The Art of Decoy Making Workshop
Brooks Academy 1887
Brooks Academy in 1887. Four men on the steps out front, and a high-wheel bicycle leaning on the column.
Elmer Crowell Painting a Decoy
Taken in 1938. Elmer Crowell painting one of his duck decoys, surrounded by his work.
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.
John H. Paine 1899 HHS Graduating Class
Black & white photo of Harwich High School graduating Class of 1899, with 31 people identified.
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.
- The newest edition of our e-newsletter The Powder House is set to be released in December. To be added to our subscription list, email email@example.com
- 12/2: Come visit the Harwich Historical Society gift shop @Harwich Community Center for the Garden Club of Harwich Holiday Boutique 9am-11am
- Registration for our Spring Decoy Carving and Painting Workshops will be opening in January
Brooks Academy Museum is temporarily closed.
We look forward to reopening after construction has been completed! Mid to late 2024 is our anticipated reopening!
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Dick Moore, past president of The Magic Lantern Society, demonstrates the special effects of a late 19th-century Magic Lantern. Our museum features an 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. Check out our Events using the link at the top of this page to see upcoming workshops!
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.