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Cape Cod’s Pilgrim Trail

You and your family can travel the Pilgrim Trail, stopping at museums and historic sites along the way.  Click here for a narrated tour from Chatham to Provincetown, produced by Ron Nickerson and ...
Cape Cod's Pilgrim Trail

Will There Be a Funicular to Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum?

Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum  will host a series of community forums to discuss the proposed funicular project that will connect the the two landmarks to Bradford Street and to ...

Mysteries and Revelations – Charles Philip Beebe of Falmouth

What is the mystery behind this man? In January 2016, a windfall fell into our lap at Falmouth Museums on the Green.  We received a phone call from an old Boston ...

The Enchanted Forest – A Not So Spooky Halloween Experience

This is nature's homage to Halloween. Mass Audubon’s Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary hosts its annual Enchanted Forest on the evening of Friday, October, 27 – the Friday before Halloween - and ...

Mysteries and Revelations – A Carving owned by the Cahoons

What is the story behind this mystery? This carving was originally the back of a chair owned by Cape Cod folk artists Ralph and Martha Cahoon. Ralph (1910 – 1982) and ...

Swimming with the Sharks – and Photographing Them Too

This Cape Cod veterinarian dives around the world photographing and tagging some of the world's most mysterious and endangered ocean creatures.  You can view many of his photographs at the ...

Mysteries and Revelations – 1736 Josiah Dennis Manse Museum’s Coffin Spoon

  What is the history behind this spoon? The 1736 Josiah Dennis Manse Museum has contributed the utensil to the Cape Cod Museum of Art's Mysteries and Revelations Exhibition, which you can ...

Mysteries and Revelations – Discovering Cape Cod’s Museum Treasures

…An historic painting of great value was stolen from Provincetown and years later found in Tucson, Arizona…an engraved spoon enigmatically framed leads to the discovery of a little known funeral ...

Archaeology Month on Cape Cod

October is Massachusetts Archaeology Month and the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History has scheduled a bevy of programs to guide you back in time. Dates: Wednesdays ~ Sundays October 4th – ...

Tackling Climate Change One Person at a Time

An interview with Andy Stern, founder of Smartfin technology   Dr. Andy Stern visits the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History along the Cape Cod Museum Trail. Some people retire to ...

Museum Trail Special – Two for One at Toad Hall

Toad Hall Classic Sports Car Collection is offering a special for September.   Buy 1 admission at the regular price of $8.00, and get 1 admission free.   Just mention the “Museum ...

Splash ! Hidden Hollow Discovery Area to Expand for Spring

The most popular feature in Heritage Museums & Gardens’ Hidden Hollow™ two-acre outdoor discovery area will be enhanced this fall, providing children and families with expanded outdoor exploration activities in ...