Man and Mollusk: A History of Shellfishing on Cape Cod

This 2018 exhibit, Man and Mollusk: A History of Shellfishing on Cape Cod, showed the many kinds of shellfish found in our waters and the vintage tools that were used to gather them, as well as the use of quahog shells by the Wampanoag Indians to present-day oyster farming by local fishermen.

Thanks to Tom Chilton and Bob Grosch for curating this exhibit.

Nature Drawings by Students of Julie Child (2014-2018)

Show poster with drawing by Thomas Hodgson

Drawing by Thomas Hodgson

Each fall over the last several years an exhibit of Drawings from Nature have appeared at the Museum. The artists are all students of Julia S. Child of Woods Hole and are all adult year-round residents of Woods Hole and Falmouth. Most of these students are over age fifty and have come to Julie’s classes from varying backgrounds and abilities. One, Tom Hodgson, says he had never picked up a colored pencil nor done a nature drawing till he came to Julie’s class. Now his drawings are among the most accomplished and beautiful. Most of the work has been done in colored pencil, though there are also illustrations in pen and ink and watercolor.

For more information about Julie and her students, click here.

To see the exhibit, click here.