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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

June 16–17
Chatham History Weekend
Location: Atwood House & Museum

June 18, Sun 2 PM
At the Atwood Lecture Series
The Winged Cell Phone of Yesteryear
Location: Atwood House & Museum

June 18, Sun 4 PM
“Voyage to the Colonies” Concert
Location: Methodist Church, Chatham

July 9, Sun 2 PM
Local Author Lecture
The Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Australia's Convict Women
Location: Atwood House & Museum

July 22, Sat 4:30 PM
Evening to Remember
Location: Atwood House & Museum

Aug 20, Sun 3:30 PM
Annual Meeting of the Chatham Historical Society
Location: Eldredge Public Library

Events & Activities   Up Next:

June 16-17, Friday-Saturday
History Weekend at the Atwood
The Atwood House will be open Friday and Saturday of Chatham History Weekend from 1 to 4 PM, with free admission to the museum.

See all the events, activities, and Chatham museum open times during History Weekend on the Historic Chatham History Weekend page.

On Sunday, June 18th, at 2 pm, the At The Atwood Lecture Series will present “The Winged Cell Phone of Yesteryear”.
At 4 pm the Chatham Historical Society will host a fundraising concert “Voyage to the Colonies” performed by the American Baroque Orchestra (see next calendar items below).
Event Details:
When: June 16 - 17, 1 - 4 PM
Location: Atwood House & Museum
Admission Free - Donations Welcome



June 18, Sunday, 2 PM
At The Atwood Lecture Series
The Winged Cell Phone of Yesteryear
Speaker: Phil Kyle
The At The Atwood Lecture Series presents Phil Kyle with a talk about the use of carrier pigeons for communicating, titled “The Winged Cell Phone of Yesteryear”.

Event Details:
When: June 18, Sunday 2 PM
Location: Atwood House & Museum
$5 Admission - Members Free!



June 18, Sunday, 4 PM
“Voyage to the Colonies” Concert
Performance by: American Baroque Orchestra
The Chatham Historical Society will present “Voyage to the Colonies”, a concert by the American Baroque Orchestra, featuring music of early America, including works of some of the first composers in the new United States. The event will benefit the Chatham Historical Society and the Atwood House & Museum.

See full details about the concert, admission prices, and reservations on the Events page.

Event Details:
When: June 18, Sunday, 4 PM
Location: First United Methodist Church, 569 Main St., Chatham
Admission - See Events page



July 9, Sunday, 2 PM
Local Author Lecture
The Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Australia's Convict Women
Speaker: Deborah Swiss
Learn the compelling true story of survival and triumph of the human spirit as seen through the eyes of three ordinary women who led extraordinary lives and were among the founding mothers of modern Australia. Historian and Harwich resident Deborah Swiss will discuss her latest book, The Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Australia's Convict Women, and share a slide presentation and Australian artifacts. Deborah has appeared on The Today Show in the United States and on ABC Radio across Australia. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Time, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, and The Sydney Morning Herald.
Event Details:
When: July 9, Sunday, 2:00 pm
Location: Atwood House & Museum
$5 Admission - Members Free!



July 22, Saturday, 4:30 pm
Evening to Remember
The Chatham Historical Society’s annual summer celebration offers an opportunity to join friends for cocktails and elegant hors d’oeuvres, bid on wonderful items in the live and silent auctions, and support the Atwood House & Museum and the Society’s work Bringing History to Life.

This year we honor Barry Clifford with the Bringing History to Life Award for his research and work on the Whydah.

See details on the Evening to Remember Page.
Event Details:
When: July 22, Saturday, 4:30 pm
Location: Atwood House & Museum
Admission: $75.00 per person
Reservations and tickets are now available. Please email atwoodmuseumevents@gmail.com with your number in party, name, address and telephone number.

New 2017 Summer Exhibits

Two new Special Exhibits are now on display at the Museum. For 2017 schedule information click here.

Chatham in the Military

As our Nation emerged into a United States, wars shaped not only the boundaries of territories but the spirit and culture of who we are today. Chatham, like many small early colonial towns in our country, lost many men who fought for "freedom and justice" through time. This exhibit focuses on some of our local heroes, their uniforms and military gear and how our community was impacted by the major wars.
This exhibit is proudly sponsored by The Kemper Family Foundations.

Windows Into Time - Clothing & Artifacts

Wander through the centuries exploring the development of clothing and other handmade goods in rural Northeast America. When Chatham grew from a sparsely populated farming and fishing community into a more affluent town hosting tourists from around the nation, fashion reflected the impact of increased wealth, education, transportation, and cross-cultural influences. Early settlers who had struggled to feed themselves and stay warm, were later replaced by industrious merchants selling local and imported goods, as our local community began to thrive over three centuries.
This exhibit is proudly sponsored by The Max & Victoria Dreyfus Foundation.




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Acknowledgments

The Atwood House & Museum is grateful for the support of

The Chatham Cultural Council,




The Chatham Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation,


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