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Chatham History Weekend
June 22, 2019
One event on June 21, 2019 at 12:00 am
One event on June 23, 2019 at 12:00 am
During History Weekend, most Historic Chatham museums and history centers will be open (at different times and days).
See the Historic Chatham Map page for the locations of the Historic Chatham museums and history centers.
|Atwood House & Museum||The Atwood House will be open with three new exhibits from 10:00 AM to 5:00 pm, on Friday, June 21st and Saturday, June 22nd, and from 1:00 to 4:00 PM on Sunday June 23rd. On Sunday, June 23rd, at 2 PM, the At The Atwood Lecture Series will present ““Chatham’s Archaeological Digs”. See full details below.|
|Eldredge Public Library||The Library will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Friday and Saturday, June 21st and 22nd.|
|Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum||The museum of the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center will be open with new exhibits from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm, on Friday, June 21st, and Saturday, June 22nd, and from 1 to 4 pm on Sunday, June 23rd. This season’s new special exhibit for 2019 is “Celebrating The Centennial: Radio Corporation of America 1919 – The Beginning”, and updated exhibits will be on display across both buildings and the outdoor Antenna Field Trail. See full details below.|
|Caleb Nickerson Homestead||The Caleb Nickerson Homestead will be open on Saturday, June 22nd from 10 AM to 4 PM, with an archaeological dig and talks, plus tours and demonstrations. See details below.|
|Benjamin Godfrey / Chatham Windmill||The Benjamin Godfrey / Chatham Windmill will be open for History Weekend on Saturday, June 22nd from 10 AM to 3 PM. Weather permitting, the sails will be up and the mill will be grinding corn. Colonel Godfrey will be distributing his corn bread, and tours will be available throughout the day. Great area for children and picnics.|
|Chatham Lighthouse||The Chatham Lighthouse will be open for tours on Saturday, June 22nd, and Sunday, June 23rd, from 1:00 – 3:30 pm on both days (weather permitting), as part of Chatham History Weekend. Proper footwear is required. It will also be open for tours in as part of its regular Wednesday afternoon schedule, from May through October (see schedule)|
|Chatham Railroad Museum||The Railroad Museum will be open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Friday and Saturday, June 21st and 22nd.|
|Mayo House||The Mayo House will be open for tours from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 22nd.|
|Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge||The Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center will be open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 21st, 22nd, and 23rd. The trails are open dawn to dusk. Visitors may enjoy self-guided walks or tours from volunteer or staff available upon request. The MNWR will be offering free public tours to the Monomoy lighthouse on Friday and Saturday – registration through the Refuge is required. See details below.|
|Chatham Walks||There will be a special free “Walking Tour” on Saturday, June 22nd, at 10 AM, starting at the Chatham Community Center. See details below.|
|Note: Admission||Special admission prices during History Weekend at The Atwood House & Museum, and The Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum (see below). For the other Historic Chatham locations, admission is always free. Donations are welcome at many of the locations.|
A special bus will take visitors on a 90-minute tour of historic sites around Chatham, with brief stops at major points of interest where museum docents will board the bus and recount the history and significance of the site. Tour patrons will receive a coupon for discounted admission to the Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum good through Sunday June 23.