Aug
17
7:00 pm19:00

BUILDING THE FUTURE WHILE PRESERVING THE PAST

An Illustrated Presentation on the Museum’s Restoration/Renovation Project, a vision to create a Living History Center celebrating the social, cultural and economic milestones of Wellfleet’s people and stories.

Jul
20
7:00 pm19:00

BUILDING THE FUTURE WHILE PRESERVING THE PAST

An Illustrated Presentation on the Museum’s Restoration/Renovation Project, a vision to create a Living History Center celebrating the social, cultural and economic milestones of Wellfleet’s people and stories

Strawberry Festival
Jul
3
2:00 pm14:00

Strawberry Festival

  • Wellfleet Preservation Hall

A decades long tradition featuring locally sourced strawberries, homemade biscuits from a traditional recipe, homemade whipped cream and lemonade. This event is hosted outdoors with live music. Details to follow. 

May
29
2:00 pm14:00

Open House

Join us for a preview of this season’s new exhibit:

The Children’s Room

A Exhibit of books for kids by Wellfleet’s the mid-century community

A collaboration between the Cape Cod Modern House Trust, the Wellfleet Historical Society and Museum and the Wellfleet Library

Considering Wellfleet’s size, it’s mid 20th century denizens produced an astounding number of excellent books for kids. These include Juliet Kepes’ Caldecott Award winning Five Little Monkeys, over fifty books illustrated by Ati Gropius Johansen, many by the pair of Dorothy Sterling and Winifred Lubell, and a host with illustrations by design icons Ivan Chemayeff and Paul Rand, with his wife, Ann Rand / Ozbekhan. Others creators include, Aylette Jenness, Joanna Fabris, Norma Simon and Xavier Gonzalez.

Members of this group studied and taught at the New Bauhaus, Black Mountain Collage, and other schools that had adopted the principles of the Bauhaus. These books for young people show another way these ideas were transmitted in a joyful and deceptively simple way.

The exhibit includes many books and original illustrations. 

 

Julia Kepes

Julia Kepes

Boat Building Workshop with Old Wharf Dory
Aug
3
Aug 7

Boat Building Workshop with Old Wharf Dory

  • Old Wharf Dory

The Wellfleet Historical Society & Museum is pleased to offer a one-week course with professional boatbuilder Walter Baron of Old Wharf Dory. Walter will lead students through the construction of a 12’ Bevin Skiff. Workshop participants will work as a team to construct the skiff at Old Wharf Dory’s workshop, 170 Old Chequessett Neck Road, Wellfleet. The skiff will be then raffled off as a fundraiser for the Museum. All students will receive 5 free raffle tickets.

10 am - 4 pm daily

Tuition $450

Enrollment limited to 5

Click on the button below to register.

Jul
26
11:00 am11:00

Annual House Tour

  • Wellfleet MA 02667

Five remarkable, diverse homes create the constellation of our tour this year, each stopping point revealing a fascinating aspect of Wellfleet’s history and contemporary diversity.

Our sense of “home” expands this year to include the downtown home of the Masons, the handsome Adams Masonic Lodge whose history reaches all the way back to Paul Revere, who made yet another ride to dedicate the building in the 1700s.

Other stops along the way include an historic Banks Street home that once was the local bank, one of the few brick buildings in town that served as home to the local dentist, a beautiful modern reinvention of the classic notion of a seaside cottage, and an eclectic, creative use of the long and skinny woodlot to create a marvelous, comfortable home.

Please note that you must pick up a House Tour Booklet at the Museum on the day of the Tour. Museum staff will have a record of your purchase.

BUY TICKETS

Jul
5
2:00 pm14:00

Strawberry Festival

  • Wellfleet Preservation Hall

Join us for fresh strawberries and homemade shortcake with real whipped cream. $8.