Woods Hole Historical Museum Celebrates the Summer Season With a Wide Variety of Programs for Folks of All Ages

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Woods Hole Historical Museum Celebrates the Summer Season With a Wide Variety of Programs for Folks of All Ages

A season of extraordinary events is underway at the Woods Hole Historical Museum! This year, the Museum celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Children’s School of Science, as well as the 125th anniversary of the Marine Biological Lab. Our two changing exhibits contain vibrant, captivating images of these two iconic Woods Hole institutions. The collected illustrations, photographs, and hands-on demonstration are bound to engage  visitors of all ages.


On Tuesday, July 30 at noon the museum will host a public conversation highlighting the recent publication of Wet Sneakers & Nets, the Children’s School of Science in Woods Hole, Massachusetts Celebrates 100 Years. The Museum welcomes those who have attended the school – as well as those who want to learn more about this community treasure – to come and share their experiences. The conversation will be held at the Woods Library.

Museum members and interested community members are invited to attend the WHHM Annual Meeting on Thursday, August 1 at the Church of the Messiah’s Fisher House at 7:30 p.m. Following a brief business meeting, Museum director Jennifer S. Gaines and event leader Bob Haskell will deliver an illustrated talk on the history of the church   which is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year.


The museum’s summer programs will wrap up on Friday, August 30, with our Second Annual Oyster Shucking and Tasting Fundraiser. Peter Chase and Eric Matzen, owners of the Falmouth Shellfish Cooperative, will give a brief presentation about their business venture before teaching attendees how to properly shuck oysters. Oyster knives crafted by local artisan Sam Densmore will be available for sale at the event.

If you are just discovering our community for the first time, the Historical Woods Hole Tour provides a fantastic introduction for the whole family. Tours are scheduled for Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m.  throughout the summer. Please call the museum at (508) 548-7270 to make a reservation.

The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. until the end of September. Fall and winter hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Admission is free. To learn more, visit the museum online at www.woodsholemuseum.org or call (508) 548-7270.