Phase One of the museum’s Mayflower 400 exhibit, Before They Were Here, chronicles the life of the Pilgrims from 1606 before their departure for the New World in 1620. Learn in-depth about the circumstances which made them leave England for Holland, and why they finally decided they must set sail for the New World.
“It’s not the history you were taught in your textbooks,” says our Front Desk Manager Sindi Harvey.
SURFBOAT RESTORATION PROJECT
In the Fall of 2018 the Museum welcomed our newest historic boat to our permanent collection. This is an original surfboat used by the US Lifesaving Service Staion along the outer Cape coast. Over the next two years the staff and volunteers will be restoring the surfboat in order to complete our collection of historic boats of Cape Cod. The surfboat is a 24 1/2 Race Point surfboat and was donated to the museum by the Cape Cod National Seashore. Visitors are welcome to watch the resoration project and engage in conversations with our boat restoration experts.
Thanks to a grant from Cape and Islands United Way, the museum purchased brand new plantings for our front gardens! Under the supervision of our front desk manager and organizer extraodinaire Sindi Harvey, volunteers (left to right: Ed Cook, Bob Davalos and Stephen Ebersold — along with Jolee, the Doggie) came and helped us plant. Thank you to our volunteers and to Cape and Islands United Way!
Browse our collection of boats for sale at the museum:
10′ Bevin’s Skiff Jr.
Built at CCMM by Boatwright Bruce Colvin in 2019, this is the proto-type, built with glued shiplap, white pine sides, marine ply bottom, bronze fastened and bronze oar locks (oars not included).