FEATURED EVENTS

Quest for Cod

September 28, 2021 - May 31, 2022

Using models, photos, diagrams, nautical charts, and personal stories, this exhibit follows two hundred years of commercial fishing in Provincetown from the early years of the nineteenth century through today. Visitors will learn how methods of catching and preserving fish have changed, and the technological advances commercial fishing has made over the decades. The

The Whaling Port of Provincetown, 1800-1925

September 28, 2021 - May 31, 2022

Provincetown was once the third most important whaling port in the country, after New Bedford and Nantucket. This exhibit illustrates how Provincetown whaling was different from whaling in those two other Massachusetts towns, and how the industry helped to contribute to Provincetown becoming a proud Portuguese-American enclave. For more information, click here.

The Portland Gale was a massive storm that struck the coast of New England in late November of 1898. With enormous storm surges and hurricane-force winds, the Portland Gale destroyed shorefront homes and infrastructure, killed more than 400 people and sank 150 vessels, most notably the coastal passenger steamship SS Portland, for which the

LOCAL EVENTS

Quest for Cod

September 28, 2021 - May 31, 2022

Using models, photos, diagrams, nautical charts, and personal stories, this exhibit follows two hundred years of commercial fishing in Provincetown from the early years of the nineteenth century through today. Visitors will learn how methods of catching and preserving fish have changed, and the technological advances commercial fishing has made over the decades. The

The Whaling Port of Provincetown, 1800-1925

September 28, 2021 - May 31, 2022

Provincetown was once the third most important whaling port in the country, after New Bedford and Nantucket. This exhibit illustrates how Provincetown whaling was different from whaling in those two other Massachusetts towns, and how the industry helped to contribute to Provincetown becoming a proud Portuguese-American enclave. For more information, click here.

The Portland Gale was a massive storm that struck the coast of New England in late November of 1898. With enormous storm surges and hurricane-force winds, the Portland Gale destroyed shorefront homes and infrastructure, killed more than 400 people and sank 150 vessels, most notably the coastal passenger steamship SS Portland, for which the