First Encounter Beach - Bruce McCamish.j

Est. 1963





Since the Eastham Historical Society’s founding in 1963, the Society has been committed to preserving Eastham’s past for Eastham’s future. The Society is home to over 325 members and is committed to engaging with the community and celebrating our town's past, present and future.


45th Annual Outdoor Antiques Show!

This show is a part of Eastham’s summer traditions, and this is the 45th consecutive year, no misses! There will be 23 quality dealers from across the Cape and throughout New England who
will present a wide array of 18th, 19th, and early 20th century antiques. Come join us and explore!


Location: 1869 Schoolhouse Museum, 25 Schoolhouse Road, Eastham MA
(across from the National Seashore Visitors Center)

Date & Time: Thursday, July 28, 2022 between 9:00 am- 3:00 pm 

Set-Up Date & Time: Saturday, June 4, 9:00 am

Admission: $5 (free for 18yo and younger)

Upcoming Events

Head over to What's Happening to get a look at our upcoming in-person presentations. From recent Cape history to tales from centuries ago, we'll be exploring a number of fascinating topics with a series of stellar hosts.


We hope you can join us!


Our Museums

The Eastham Historical Society runs several museums: The 1869 Schoolhouse Museum, the 1741 Swift-Daley House, the Dill Beach Camp, and the Ranlett Tool Museum.

Our Museums are open Wednesdays & Fridays during July & August 2022 - see individual Museums for times


Memorial Bricks

Thanks to our community near and far, the Brick Walkway Fundraising Project at the 1869 Schoolhouse Museum continues to be a resounding success.    

Leave your footprint and forever be a part of the pathway by purchasing a brick today.