Programs and events will be held at Brooks Academy Museum unless otherwise noted.
Sun19May20192:00 pmBrooks Academy Museum
Learn how fiber is prepared, watch a demonstration of spinning, learn the different types of fibers that can be spun, and what you can do with hand spun yarn. You'll have a chance to try it yourself, too. Admission $5, ($4 for members)
Sun16Jun20192--4 PM Brooks Academy Museum
Celebrate the 175th birthday of the Brooks Academy building on our Opening Day. See our new exhibits and have a slice of birthday cake! Admission is free today.
Sat06Jul20192:00 pmBegins at Brooks Academy Museum
A costumed guide points out the sights of historic Harwich Center. One hour tour begins at the Museum with a brief orientation at 2 PM. $5 fee includes Museum admission.
Fri12Jul20195:00 pmBrooks Academy Museum
Author Frank Haddleton will speak about his book, Walker's Key, and sign copies. Haddleton writes of his family’s roots in Harwich and Chatham and what happened, or what might have happened, to his ancestors in Tampa Bay. “Walker’s Key” is a great read, with murder, sibling rivalry, adventure, and romance thrown in, and even a bit of fascinating history.
A free, Friday@ 5 event!
Sun14Jul20192:00 pmBrooks Academy Museum
Tour of the Island Pond Cemetery and the arboretum with Cemetery Director Robbin Kelley. Meet at Brooks Academy Museum. $5.
Sun21Jul20192:00 pmBrooks Academy Museum
Architectural historian Dr. J. Duncan Berry tells the stories of the sea captains who lived in West Harwich's historic homes. $5 fee includes admission to the Museum.
Tue23Jul201910 AM until NoonBrooks Academy Museum
Learn what life was like for kids who went to sea on a sailing vessel in the mid 19th century. Learn the secret code of nautical flags, sample hardtack, and learn to tie knots like sailors did. For kids age 8 to 11 years old. $6 per child. Reservations a must.
Sun28Jul20192:00 pmMeet at parking lot of West Harwich Baptist Church
Architectural historian Dr. Duncan Berry leads a walking tour of Captains' Row in West Harwich. See examples of at least seven styles of architecture in this historic area. $5.
Sat03Aug2019Noon --2 PMElmer Crowell Barn Museum
Have you always wondered about the worth of that old decoy grandpa left? Do you have a bird carving you bought at a yard sale? Bring them on over and let decoy and carving expert Ted Harmon of Decoys Unlimited give you an oral appraisal.
Sun11Aug201911 AM until 2 PMBrooks Academy Museum
Get there early to choose your delicious pie, because when they are gone, they are gone! All sales benefit Harwich Historical Society.
Fri16Aug20195:00 pmBrooks Academy Museum
Donna Bevans, who grew up in Harwich, talks about her recently published novel, The Captain’s House, which takes place in Harwich. The setting is an old sea captain’s house, haunted by ghosts. The book is filled with suspense, mystery, and romance and sure to be of interest to visitors and residents of the Cape. Admission is free.
Sat31Aug201910 AM until 4 PM Harwich Community Center
30+ dealers. Delicious lunches available. All proceeds benefit Harwich Historical Society.
Sun15Sep20192:00 pmBrooks Academy Museum
Curious about your ancestors? Have you always wanted to research your family tree but weren't sure how to begin? Experienced genealogist Janet Cassidy will show you how to get started using free resources. $
Sat12Oct2019TBAMeet at Brooks Academy Museum
Guided tour of a local working cranberry bog! Tour goers meet at the Museum, view our unique Cranberry Exhibit, and then drive to a local cranberry bog where they will see how cranberries are harvested.
DATE is approximate (it all depends on Mother Nature!) so watch this spot and local media for an update. Registration is required since space is limited. $