The Wellfleet Historical society & Museum collects and preserves the story of Wellfleet through exhibits, research archives and community engagement.
Preserving and celebrating Wellfleet’s heritage.
Organized in 1951, WHSM collects and exhibits the material culture and historical record of the Town of Wellfleet and provides a library and archives to facilitate research, education and outreach to the community. WHSM's collection includes more than 2,000 objects and 1,200 photographs, along with many paper items such as maps and documents. Included are maritime artifacts and records from Wellfleet's important history as a seafaring community. Occupying a prominent site on Wellfleet's Main Street since 1952, WHSM is recognized by residents and visitors alike as a significant part of the town's heritage. It is the principal institution dedicated to preserving the cultural, social and economic history of this remarkable area.