Our Partner Organizations

The Atwood Museum is proud to have many local, regional, and national partner organizations. With each other’s help, we are all able to continue our mission of Bringing History Alive! Please see below for some our great partnerships and collaborations.

Historic Chatham

Historic Chatham is a cooperative effort among Chatham’s many museums and organizations focused on history. It serves as a catalyst for sharing information and resources among organizations. By focusing on all of Chatham’s historic elements, the group fosters synergies among the collective efforts of the individual organizations that keep Chatham history alive. Through its website, www.Historic-Chatham.org, Historic Chatham provides a gateway for connecting to all aspects of Chatham’s history.

The following organizations are members of Historic Chatham:

  • Chatham Marconi Maritime Center / Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum – The Center occupies two buildings on the 11.3-acre, ten-building campus which comprised the former Marconi-RCA Wireless Receiving Station, once the busiest ship-to-shore station on the East Coast and a significant military installation (during World War II). (Click here for website)
  • Chatham Railroad Museum – The Chatham Railroad Museum is located in the beautifully restored 1887 railroad depot that served Chatham residents and visitors for nearly fifty years. Featuring an architectural style called Railroad Gothic, the building contains hundreds of exhibits and the New York Central model locomotives used at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. (Click here for website)
  • Godfrey Windmill – The windmill is fully restored and is currently the only windmill on Cape Cod that (on special “Grinding Days”) is set in motion and grinds corn – just as it did in the 18th and 19th centuries. (Click here for website)
  • Nickerson Family Association / Caleb Nickerson Homestead – The Caleb Nickerson Homestead is preserved and operated as a self-sustaining museum and educational venue charged with demonstrating the lost arts and crafts practiced by the Nickerson family and its contemporaries from the late 17th century to the late 19th century. (Click here for website)
  • Mayo House/Chatham Conservation Foundation – The Chatham Conservation Foundation, Inc. (CCF) preserves land for the benefit of the people, plants, animals, and ecosystems of Chatham. It also owns the historic Mayo House in Downtown Chatham. (Click here for website)
  • Chatham Lighthouse – Located on the grounds of Coast Guard Station Chatham, Chatham Light has a long and rich history. (Click here for website)
  • Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge – Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1944 to provide habitat for migratory birds. Sand stretches for eight miles off the elbow of Cape Cod, forming the barrier islands of North and South Monomoy, along with numerous islets and shoals. Refuge Headquarters is located on a 40-acre unit on Morris Island, and consists of a visitor center, beach, and trail system. (Click here for website)
  • Eldredge Public Library – Eldredge Public Library’s mission is to enhance the quality of life in Chatham by providing Chatham residents and visitors with the library services they need and want: informational and recreational materials and programs, cultural enrichment, intellectual stimulation, academic support, social interaction, and a neutral setting for public discourse. (Click here for website)

The following are other organizations with which the Atwood Museum works and partners:

  • Chatham Walks – This group offers guided walking tours of Chatham. These tours last 90 minutes and take you through downtown Chatham, where you can learn history, fun facts, and more about this great town. To learn more about Chatham Walks, please visit: http://www.facebook.com/chathamwalk/timeline
  • Chatham Chamber of Commerce – This is the go-to spot for information on Chatham! The Chatham Chamber is a great resource for locals and tourists alike. Learn about stores, restaurants, events, places to stay, things to do, and more. (Click here for website)
  • Cape Cod Museum Trail – CCMT provides a great resource for connecting you with museums and other educational institutions on the Cape. They have profiles and snapshots of museums and historic landmarks, as well as exhibits, nature trails, and current lists of upcoming events in your area. This group also provides valuable resources for its member organizations. (Click here for website)
  • Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce – The Cape Cod Chamber is a resource for all things Cape Cod. If you are looking for restaurants, hotels, events, and other fun forms of entertainment, this is a good place to check. They also offer membership for Cape Cod businesses and organizations. (Click here for website)
  • Cape Cod Community Media Center – Another great organization that strengthens our community is the Cape Cod Community Media Center. They are a nonprofit community media center and the public access TV station for the towns of Barnstable, Yarmouth, Dennis, Harwich, and Chatham. Their mission is to build community through media, enhance democratic communication, and facilitate free expression by providing our five towns with a state-of-the-art media resource center. (Click here for website)
  • Cape Cod Genealogical Society – Founded in 1971, the Cape Cod Genealogical Society acquires, catalogs, and preserves genealogical and historical information, emphasizing but not limited to Cape Cod. The Society gathers and disseminates genealogical and historical information through a collection of diverse activities. Visit their Facebook page, Cape Cod Genealogical Society, for more information.
  • New England Museum Association – NEMA is a community of museums and the professionals who work in them. They supply professional development, advocacy, thought leadership, research, networking opportunities, and other tools that cultivate their excellence as institutions and individuals. (Click here for website)
  • American Association for State and Local History – AASLH is a national membership association dedicated to helping the history community thrive. For the better part of a century, AASLH has provided leadership and resources to its members who preserve and interpret state and local history to make the past more meaningful to all people. AASLH is the professional association for history-doers. (Click here for website)
  • Cuseum – Cuseum is a globally successful company that helps museums accelerate visitor and member engagement. They work largely with helping museums increase interaction and outreach digitally. (Click here for website)

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Atwood Museum
347 Stage Harbor Road
Chatham, MA 02633