Harwich Historical Society Unveils New WWII Exhibit This Season

Brooks Academy Museum Opens Season with Salute to Women World War II Vets

Women in uniform during World War II is the subject of a new exhibit opening this season at Brooks Academy Museum in Harwich.  Sponsored by the Harwich Historical Society, Harwich Salutes its Women in War from World War II opens Sunday, June 25, with an opening reception at 2pm at the museum, 80 Parallel Street in Harwich. The reception will feature a panel discussion with women veterans, tours of the exhibit, and refreshments. The exhibit displays uniforms, medals, recruiting materials, and other memorabilia from Cape Cod women veterans.

Also on display at the museum are exhibits of

  • Victorian wedding fashions
  • the history of cranberry farming
  • Charles D. Cahoon paintings
  • Crowell carved birds
  • early tools
  • maritime artifacts
  • historic photos

The museum is open for tours Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 1pm to 4pm, June 28 through September 1; and Thursday and Friday from 1pm to 4pm through October 13.

Admission is $3 for adults; free to children through age 18 and Society members. For more information, please call (508) 432-8089 or visit the website at www.harwichhistoricalsociety.org.

Brooks Academy Museum is home to the Harwich Historical Society. The 1844 former Pine Grove Seminary houses two hundred years of Harwich history, collected, preserved, and exhibited by the Society. For more information on programs or membership, please call (508) 432-8089.

Website: www.harwichhistoricalsociety.org
Email: [email protected]

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