Opening Day for the A. Elmer Crowell Barn is Monday, July 20th! The A. Elmer Crowell Barn Museum will be open Mondays, Tuesdays, and Saturdays from 11am to 3pm with live decoy carving demonstrations from July 20th to October 10th. Admission to the Barn will be free, donations are encouraged. Gift shop items will be…

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Hello! My name is Marie Kesten Zahn, your new Director as of December 4, 2019. I’m a Cape Cod native, having grown up in Yarmouth before undertaking my undergraduate and graduate studies in Florida and living elsewhere along the East Coast before returning to the Cape in 2016. Prior to becoming your director, I served…

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A brand new exhibit features the marvelous historic houses of West Harwich. This YouTube video features the talk by Duncan Berry about the fascinating people who lived in the houses.

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After ten years, the Museum’s popular HO model railroad exhibit showing Harwich and the neighboring towns of Orleans and Brewster, has come down. Built by members of the Nauset Model Railroad Club of Orleans, the layout’s trains operated for the last time in December of 2018. The exhibit is currently on the second floor of…

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Sara Chase with 1835 plaque

Harwich is rich in old homes – some elegant and some humble.  As buildable lots become ever scarcer, too many of these buildings are threatened by the wrecker’s ball. The Landmarks Officer’s principal responsibility is to support an owner of a home that is at least 100 year old in documenting its history. After a…

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