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.

  • Thu
    16
    Apr
    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.

  • 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.