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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November 18, 2021- Candle House and the Charles W. Morgan

The Charles W. Morgan was built in New Bedford in 1841 and is the only surviving 19th century wooden whaling ship in the world. In her over 80 years of service, she sailed the South Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans and brought home a total of 54,483 barrels of sperm whale and other whale oil and 152,934 pounds of whalebone.

October 20, 2021- Great Harbor History

Have you ever wondered about the diversity of industries in Woods Hole? Whaling ships were built at the present WHOI dock, a guano (fertilizer) factory was on Long Neck (Penzance …

September 28, 2021- Little Harbor History

Little Harbor has often been at the center of Woods Hole’s history over the past few centuries, from science to ferries, saltworks, and the lighthouse service.

The first European settlers of …

September 2, 2021- Back to School

In 1982, the Massachusetts Historical Commission placed the Woods Hole School building on the National Register of Historic Places, the only building in the village so recognized. That was the …

August 5, 2021- Ice Cream in Woods Hole

Getting ice cream on a hot summer day has been a favorite for generations of Woods Hole kids. The building housing the Cap’n Kidd was once a well-loved ice cream …

June 10, 2021- The Fish Market

A fish market business (wholesale and retail) was founded in 1874 by Isaiah Spindell and Azariah Crowell to supply the Pacific Guano Company with small fish called menhaden, part of …

April 29, 2021-Dexter House

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

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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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

Methodist church

May 28, 2020 - Churches of Woods Hole

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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

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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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