Two New Summer Exhibits at Atwood House & Museum
Two new Special Exhibits will open the Museum's summer season this year on May 26.Chatham in the Military: As our Nation emerged into a United States, wars shaped not only the boundaries of territories but the spirit and culture of who we are today. Chatham, like many small early colonial towns in our country, lost many men who fought for "freedom and justice" through time. This exhibit focuses on some of our local heroes, their uniforms and military gear and how our community was impacted by the major wars. This exhibit is proudly sponsored by The Kemper Family Foundations.Windows into Time: Clothing and Artifacts: Wander through the centuries exploring the development of clothing and other handmade goods in rural Northeast America. When Chatham grew from a sparsely populated farming and fishing community into a more affluent town hosting tourists from around the nation, fashions reflected the impact of increased wealth, education, transportation, and cross-cultural influences. Early settlers who struggled to feed themselves and stay warm were later replaced by industrious merchants selling local and imported goods as our local community began to thrive over three centuries. This exhibit is proudly sponsored by The Max & Victoria Dreyfus Foundation.
Exhibits will be open May 26 – October 28. Days and hours are posted on the website at www.chathamhistorical.org. The museum gift shop is open during museum hours and for all special events. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students, and free to members and children under 6.
For more information or images, call (508) 945-2493 or contact the Museum Director, Danielle Jeanloz, at [email protected].