An opportunity for everyone in town to become aware of Chatham’s history organizations, and our town’s historic riches.
History Weekend Special Events
|Atwood Museum||The Atwood Museum will be open for exhibit viewing on Friday & Saturay of History Weekend from 10am - 4pm. Half-price admission for non-members.|
|Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum||
The Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum will be open Friday & Saturday of History Weekend from
10:00 am – 4:00 pm, and Sunday 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, featuring the "Chatham Navy Radio 1942-1945" exhibit.
Watch the live Ship-to-Shore Radio Demo Sunday at 2:00 pm.
On Saturday (6/18), Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum hosts Dick Kraycir for the inaugural signing of his new book "Marconi/RCA Wireless Museum – Ocean Waves and Radio Waves." Please call Museum for time.
Reduced admission for History Weekend: $5 admission for adults and seniors.
|Benjamin Godfrey / Chatham Windmill||
The Benjamin Godfrey / Chatham Windmill will be open for History Weekend on Saturday, June 18th, from 11 AM to 2 PM.
The sails will be up and the mill will be grinding corn (weather permitting).
Enjoy a great area for children and picnics.
|Eldredge Public Library||The Library will follow its regular schedule during History Weekend: open 10 AM to 5 PM Friday & Saturday. A special History Weekend lecture will occur on June 16th at 5pm (see above).|
|Caleb Nickerson Homestead||
The Caleb Nickerson Homestead will be open on Saturday June 18 from 10 AM to 4 PM for self-guided tours.
Lectures will occcur at 11AM (c1695 timber-frame barn), 12PM (excavating the c1664 William & Anne Nickerson homestead) and 1PM (colonial beekeeping). Please see Nickerson Association website for detailed lecture information.
|Chatham Lighthouse||On Saturday and Sunday of History Weekend, the Coast Guard Auxiliary will conduct tours on the grounds of the Chatham Lighthouse from 1 PM to 3 PM. (The Chatham Lighthouse tower remains closed).|
|Chatham Railroad Museum||The Railroad Museum and the restored historic caboose will be open on History Weekend on Friday and Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, and Sunday 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.|
|Mayo House||The Historic Mayo House (Chatham Conservation Foundation) will be open for tours on Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. On Saturday (6/18) at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm, join the CCF for a Meadow Talk about the Mini-Meadow on Main.|
|Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge||On History Weekend Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, The Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge Morris Island Loop trails will be open dawn to dusk for self-guided walks. The Friends of Monomoy NWR visitor kiosk is open daily 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.|
|Chatham Walks||There will be a special free “Walking Tour” on Saturday, June 13th, at 10 AM, starting at the Chatham Community Center. See details below.|
|Note: Admission||Special admission prices during History Weekend at The Atwood Museum, and The Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum (see below). For the other Historic Chatham locations, admission is always free. Donations are welcome at many of the locations.|