Elmer Crowell Painting a Decoy
Taken in 1938. Elmer Crowell painting one of his duck decoys, surrounded by his work.
Last Train to Harwich
After ten years, the Museum’s popular HO model railroad exhibit showing Harwich and the neighboring towns of Orleans and Brewster, is due to come down.
Brooks Academy 1887
Brooks Academy in 1887. Four men on the steps out front, and a high-wheel bicycle leaning on the column.
Cranberry Bog During Picking
View of cranberry bog during picking with boxes stacked on right and wagons and horses on left. Ralph U Brett Collection.
Please note: The Museum is closed for the season (except for special events) and will reopen in June.
The Museum office will be closed the week of Christmas,
December 24--Dec. 28
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We have the collections, and the experts to help you find it!
Dick Moore, past president of The Magic Lantern Society, demonstrates the special effects of a late 19th-century Magic Lantern. Come visit the Museum to see our exhibit of photos from the 1930s, originally shown on a "magic lantern," and now digitized through a grant from Community Preservation.
Three Harwich youngsters show off the sandpiper models they painted at Paul Phillips's workshop at the Elmer Crowell Barn. Stay tuned for announcement of additional carving and painting workshops in 2018.
Volunteer Albert Raneo talks to Monomoy High School students about Cape Verdean culture and history in our Cape Verdean Outreach program. Albert was the HHS 2016 Claire Kenny Volunteer of the Year for his work with HHS.