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.

 

  • Mon
    15
    Feb
    2016
    2:00 - 4:00Brooks Academy Museum

    Exhibit of donations for the Elmer Crowell Barn; railroad, cranberry & maritime displays. Bird-carving demonstration.

    Free

  • Sun
    20
    Mar
    2016
    PMBrooks Academy Museum

    Local historian Joan Maloney walks through the process of researching historic homes.

    $5; $4 members

  • Sun
    10
    Apr
    2016
    2:00 amBrooks Academy Museum

    J. Duncan Berry discsses the architecture of West Harwich and lives of former residents who built the grand homes.

    $5; $4 members

  • Sun
    15
    May
    2016
    2:00 pmBrooks Academy Museum

    Bob Zaremba of Maps of Antiquity discsses the history and preservation of the largest and most detailed map of the area from the mid-19th century, recently preserved with funds from Community Preservation Funds.

    Free for Harwich residents.

  • Fri
    20
    May
    2016
    2:00 - 4:00Brooks Academy Museum

    Verbal appraisals provided by Eric Mulak of Eldreds Auction Gallery Dennis.

    Fee to be determined

  • Thu
    09
    Jun
    2016
    Thu
    06
    Oct
    2016
    Thursdays, 3:00 - 6:00Brooks Academy Museum

    18 week market offers seasonal, locally grown produce, meats, breads, baked goods, farm related products and more. Museum exhibits open during market.

    Thursdays

  • Sun
    19
    Jun
    2016
    2:00 - 4:00Brooks Academy Museum

    Features exhibits on shipwrecks, Hannah Stokes, railroad, cranberries & more.

    Free

  • Sat
    25
    Jun
    2016
    2:00 pmMount Pleasant Cemetery

    Led by local historian Joan Maloney

    $5; $4 members

  • Sat
    09
    Jul
    2016
    2:00 pmHarwich Center

    Explore the sights and stories of historic Harwich with a costumed reeaactor. Includes admission to museum and barn.

    $5; $4 members

  • Sun
    17
    Jul
    2016
    2:00 pmBrooks Academy Museum

    Jim Parker looks at the wealth of bird carvers on Cape Cod.

    $5; $4 members

  • Thu
    21
    Jul
    2016
    10:00 - 6:00Brooks Academy Museum

    Juried show & sale of crafts by local artisans on Museum grounds.

    Lobster roll lunch at First Congregational Church.

     

  • Sun
    24
    Jul
    2016
    POSTPONEDCrowell Barn

    We regret that Jeanne Marie Carley's talk has been postponed until September.

     

  • Sun
    07
    Aug
    2016
    2:00 pmBrooks Academy Museum

    Author and Cape Cod historian Jim Coogan looks at the Cape's experience during the American Revolution in this 240 anniversary of American Independence.

    $5; $4 members

  • Sat
    13
    Aug
    2016
    2:00 pmHarwich Center

    Explore the sights and stories of historic Harwich with a costumed reenactor. Includes admission to museum and barn.

    $5; $4 members

  • Mon
    15
    Aug
    2016
    7:00 pmBrooks Academy Museum

    Author Susan Playfair discusses the history and cultivation of America’s famous native fruit.

    $5; $4 members

  • Thu
    18
    Aug
    2016
    TBDBrooks Academy Museum

    Juried show & sale of crafts by local artisans on Museum grounds.

    Lobster roll lunch at First Congregational Church.

  • Sun
    21
    Aug
    2016
    12:00 pmBrooks Academy Museum

    All homemade, all delicious. Proceeds benefit the Society.

  • Sat
    03
    Sep
    2016
    10:00 - 4:00Harwich Community Center

    30+ quality dealers; Verbal appraisals from Noon until 3 PM; lobster roll lunch available.
    At Harwich Community Center. Proceeds benefit the Society.

    Admission $6

  • Sat
    24
    Sep
    2016
    1:00 pmPine Grove Cemetery

    Tour explores West Harwich history with Carole DeChristopher.

    $5; $4 members

  • Sun
    09
    Oct
    2016
    1:00 pmStart at Brooks Academy Museum

    Sunday October 9, (rain date Oct. 10)

    Guided tour of a working cranberry bog during the harvest season & Start at the museum at
    1 PM to view the museum's extensive cranberry exhibit and hear an introductory talk by cranberry grower Bev Thacher. Then proceed to the Gingras bog for a tour.
    Registration required. Limit 50 people.

    $5 adults; $2 kids & students

  • Sat
    15
    Oct
    2016
    5:30; 6:00; 6:30 Congregational Church Cemetery, Harwich Center

    Meet the spirits of Harwich past on a guided lantern tour of the Congregational Church Cemetery,
    Harwich Center, with costumed re-enactors. No children under 10 please.

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED
    $10 adults; $5 kids & students

  • Sun
    16
    Oct
    2016
    2:00 pmBrooks Academy Museum

    Postponed from earlier this summer. Author Jeanne Marie Carley talks about the wealth of folk art on Cape Cod.
    $4 non-members (Members $3)

  • Sat
    22
    Oct
    2016
    5:30; 6:00; 6:30Congregational Church Cemetery, Harwich Center

    Meet the spirits of Harwich past on a guided lantern tour of the Congregational Church Graveyard,
    Harwich Center, with costumed re-enactors.No children under 10 please. Meet at the Brooks Academy Museum.

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED
    $10 adult, $5 kids and students.

  • Sat
    29
    Oct
    2016
    10 AM until NoonOn the grounds of the Brooks Academy Museum and the Elmer Crowell Barn 80 Parallel Street, Harwich

    Bring your decoys or bird-related items for an oral appraisal by decoy expert Theodore Harmon of Decoys Unlimited, Inc.
    Verbal appraisals are $5 per item $10 for 3 items. Maximum of 3 items.
    Donuts and cider will be served and the restored Elmer Crowell Barn will be open for viewing.

    For additional information call the Harwich Historical Society at 508-432-8089.

  • Sat
    05
    Nov
    2016
    10:00 - 2:30Brooks Academy Museum

    Holiday decoations, crafts, gifts, baked goods & more.

  • Sat
    03
    Dec
    2016
    1:00 - 4:00Brooks Academy Museum

    Exhibits, Crowell Barn & more.

    Opening day is free.

  • Sat
    10
    Dec
    2016
    1:00 - 4:00Brooks Academy Museum

    Exhibits, Crowell Barn & more.

  • Sat
    17
    Dec
    2016
    1:00 - 4:00Brooks Academy Museum

    Exhibits, Crowell Barn & more.

  • Sat
    25
    Mar
    2017
    12--3 PMHarwich Community Center

    Come meet the farmers who grow those delicious veggies sold at our Farmers' Market! Can SPRING be far behind?

  • Sun
    09
    Apr
    2017
    2:00 pmBrooks Academy Museum

    A talk by author Gigi Hopkins, author of The Decoy as Art, and conservator of painted wood antiques, specializing in decoys. Admission $5.

  • Thu
    08
    Jun
    2017
    3--6 PMAcross from Brooks Academy Museum

    Our Farmers' Market features local produce, herbs, baked goods, items from our Museum Shop and more. Occasionally we have music. Museum is open, too.
    EVERY THURSDAY June 8 thru early October.

  • Thu
    08
    Jun
    2017
    Fri
    09
    Jun
    2017
    3--6 PMAcross from Brooks Academy Museum

    Our Farmers' Market features local produce, herbs, baked goods, items from our Museum Shop and more. Occasionally we have music. Museum is open, too.

  • Sun
    18
    Jun
    2017
    2--4 PMBrooks Academy Museum and Elmer Crowell Barn

    We re-open for the season! New exhibits: "Cape Cod Pictorial and the Magic Lantern" and "How Harwich Did It: Vignettes of life back in the day." Also, Monomoy HS student art: "The Exchange Building," as featured in Cape Cod Life. FREE ADMISSION TODAY!

  • Sat
    24
    Jun
    2017
    2:00 pmIsland Pond Cemetery

    A one-hour guided tour led by historian Dr. Joan Maloney who tells all about local characters buried here. Meet at Cemetery entrance. Admission.

  • Sat
    08
    Jul
    2017
    6:30 til 8:30Parking lot at 80 Parallel St.

    Come dance to the music Elmer loved, the Big Band sound of the Swing Era, with Cape Cod favorite, The Sound Dunes!  Admission $10, $5 for kids under 18. Park along the street or across Sisson Road in the lot for Cape junior theater, or at Morris-O'Connor-Blute funeral home.https://sounddunes.org/

  • Sat
    05
    Aug
    2017
    2:00 pmMeet at Brooks Academy Museum

    Walking tour of historic Harwich Center by a costumed guide. Begins at the Brooks Academy Museum and includes free Museum admission.

  • Sat
    05
    Aug
    2017
    9 AM until 1 PMBrooks Park, Main Street/Oak Street, Harwich

    Visit out table at Brooks park, featuring treasures from "Sidney's Attic." You may find just what you've been looking for. Proceeds from our table benefit Harwich Historical Society.

  • Sat
    12
    Aug
    2017
    10--12 amThe Elmer Crowell Barn at HHS

    Decoy expert Ted Harmon of Ducks Unlimited will be available to give oral appraisals of your decoys, bird carvings, and related artwork.  $5 per item , 3 for $10.

  • Sun
    20
    Aug
    2017
    2:00 pmBrooks Academy Museum

    Learn about the little-known history of aviation on Cape Cod with author Howard L. Bonington.

  • Sun
    27
    Aug
    2017
    12 noon until sold out!Brooks Academy Museum

    All homemade, all delicious! All proceeds benefit Harwich Historical Society. Warning! Come early to avoid disappointment. Pies sell out fast!

  • Sat
    02
    Sep
    2017
    10 until 4Harwich Community Center, Oak Street

    The best dealers on the Cape. Delicious lunches available. Proceeds benefit Harwich Historical Society.

  • Fri
    08
    Sep
    2017
    Sun
    10
    Sep
    2017
    TBABrooks Academy Museum/Elmer Crowell Barn

    Three renowned speakers on decoys and decoy carvers. Details and schedule to come. Watch this spot!

     

  • Sun
    17
    Sep
    2017
    2:00 pmBrooks Academy Museum

    Do you have a house over 100 years old? Do you look for ghosts in the closet? Do you wonder who walked its floors before you? Join us in learning how to date the house and research who lived there, with historian Dr. Joan Maloney. (Note that date has been changed from that in our brochure!)

  • Sat
    23
    Sep
    2017
    1:00 pmBaptist Church Cemetery, Depot Road

    CANCELLED!  Will be rescheduled in the Spring. Guided walking tour by Harwich local historian Carole DeChristopher. Learn about the residents of Harwich's past buried in this historic graveyard.

  • Sat
    07
    Oct
    2017
    1:00 pmMeet at Brooks Academy Museum

    Guided tour of a working cranberry bog begins with a talk at the Museum's Cranberry Culture exhibit. Sponsored by Gingras Cranberries. Registration required. Call in September to register. Please note date change!

  • Sat
    21
    Oct
    2017
    Congregational Church Cemetery, Harwich Center

       Meet the Spirits of Harwich Past on our Lantern Tour of the Congregational Church Cemetery. Three tours starting at  6 pm. $10 each, no young children, please.  Tours start at the Brooks Academy Museum, 80 Parallel Street, Harwich Center.

    Reservations are a MUST. Call 508-342-8089 to reserve a spot.

     

  • Sat
    02
    Dec
    2017
    1--4 PMBrooks Academy Museum

    Celebrate Christmas at the Brooks Academy Museum. See the Christmas tree decorated by Harwich Elementary Schoolers in our Victorian Captain's Parlor, and bid a last farewell to our HO model railroad with the Last Train to Harwich.

    Three Saturdays: Dec. 2, 9th, 16th. (Admission free on the 2nd)
    1 to 4 PM.
    Refreshments served, and the Gift Shop will be open.

  • Sun
    15
    Apr
    2018
    2:00 pmBrooks Academy Museum

    Talk: Forbidden Waters: Harwich's Captain John Kendrick and the First American Voyage to Japan. Author and historian Scott Ridley discusses the recent discovery of a 225-year-old ship's log that set off a celebration in Japan, plus information on the Kendrick family of East Harwich. Admission $5, members $3.

  • Sat
    19
    May
    2018
    1:00 pmHarwich Cultural Center

    Were Cape Cod sea captains involved in the slave trade?  Come hear Meadow Hilley's talk and decide whether the evidence  proves it!   1 PM at the Harwich Cultural Center, Sisson Road.

  • Sat
    19
    May
    2018
    1:30 pmHarwich Cultural Center, Sisson Road

    Did Cape Cod sea captains buy and sell human beings?  Uncovering the history of Cape Cod’s involvement in the slave trade, with Meadow Hilley.  Admission Free.

  • Thu
    07
    Jun
    2018
    Thu
    04
    Oct
    2018
    3 PM--6 PM80 Parallel St, in the grove opposite the Museum

    Every Thursday, June 7 through October 4, from 3 PM until 6 PM in the grove opposite the Museum. Seasonal local produce: vegetables, fruit, baked goods and more from your favorite local vendors. Occasional music. Museum and Crowell Barn open.

  • Sun
    17
    Jun
    2018
    2 PM until 4 PMat the Museum, 80 Parallel Street

    Opening Day! Come see what's new this year, including an exhibit in the Barn about the life of Elmer Crowell. Toys from the 1950s, the Pleasant Lake General Store, and more! Admission free today.

  • Sun
    24
    Jun
    2018
    2:00 pmBrooks Academy Museum 80 Parallel St.

    A talk by Jay Stradal of the Nauset Model Railroad Club. Learn how the coming of the railroad changed life on Cape Cod. Admission $5, members $4.

  • Sat
    30
    Jun
    2018
    2:00 pmBrooks Academy Museum

    One hour tour by a costumed guide who tells the stories and points out the sites in our historic village. Tour begins at the Museum. Fee of $5 includes Museum admission.

  • Sat
    07
    Jul
    2018
    10 AM until 4 PM Brooks Academy Museum

    We join our neighbors Rain and Justine Ryder and Brian Murphy in this special Harwich event. See the Ryder and Murphy gardens AND the Brooks Academy Museum/Crowell Barn all one $10 ticket.  Start at either the Museum or at the Ryders' on Forest Street right off of Main Street.  All proceeds benefit the Harwich Historical Society. 

  • Sun
    15
    Jul
    2018
    2:00 pmBrooks Academy Museum

    Meet Harwich Cemetery Administrator Robbin Kelley at the Brooks Academy Museum and then go on a walking tour of Island Pond Cemetery and Arboretum. Hear about the plans for this beautiful natural area. Admission $5, $4 for members.

  • Sat
    04
    Aug
    2018
    2:00 pmBrooks Academy Museum

    One hour tour by a costumed guide who tells the stories and points out the sites in our historic village. Tour begins at the Museum. Fee of $5 includes Museum admission.

  • Sat
    04
    Aug
    2018
    Noon --2 PMElmer Crowell Barn

    Got a decoy tucked away in the attic that you wonder about? Could it be a rare Crowell or a Joe Lincoln, or maybe something from the Mason Decoy Factory?  Bring it on over.  Ted Harmon of Decoys Unlimited will appraise decoys and bird carvings. $

     

     

     

     

  • Sat
    01
    Sep
    2018
    10 AM until 3 PMHarwich Community Center, Oak Street

    30 + dealers. Delicious lunches available. All proceeds benefit the Harwich Historical Society. $6, $5 with newspaper ad or card.

  • Sat
    15
    Sep
    2018
    2:00 pmBrooks Academy Museum

    One hour tour by a costumed guide who tells the stories and points out the sites in our historic village. Tour begins at the Museum. Fee of $5 includes Museum admission.

  • Sat
    06
    Oct
    2018
    1 pm--4 pmBrooks Academy Museum

    Celebrate the 10th anniversary of finding the famous “Piano in the Woods.”

    Enjoy the performances of three pianists on our famous piano while watching members of the Guild of Harwich Artists paint. All on the grounds of the Brooks Academy Museum. Come join us for music and art. Paintings will be raffled off at the end of the day.

     

  • Sat
    06
    Oct
    2018
    2:00 pmBrooks Academy Museum

    One hour tour by a costumed guide who tells the stories and points out the sites in our historic village. Tour begins at the Museum. Fee of $5 includes Museum admission.

  • Sat
    13
    Oct
    2018
    Sat
    20
    Oct
    2018
    Call for timesBrooks Academy Museum

    Meet the spirits of Harwich Past on an at-dusk lantern tour of the Congregational Church Cemetery in Harwich Center. $10.  REGISTRATION REQUIRED.   Call 508-432-8089 for times and to register.

  • Sat
    20
    Oct
    2018
    1:00 pmBrooks Academy Museum

    Tour of the Museum's cranberry exhibit and guided tour of Gingras cranberry bog. NOTE: THIS IS A NEW DATE . REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  $10.

  • Sun
    28
    Oct
    2018
    2:00 pmBrooks Academy Museum

    Author Jack Sheedy tells tales of the strange, hard-to-explain, and downright mysterious happenings on Cape Cod. Admission $5. Members $4.

  • Sun
    28
    Oct
    2018
    2:00 pmBrooks Academy Museum

    Author Jack Sheedy tells tales of the strange, hard-to-explain, and downright mysterious happenings on Cape Cod. Admission $5.

  • Sat
    03
    Nov
    2018
    10 AM until SOLD OUT!Brooks Academy Museum

    Pies and other baked goods. All home-made, all delicious!  Come early, (starts at 10)  pies sell out FAST!  All proceeds benefit the Harwich Historical Society.

  • Sat
    01
    Dec
    2018
    1 PM until 4 PMBrooks Academy Museum

    Come enjoy and exhibit of Cape Cod folk art and shop for holiday gifts in the Museum gift shop. Open December 1, 8, 15th. 1 PM until 4 PM.

  • Mon
    06
    May
    2019

    2:00 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)

  • Sun
    19
    May
    2019
    2:00 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)

  • Sun
    16
    Jun
    2019
    2--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.

  • Sat
    06
    Jul
    2019
    2:00 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.

     

  • Fri
    12
    Jul
    2019
    5:00 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!

  • Sun
    14
    Jul
    2019
    2:00 pmBrooks Academy Museum

    Tour of the Island Pond Cemetery  and the arboretum with Cemetery Director Robbin Kelley. Meet at Brooks Academy Museum. $5.

  • Sun
    21
    Jul
    2019
    2:00 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.

  • Tue
    23
    Jul
    2019
    10 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.

  • Sun
    28
    Jul
    2019
    2:00 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.

  • Sat
    03
    Aug
    2019
    Noon --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.

  • Sun
    11
    Aug
    2019
    11 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.

  • Fri
    16
    Aug
    2019
    5:00 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.

     

  • Sat
    31
    Aug
    2019
    10 AM until 4 PM Harwich Community Center

    30+ dealers. Delicious lunches available. All proceeds benefit Harwich Historical Society.

    Admission $6.

  • Sun
    15
    Sep
    2019
    2:00 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. $

  • Sat
    12
    Oct
    2019
    TBAMeet 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. $

  • Fri
    14
    Feb
    2020
    1pm-3pm

    The Society is looking for help in identifying persons, places, and activities in photos dating from the 1940s-50s-60s and earlier. These "history mysteries" will be on display Friday, February 14th from 1pm-3pm. If you think you might help identify the subjects in any of the photos please call the office at 508-423-8089 or email harwichhistoricalsociety@verizon.net to sign up.
    This event is FREE

  • Sat
    21
    Mar
    2020
    12-3pmHarwich Community Center

    While it's not quite summertime and the season for outdoor markets, many local vendors and farmers will be at the Harwich Community Center on Saturday, March 21st from 12-3pm. You’re invited to the 11th Annual “Meet Your Local Farmers” event to kick-off the 2020 growing season, meet local farmers from around Cape Cod, and learn more about locally grown products. This event is free and open to the public. There will be live music and some of the most beautiful show livestock with Seawind Meadows’ highland cattle & Fluffy Butt Farm’s Royal Palm turkeys & other poultry, Alpacas, Pigs, a Horse, & goats.

    Farmers will be selling all sorts of interesting and delicious items including:
    Honey, Beeswax candles and creams, fresh cut lavender, potted lavender, lavender gift items, In season fruits and veggies, Free range chicken and duck eggs, Exotic eggs including Emu, turkey, coturnix, & king quail, Cranberry products, Jams & jellies, Hot sauce, Peppers, Spice mixes, Fresh juice, Coffee beans & coffee, Cheeses, Fresh local meats: pasture raised chicken, pork, grass fed beef, & seafood, and much more!
    This event is FREE

  • Sat
    09
    May
    2020
    11am-2pm

    This event is now virtual! We will be sharing videos of carving demonstrations, as well as activities for children, on our website and social media. Please do NOT visit us at the A Elmer Crowell Barn on May 9th as we will be hosting this event online. 

    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.

     

    Decoy Coloring Book

    Click the link above to experience our collection in a different way with these coloring book pages of our decoys!

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vc-Hqo1pjXo

    The premiere of Part One of our video series on The Artistry of Bird Carving! We will be releasing new videos over the next few weeks as we journey through the process of carving a decoy, with museum docent and carver, Paul Phillips.

  • Wed
    12
    Aug
    2020
    8:00 pmCape Cod Lighthouse Charter School - 195 Route 137, East Harwich

    ONE NIGHT ONLY POP-UP DRIVE-IN AT CAPE COD LIGHTHOUSE CHARTER SCHOOL

    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.
    RESERVE YOUR VEHICLE SPOT HERE.

    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
    22
    Aug
    2020
    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

  • 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.