Make your plans early for the
Chatham Historical Society’s
Annual Fundraising Gala

Evening to Remember

This year’s event will be held at the magnificent
Sur-Mer overlooking the ocean, off of Shore Road in Chatham

Saturday, July 21, 2018 5:00-7:00 pm

Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres

There will be silent and live auctions, as well as the presentation of the “Bringing History to Life” award to Scott Ridley, the author of Morning of Fire: America’s Epic First Journey into the Pacific.


A big thank you to our major sponsors:

& The Chatham Squire


Live Auction Items:

A Night of Fashion – by Chatham Clothing Bar

For the winner: a clothing experience she will never forget! Fashionista Sandy Wycoff and her helpful staff will assist the lucky winner in choosing several attractive outfits which she can model for three invited friends. While guests are munching and sipping, they help you make exciting choices for the next season! By the end of the evening, she will leave with new outfits of her choosing.

Weir Trip for Four – by Chatham Fish Weirs Enterprises

Venture out into Nantucket Sound for an exclusive haul of the historic Hardings Beach Fish Weir. Pull the nets and harvest the fish with the legendary trap fishing family, the Eldredges.  Departure takes place on the oldest remaining fish pier in Chatham, on Stage Harbor.  The history and process of fish weirs will be narrated by experts throughout the trip.  Observe up close shore birds and rare marine life in an aquarium like setting.

Cocktails at the Port Royal – by Suzanna Nickerson

Enjoy libations and hors d’oeuvres on the porch overlooking Main Street in Chatham and a tour of Cape Cod’s only Tuscan Villa Style home, built in 1863 and listed on the National Historic Register.

Clambake for Ten –  by Backside Bakes

Enjoy lobster, steamers, mussels, linguica, red potatoes and corn on the cob! Food and all the utensils and paper products will be delivered to your residence. The next day the coolers will be retrieved as well as all of the trash!

Fresh Catch Dinner for Eight at the Port Royal- by Shareen Davis & Ernie Eldredge

While seated in an historic Chatham home, treat your palate to a four-course dinner, with wine pairing, created by Shareen Davis and Ernie Eldredge, owners of Chatham Fish Weirs Enterprises. Chef’s Choices!

SHARKS! SHARKS! – by Norman St. Pierre

Watch for sharks during this one hour plane ride for two people.


Sample Silent Auction Items:



A whale platter donated by Tommy Dixon.






A blue and white platter donated by Barn Hill Pottery.






Two books donated by Bernard Cornwell, both autographed.






An antique rocking cradle donated by Richard and Betsy Evans.






A framed print of a 1948 map of Chatham donated by Maps of Antiquity.




Other items and gift certificates were donated by :

About Face Skin Care, Barn Hill Pottery, Jamie Bassett, Beachcomber, Ben Franklin, Birdwatchers General Store, Bistro on Main, Boston Philharmonic, Buffy’s Ice Cream, Captain’s House Inn, Cape Fishermen’s Supply, Carmine’s Pizza, Chatham Jewelers, Chatham Penny Candy, Chatham Perk, Chatham Sign Shop, Chatham Stoneware, Children’s Shop, Corner Store, Bernard Cornwell, Dolli Llama, East Wind SilverFisherman’s Daughter, Forest Beach, Framer’s Framer, Gustare, Hair Company, Hanger B, Impudent Oyster, If The Shoe Fits, Jack Wills, Johnston & Smith, Goodies, Local Color, Maps of Antiquity, Mark August, Mayflower, Ginny Nickerson, North Chatham Sav-on, Organic Market, Pates, Paws and Claws, Dick and Rose Pears, Pentimento, Puritan, Samantha’s Hair Studio, Sara Campbell, Catherine and Brad Schiff, Struna Gallery, The Trading Company, Tommy Dixon, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Wild Goose Tavern, Yankee Ingenuity, Yellow Umbrella.