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Cultural Center of Cape Cod

The Cultural Center of Cape Cod Serving the Entire Cape Community ByPat O’Connell | Photos by Pat O’Connell The mission statement of the Cultural Center of Cape Cod is: “To serve the entire Cape community and visitors to the area by offering instruction, entertainment, and exhibition in the visual, literary, and performing arts.” The Cultural…

The Brewster General Store

By Pat O’Connell Photos by Pat O’Connell The Brewster General Store was built at Carlton E. Sears Square, as a church in 1852 by the Universalist Society, at a cost of $5,000. The congregation declined because of the Civil War and the building and property were sold in 1866 for $1.00. At that time it…

Spice & Tea Merchants

Spice & Tea Merchants Falmouth has a wonderful new shop where one can buy spices, teas and gifts from around the world. It is the Spice & Tea Merchants (website) at 245 Main Street and is located less that a ten minute walk from the Palmer House Inn. Browsing through this store is truly like…

Cape Cod Museum Trail – Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Exploring the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History By Mary Moran | Photos by Pat O’Connell Continuing on to the lower cape area of the Cape Cod Museum Trail will lead you to the exquisite Cape Cod Museum of Natural History. Originally created in 1954, the museum members met at Brewster Town Hall. From there,…

Cape Cod Saltworks

Saltworks and Cape Cod’s History In 1832 there were 881 saltworks on Cape Cod. That time was the height of salt production. Cape Cod Saltworks has brought back that historic Cape Cod industry. They have revived the original method of producing salt through evaporation. They make artisanal salt using old fashioned, small-scale techniques. Because the…

Cape Cod Museum Trail – The Cape Cod Museum of Art

Cape Cod Museum of Art By Mary Moran The Cape Cod Museum of Art’s mission is “to collect, study, interpret, and exhibit works by outstanding artists with a regional association. The museum’s collections and exhibitions also include works drawn from a broader context, providing a more comprehensive understanding of our regional artistic heritage. Through its…

Cape Cod Museum Trail – Chatham Railroad Museum

Chatham Railroad Museum By Mary Moran | Photography by Pat O’Connell Founded in 1886, the goal of the Chatham Railroad Company was to build one train yard, three stations, and a seven mile stretch of track from the Old Colony Railroad Mainline in Harwich to the town of Chatham. Upon completion of the stations and…

Cape Cod Maritime Museum

Maritime Museum, Cape Cod’s 1st Museum By Mary Moran | Photos by Pat O’Connell Located in the mid-Cape town of Barnstable, is the bustling and popular village of Hyannis. On the village’s waterfront the Maritime Museum is Cape Cod’s first museum. It is completely dedicated to the maritime history and the seafaring culture of the…