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.

2016 Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of WHHM will be held on Tuesday, August 2, at 7:30 PM at Fisher House, Church Street. After a brief business meeting, speaker Dr. Fredric Serchuck, recently retired from NOAA Fisheries, will speak about “Cod in New England: a Case of Supervised Neglect?” The topic has been the subject of Dr. Serchuck’s research throughout his career.

Oyster Talk and 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. For more information, 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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