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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 to the museum is free.

Photo Exhibit, December 9 -13
The Upper Cape Camera Club will be showing “Views of Woods Hole” at the Museum for one week only from December 9 – 13. During that week the Museum (and the Museum store) will be open from noon – 3:00 PM. For more information, click here.

Members’ Holiday Party
There will be a Holiday Party for members of the Museum on Thursday, December 11 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the Museum. The Museum Shop will be open for holiday shopping during the party.

Museum Receives A Generous Gift
At a reception on October 16, the Woods Hole Historical Museum received a generous bequest from the estate of Mary Lou and Paul Ferris Smith, the single largest gift the Museum has ever received. For more information, click here.

 

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. 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

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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