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.

Drawings from Nature Exhibit Is Now Open
An exhibit of drawings from nature by students of Julie Child is now open.


Atlantis Stories published.

Bill Cooper rowing

Bill is second man in. He’s 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. This limited edition is available solely at the Museum. The book was edited by Arthur Gaines and Jay Burnett and Douglas Cooper, son of Bill wrote the preface and epilogue. The finished book is richly illustrated with archival photographs. Redwood Wright wrote a review of  Atlantis Stories for the Falmouth Enterprise. To read that review, click here. For more about the book click here.




Highlights of Summer, 2014
To see photos of some of the Museum events of this past summer, click here.


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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