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.

For our Calendar of Events for Summer 2014, click here.

frugal skiffIntroducing: Woods Hole Family Boat Building! This summer, a new boat-building program for children and their parents will be offered at the Woods Hole Historical Museum. Each child-parent pair will produce a ten-foot Frugal Skiff in just three fun and informative half-days. Best of all, families who choose to pay for materials will be able to leave the class with their very own boat. The class starts July 28. Click here for more info.


Conversations: Tom Renshaw, long-time resident and leader of the Woods Hole Community Association, will speak on Tuesday, July 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Community Hall about the past and the evolution of parts of the village. The catalyst for his comments is an aerial photograph taken one morning in April 1950. He will zoom in on various parts of the high resolution photograph, explaining what the audience is seeing, and how it has changed through time.  Free!

The Annual Meeting of the Woods Hole Historical Museum will be held on Thursday, August 7, at 7:30 PM in the lower level of the Woods Hole Public Library. After a short business meeting and votes on the budget and slate, San Lyman will speak about her years in Woods Hole. This talk will serve as an introduction for the upcoming exhibit “Woods Hole Women, of a certain age”.

Atlantis Stories to be published. Our much-anticipated publication Atlantis Stories will be for sale in our museum shop soon. Click here for more information. To see an article from Cape Cod Wave about the book, click here.


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