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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

May 26–27
Opening Weekend
Location: Atwood House & Museum

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

Events & Activities   Up Next:

May 26, Friday & May 27, Saturday
Opening Weekend
All exhibits open to the public for the season.

Two new exhibits for 2017:
See descriptions of the new exhibits to the right under the heading “New 2017 Summer Exhibits”.
Event Details:
When: May 26 - 27, 1 - 4 PM
Location: Atwood House & Museum


Chatham History Weekend
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


New 2017 Summer Exhibits

Two new Special Exhibits will open the Museum's summer season this year on May 26.

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,


Cape Cod Museum Trail
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