Atwood House & Museum to host CCDA event; tours open to the public
The Chatham Historical Society will partner with the Cape Cod Antique Dealers Association (CCADA) for its 9th Annual Seminar on Tuesday, Oct. 16. The event, which is keyed on tours of the Atwood House & Museum, is also open to the public. The guided tours will include:
· A tour of the Old Atwood House, built in the 1750s by Captain Joseph Atwood, and learn about the family that settled on the street for centuries;
· Windows Into Time exhibit, which describes the history of a Cape Cod community through clothing and artifacts spanning more than 300 years;
· North Beach and the Camps – Learn about North Beach and the Camps in the 1940s, a favorite get-away place from one’s daily life for a summer of fun on the beach;
· Shipwrecks and Lifesaving exhibit explore the “Graveyard of the North Atlantic,” the Pendleton disaster, history of the Coast Guard and lifesaving methods over time.
The seminar, although primarily held as an educational opportunity for CCADA members, is also open to interested visitors. This year, the schedule is:
· 8:30 a.m., continental breakfast in the Mural Barn;
· 9:00 a.m., Welcome and Announcements;
· 9:15 a.m., Tours of the exhibits guided by department chairs and some of the Atwood House & Museum’s most experienced docents, in rotating groups of 7-10 people;
· Tours will be completed at about 11:30 a.m., and optional tour of the archives and collection can be conducted upon request. The museum gift shop will be open.
The Cape Cod Antique Dealers Association (CCADA) is our regional and professional non-profit association of antiques and fine art dealers. Our 100+ members are from Cape Cod, New England, New York and New Jersey. The mission of the Chatham Historical Society is to inform and educate present and future generations about the history and culture of Chatham and vicinity by collecting and preserving records of earlier generations, and by exhibiting and interpreting art, artifacts, archives and places of historical interest.
The cost for the seminar is $15 per person and includes coffee and breakfast pastries.
Advanced registration is required by Friday, Oct. 12. Mail a check payable to CCADA to Barbara Adams, 289 Old Main Street, S. Yarmouth, MA 02664.
For additional information, contact Barbara Adams at (508) 760-3290.
The Atwood House & Museum is located at 347 Stage Harbor Rd., Chatham.