Programs and events will be held at Brooks Academy Museum unless otherwise noted. Unless stated otherwise, admission to programs is $5 for adults; $4 for members. $2 for kids and students.

  • Fri
    14
    Feb
    2020
    1pm-3pm

    The Society is looking for help in identifying persons, places, and activities in photos dating from the 1940s-50s-60s and earlier. These "history mysteries" will be on display Friday, February 14th from 1pm-3pm. If you think you might help identify the subjects in any of the photos please call the office at 508-423-8089 or email harwichhistoricalsociety@verizon.net to sign up.
    This event is FREE

  • Sat
    21
    Mar
    2020
    12-3pmHarwich Community Center

    While it's not quite summertime and the season for outdoor markets, many local vendors and farmers will be at the Harwich Community Center on Saturday, March 21st from 12-3pm. You’re invited to the 11th Annual “Meet Your Local Farmers” event to kick-off the 2020 growing season, meet local farmers from around Cape Cod, and learn more about locally grown products. This event is free and open to the public. There will be live music and some of the most beautiful show livestock with Seawind Meadows’ highland cattle & Fluffy Butt Farm’s Royal Palm turkeys & other poultry, Alpacas, Pigs, a Horse, & goats.

    Farmers will be selling all sorts of interesting and delicious items including:
    Honey, Beeswax candles and creams, fresh cut lavender, potted lavender, lavender gift items, In season fruits and veggies, Free range chicken and duck eggs, Exotic eggs including Emu, turkey, coturnix, & king quail, Cranberry products, Jams & jellies, Hot sauce, Peppers, Spice mixes, Fresh juice, Coffee beans & coffee, Cheeses, Fresh local meats: pasture raised chicken, pork, grass fed beef, & seafood, and much more!
    This event is FREE

  • Sat
    18
    Apr
    2020
    12:00 pm400 East - 1421 Orleans-Harwich Rd # 21, Harwich, MA 02645

    On the agenda will be a brief review of the 2019 year. It is hoped that some information will, by then, be available concerning the survey of the fabric of Brooks Academy building and possible renovations to it. Other business will include the election of officers for 2020 and the 2020 Annual Budget will be presented for vote. New Director, Marie Kesten Zahn, will present an educational talk for your entertainment during the meal. Please mark your calendar for this important meeting. The Society seeks the interest and support of all members and its many friends. Attendance at the Annual Meeting is a welcomed indication to staff and the many volunteers that their efforts are recognized and appreciated. Hope to see you there!

  • Sat
    09
    May
    2020
    11am-2pm

    Harwich Historical Society will open the A Elmer Crowell Barn for a special day celebrating the craftsmanship and artistry of bird carving! Watch live carving demonstrations in the original workshop of renowned decoy maker A Elmer Crowell. Select decoys and miniatures from the Museum’s collection will be on display for this event. All carvers are welcome to join us, but please bring your own tools and supplies! Hands-on activities for children will also be available.

  • Thu
    18
    Jun
    2020
    5:30 pmBrooks Free Library

    This one hour travel documentary follows the story of Stephen Hopkins, the only Mayflower passenger who had been to the New World before. We trace his beginnings in Hampshire, to shipwreck on Bermuda and death sentence for mutiny, commutation and service at Jamestown, return to England with Pocahontas, and his ultimate voyage as leader of the contingent of Strangers amidst the Separatists bound for New England in 1620.

    Even before Hopkins' return from Virginia, his misadventures were immortalized in Shakespeare's final play, The Tempest, as inspiration for the drunken would-be usurper, Stephano. Filmed on location with interviews of noted historians.

    The public screening will be accompanied by broadcast on local access TV and Rhode Island PBS.

    This film screening will be followed with a Q&A by the filmmakers from Hit and Run History.

    Watch the trailer here!

    This program is supported in part by a grant from the Harwich Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.