Programs and events will be held at Brooks Academy Museum unless otherwise noted.

Admission to programs is $5 for adults; $4 for members. $2 for kids and students.

Event Information:

  • Museum Shop

    Harwich Historical Society Museum Shop

    Books and gift shop

    Looking for the perfect Harwich gift? Our shop features books chronicling Harwich's fascinating history and other memorabilia.

    Merchandise can be shipped or picked up at the museum.

    To order, please print out this order form and mail with check payable to the Harwich Historical Society, 80 Parallel Street, Harwich MA 02645.


    Image used on t shirt for Crowell Barn

    "The Barn is Back" T-Shirt

    Celebrate the reconstruction of Elmer Crowell's barn/workshop with this t-shirt sporting an original design by artist Fran Geberth. $15


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    DVD cover Thompson's Clam Bar Documentary

    Thompson's Clam Bar 1983

    Documentary on DVD
    $20.00


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    Cover of CD Civil War Letters of Sidney Brooks

    Civil War Letters of Sidney Brooks

    Complete collection of letters written during Sidney’s experiences while a volunteer with the U.S. Christian Commission in 1864.
    Available on CD  $10.00


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    Cover of the book Harwich Through Time

    Harwich Through Time

    Trace Harwich's evolution from Pilgrim Days to present day in this pictorial history with photos from the Society, private collections, and authors Carole DeChristopher and Joan Maloney. $19.95


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    Cover of the Book A Taste Of History

    Taste of History

    The Harwich Historical Society Cookbook features cranberry recipes and favorites from its popular pie sale. $12.00


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    Cover of teh book Journal of Sidney Brooks

    Our Village: The Journal of Sidney Brooks

    A fascinating account of life in mid-19th century Harwich and the founding of a private academy for high-school students. $16.00


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    Book cover Harwich Vital Records - Births, deaths and Marriage intentions 1694-1850

    Harwich Vital Records - Births, deaths and Marriage intentions 1694-1850

    $45.00


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    Cover of book Images of America: Harwich

    Images of America: Harwich

    A photo history of the town illustrated with pictures from the collection and text by Dr. Joan Maloney. $19.99


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    Cover of book Community Life

    Community Life

    The history of the Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank as it grew and influenced the history of the town. By Dr. Joan Maloney. $25.00


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    Book cover the Little Cranberry Picker

    The Little Cranberry Picker

    The heartwarming children's tale of Manny, whose quick thinking saves his family’s cranberry crop from certain devastation. By Dorothy L. Davis and Eugene L.Schwaab. $2.00


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    Cover of book Jonathan Walker The Man with the Branded Hand

    Jonathan Walker The Man with the Branded Hand

    Chronicles the story of Harwich native and sea captain Jonathan Walker whose commitment to abolition caused him to try to help several slaves escape. Walker was captured, convicted, and branded for his crime. This revised edition includes new images and text. By Alvin F. Oickle. $20.00


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    Book cover Diary of Benjamin Franklin Robbins

    To Always Persevere: The Diary of Benjamin Franklin Robbins

    A crusty, free-thinking Yankee and town wheelwright in the mid-19th century. Robbins’ house and shop are just down Parallel Street from the Brooks Academy Museum, and are stops on the walking tours conducted periodically by the Harwich Historical Society. Robbins was a neighbor and favorite subject of Charles D. Cahoon, one of Cape Cod’s preeminent artists. This diary spans some sixty years, from the 1840s to the 1900s. Edited by Marcia J. Monbleau. $16.00


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