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.

 

  • Sat
    03
    Oct
    2020
    2:00 pmPine Grove Cemetery - 32 Pine Grove Road, West Harwich

    Saturday, October 3, 2020. 2:00pm
    Rain Date: Sunday, October 4 2:00pm

    West Harwich resident and Harwich Historical Society Life Member Duncan Berry will be leading an "illustrated tour" of the Pine Grove Cemetery in West Harwich. Making use of the Historical Society’s vast collection of digitized photographs and other sources, Berry will present a cross section of the village’s more colorful and historically significant individuals, families, and institutions. Beginning with the Chase family’s multi-generational role in the preeminence of the village, the tour will present highlights from several of the many noteworthy sea captains buried here as well as discussion of two of the ministers who maintained the vitality of the Baptist Church for a century. Some of the more interesting and overlooked town characters, from physicians and talented artists, will also be discussed.

    Duration: 50 minutes.

    A donation of $7 to the Harwich Historical Society is requested.

    Due to COVID-19 there will be certain restrictions and rules in place for this walking tour.

    • Reservations will only be offered in advance. Please email info@HarwichHistoricalSociety.org or call 508-432-8089 to reserve your spot on this tour.
    • Attendance will be limited and is open to all age groups, keeping in mind this is an hour long walking tour.
    • Contact Tracing information will be taken at the time of your reservation.
    • An appropriate face mask covering nose and mouth must be worn at all times. HHS will not provide face masks at the event.
    • Social distancing will be exercised at all times.

    Parking is available along Pine Grove Road.

  • Sat
    10
    Oct
    2020
    11am-2pmA. Elmer Crowell Barn

    Join us as we wave a fond farewell to the 2020 museum season at the A. Elmer Crowell Barn. We'll have live carving demonstrations and docents on hand to discuss the two exhibits currently on display in the Barn, featuring Crowell decoys and selected works of artist Helen Lay Strong.

    The Barn will be closing early to allow visitors to attend a special presentation by Museum Director Marie Kesten Zahn to end the season.

  • Sat
    10
    Oct
    2020
    1:00 pmTBA

    A presentation by Museum Director Marie Kesten Zahn for Massachusetts Archaeology Month and the Mayflower 400th.

    The lecture will focus on the colonization of the 'New World' and the contrast between the Pilgrim settlers in New England and the European conquest of Florida and Mesoamerica.

    There will be limited in person seating, as well as online viewing access for this event.