Cape Cod Museum Trail

Virtually Visit The Cape Cod Museum Trail

Get out and socially distance with the Streetside Sculptures and Installations at the Cahoon Museum of American Art. Learn about them here and when you out enjoying the weather and social distancing see them in person.

While staying at home and staying safe, learn Massachusetts Aviation History from the Massachusetts Air and Space Museum. Learn about the Biplane Era, Early Massachusetts Aviators, and History of Massachusetts’ airports. It can all be seen here.

The Book Art From Cape Cod highlights prominent artists in the Cape Cod Museum of Art’s Permanent Collection. Hear directly from co-author Deborah Forman about the book.

From the comfort of your home hear from Jung-Ho Park, Director and Conductor of the Cape Symphony as he speaks at the Cape Cod Museum of Art. He speaks about the art in a changing world. His talk is titled – TO BE OR NOT TO BE? The survival of the arts in a Netflix economy.

For a visit to an art museum while social distancing, check the Provincetown Art Association and Museums permanent art collection. Here you will see over 100 pieces from the collection.

As the weather gets nicer, you want to enjoy outside, while social distancing, take a historic walking tour in Yarmouth, MA. There are five tours that cover architecture to possible ghostly inhabitants.

Write your own history and share it with others. There are many historical societies and museums looking for your thoughts during this time. They want to know what the pandemic is like for you and your family. Those looking are Falmouth Art Center, Chatham Historical Society/Atwood House, Historical Society of Yarmouth, Truro Historical Society, and the Dennis Historical Society to name a few.

Write a daily log, draw, paint, take some photographs, whatever will show how your time has been spent and share it with you local historical society or museum.

Cape Cod and the Southcoast are habitats to many birds. One success story is the population growth of the Ospreys. Follow a pair of Ospreys and their chicks from the web cam at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History.

Do you like to listen to stories while staying home during this time? Listen to The Insider at Heritage Museums & Gardens and the podcast of the Cape Cod Maritime Museum

Are you fascinated by antique cars? During this time do you wish you can see some and learn more about them? The Heritage Museums and Gardens has over 40 antique cars in their collections. See how they take care of them at the museum.

The Brewster Historical Society
If you are at home with your own building projects, watch this video of a dollhouse built on a ship. This dollhouse was hand-crafted during a three-year voyage between 1860 and 1863 by Captain Josiah Nickerson Knowles for his small daughter Ellen Sears Knowles, also known as “Nellie.” Brewster Historical Society exhibit at the Cobb House Museum, Brewster, MA.

Falmouth Art Center
Funded by the Falmouth Education Foundation, a series of assignments asked students to reflect on the work of Transcendentalist writers such as Thoreau and Whitman, while incorporating visits to conservation lands, meditation studies, and frequent journal entries (words and sketches). The journals acted as source material for a series of artworks and poetry, with the end result being a published book of broadsides of the students’ collective creative output.

Atwood House/Chatham Historical Society
Since travel is limited now, enjoy a virtual exhibit with audio recordings of Chatham Sea Captains. The men in these portraits, painted by Frederick Wight, son of Alice Stallknecht, are descendants of a long line of men from Chatham and Cape Cod who personified the best of New England’s men of any generation. The Cape was considered “the greatest nursery of seamen in North America. Ship-owners and merchants sought Chatham sea captains for their superior seamanship, integrity, resourcefulness and dependability.”

Falmouth Museums on the Green
Women Who Said “Why Not?” At some point in 2020, we trust, the Museums will be open to visitors. One of our planned exhibits will commemorate the 100th anniversary of American women winning the right to vote. The title of our exhibit, “Why Not? – Women Gain the Right to Vote” comes from a letter written in 1917 to the Lewiston Journal by Falmouth native Katharine Lee Bates, the well-known professor, poet, and author of “America the Beautiful.”