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Est. 1963



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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.

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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 will reopen in July 2024 - Check Individual Museums for dates & times


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, each year we explore a number of fascinating topics with a series of stellar hosts.


We hope you can join us!

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.

Check back for an exciting update, purchase a brick for your own garden


Memorial Bricks


Get Involved!

Make a Donation

Donations make a huge difference for the society and help us do what we do. From general donations to memorial donations, explore ways to donate today.

Become a Member

Our members are the lifeblood of the Eastham Historical Society. We offer a number of different memberships - explore how to become one below!

Volunteer Your Time

Volunteers are essential to the work we do at Eastham Historical Society. Volunteering with us is a great way to meet people from all walks of life and give back to the community!

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