Church of the Messiah (Episcopal)
St. Joseph Church (Roman Catholic)
Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL)
MBL Nobel Prize Exhibit Collection
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (W.H.O.I.)
N.O.A.A. – National Marine Fisheries
U.S. Coast Guard (including Nobska Light House)
Woods Hole History:
Woods Hole Child Center
Woods Hole Community Association
Woods Hole Cooperative Association
Woods Hole Golf Club
Woods Hole Library
Woods Hole School
Woods Hole Woman’s Club
Woods Hole Women’s Equal Suffrage League
Woods Hole Yacht Club
Bike Path (Shining Sea Bike Path)
Boats: Woods Hole Spritsail Collection
Candle Factory (Candle House)
Elizabeth Islands: Nonamessett, Naushon, Pasque, Nashawena, Cuttyhunk, Penikese
Elizabeth Islands: Tarpaulin Cove Lighthouse (Naushon)
Fire Department Records
Hungarian Student Committee
Hurricanes and Storms
Music in Woods Hole
Pacific Guano Company
Parking Task Force
Railroads (Woods Hole area: Old Colony, NY, NH& H, Cape Cod)
Woods Hole Garage & Market
World War II
Theater in Woods Hole:
Woods Hole Theater Company
Quissett Yacht Club
Falmouth, Other Parts:
Lawrence High School
Falmouth Music Association
Falmouth Nursing Association
Woods Hole Houses:
Wheelwright House Collection
WHOI Historical House Survey and Properties
10 boxes of house information kept by area
Kay Hiam Collection of Quissett Avenue Property Histories
Woods Hole Maps and Plans:
Griffin Property Surveys Woods Hole
Fay Family Properties Plans Surveys
Various Maps and Plans — Five Boxes
Various Rolled Plans, Charts and Maps
Ephemera, Photographs and Postcards:
Exhibitors: If you’d like to exhibit at the Model Boat Show, fill out and return the Exhibitor’s Registration form.
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Donor Membership: $100
Family Membership: $50
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Below are photos of the nine varieties of Walsh rambler roses that are positively identified and that still bloom in Woods Hole every summer. All photos are by Gretchen Ward Warren.
The Museum Galleries are now closed for the season. They will reopen in June, 2017.
Below is a list of articles that have been published in the Museum’s newsletter Mainsheet. The articles look at interesting aspects of Woods Hole history and feature research by Museum Archivist Susan F. Witzell and by several other guest writers. To see an article, click on a link.
The cover of the winter, 2013 issue of Spritsail.
Spritsail is the bi-annual journal of the history of Falmouth and vicinity published by the Woods Hole Historical Collection. In recent issues there have been articles about the history of the Portuguese in Falmouth, about a ceramic block silo built in 1921 that is still standing in the Hatchville section of Falmouth, and about the renovation of the Katharine Lee Bates house. Katharine Lee Bates wrote the words to “America the Beautiful”.
For information about subscribing to Spritsail or about purchasing back issues click or to read articles from back issues online, click here.
by Susan F. Witzell
During the summer we were presented with a wonderful collection of photos taken by Elizabeth (Betty) Eaton. Mrs. Eaton passed away in the early summer of 2006. The photos she had taken over many years were collected from her house and donated to us by her friends and neighbors, the Densmore family.
Naushon cedar tree
Betty Eaton was the wife of Bill Eaton, the Boatman for Naushon Island from 1961 to 1987. She was a talented amateur photographer, working with a 2 ¼ x 2 ¼ format camera. Her images of the scenes before her were acute and well-composed. She apparently had a darkroom or the ability to have custom 8 x 10 black and white prints made. In addition to the black and white photos, she also took many 2 ¼ x 2 ¼ slides. Betty was very interested in gardening and hybridized daylilies. A dark red lily was registered as ‘Naushon’. Continue reading