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.

Winter Crafts Workshops Continue
On March 5 and 12, Barbara Douglass will hold a two-part workshop on how to make a basket with handles.  For more information, click here. For information about the other Winter Crafts Workshops, click here.

For information about the remaining Winter Crafts Workshops, click here.

2015 Model Boat ShowModel Boat Show poster
The 2015 Model Boat Show will be held on Saturday, April 18 from 9 am to 4 pm and on Sunday, April 19 from 9 am to 3 pm. The show features displays of model boats built by enthusiasts from all over New England and beyond. Displays include historical representations, racing boats, tug boats, war boats, pleasure boats, working boats, whimsical feats of imagineering and more. For more information, click here.

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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