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Exhibit hours and days vary throughout the year. For details please visit our website. **Advance reservations are required during the pandemic.** Most, but not all exhibits may be open at this time. ** New exhibits this year include: - An outdoor Wetu (Wampanoag dwelling), - The Turning Point - Mayflower Exhibit, - WWII Commemoration, and - Honoring the Suffrage Movement. Explore Cape Cod of centuries past with 12 galleries in 14 exhibits, starting with a tour of a historical dwelling built circa 1752. Discover Cape Cod's captivating history, art, and culture at the Chatham Historical Society's Atwood House Museum. In addition to the 18th century Atwood House, Museum highlights include: a Mural Barn with works by Alice Stallknecht, the Nickerson North Beach Camp, a fishing gallery, Double Take Then and Now photo exhibit, Main Street Cape Cod, stories of the Pendleton and other shipwrecks, several rotating exhibits, a research facility, a popular gift shop and more.
The Chatham Marconi Maritime Center's unique Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum traces the storied history of maritime radio communications in Chatham from 1914 throughout the 20th Century, at the site of "The World's Greatest Coastal Station" Chatham Radio WCC! Located in a National Register Historic District, it was once the busiest ship-to-shore receiving station on the East Coast and a top secret military installation during World War II. The museum features informative exhibits, interactive displays and special events. Coming this Summer: "The Golden Age of TransAtlantic Ocean Liners!" For six decades, renowned ocean liners transported dignitaries, the rich and famous, generations of migrants, ordinary travelers and victorious armies. Chatham Radio WCC kept them in contact with their loved ones and businesses. See our website to plan your visit this season.
The Center hosts fun on-site children’s "Summer STEM" day classes during July and August. Registration is open!
Built in 1797, the Chatham Windmill (Godfrey Windmill) is one of the few historic wind-powered grist mills that remain on Cape Cod. It is open for guided tours during the summer months. Twice each year the mill is set in operation and, weather conditions permitting, the mill grinds corn just as it did in the 18th and 19th centuries.
The 1827 Caleb Nickerson House Museum at 1107 Orleans Road (Route 28) in Chathamport is owned by the Nickerson Family Association, inc., founded in 1897 in Chatham, Massachusetts by William Emery Nickerson. The Caleb House was built in the Stage Harbor area of Chatham and was moved in 2003 to the Nickerson Family Association property in Chathamport that also includes the homestead site of the first English settlers of Chatham, William & Anne (Busby) Nickerson. The Caleb Nickerson House Museum is a "working" museum of life on Cape Cod in the early 19th century. The museum, adjacent to the Nickerson Family Association Genealogy Center, is open on Wednesday mornings during the late spring to early fall and by appointment.