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.


  • Wed
    8:00 pmCape Cod Lighthouse Charter School - 195 Route 137, East Harwich


    The parking lot at the Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School welcomes motorists to a pop-up drive-in movie on the evening of Wednesday August 12.

    Join us for the premiere open-air screening and Q&A with the filmmaker! The 90-minute film Stephano: The True Story of Shakespeare's Shipwreck follows the story of the only Mayflower passenger who had been to North America previously.

    A decade earlier, Stephen Hopkins had been aboard a Jamestown-bound ship that wrecked on Bermuda, inspiring Shakespeare's final play, The Tempest. Shot on location, the intrepid Hit and Run History crew retraces Hopkins’ life crisscrossing the Atlantic. Two-time Emmy-nominated producer and host Andrew Giles Buckley, a Hopkins descendant, grew up hearing stories that New Plymouth’s iconoclast tavern keeper may have the model of The Tempest’s drunken and mutinous Stephano. In their Gumshoe Historian style, Buckley and crew of Hit and Run History seek out the reality of a man who was everywhere at the founding of America.

    This FREE program is co-hosted by the Harwich Historical Society and the Chatham Historical Society , and supported in part by grants from the Harwich Cultural Council and the Chatham Cultural Council, local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

    Come watch on our new 9'x16' screen and tune in on your car radio to listen -- nothing could be safer or simpler! We will have only two rows of cars for this venue. To ensure the health and safety of our guests, we ask you to register so that we can maintain social-distance for all attendees.

    The parking lot will open at 7:15 PM and the program begins with a short introduction by Hit and Run History creator Buckley at 8:00 PM.

    Watch the trailer here!


  • Sat
    11:00 amBrooks Academy Museum Lawn

    On the agenda will be a brief review of the 2019 year, the budget from 2019 and the first six months of 2020 as well as the election of officers.

    The meeting will take place on the lawn of Brooks Academy to accommodate the maximum number of people in a safe and socially distant environment. Please bring your own chairs.

    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!

    Rain date Sunday, August 23, 1:00pm.

    2020 Meeting Agenda, 2019 minutes, Budget Report