Coming Events, Summer 2017

Date Event
June 16. 5-7 PM Opening Reception for Members. New members are welcome. For information about membership, click the Membership tab above.
June 17, 10 AM to 4 PM Museum opens to the public. Gallery One: Navigating the Seas
Gallery Two: A history of Shellfishing on Cape Cod
July 13 Conversation: 'Woods Hole Historic District,' Nicole Goldman, Falmouth Historic District Commission, Woods Hole Library lower-level meeting room
July 20 Conversation: 'Fundamentals of Navigation,' Captain Virginia Land, SEA, Woods Hole Library lower level meeting room
August 2, 7:30 PM Annual meeting, Fisher House
August 12 Woods Hole Science Stroll
August 25, 5-7 PM Sixth annual Oyster talk and tasting
September exhibit Nature drawings of Julie Child’s class: Hallway display board
September 15-17 and September 29-October 1 'Destination Woods Hole: Discover Woods Hole' – Woods Hole Business Association. Museum will host two talks.
October 5 Thank-you reception for docents
October 28 Galleries close for the season

Walking Tours

History of Woods Hole: July and August, Tuesdays at 3:30 PM, Susan Pennington

Science in Woods Hole: Tuesday-Friday, 10 AM, July and August; Wednesday through Saturday in September, and Saturdays only in October.


Woods Hole Model Boat Show 2017

The Woods Hole Historical Museum will be holding its 11th Biennial Woods Hole Model Boat Show on Saturday, April 22, and Saturday, April 23, 2017. Hours are 9 AM to 4 PM on Saturday and 9 AM to 3 PM on Sunday.

See the entire 2-day schedule here.

See the map of Woods Hole with all the events here.

Our exhibitors come from all over New England and beyond. The centerpiece of the event is a village-wide array of model boat displays, featuring watercraft of every description: extravagant yachts, sturdy tugs, imposing military vessels, elegant steam-powered boats and everything in between. There is also a lot of fun to be had outside, as the boat show features radio-controlled model boats racing on the harbor, plus model boat kits that kids can assemble and then launch in a kids’ pool. There is truly something for everyone!

Please join this longstanding Woods Hole tradition, celebrating the beginning of the boating season, and help us make this the most fun Woods Hole Model Boat Show ever!

Interested in ATTENDING?

Your admission admits you to all exhibits and events over the two days of the show. Admission prices are $15 for an adult; $5 for ages 12 to 17; free for children under age 12. Admissions are available at three convenient locations during the event:

  • Woods Hole Historical Museum, 579 Woods Hole Road. Parking while you buy your ticket. (payment by cash, check or credit card)
  • Community Hall, Water Street, just over the bridge (payment by cash or check)
  • MBL Club, Water Street. The exhibit hall at the far end of the building (payment by cash or check).

Interested in CONSIGNMENT SALES at the event?

“Dock Yard Sales” is the Model Boat Show’s nautical flea market, operating on a consignment basis during the two days of the show. For consignors, it is a great opportunity to sell your marine overflow items (in good condition, please). Our attendees are your ideal market! And for prospective buyers, it is a treasure hunt for the unexpected yachting gem, whatever the scale. Prospective consignors should contact Kathy Cooper for more information and to pre-register their items in order to streamline their experience at this address:

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