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Featured Mainsheet Articles

Our Mainsheet newsletter, produced biannually, provides Museum news and updates and includes story and photo highlights from our collection. Below is a list of featured articles from previous issues of the Mainsheet. For full PDFs of published issues, click here.

A History Mystery

by Susan F. Witzell In January 2014, our director Jennifer Gaines received a phone call from Jeff Sauvé, Associate Norwegian-American Historical Association Archivist from Northfield Minnesota. He had been given ...

The Younger Joseph Story Fay

By Susan F. Witzell, Archivist Joseph Story Fay, August 25, 1896, in Woods Hole. Photograph by Baldwin Coolidge. When I published the first-ever biography of our earliest summer resident, Joseph ...

Blacksmiths in Quissett and Woods Hole

by Susan F. Witzell Braddock Gifford (1791-1873) worked as a blacksmith in Quissett in the early 1800s. There was a small shipbuilding works there and he made hardware for the ...

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