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 to the museum is free.

Cover of Oil, Ice, and Bone

Helen Frink to Talk
On Tuesday, November 18, at 1:00 PM Helen Frink will be talking about her new book, Oil, Ice and Bone: Arctic Whaler Nathaniel Ransom. The book is based on the journals of Helen’s great-grandfather, a sailor and captain from Massachusetts who sailed the oceans from the Beaufort Sea to the South Pacific in search of whales.



Bill Cooper rowing

Bill is second man in. He’s wearing a white t-shirt.

Atlantis Stories Published

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. To purchase Atlantis Stories 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

An 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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