The 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.

Tickets Now on Sale for August 26 Oyster Talk & Tasting

Oyster Talk 2014The Museum will hold its fifth annual Oyster Talk and Tasting on August 26, 2016. The event begins with a talk by local oyster growers Eric Matzen and Pete Chase. After the talk, attendees will have an opportunity to taste oysters from several different locales. Tickets are now on sale at the Museum. For more information, click here.

Honoring Jennifer Gaines on Her Retirement

Jennifer Gaines is retiring as director of the Woods Hole Historical Museum! Please stop by on Tuesday, August 30, 1 – 3 p.m. as we celebrate and honor Jennifer’s many years of dedicated service to the Museum. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Articles “From the Archives” Are Now Here on the Web

Since 2006 the Museum’s newsletter Mainsheet has included extended articles that look at interesting aspects of Woods Hole history or feature research that has been done in the Museum Archives. Articles include stories about Woods Hole’s first yachtsman, the hurricane of 1938, the history of the Fishmonger restaurant, and more. You can find the series here on the website under the Museum Archives tab, or, to see a list of articles rescued “From the Archives”, click here.

Science Tours of Woods Hole Began July 5

Ever wondered why Woods Hole became a mecca for science, or how the discovery of the Titanic started here? All your questions about the history of science in Woods Hole will be answered in a delightful walking tour developed by the Woods Hole Historical Museum. Tours take place on Tuesdays to Fridays from 10 – 11 a.m starting July 5 and ending August 26. The tours leave from the Woods Hole Historical Museum. For more information click here.

In the Galleries This Summer

In Gallery 1: Science Connection: Woods Hole and Japan, an exhibit about Japan and its scientific connection with our local Woods Hole scientists.
In Gallery 2: Historic Cod Fishing, an exhibit about commercial fishing on Cape Cod.
The Galleries are open 10 AM to 4 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays beginning June 18. For more information, click here.

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