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 Friday (6/16) and Saturday (6/17) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, celebrating its centennial with two new exhibits: "History and Beyond 1923-2023: Telling the Story of Chatham for 100 Years"; and "Land-Ho!: Chatham - A Shipping and Fishing Community." Reduced admission for non-members ($5.00 for adults and seniors and children under 17 free).|
|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 "The Golden Age of Trans-Atlantic Ocean Liners" new exhibit.
Watch the live Ship-to-Shore Radio Demo Sunday at 2:00 pm.
Reduced admission for History Weekend: $6 admission for adults and seniors and $5 for students.
|Benjamin Godfrey / Chatham Windmill||
The Benjamin Godfrey / Chatham Windmill will be open for History Weekend on Saturday, June 17th, from 11 AM to 3 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 15th at 5pm (see above).|
|Caleb Nickerson Homestead||
The Caleb Nickerson Homestead will be open on Saturday June 17 from 10 AM to 3 PM for self-guided tours.
Lectures will occcur at 11AM (reconstruction of an historic barn with period carpenter Ian Ellis), 12PM (Plant a Three Sisters Native American garden with colonial gardener Sonny Gada) and 1PM ("Tales from the Dig" with Gary Nickerson). Please see Nickerson Association website for detailed lecture information.
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).
Members of the Coast Guard will be demonstrating how to use emergency flares.
|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.
Chatham Railroad Museum will feature their new exhibit on the history of The Chatham Railroad, and weather permitting, will be running an outdoor model train exhibit on Sunday (1-4).
|Mayo House||The Historic Mayo House (Chatham Conservation Foundation) will be open for tours on Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.|
|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.
Saturday (6/17) and Sunday (6/18) 10:00 am – 2:00 pm The Monomoy Lighthouse and the lightkeepers house will be open to visitors, weather permitting.
|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.|