel lenses so they would project the beam farther out to sea. Relocation to Atwood House & Museum was made possible by the daughters of Mrs. Fannie Lewis Shattuck. Restoration to the lantern room is a direct result of generous grants from Community Preservation Trust Fund & the Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank Charitable Foundation.
Preview this Gallery

Image

The Joseph C. Lincoln Gallery
Description: Joseph Crosby Lincoln (February 13, 1870 – March 10, 1944) Although born in Brewster, Joseph Lincoln’s adopted home was Chatham, and many of his 50 books, including 38 novels and several collections of short stories, verse, and personal reminiscences of Cape Cod, were written in his home on Shore Road. Lincoln's works were bestsellers during the first half of the 20th century. Lincoln’s stories bring to life the people and the times of Chatham and Cape Cod during 19th and early 20th centuries.
Preview this Gallery

Image
The Durand Room
Description: The Durand Room at Atwood House & Museum. Chatham Historical Society, Chatham, MA. This gallery was given in 1974 by Mrs. Samuel Durand in memory of her husband. It houses their collections of Parian Ware, threaded Sandwich glass and sea shells from around the world. Later their son, John Durand, bequeathed his valuable collection of 32 miniature carved birds by Elmer A. Crowell, the noted Cape Cod artist and carver of decoys.
Preview this Gallery

Image
The Mural Barn: The Murals of Alice Stallknecht
Description: Perhaps one of the most interesting displays at the museum are these murals that provide a picture of a small town in the 1930's and '40's. Executed during that period by noted local artist Alice Stallknecht Wight. All of the people represented in the murals were residents of Chatham when Alice Stallknacht painted them. A selection of images of the Stallknecht mural paintings owned by Chatham Historical Society, Chatham, MA.
Preview this Gallery

Image
The North Beach Camp
Description: The North Beach Camp or Nickerson Camp. A simple camp that was used by the Joshua Nickerson family as a summer cottage. It was located on the area in Chatham known as North Beach, a long point extending from Orleans to Chatham that was for many years a favorite place to get away from one's daily life and live more simply. When erosion threatened the camp, it was floated across the water in the spring of 1991, and given to the Museum by the son of Joshua Nickerson.
Preview this Gallery

Image
The Spencer Y. Grey Maritime Gallery
Description: The Spencer Y. Grey Maritime Gallery features the life and journey of Joseph Hardy Neesima, Founder of Doshisha University in Kyoto. Neesima was brought to the United States in 1864 by Chatham Sea Captain, Horace Taylor and educated in New England.


Image
The Atkins-Kent Gallery
Description: The Atkins-Kent Gallery highlights the Pendleton Disaster and the Coast Guard Rescue by four brave men who saved a crew of thirty-two from the five hundred foot sinking tank vessel.