Elmer Crowell Painting a Decoy
Taken in 1938. Elmer Crowell painting one of his duck decoys, surrounded by his work.
Harwich Goes to School
The Brooks Academy building is 175 years old! We celebrate with a new exhibit about the history of Harwich's schools, from colonial days through the 1960s.
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 by appointment.
To make an appointment, call the Museum at 508-432-8089.
We reopen June 16 with exciting new exhibits!
Are you ready to get into some great history?
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.