• Chatham Historical Society - Atwood House & Museum

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    PO Box 709
    347 Stage Harbor Road
    Chatham, MA 02633
    (508) 945-2493
    (508) 945-1205 (fax)
    • About

      Step Back to Cape Cod of centuries past. Your journey begins with a tour of the historical dwelling built circa 1752 by Chatham sea captain Joseph Atwood, and occupied by his descendants for some five generations.

      Discover Cape Cod's captivating history, art, and culture at the Chatham Historical Society's Atwood House Museum. In addition to the 18th century Atwood House at its core, Museum highlights include:

      The Joseph A. Nickerson, Jr. Portrait Gallery of Chatham-born local sea captains, painted by Frederick Wight.

      The Mural Barn, housing the nationally-renowned paintings of local residents by Alice Stallknecht Wight.

      The Fishing Gallery, dedicated to the history, personalities, and various techniques of Chatham's commercial fishing industry.

      Special and multi-media exhibits on regional history, art, and culture.

      The Historic Tools and Industry Room, including a scale model of Chatham salt works, once a thriving Cape Cod industry in the early 1800's.

      The recently redecorated Durand Gallery, featuring the collections of the Durand family -- Sandwich threaded glass; Parian Ware; a prized collection of carved birds by A.E. Crowell; and seashells from around the world.

      The Joseph C. Lincoln Gallery containing manuscripts, first editions, illustrations and ephemera related to the Cape Cod author.

      The Chatham Historical Society owns and operates the Atwood House & Museum. The collection includes approximately 3,000 objects (paintings, decorative arts, maritime artifacts, etc.)--mainly American-made and mostly Chatham related.

    • Member Events

      Wednesday Sep 26, 2018
      Local fashionista Sandy Wycoff will host two private Fall Fashion Shows to benefit the Atwood House & Museum on Wednesday, Sept 26 and 27 ...read more
      Thursday Sep 27, 2018
      Local fashionista Sandy Wycoff will host two private Fall Fashion Shows to benefit the Atwood House & Museum on Wednesday, Sept 26 and 27 ...read more
      Tuesday Oct 2, 2018
      A sampling of the works of Chatham’s “First Lady of Art,” Marguerite (Peg) Falconer, will be featured at the Atwood House & Museum Oct. 2 - Dec. 29 ...read more
      Friday Oct 12, 2018
      A sampling of the works of Chatham?s ?First Lady of Art,? Marguerite (Peg) Falconer, will be featured at the Atwood House & Museum Oct. 2 - Dec. 29 ...read more
      Tuesday Oct 16, 2018
      The Chatham Historical Society will partner with the Cape Cod Antique Dealers Association (CCADA) for its 9th Annual Seminar on Tuesday, Oct. 16. ...read more