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