Coast Guard Heritage Museum in Barnstable Village announces winter hours

Museum also seeks volunteers
The Coast Guard Heritage Museum on Route 6A. cctoday photo.

The Coast Guard Heritage Museum in Barnstable Village is now on Winter Hours to prepare for our Eighth Season opening in early May 2012.  The officers, directors and volunteers are using this time to change displays, rearrange exhibits, purchase new gifts and books and continue working on inventory. We offer new and return visitors a chance to see collections they might otherwise miss.

Anyone who plans to visit the Museum between now and early May is welcome to come on Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 11:30 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. 

Please call 508-362-8521 to make sure someone will be on hand to greet you. Visitors should be prepared to stay out of restricted areas where work is being conducted.

We encourage more local people to become volunteers to assist the aging cadre of volunteer docent-guide-interpreters. All we ask of new volunteers is one-day-a-week four to five hours on the day they choose.  We provide the necessary training. New volunteers may bring a friend or spouse to while away the hours during slack times.

Qualified volunteers may be entitled to compensation for travel to and from the Museum located on Cobbs Hill across from the Barnstable Unitarian Church on Route 6A.

Prior Military service is not required. We have volunteers from every branch of the Armed Forces and many civilians. They have a love of history and an appreciation for what the Coast Guard has done --and continues to do-- for of our coastal communities.

Memberships are available and donations are always welcome.

The Coast Guard Heritage Museum is at 3353 Main Street (Route 6A) in Barnstable Village, 508-362-8521.

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