The Museum is an extraordinary resource for researching local and New England History, as well as family genealogy. Enabling individuals to conduct historical research is central to our mission. Many of our visitors are amateur or seasoned researchers who come to study the objects and archives. The Museum also houses a small but significant collection of books about the history of Wellfleet, Cape Cod and New England, including some published by the Wellfleet Historical Society. Our docents and staff assist visitors in tracking down information and they can sometimes offer anecdotal and personal information to enhance the research.