Did you know?
The museum is housed in the former Pine Grove Seminary. It was a two-room school was presided over by Sidney Brooks, Offered to both boys and girls, it taught a typical high school curriculum including surveying and navigation. Students boarded with local families for about $1.50 a week.
The Society's collection at the Brooks Museum chronicles several hundred years of Harwich History, highlighted by the Cape's largest cranberry culture exhibit.
New to the museum is the Elmer Crowell Barn on its grounds. You can explore the story of the Harwich bird carver Anthony Elmer Crowell at his newly reconstructed barn which features the workshop of the now world famous carver, furnished as it was during Crowell’s day, along with audiovisual and photographic displays, tools, and bird-carving demonstrations.