History of Exhibits

EXHIBITIONS
OF THE
WOODS HOLE HISTORICAL COLLECTION
(BRADLEY HOUSE MUSEUM)
&
WOODS HOLE HISTORICAL MUSEUM

1974 to date

1974: August 19 – August 29: Endeavor House, School Street, Woods Hole
Early History of Woods Hole, Joseph Story Fay Collection

1975: November 29: Fisher House, Church Street, Woods Hole
Exhibit and Party, Cookbook Sale (Woods Hole Cooks Something Up) for the benefit of the renovation of Bradley House)
Fay Exhibit

Bradley House was acquired in 1975 for use as offices, archives and gallery space.
It opened June 30, 1976.

1976: June: Fay Exhibit, Spencer Baird and MBL
1976: December: Woods Hole Boats & Small Craft, E.E. Swift

1977: May – July: Railroads (Old Colony Railroad and New York, New Haven & Hartford)
1977: July – October: Hurricanes
1977: December: Woods Hole Churches
? Work began on the Permanent Model of Woods Hole in 1895?

1978: Summer: Spritsail Boat Susie, Baldwin Coolidge Photos
1978: December: “Three Hundred Years” (of Woods Hole History)

1979: Summer: Scientific Institutions (Hallway: History of Woods Hole)
1979: December: Franklin Lewis Gifford Paintings

1980: Summer: Maritime History of Woods Hole
1980: December: Paintings of the Fay Women
also Items from the Quissett Harbor House

1981: Summer: 150 Years of Woods Hole
1981: Paintings by Peggy Clark (Kelley) of Woods Hole 1930s, 1940s, 1950s

1982: Summer: Nobel Prize Winners of Woods Hole
1982: December: “Childhood Treasures” (An Exhibit of Old-Fashioned Toys)

1983: Summer:
Gallery I: Creating the book Woods Hole Reflections
Gallery II: The Rose Room (Walsh Roses)
Gallery III: Nobska Lighthouse, Woods Hole Spritsail
Upstairs: The Quissett Room (permanent exhibit), also includes handcraft by Sally Cross and paintings by Jennie Lloyd Kinnard
1983: December: Winter Scenes in Woods Hole (Toys, Paintings, Photographs)

1984: Quilts: “The Fabric of Woods Hole Life”

1985: “The Good Old Summertime”

1986: “Eel Pond: Heart of the Village”

1987: Gallery I: Woods Hole Theater Company
Gallery II: Photos of Woods Hole History
Gallery III: Permanent Model of Woods Hole Village in 1895 under construction

1988: “Opening Doors: Women in Science”
Gallery III: Permanent Model of Woods Hole Village in 1895 under construction

1989: ? (no documentation in Steering Committee minutes)
Gallery III: Model of Woods Hole Village in 1895

1990: ? (no documentation in Steering Committee minutes)

1991: Gallery I: Exhibit by Jim Mavor on Vernal Pools and Stone Walls (with sounds and slides)

1992: Gallery I: Exhibit by Jim Mavor on Vernal Pools and Stone Walls (with sounds and slides)
Gallery II: “Ruth Anna Hatch”, an exhibit to coincide with the publication of the
Diary of Ruth Anna Hatch, including the original Diary, her toys, doll, doll carriage, doll house and Miss Tappan’s sketch book
Gallery II: Small Merchant Ship Models by Van Riper of Martha’s Vineyard (donated by F.V. Lawrence), Douglas Cooper’s model of Spritsail boat

1993: Gallery I: Ancient Skywatching (Jim Mavor)
Gallery II: “200 Years of a Quissett Family” (The Fish-Morse Family)
Gallery III: Model of Woods Hole Village in 1895

1994: Gallery I: Stones to the Sun (Jim Mavor)
Gallery II: “200 Years of a Quissett Family” (The Fish-Morse Family)
Gallery III: Model of Woods Hole Village in 1895

1995: Gallery I: Stones to the Sun
Gallery II: Historical Preservation Projects: The Yale Shop (with Yale Family Material), Highfield Hall and Broderick House (MBL)
Gallery III: Model of Woods Hole Village in 1895

1996: Gallery I: Woods Hole Yacht Club (100th Anniversary)
Gallery II: “Summertime in the 1890s”
Gallery III: Model of Woods Hole Village in 1895

1997: Gallery I: Peggy Clark Kelley Paintings
Gallery II: Summertime in the 1890s
Gallery III: Model of Woods Hole Village in 1895

1998: Gallery I: The Photos of Baldwin Coolidge, including selections from the forthcoming book NEW ENGLAND VIEWS, The Photography of Baldwin Coolidge
Gallery II: Ships’ Lines and Half-Hulls, Ship Models
Gallery III: Model of Woods Hole Village in 1895

1999: Gallery I: The Photos of Baldwin Coolidge, including selections from the forthcoming book NEW ENGLAND VIEWS, The Photography of Baldwin Coolidge
Gallery II: The Lawrence Ladies Clothing Collection
Gallery III: Model of Woods Hole Village in 1895

2000: Gallery I: “Woods Hole and the World: Aspects of Our Maritime History” (to 1900)
Gallery II: “The Lawrence Ladies Clothing Collection”
Gallery III: Model of Woods Hole Village in 1895

2001: Gallery I & II: “Woods Hole and the World: Aspects of Our Maritime History”
(Gallery I included early Explorers, Whaling, Pacific Guano Company and
Gallery II included Commerce, Fishing, Science)
Gallery III: Model of Woods Hole Village in 1895

2002: Gallery I & II: Woods Hole and the World: Aspects of Our Maritime History
Gallery III: Model of Woods Hole Village in 1895

2003: Gallery I: Panis Silver
Gallery II: Ellen Donovan: Paintings of Woods Hole
Gallery III: Model of Woods Hole Village in 1895

2004: Gallery I & II: Gardeners, Caretakers and Boatmen of Woods Hole
Gallery III: Model of Woods Hole Village in 1895

2005: Gallery I & II: Gardeners, Caretakers and Boatmen of Woods Hole
Gallery III: Model of Woods Hole Village in 1895

2006: Gallery I: William H. Littlefield. Bill Littlefield in Falmouth: Local Paintings and
Other Works of Art (in conjunction with the Cape Cod Museum of Art and the
Provincetown Art Association Museum)
Gallery II: Woods Hole School
Gallery III: Model of Woods Hole Village in 1895
Gallery I: Winter Exhibit: Biological Illustrations of Students of Julie Child

2007: Gallery I: Dodo’s Dream Boat (Peggy Clark Kelley illustrations)
Gallery II: Then & Now: Photographs from Our Collection 1870s-1950s and
Photographs by Susan Fletcher Witzell 2007
Gallery III: Model of Woods Hole Village in 1895
Gallery I: Winter Exhibit: Images of Woods Hole by Woods Hole Artists

2008: Gallery I: Biological Illustrations of Students of Julie Child
Gallery II: Then & Now: Photographs from Our Collection 1870s-1950s and
Photographs by Susan Fletcher Witzell 2007
Gallery III: Model of Woods Hole Village in 1895

2009: Gallery I: Pottery Show – “The Art & Nature of Workmanship: Six Woods Hole
Potters (Anne Halpin, Ann Newbury, Hollis Engley, Joan Laderman,
Tessa Morgan and Ron Geering)
Gallery II: “Eel Pond Bridge, Eel Pond Bridge” (Multimedia show on the Woods Hole
Drawbridge – history, demolition, reconstruction)
Gallery III: Model of Woods Hole Village in 1895

2010: Gallery I: Woods Hole Around 1910
(Clothes, social movements – women’s suffrage – other events)
Gallery II: Woods Hole Library Centennial (1910-2010) Exhibit
Gallery III: Model of Woods Hole Village in 1895

2011: Gallery I: Civil War 1861
(featured local Naval officers and others involved in the War, woman’s dress from the Lawrence Ladies Collection, private’s uniform and accessories loaned by Nick Witzell,
photos from the National Archives)
Gallery II: The Art of Fritz Fuglister
(local artist and WHOI physical oceanographer)
Gallery III: Model of Woods Hole Village in 1895

2012: Gallery I: Quissett Yacht Club Centennial Exhibit
(many photos, models of local sailing class boats, curated by Kathy and Doug Cooper)
Gallery II: The War of 1812
(featured cannon balls, ship models, artifacts of the era and paintings)
The Quissett Harbor Boatyard
(history of the boatyard in text and photos, photos of recent fire, recent photos inside
boatyard)
Gallery III: Model of Woods Hole Village in 1895

2013: Gallery I: The Centennial of the Children’s School of Science (1913-2013)
(curated by CSS)
Gallery II: In the Lab and Out Collecting: The 125th Anniversary of the MBL
(1888-2013)
Gallery I (September — ): Nature Drawings by Students of Julie Child
Gallery I (December): Winter Art from Our Painting Collection
Gallery III: Model of Woods Hole Village in 1895

2014: Gallery I: Businesses of Old Woods Hole
Gallery II: Early summer: Fish Art of James Prosek
Gallery II: Mid-summer to closing: Woods Hole Women of a Certain Age
(biographies and photos of women over the age of 75)
Gallery II: September – October: Nature Drawings by Students of Julie Child
Gallery III: Model of Woods Hole Village in 1895

2015: Gallery I: Businesses of Old Woods Hole with a feature on the Pacific Guano Company
(more ephemera added for this year’s show: whale oil skimmer, scale from Mrs.
Thompson’s store, guano, PCG chemist’s retort, video)
Gallery II: Early summer: Historic Ice Harvesting (curated by Tom and Christie
Chilton)
(Historic ice harvesting tools and ephemera)
Gallery II: August: The Winter That Was – The Winter of 2015
(photos by the Upper Cape Camera Club, time-lapse video of ice in Woods Hole
Passage by Catherine Bumpus, aerial drone video of Woods Hole in the winter by
Brian Switzer, video of dunes and snow by Bob Grosch).
Gallery II: September: Nature Drawings by Students of Julie Child
Gallery III: Model of Woods Hole Village in 1895

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