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Discover Cape Cod's captivating history, art, and culture
at the Chatham Historical Society's expanded and upgraded
Atwood House Museum.

Coming Up Soon

December 10, Sat 1-4 PM
Hearthwarming At the Atwood
Tours, Train Exhibit & Shopping
Location: Atwood House Museum

December 31, Sat 1-5 PM
First Night At the Atwood
Train Exhibit, & Shop Open
Location: Atwood House Museum

Events & Activities   Up Next:

December 10, Saturday, 1 - 4 PM
Hearthwarming at the Atwood
Please join us at the Atwood House Museum as we warm up the holidays with our annual Hearthwarming event.

Enjoy the fabulous model train festival designed by Ryder Martin.

Visit from Santa in his sleigh, ready to pose for family pictures.

Tour the Old Atwood House along with a crackling fire by the kitchen hearth.

Visit some of our other galleries

Plan on shopping for those unique holiday gifts in the Museum Gift Shop where we will run a Special Holiday Sale offering your extra savings on many items.

Refreshments available.
Event Details:
When: December 10, Saturday, 1 - 4 PM
Location: Atwood House Museum
Admission Free - Donations Welcome

December 31, Saturday, 1 - 5 PM
First Night At the Atwood
Please join us at the Atwood House Museum as we ring in the new year during First Night Chatham. The Atwood House Museum is a Button-Free venue for First Night.

Don't miss the final viewing for 2016 of the model train fest designed by Ryder Martin.

Visit the other galleries and plan on shopping in the Museum Gift Shop.
Event Details:
When: December 31, Saturday, 1 - 5 PM
Location: Atwood House Museum
Admission: Button-Free - Donations Welcome

Experience activities for all ages at the Atwood

Some populars ways to entertain kids at the Museum include

  • Scavenger hunt searching for items throughout the museum

  • Ring the old bells

  • Explore the rustic beach camp

  • Build a ship with Legos

  • Watch a film in a life-size replica of the Pendleton rescue boat cabin

  • Test your knowledge with our question & answer board


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, Executive Director

Danielle Jeanloz named Atwood House Museum Executive Director

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The Atwood House Museum is grateful for the support of

The Chatham Cultural Council,

The Chatham Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation,

Cape Cod Museum Trail
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