Eastham Historical Society's






Annual Antique Show

Join us this year for our Annual Antique show at the 1869 Schoolhouse Museum. The address is 25 Schoolhouse Road in Eastham. Admission is $5. 

In-Person Events

All presentations normally scheduled to be held on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm at the 1869 Schoolhouse Museum have been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.

"The Archaeology of Cape Cod: 13,000 Years of Native History"


Join Dan Zoto for a virtual presentation through time as he explores the rich Native American history of Cape Cod. Dan will use the results of his recent analysis of the Eastham Historical Society's artifact collections to highlight technological and cultural changes over thousands of years of Native life on Cape Cod.


Learn how people adapted to the Cape's dynamic environment as it changed from a small rise on a vast coastal plain to the narrow peninsula ringed with bays, estuaries, and salt marshes that it is today.

There will be a Q&A at the end of the presentation!

with Dan Zoto


Dan Zoto is an archaelogist living on Cape Cod. He has a Bachelor's in Anthropology from UMass Amherst and a Master's in Anthropology from UCONN. Dan works as Principal Investigator-Archaeology at Gray & Pape, Inc. in Providence. 

He has worked on 100+ archaeological projects throughout the northeast, including on Cape Cod. He has also done extensive public outreach work with the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History. His research interests include New England's Native American history, stone tools, lithic sourcing, and coastal archaeology.

Online Presentation Series

Up Next!

"Pre-Contact Family Life, Spirituality and Lifeways in the Eastern Woodlands"

with Kerri Helme


Join storytellers Todd Morgan Kelley and Wampanoag and Nipmuc Marcus Hendricks for their Tale of Two Worlds presentation. Sixteenth century European exploration competed for the new frontier of the North American eastern seaboard for future trade, influence, settlement and power of state.


By the seventeenth century those agendas had advanced. The 1606 French exploration of coastal New France (New England) followed by the 1620 Mayflower fourteen years later both nearly foundered off Chatham. The intention of these two voyages were fundamentally different yet profoundly intertwined.


Prior to the Mayflower, Indigenous culture in the northeast was at its height. By the time of the Mayflower’s arrival great populations of Indigenous People were decimated by “Indian Fever.” Join us for this timely presentation about The Tale of Two Worlds: European Collision into the Nature of Cape Cod!

This will be filmed in partnership with Lower Cape TV!


Constance Hopkins Snow was a remarkable and important person in Eastham’s history. Nearly orphaned as a child, crossing the Atlantic on the ship,“Mayflower,” surviving the first winter in Plymouth, meeting and marrying Nicholas Snow, birthing twelve children in the New World, and being among the first 49 English settlers of Nauset (later Eastham,) were just some of her 71 years of life experiences.


Patty Donohoe and her granddaughter, Myleigh Donohoe, will portray Constance, first as a young woman of Plymouth in 1624 and later near the end of her life in Eastham in the fall of 1677.

This will be filmed in partnership with Lower Cape TV!

Almost Here!

Please note, our presentations are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control.

If you have suggestions for programs you would like to see or need further information,
please contact us at easthamhistorical@verizon.net - or consider becoming a member of our Events Committee.

August 6, 2020

Time TBD

"A History of Captain Penniman"

with Susan Abbott

August 13, 2020

Time TBD

"Preventing Wildlife Casualties Caused by Rodenticides, Lead and Fishing Debris"

with Stephanie Ellis of Wildcare

August 20, 2020

Time TBD

"Eastham History Walking Tour"

with Jully Burau-Seybert

August 27, 2020

Time TBD

"1869 Schoolhouse Museum Tour"

with Patty Donohoe and Marca Daley

September 3, 2020

Time TBD

July 16, 2020


"The Tale of Two Worlds"

with Marcus Hendricks and Todd Kelley

July 23, 2020

Time TBD

"The Remarkable Constance Show"

July 30, 2020

Time TBD

with Patty and Myleigh Donohoe

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Meeting ID: 763 8709 6732

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In Partnership with Lower Cape TV

In Partnership with Lower Cape TV

Eastham Historical Society

Museum Locations - Currently Closed

25 Schoolhouse Road
Eastham, MA 02642
508 255 0788

Please note, phone is not monitored when museum is closed.


PO Box 8
Eastham, MA 02642-0008




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