“Where Are We?” History of Navigation from 1200 BC
Before They Were Here: The Pilgrims’ Quest for Religious Freedom
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.
Pete Culler’s Boat Shop
Pete Culler was a well-respected local boat designer and builder. His basic prinicples of design were simplicity and functionality. The culler Exhibit is a replica of Culler’s shop and features many of his tools, both hand and powered, some of which he built himself.
The Scrimshaw exhibit is the largest private collection of scrimshaw displayed on Cape Cod The Anatomy of a Boat Ever wonder where the Garboard Strake is on a boat? Museum Curator Don Stucke created this exhibit to show the construction of wooden boats both modern and ancient. It showcases a variety of techniques Massachusetts Maritime Academy Exhibit A collection of artifacts, videos and narratives tells the history and present day activities and academics at the Academy
Lightships of Cape Cod
The unique story of the lightships that protected sea going vessels along the shores of Cape Cod