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MuseumCampusThe Woods Hole Historical Museum is a lively small museum with changing exhibits and diverse programs appealing to people with wide interests.

Founded as an adjunct to the Woods Hole Library “to establish and preserve a collection of objects and materials of cultural, historical, and artistic value,” it has grown to a campus of several buildings housing exhibit, workshop, and archival space, as well as becoming an active publisher of works of local and historical interest.

Admission is free.

Atlantis Stories published.

Bill Cooper rowing

Bill is second man in and wearing a white t-shirt.

The Woods Hole Historical Museum announces the publication of its newest, eagerly anticipated, book: Atlantis Stories: Before the Mast on a Sailing Research Vessel, 1944-1948, by William B. Cooper. The Museum will hold a special event for the book on Friday, September 12 from 12:30 – 2:00 PM, which will be the first public opportunity to buy this limited edition, available solely at the Museum. The editors, Arthur Gaines and Jay Burnett, as well as Douglas Cooper, son of Bill and author of the preface and epilogue, will speak about the process which led to the finished book, richly illustrated with archival photographs. Light refreshments will be served; open to the public. For more about the book click here.

Exhibit Open
The exhibit “Woods Hole Women Over a Certain Age” is now open in Gallery 2. For more information click here.

Coming Events
September 15. Opening of an exhibit of drawings from nature by students of Julie Child.

The MBL at 125
02371An online version of the Museum exhibit The MBL at 125 is now up in the Online Exhibits section of this website. The exhibit features many of the photos and much of the text that was up in one of our galleries in summer, 2013. Click here to learn more.

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