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Hands On History: The Cahoons and the Crocker House

March 15 - December 22

This historical installation designed by Mary Ann Agresti, highlights the Museum’s home, the historic Crocker House, and teaches about the artists Ralph and Martha Cahoon who both lived and had their studios in the building. It shows how they enlivened the house with their artistry while preserving…

Main Street Cape Cod

May 24 - December 8

One of the great joys of visiting Cape Cod is travelling to each of its villages, from Falmouth to Provincetown, and seeing their iconic structures, preserved from days gone by.  Coming in May you will be able to visit the historical versions of many of…

Stickwork by Patrick Dougherty

June 1 - December 31

A one-of-a-kind Patrick Dougherty stick sculpture will be displayed on the Highfield front lawn! Highfield Hall & Gardens was selected from worldwide venues for a monumental stick sculpture by internationally-renowned sculptor Patrick Dougherty. This living sculpture will be on Highfield’s front lawn for two years…

Delicious .. Enticing .. Forbidden A Story of Candy

June 4 - December 14

What could be more fun than an exhibit about Candy?  Did you know Whitman’s Candy came about in the 1840’s, Hershey’s chocolate in 1894, cotton candy and Candy Corn in 1897, the Baby Ruth bar and the Milky Way in 1923, the Charleston Chew named…

18th & 19th Century Small Armaments

June 4 - December 14

This exhibit examines the technological changes of small armaments between 1780 and 1875, using rifles, swords, daggers and bullets from the museum collection. As an example the bullet changes four times from 1810 to 1870. Muzzle loading rifles used small round lead balls which by…

When White was the New Black

June 4 - December 14

When White was the New Black features white lawn outfits from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Several costumes on display are for young children, boys and girls. All through the 19th century black as a costume color was predominantly equated with mourning outfits. Black…

Battles; Spies; Cooties The Great War

June 4 - December 14

2018 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.​ Exhibit sponsored by: Lois L.…

Folk Art

June 4 - December 14

Folk art was an important part of the American artistic tradition.  Most was made to serve a useful purpose, but occasionally things were made simply for the pleasure of the making.  It was practiced all over the world.   In contrast to folk art, fine art…

Messages from Cape Cod

June 4 - December 14

In the decades around 1900, postcards were the email, texting, and Facebook of today.  A postcard craze swept the world, as billions of them were mailed or pasted into albums.  It was the perfect way to say a quick "hello".  Has the digital age affected the postcard industry?…

Shipwrecks – mystery ~ murder ~ misery

June 4 - December 14

Three hundred and fifty ships were known to have gone down or wrecked off the shores of Cape Cod between 1850 and 1900.  Thousands of lives have been lost on these ships.  This number does not address the hundreds of ships recorded as lost, with…

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