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at the Chatham Historical Society's expanded and upgraded
Atwood House & Museum.

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March 16, Thu 4:30-6:30 PM
Volunteer Recruitment Open House
Location: Atwood House & Museum

April 9, Sun 2 PM
At the Atwood Lecture Series
Chatham by Train
Location: Atwood House & Museum

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

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 9, Sunday, 2 PM
At The Atwood Lecture Series
Chatham by Train
Speaker: John Gulow
The Sunday lecture series At The Atwood continues with a talk by John Gulow, titled Chatham by Train.

Event Details:
When: April 9, Sunday, 2 PM
Location: Atwood House & Museum
$5 Admisssion - Members Free!

April 30, Sunday, 2 PM and 4 PM
Special 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.

See more details about this event on the Calendar of Events page.

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


Nautical Charts Digital Collection
Now on Display

Nautical Charts Digital Collection

The initial phase of the Chatham Nautical Charts Initiative has been completed, and this new and important way to view Nautical Charts from the Museum’s collection is now available. With support from a grant awarded by the Town of Chatham through its Community Preservation Committee, 40 of the approximately 130 charts in the Museum’s Nautical Charts collection have been professionally restored and digitally imaged. The imaging was done by the Digital Commonwealth operating in facilities located in the Boston Public Library.

We have added several pages to our website to cover this important collection.

  • The Nautical Charts Virtual Gallery page (click to view) presents the Museum’s Digital Collection of 41 digitized Nautical Charts, with instructions and viewing tips. These are the 40 charts from the Initiative, plus a digital replica of the important Eldridge Upside-Down Chart. Viewing these charts uses a “zoom” technology, whereby one can view the entire chart on the computer screen, and can also zoom in on any small section of a chart to see the full detail of the original chart.
  • The Chatham Nautical Chart Initiative page presents an overview of the project that has resulted in the restoration and digization of 40 charts.
  • The Nautical Charts Collection page describes the Museum’s full collection of 130 physical charts.

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Danielle Jeanloz named Atwood House & Museum Executive Director

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