WHHM Dispatch

The WHHM Dispatch online newsletter is a way to stay connected with our members and friends while providing interesting historical insights about some of our lesser-known but fascinating holdings.

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April 6, 2023 – We’re Cooking!

Woods Hole Cooks Something Up for the Twenty-first Century: A Community Celebrates Delicious Food and Good Times. Check out our exciting NEW cookbook project on the Museum’s

November 5, 2022 – The Village of Quissett

Salt works, cranberry bogs, shipbuilding – in the late 1700s and 1800s, Quissett was bustling. The village had its own schoolhouse, post office, fire station, store, community center and boat …

April 20, 2022- Base 18 and the Rum Runners

In October 1919, Congress passed the Volstead Act, otherwise known as the National Prohibition Act. From 1920 to 1933, it was illegal to produce, import, transport or sell alcoholic beverages in …

April 19, 2022 – Virtual Model Boat Show

The museum’s biannual Model Boat Show has been off-schedule due to the pandemic, and while we plan to host model boat enthusiasts in-person in 2023, this year we are showcasing …

April 29, 2021-Dexter House

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April 15, 2021- "Listen": WCAI's 20+ Years of Community Public Radio

st. barnabas church

April 1, 2021- Historic Woods Hole and Quissett Houses Scavenger Hunt, Part 2, ANSWERS

historic houses part 2

March 25, 2021- Historic Woods Hole and Quissett Houses Scavenger Hunt, Part 2

Woods Hole Woman's Club

March 18, 2021- The Woods Hole Women's Club

March 11, 2021- Historic Woods Hole and Quissett Scavenger Hunt - Part 1 Answers!

woods hole house

March 4, 2021 - Historic Woods Hole and Quissett House Scavenger Hunt (part 1)

February 18, 2021- Eddie Swift's Hardware Store

February 4, 2021- Black History Month Feature: MBL Scientist E.E. Just

January 21, 2021- Oscar Hilton and Cherry Valley

January 7, 2021- Atlantis Stories

December 23, 2020- Walter Luscombe

December 10, 2020- Remembering the Museum's Early Days

November 24, 2020- The Woods Hole Railroad

crossley painting

November 11, 2020- Woods Hole During World War II

October 29, 2020- More Tales from Tarpaulin Cove

October 29, 2020- More Tales from Tarpaulin Cove

October 15, 2020- Tarpaulin Cove

October 8, 2020- Colonel Oliver B. Brown

October 1, 2020- The Howes Markets

woods hole firefighters

September 24, 2020- Firefighting in Woods Hole and Quissett

Breakwater hotel

September 17, 2020- Breakwater Hotel

The Blue Garden

September 10, 2020- Webster Rose Garden

Lee Side

September 3, 2020- Hit the Road Mac!

Gosnold rock

August 27, 2020- Gosnold Tercentenary Celebration

Virtual Oyster event

August 20, 2020- Virtual Oyster Event

Bradley House

August 13, 2020- This Old House

Hurricane Carol

August 6, 2020- Hurricane Carol

woods hole's first club

July 30, 2020- Woods Hole's Oldest and Most Exclusive Club

Butler Crane Estate

July 23, 2020- The Butler Crane Estate

July 14, 2020- Museum Reopening!

Walsh Roses

July 9, 2020- Michael Walsh and the Rambler Rose

July 1, 2020- The Quissett Fourth of July Parade

bell tower

June 25, 2020 - The Bell Tower and Mary Garden

do re mi houses

June 19, 2020 -The DoReMi Houses

WH Post Office

June 11, 2020 - The Village Movement, part 1: Woods Hole Post Office

redfield building

June 4, 2020 - Gunnar Peterson's Modern Architectural Style

Methodist church

May 28, 2020 - Churches of Woods Hole

woods hole ferry terminal 1920s

May 20, 2020 - Train Stations and Ferry Terminals

Pacific Guano Factory

May 14, 2020 - Pacific Guano Factory

Woods hole clippers

May 7, 2020 - Woods Hole Clippers

eel pond tire ferry

April 30, 2020 - History of the Eel Pond Bridge

rachel carson

April 22, 2020 - Rachel Carson in Woods Hole

sultana new home

April 16, 2020 - The Sultana Finds a New Home

gifford schooner

April 9, 2020 - Franklin L. Gifford Paintings


April 2, 2020 - Footwear from the Past

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