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Scrimshandering: Ralph Cahoon, Scrimshaw, and Nantucket Whaling Heritage

March 21 - December 22

Scrimshandering: Ralph Cahoon, Scrimshaw, and Nantucket Whaling Heritage details the impact that the American nautical folk art of scrimshaw had on artist Ralph Cahoon's paintings (1910-1982). Scrimshandering is on view through December 22. 

Folk Art Traditions at the Cahoon: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

March 23 - December 22

This selection includes 10 folk art paintings from artists working from the early 19th century through contemporary times. The exhibition explores the history of folk art, as well as its particular importance as a cornerstone of the Cahoon’s permanent collection.   The artworks on display include…

Battles; Spies; Cooties The Great War

April 15 - December 31

1918 is the hundredth anniversary of the United States’ involvement in the Great War. Centerville Museum examines the major battles, the development of espionage, the changes in the technology of warfare and the personal accounts of World War One veterans.

“With Brain, With Heart, With Hands”: Celebrating Maria Mitchell and Her Legacy

April 25 - December 31

The NHA and the Maria Mitchell Association are collaborating on an exhibition celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Maria Mitchell—Nantucket native, educator, and the first female astronomer in America. Using artifacts from both organizations’ collections, plus loan items from the Nantucket Atheneum and…

Battles; Spies; Cooties The Great War

May 9 - December 31

1918 is the hundredth anniversary of the United States’ involvement in the Great War. Centerville Museum examines the major battles, the development of espionage, the changes in the technology of warfare and the personal accounts of World War One veterans.

On The Home Front – Over Here

May 9 - December 31

The Centerville Museum examines life on the home front in America during the First World War. Utilizing museum objects, photographs and historical accounts of the day we tell the story: of acts of sabotage against the US; the impact of loved ones left at home;…

Murder He Wrote

May 9 - December 30

The Edward Gorey House 2018 exhibit investigates Edward Gorey's life-long fascination for the murder mystery genre. Crime writers — specifically Agatha Christie — but also including Dorothy Sayers, Georgette Heyer, Josephine Tey, Michael Innes, Margery Allingham, Edmund Crispin, and Cecil Street among others, were the…

Chatham Heard Round the World

May 12 - December 31

Our newest exhibit, "Chatham Heard Round The World" opens in the Wireless History Gallery. The public is invited to attend, and to stay to preview the museum's exhibits updated for the 2018 season. Further details will be posted as they are known. Upon regaining the…

Creating a Difference – The Del Deo Family of Provincetown: Art and Activism on the Outer Cape

June 10 - December 30

The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum (PMPM) is launching its new exhibition in early June, “Creating a Difference - The Del Deo Family of Provincetown: Art and Activism on the Outer Cape” that will appear at the PMPM throughout the 2018 season. As members of…

JFK Ripples of Hope

July 2 - December 30

In collaboration with Robert F Kennedy Human Rights, the JFK Hyannis Museum will open a powerful new exhibit entitled “Robert F. Kennedy: Ripple of Hope” to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his campaign for the Presidency. The exhibit will celebrate his life and legacy with…

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