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Schedule of Events
Throughout the year, the Eastham Historical Society hosts a variety of events and presentations for the community.
Browse below to see what's coming up!
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.
ONLINE PRESENTATION SERIES
1869 Schoolhouse Museum Tour
Presented by Patty Donohoe and Marca Daley
Located on Nauset Road across from the Cape Cod National Seashore’s Visitors Center, in Eastham, MA, the old School House invites visitors, young and old, to explore the one-room schoolhouse that served Eastham’s young people from 1869 to 1936. This ‘virtual tour’ is for children (and those young at heart); and two little visitors, Nate & Eva, offer refreshing insights on what they think of life in the schoolroom.
In another wing of the building, the main museum room, the ‘tour’ focuses on seven other exhibits that explore Eastham’s relationship to past peoples, as well as its surroundings. These exhibits range from one on the First Peoples who inhabited this land for thousands of years, to those who arrived on the Mayflower in 1620, to those who first settled in Eastham in 1644. Exhibits on two well-known Eastham personages are also explained: one dedicated to Captain Edward Penniman, and one to Henry Beston, author of The Outermost House.
Other exhibits on the tour feature shipwrecks and whales in the “Ship’s Corner”; “Breeches Buoy” rescues by The Nauset Life-Saving Service, and Eastham’s older means of transportation “by land and air, as well as by sea.”
"Pre-Contact Family Life, Spirituality, and Lifeways in the Eastern Woodlands"
with Kerri Helme
"The Ranlett Tool Museum"
with Marca Daley and Mark Herman
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 - or consider becoming a member of our Events Committee.