Welcome to the Harwich Historical Society online.
The Harwich Historical Society is a private, non-profit organization that seeks to preserve, collect, and interpret Harwich history through exhibitions, education programs, active collecting, and research. The Society is housed in the historic Brooks Academy, the former Pine Grove Seminary. The 1844 building is owned by the town of Harwich.
The Society's collection chronicles several hundred years of Harwich History, highlighted by the Cape's largest cranberry culture exhibit, seasonal changing displays, historic photographs, and manuscripts.
Opening reception: Sunday, June 15, 2-4 p.m. Museum exhibits open Thursday, June 19 – Saturday, October 11. Hours are Thursdays, 1-6 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 1-4 p.m. Research library & Photo archive – Open by appointment year-round. Office Hours – Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday, year-round.
Thompson Clam Bar 1983 Documentary Now on DVD!
New book: Harwich and the War to End All Wars
Farmers' Markets Continue
Members receive a quarterly newsletter, advance information about upcoming lectures and exhibitions, free admission to the museum and research library, reduced fees on programs, and a gift shop discount.
If you have an item you think might have interest to future generations of Harwich residents, please consider donating it to the museum. Your donation is tax-deductible and your contribution to the preservation of Harwich history is immeasurable!